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2017 Year of Vibrant Green Space

Enjoy the beauty of nature in Portage Parks while getting fit! The Portage Park District is presenting the 2017 Wild Hikes Challenge at its local parks and hike & bike trails. Just walk 8 of the designated trails before December 31st to earn a locally made hiking staff and 2017 brass medallion.  Hike on your own or join group hikes led by the Portage Trail Walkers. (You can join the hikes whether or not you take the Challenge).

Portage Trail Walkers Hikes

May 13    8:30am    Portage Trail Walkers Hike: Berlin Lake Trail                                             Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike on the Berlin Lake Trail from the Route 224 trailhead in Deerfield.  The hike is 4.5 miles round trip.  Meet at the Berlin Lake Trailhead located on Route 224 in Deerfield, East of the Deerfield Circle.  Contact Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

June 10   8:30am     Portage Trail Walkers Hike: Towner’s Woods                                            Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike into Towner’s Woods on various trails.  Meet at the Towner’s Woods parking lot located at 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240                                                          Contact Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

 July 1      8:30am    Portage Trail Walkers Hike: Towner’s Woods to Kent                             Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike from Towner’s Woods to Crain Ave. in Kent.  5 miles round trip.  Meet at the Towner’s Woods parking lot located at 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240        Contact Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

Most of the designated trails are rated as easy, with length ranging from 1-3 miles. If hikers can’t make all of the listed trails, they are able to substitute up to 2 of the trails with ones of their own choosing within the Park District system. Suggested donations to help cover program costs are $5/medallion and $10/hiking staff. Our Foundation makes it possible to provide the hiking staffs and annual medallions.
Hiking staffs are hand hewn by Hiram Farm workers in Hiram Township, Portage County OH.

To make a donation for a hiking staff and/or medallion, please make Checks out to:
Portage Park District Foundation
705 Oakwood St. Suite G-4
Ravenna, OH 44266

Download 2017 Wild Hikes Challenge Form

Download 2017 Wheelchair Accessible Wild Hikes Challenge Form