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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 (5+)

Sagamore Weds. Hike & Bike | Simon’s | April Birthdays

Bike & Hike Route 82 Trailhead Parking

Just a quick update – the weather for this date looks iffy – warm but some rain projected. We will make a call by 4pm that day about the ride. HOWEVER – we WILL be going to Simon’s Deli in Brecksville (7700 Chippewa Road, near Marc’s) regardless. **If it rains and ride cancels – meet at Simon’s at 6:30pm** **If it doesn’t rain and we get the ride in – meet at bike and hike trail at 6:30pm, then we will go to Simon’s at 8pm.** I will post by 4pm what it looks like we will be doing. We will be having a “kick-off” party for the biking season and also celebrating April birthdays with a cake. Then we can all order our own food and drink. We are in Simon’s back private room. We will plan to see you regardless of what the weather is doing next Wednesday and throughout our Spring and summer rides – we try to ride if we can, but if we need to cancel we will meet for food at a nearby restaurant. ************************** Join us for a mid-week bike ride or hike. Meeting at the Hike and Bike Trail on Route 82 just east of Greenwood Village in Sagamore Hills. We leave at 6:30 pm sharp so plan to arrive by 6:15 pm so you can get your bike set. Parking on both sides of the street. At times, some riders will arrive early to get extra miles in, but they will come back to the start so we can all leave for the main ride at 6:30 pm, at Route 82 where we park our cars. Please join us no matter if you’re a fast, slow, or beginner rider, or if you plan to walk. • FAST RIDERS: Average speed 12-18 MPH. Ride to 303 and back. • INTERMEDIATE RIDERS: Average speed 10-12 MPH. Ride to 303 or turn around sooner. • BEGINNING RIDERS: Ride at your own speed and plan to turn around at Brandywine Falls. • WALKERS: Plan for a 3-mile walk down to Highland Road and back. We really just go in one direction, so you truly can go at your own speed and turn around when you feel like it. Afterward, we will head out to eat and see where the group wants to go when we get there. Rain cancels. We will give as much notice as possible. Use your best judgment as to the weather conditions. As always, participate in biking/hiking at your own risk and we caution everyone to be careful at road crossings. Leaders are not responsible for any harm or injury that you incur while riding with us or joining us afterward.

Cabin Fever Music Night @ Hale Farm

Hale Farm and Village

This has been fun so far so let’s do it again!!! Artist = Andy Mosher Brewery = Mucky Duck Plus it looks like the fancy donuts might be a regular thing.

“Hey Mavis” Concert at The GAR Hall

G.A.R. Hall

Description April 26th- Hey Mavis- Northcoast Americana band “Hey Mavis” was formed as part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park artist-in-residence program. Producer Don Dixon (REM/Smithereens/Red Clay Ramblers) “discovered” the group on a Christmas compilation CD and went on to produce their first two albums, both of which hit the top 10 on the national Folk DJ-L radio charts and amassed favorable reviews across the globe. Hey Mavis’s third release, produced by Yonder Mountain’s Adam Aijala, achieved similar success and broadened Hey Mavis's fan base even further. Hey Mavis's latest project, Silver Ribbon Dream—Songs & Stories of the Ohio & Erie Canal, is a book/CD of original songs and illustrations funded by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in collaboration with nationally-acclaimed artist Leandra Drumm. Reviews have ranged from "unconventionally beautiful" to "startlingly original." Hey Mavis has scheduled performances in cities throughout the Midwest through 2020, including appearances with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and the Tuscarawas Philharmonic. Hey Mavis has appeared on NPR’s Mountain Stage, NPR’s Whad'ya Know?, PBS’s Applause and PBS's Songs from the Center. The group has performed standing-room-only shows at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival as well as nine consecutive sell-out concerts in their hometown of Akron Ohio. General Admission Pre-sale-$19/Day of show-$23 Doors open at 7:30/ Music at 8pm

Hike West Creek Reservation

The Watershed Stewardship Center

This hike will include the new stairway to the overlook, with it's view of downtown Cleveland. A little history: 1998 WCPC = West Creek Preservation Committee WCPC develops and publicly presents the vision for the West Creek Preserve and Greenway WCPC receives its first project grant for educational outreach (from Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network) News reports indicate multiple proposals to build a combined shopping complex and golf course on city and privately-owned land along West Creek, which would destroy Parma’s largest remaining green space Following a successful WCPC initiative petition in which over 6,000 voter signatures are gathered in 10 days, Parma voters reject by 72% a proposed golf course and choose to protect natural habitat on 162 acres of city-owned land and dedicate it as West Creek Preserve WCPC is awarded its first foundation grant for educational outreach (from Gund Foundation): //www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/Facilities/Watershed-Stewardship-Center-at-West-Creek-10.aspx http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Resource.ashx?sn=west-creek-reservation-map

Past events (480)

Good Friday hike, Dinner and Movie

Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek

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