Thursday, September 29, 2011

Get the jump on fall at the Autumn Gathering

Lake County’s abundant rivers and forests were legendary during settlement of the Connecticut Western Reserve.  With claims the fertile land grew “radishes three feet long” and other exaggerations reflected the belief that this was the land of milk and honey.  Learn more about how early settlers used these natural resources to survive in the Ohio wilderness. 
Skok MeadowCome early, at 12:30pm, for a preview hike of our new
Skok Meadow!

Discover how the rivers were harnessed for a source of power, what types of trees were best for building tools and structures, what native plants and animals the settlers used for food, and enjoy a presentation on the Connecticut Western Reserve. 
  • Participate in games and activities on watersheds and trees
  • Learn about the foods settlers hunted and gathered from the land
  • Hear a presentation on the Connecticut Western Reserve
  • Guided hikes through our new flower meadow
  • Find out what a girdled road really is
  • Meet other organizations dedicated to the history of our area
FREE for all ages. No registration required, but pre-registration is requested.

Girdled Road Reservation south entrance is located at 12899 Radcliffe Road in Concord Twp, OH 44077.
Directions: Take I-90 to Rt. 44 south. Turn left (east) onto Girdled Road for about 2.5 miles. Turn right (south) onto Rt. 608 for about 2 miles. Turn left (east) onto Radcliffe Road for .3 mile. Proceed to Girdled Road Reservation, located on the left (north).

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