Foundation Explorer Series

Headwaters Park

Saturday, August 3rd @ 10:30am

Friends of the Foundation,

Please join us for the latest opportunity to explore the great parks in beautiful Geauga County. Our next hike will take place at Headwaters Park.

The hike will be led by Geauga Park District naturalist John Kolar so we encourage you to please bring your binoculars.

We’ll discover some of the wonders of the summer season along the Eagle Trail and a portion of the Ohio Buckeye Trail.

PLEASE NOTE we will meet at the north parking lot off of Route 322 Mayfield Road. This is east of Route 608 Old State Road and just west of Kyle Road. The trail map link below may help you with details of the location in addition to the bigger Google map and link.

From the Geauga Park District website: 

This 926-acre park is leased from the City of Akron in a partnership that allows for conservation of natural areas as well as enjoyment of recreation and outdoor education. Five trails total 4.7 miles. More than two miles of the statewide Buckeye Trail winds along the western shore of East Branch Reservoir.
At the headwaters of the Cuyahoga River, East Branch

Reservoir is the northernmost of the four reservoirs

that supply water to the Akron metropolitan area.

These include keeping watershed lands in natural

states so that forests, meadows and wetlands can filter

out sediment and pollutants before they reach


A beech-maple forest, meadows and evergreen

plantations surround these waters. The land is home to

wild turkey, fox, mink, owls, hawks and a variety of

songbirds. Abundant wildflowers carpet the forest floor

each spring.

Headwaters Park is also a popular stopover for

migratory waterfowl each spring and fall: loons, Tundra

Swans and many types of ducks. Bald Eagles and

Ospreys often soar over the reservoir; Cormorants sun

themselves in the trees on the islands. Sandpipers and

plovers visit the reservoir in late summer.

Our approximately 2 mile hike should last about 90 minutes and will take place rain or shine.

Well-behaved spouses and pets are most welcome.

Click Here for a Trail Map


Headwaters Park
North Parking Lot
Route 322 Mayfield Road
(East of Route 608 Old State Rd
West of Kyle Road)
Huntsburg, OH 44046

Click for Google Map & Directions

Upcoming Exploration Events

2019 Schedule

Date                           Location

August 3rd                  Headwaters Park

September 7th            Maple Highlands Trail

October 5th                 Observatory Park

November 2nd            Sunnybrook Preserve

December 7th             Russell Uplands

The Foundation for Geauga Parks is an independent, non-profit organization created to raise money to fund community engagement with nature through education, preservation, conservation and appreciation of the unique natural character of Geauga County. We are the Foundation for all parks in Geauga County.
2019 Foundation Trustees:
Jeff Hyde – President
Adam Henry – Vice President
Carl Langer – Secretary
Jonathon Green – Treasurer
Keith Corkwell
Casey Forbes
Sue Lundstrom
Heidi O’Neill
Mary Beth O’Neill
Jennifer Salo
Claudia Toth
Richard Frenchie – Emeritus Trustee
Cindi Boehnlein – Administrative Assistant & Accountant
Copyright © 2019 Foundation for Geauga Parks, All rights reserved.

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1 reply »

  1. FYI – Per my Ramble email today, there are also free meet the candidate nights at the Ramble Inn. March 3rd Rambo, March 5th Grendell. Both are 6pm.


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