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Alerts

Updated May 25, 2016

For details, call the administrative offices 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday: 330-867-5511.
 


MULTIPURPOSE TRAILS

Bike & Hike Trail
  • 05/16/16: Beginning 5/16 and continuing through early 2017, the Bike & Hike Trail between Sowul Blvd. and Norton Rd. in Stow will be closed. ODOT is replacing the bridge on SR91 with a tunnel.
  • 06/18/16: There will be a large event on the Bike & Hike Trail, between Nesbitt and Valley View roads, on Saturday, 6/18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Approximately 200 people will be in attendance.
Towpath Trail
  • 08/13/16: Expect heavy trail use as approximately 200 people participate in the Tour Du Towpath, which will take place on Towpath Trail from Eastern Road to the Stark County line.
  • Ongoing: Due to sewer work in Akron, the trail is rerouted between Memorial Parkway and the Mustill Store Trailhead, just north of downtown. The new route will be in effect for several years.
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PARKS

Cascade Valley Metro Park:
  • 05/13/16: The Chuckery Area drive will be closed for repairs on 5/13, until 5:30 p.m. Intermittent, temporary lane closures may be in effect through 6/12/16.
Firestone Metro Park:
  • 05/27/16: About 150 people will be utilizing Little Turtle Pond for a school fishing activity.
Gorge Metro Park:
  • 05/23/16: Highbridge Trail will be closed for repairs from approximately 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, 5/23 through Friday, 5/27. The trail will be open daily in the evenings.
Hampton Hills Metro Park:
  • 06/04/16: On 6/4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the seven shooting stations at the archery range will be closed for naturalist-led programs. During this time, the elevated platform will remain open.
  • 06/12/16: On 6/12 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the seven shooting stations at the archery range will be closed for naturalist-led programs. During this time, the elevated platform will remain open.
Munroe Falls Metro Park:
  • 05/26/16: About 200 people will be using the Lake Area from 7 to 11 a.m. for a triathalon event.
Wood Hollow Metro Park:
  • 07/02/16: Barlow Road in Hudson will be closed beginning at 3 p.m. on 7/2 due to the City of Hudson's fireworks show. Access to Wood Hollow Metro Park will not be possible during this time.
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Did You Know?

Burned Cereal
The bark of the black cherry tree resembles burnt cornflakes.

Hold Your Nose
The striped skunk's scientific name, mephitis mephitis, means "noxious gas, noxious gas."




















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