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Portage Park District 2016 Events

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May 15 1 – 3pm Fun & Fitness Day
Bring the Kids to the Garrettsville Village Park, 10482 South St, for Fun & Fitness Day with free activities
1pm-Safety Presentations
-Garrettsville Fire & Police Departments
2pm-Ronald McDonald Show
2:45pm- 1 mile hike on the Headwaters Trail
with Park District Staff

May 17 6:30pm Wild Hikes Challenge Presentation
Stop at the Reed Memorial Library to get information about our Wild Hikes Challenge Program-Learn how to get fit and enjoy the beauty of Portage County! Reed Memorial Library Basement Meeting Room, 167 E. Main St. Ravenna, OH 44266

May 20-22 Bike & Pedestrian Count Project
Help the Portage Park District count our trail users. Sign up to Volunteer at various trail sites in Portage County. Contact us at info@portageparkdistrict or 330-297-7728 to help out!

June 10 3:00-4:00pm Towner’s Woods Hike to the Hopewell Mound
Celebrate the Ohio Chautauqua this year in Portage County-Take a hike with us at Towner’s Woods in Kent to the Towner Mound & learn about Hopewell Indian Culture. For other Chautauqua events this week, check the website. Towner’s Woods Park 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240

June 11 8:30am Portage Trail Walkers Hike: Franklin Connector
Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike from the Franklin Connector Trailhead in Franklin Township heading west. The walk is up to 5 miles round trip, or turn around at Spell Rd. for a 2.6 mile round trip. Meet at the PORTAGE Hike & Bike Trail Franklin Connector Trailhead,Corner of Hudson and Judson Rd. in Franklin Township, Portage County. Call Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

June 18 7:15-9:15pm Portage Trail Walkers Berlin Lake Trail Moonlight Walk
Join the Portage Trail Walkers for a moonlit hike on the Berlin Lake Trail. 4.5 mile round trip.
Kirkbride Rd. Trailhead off of Route 14 in Deerfield Township, Portage County. Call Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

July 2 8:30am Portage Trail Walkers Hike: PORTAGE Hike & Bike Trail
Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike from the Cleveland Rd. Trailhead to Peck Rd. in Ravenna. 5 mile round trip. Meet at the PORTAGE Hike & Bike Trail Cleveland Rd. Trailhead, across from480 Cleveland Rd., Ravenna. Call Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

July 9 8:30am Portage Trail Walkers Hike: Headwaters Trail
Join the Portage Trail Walkers on a Hike from Buchert Park in Mantua to Asbury Rd. in Hiram Township. 6.7 mile round trip. Meet at Buchert Park on High St. in Mantua. Call Larry Thomas for Information: 330-673-6896

July 16 8 am-12 pm Headwaters Adventure Race
Run, Pedal & Paddle for Trails & Watershed Conservation! Register and join us for this exciting adventure race that begins and ends in Mantua Village Park. For more info, go to www.portageparkdistrict.org/programs/recreation/

July 27 6:00-7:30 Portage Park District Info Session & Hike at the Portage County District Library
Learn about the Park District Master Plan and how to Exercise Your Mind through hiking and reading.
Portage County District Library 10482 South St. Garrettsville, OH 44231

Sept. 24 National Public Lands Day
Come help the Portage Park District complete an outdoor cleanup or planting project-Contact us at 330-297-7728 or info@portageparkdistrict.org

Oct. 8 Towner’s Woods 40th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate the heritage of our most popular park, Towner’s Woods. More details about the event to follow!
Towner’s Woods Park 2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240

Look for us at these Portage County Community Events!

May 20-22 Bike & Pedestrian Counts-PORTAGE Hike & Bike Trail and Headwaters Trail locations
July 2 Kent Heritage Festival-Downtown Kent
July 9 Art on the Hill-Downtown Mantua
Aug. 6&7 Sweet Corn Festival-Beckwith Orchards, Kent
Sept. 17 Ravenna Balloon-A-Fair Parade Float