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WhyNot Adventures Who we are and what we do.

WhyNot Adventures is a social group that in various forms has been sponsoring hiking and outdoor activities of several decades. Our most frequent regularly scheduled activity is hiking on Sunday mornings beginning in October and continuing through April.

As our members have multiple interests including biking, kayaking and camping, these activities are also posted on our site, especially during our non hiking summer season.

Our Sunday Hikes begin at 9:30. Please allow yourself enough travel time to arrive, introduce yourself, and be ready to leave promptly out of consideration for those who have.

We hike rain, snow, or shine throughout the winter and spring, so dress accordingly for the conditions. Our hikes are social events but they are hikes, and though we stop frequently, they are not usually a stroll in the park. It is not always be the case, but depending on conditions, you should expect and be prepared for stream crossings, elevation gains, rough and potentially muddy trails.

Also depending on conditions and the group makeup we may have trail options of distance and difficulty. We stop and regroup during the course of the hike so none are left behind. Always let someone know if you are having difficulty.

Dogs and children who are well behaved and under control so as not to interfere or endanger others are welcome. Park regulations require dogs to be on leash. Leashes for children are optional unless behavior is a problem.

Please come prepared to enjoy the day and your fellow hikers. Many of us go to lunch together at a nearby restaurant following the hike. Food has always an important part of our group activities


Upcoming events (4)

Hike Brecksville Reservation, the back country 4.0 miles

Oak Grove Picnic Area and Trailhead

We will visit Deer Lick Cave first, then the hike will be on much of the Buckeye Trail to the south, with some off trail to finish. Trail Map with Oak Grove Picnic Area under Maps and Info (http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/Reservations-Partners/Brecksville-Reservation-4.aspx)

Think Spring Bicycle Ride

Heritage Barn

Akron Bicycle Club Start your biking season off with this beautiful Spring Ride. Bring your family for a day of fun, food and riding. We have two routes available, the longer route on the road and the social route on the Hike and Bike trail. Bring your cyclist friends to enjoy the ride and may want to become a member. Services consist of maps, limited SAG and food. The after-ride meal is Potluck. Please bring a dish to share and your favorite non-alcoholic beverage (alcohol is prohibited for this event). The Club will supply a hot dish, hot drinks and plastic utensils. We especially need main dishes, since we get plenty of desserts. Registration 10:30am and ride goes at 11am At the Heritage Barn in the Silver Springs Park in Stow. The entrance is between Norton and Call Road and is at the rear entrance of the Park on Young Road. Ride Options Two routes available: Shorter social route on the Hike & Bike Trail. Cue sheet at registration table. Longer/ Faster route details for 2019 will be out soon. SAT, APR 13 AT 10:30 AM Think Spring Bicycle Ride Stow Silver Springs Park · Stow, OH

Hike/Tour Lakeview Cemetary

Lakeview Cemetary

Hike and Tour of Lakeview Cemetary. We will, once again, tour the famous cemetery and learn more of the history of Cleveland. The cost is a $5 donation.

Topography 2019

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Topography 2019 June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm An Evening to Celebrate the Trails of Cuyahoga Valley National Park Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 6:30 – 11:30 p.m. The Ledges Shelter in Cuyahoga Valley National Park 701 Truxell Road, Peninsula, OH 44264 Note: Be sure to let them know you are with the Whynot Adventure's so we can all be seated together. Why We’re Celebrating Proceeds from Topography support the TRAILS FOREVER Legacy Fund of the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park to ensure, in perpetuity, that our national park will have the resources to maintain and operate a world-class trail system. The park offers visitors over 100 miles of hiking, bicycling and horseback riding trails. They provide visitors with access to nature, stunning landscapes, cultural history and outdoor recreation opportunities. The Conservancy’s goal is to raise a $10 million endowment fund for the maintenance of Cuyahoga Valley National Park trails. Thank you to the 380 guests who came out in 2018 to celebrate! Together over $150,000 was raised to maintain and enhance the 110+ miles of trails in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The Evening’s Events •Cocktails, Appetizers, Music and Mingling at the Ledges Overlook, the Woodland Path and the Gathering Dinner at the Dinner Tent •Coffee and Sweets and the Gathering Tent •Campfires, Fireflies and Music around the Meadow and at the Ledges Shelter after dark Additional Details Weather: The party is rain or shine. Parking: Valet parking is provided. Attire: Trail chic. Questions? Call[masked] ext. 222 or email [masked]. Registration Member Ticket (1 registrant) $300 Member Ticket, 1 registrant allowed, price $[masked] 1 ticket ($200 tax deductible) includes valet parking, cocktail hour, dinner and all beverages. Patron Ticket (1 registrant) $600 Patron Ticket, 1 registrant allowed, price $[masked] 1 ticket ($350 tax deductible) includes 1 Topography member ticket and 1 ticket to the Plated Landscape Patron Party on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Spice Farm.

Past events (472)

Symphony for Our World ( Has been canceled)

Severance Hall

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