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Ohio Real Title Vibrant Places Series Hike: Welton’s Gorge

August 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a strenuous hike exploring the ravine at Welton’s Gorge, also known as Geauga’s Little Grand Canyon!

Park Biologist Paul Pira and Naturalist Judy Semroc will take a limited number of participants on a tour of the ravine’s impressive 45-foot gorge exposing Sharon sandstone and Sharon conglomerate formations from around 300 million years ago. This 87-acre preserve was protected collaboratively by the Geauga Park District and the Land Conservancy in 2009.

Participants for this rugged, strenuous, naturalist-led hike must be able to walk without assistance, off-trail in rugged terrain with extremely slippery stream bottoms, steep grades and obstacles like boulders and downed trees. Please wear sturdy shoes with good traction that will get wet since the stream is our “trail”. Bring your walking stick. Yaktrax or similar traction enhancers may be advisable based on very slippery conditions.

Advanced registration is required.

Event details:
Wednesday, August 4 from 10 am – 12 pm
Leaders: Paul Pira, Biologist at Geauga Park District and Judy Semroc, Naturalist
Fee: Free
Limit: 10 people
Location: Directions will be sent to registrants. Welton’s Gorge is located Burton Twp, OH.

All Land Conservancy events respect CDC guidelines and social distancing.

Register here:

PLEASE NOTE: You may be photographed or recorded by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy during this event. Your image or words may be used in materials prepared by or for the Land Conservancy, including marketing related materials.

Organizer: Renee Boronka, rboronka@wrlandconservancy.org, 216-533-8761

Thank you to our Vibrant Places Series Sponsor!


August 4, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Renee Boronka