- Fee: Free unless you join – then it’s $10 per year for singles; $12.50 for families
- When: See monthly schedule at www.amphc.com
- Location: All around northeastern Ohio (mostly Summit County)
- Phone: 330-524-9415
The Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club has been around for more than 40 years and always welcomes new members and people who may just want to hike at any given time. The hikes are usually five miles and are generally conducted at a moderate pace of 3 mph. There are also leisure hikes for those who prefer a slower pace. Wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots as the trails are often muddy.
Hiking is done year-round in all kinds of weather, predominantly in Summit County but other areas of Ohio are also explored. Frequently, hikes are scheduled in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and in all the Summit County Metro Parks.
It’s a great way to exercise, enjoy nature and meet others that love to hike. The club also hosts social activities (picnic, lunches, annual soup/chili hike). Twice a year, weekenders are planned in Ohio and neighboring states.