Member Hikes

Explore Our Conversation Properties and Projects With Small-Group Tours.

Brandywine Preserve Hike

April 17th at 10:00 AM

Explore one of our newest properties we acquired, with over 100 acres of wetlands, 2 miles of stream, and wetland woods/bogs. We will explore the property, hopefully finding spring ephemeral wildflowers, salamanders, and frogs! This hike will have a moderate terrain and rubber knee-high boots are recommended.

Location:
6747 Industrial Parkway, Boston Heights, OH 44236
Parking available at the end of the cul-de-sac

Brooklyn Heights Park Hike

April 30th at 2:00 PM

Since West Creek Conservancy’s inception we’ve worked to protect land and water resources throughout the West Creek watershed. The Village of Brooklyn Heights Park, which straddles the Village and the City of Seven Hills, is over 70 acres of conserved area with an amazing reach of West Creek. Over the past 23 years, West Creek Conservancy has partnered to protect & restore this unique area as well as link it into the overarching West Creek Greenway Trail System. Explore the trail connections made here and learn about future connections to the West Creek Greenway! This hike is moderate terrain and approximately 3 miles.

Location:
Meet near Henninger House at 5757 Broadview Rd. Parma, OH 44134
Parking available at the medical building at the corner of Rockside Road and Broadview Road (1440 Rockside Rd. Parma, OH 44134).  Park at the back of the parking lot toward Old Rockside.

Mill Creek Bike Tour

May 15th at 10:00 AM

Join Bike Cleveland and Mill Creek Watershed Partnership to bike the established trails in Mill Creek and learn about the new upcoming trails through these communities. We will explore the hidden gems Mill Creek Watershed has to offer including: Mill Creek Falls, Morgana Bluffs Nature Preserve, Bacci Park, and many more!
The bike tour is around 15 miles and is free and open to the public. While the majority of this ride is on trail, there are a couple on road portions. Please bring a working bicycle, bicycle helmets are required.

Location:
11350 Broadway Ave, Garfield Heights, OH 44125
Parking available near the Trolley Turn Canopy

Irishtown Bend Tour

May 22nd at 10:00 AM

Explore the future Irishtown Bend Park, a 23- acre area overlooking the Cuyahoga River and downtown skyline. The Port Authority of Cleveland, Cleveland Metroparks, LAND studio, Ohio City Inc., NEORSD, City of Cleveland, West Creek Conservancy and many others have been working together to stabilize and restore this vital reach of the Cuyahoga River and transform it into an amazing asset for all of Cleveland; also a future connection of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail. The terrain for the hike is easy-moderate and the hike will be approximately 3 miles.

Location:
1785 Merwin Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
Parking is available at Merwin’s Wharf

Treadway Creek Hike

Junr 5th at 10:00 AM

In 2003, the Cleveland Department of Parks, Recreation and Properties received a Clean Ohio Conservation Fund grant to help fund a critical greenway project to ensure conservation and access to the Treadway Creek ravine. West Creek Conservancy was brought in to hold a conservation easement enabling the project to move forward.
If you would like to experience how Treadway Creek Trail connects to the Towpath then join us for this spring hike! The hike will start in Harmody Park and travel down a portion of the Towpath Trail. The terrain is easy and the hike will be approximately 3.5 miles. The hike will be on paved, all-purpose trail. Meet near the trail head sign in the middle of the park.

Location:
1700 Mayview Ave, Cleveland, OH 44109
Street parking is available

Register for our Member Hikes

Registration is required for our hikes.  Hikes will be limited to 20 attendees due to state restrictions and health concerns.  Masks are required as well.  Questions?  Please contact our Outreach Manager, Emily, at [email protected] or 2167493720 ext. 11.

Our mission is to enrich the lives of people in Greater Cleveland by conserving natural habitats, restoring the ecological value and sustainability of urban lands, and expanding neighborhood opportunities to experience nature.

Download our Spring Hike Booklet!

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At the end of this season’s hiking series, we will be raffling off a Put-In-Bay Package!

This package includes 4 tickets to the Put-In-Bay Tour Train, Perry’s Cave Tour, Butterfly House Tour, War of 18-Hole Putt-Putt and 2 Adult Miller Ferry tickets. Attend any number of our hikes, get the booklet stamped by the hike leader, and mail in the stamped page to our office.

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