Member Hikes

Make Nature Your Neighbor

Putzfrau & Irishtown Bend Tour

Oct. 10th at 9am

Learn about the plans for the future Irishtown Bend Park and West Creek Conservancy’s role in the project.  After, board the Putzfrau, the boat that cleaned up the Cuyahoga River after the infamous fire over 50 years ago and learn about the history and potential plans for the vessel.

 Mill Creek Restoration Projects Tour

Oct. 17th at 9am

Explore a large section of Mill Creek where West Creek Conservancy worked with partners to restore.  This includes the Highland Park Golf Course restoration, newly completed restoration off of Harvard Rd., and a future restoration project directly downstream.  Learn about all the projects and future projects of the Mill Creek Watershed.  This walk will be about 3 miles and hiking boots are recommended. 

 Former Haydite Mine Hike

NEW DATE & TIME – Oct. 24th at 9am

Explore the newly conserved, former Haydite Mine in Independence.  Learn about the history of the property and the potential plans for restoration.  This hike will be around 3 miles and 2.5 hours.  Please wear proper footwear since there is old construction debris.  Terrain is moderate.

Brandywine Preserve Hike

Nov. 7th at 12pm

Explore one of our newest properties with over 100 acres of wetlands, 2 miles of stream, and wetland woods/bogs.  This hike will have a moderate terrain and hiking boots are recommended.

Expanding West Creek Reservation Hike

NEW DATE & TIME – Nov. 14th at 9am

Explore parts of West Creek Reservation and see how the park will be expanding in the next coming years.  We’ll hike through West Creek Reservation to the former Parmadale campus, about 2.5 miles.

 Register for our Member Hikes

West Creek Conservancy membership is required for registration unless you’re a guest of a current member.  Hike 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 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.