Seasonal Special Happenings

Canalway Questing

When: Sun., May 15 2011

Sort of like geocaching but without the GPS — and kind of like a treasure hunt but without an actual treasure — questing is a new family-oriented activity inside the parks of the Cuyahoga Valley. Modeled after a popular New England program, Canalway Questing launched last summer. At its most basic, it involves tramping along the trails of the Ohio & Erie Canalway, following a set of clues to locate a small wooden box that contains a log book and a rubber stamp. When you find the box, use those tools to document your discovery, then re-hide the box and start a new quest. (More than 20 new quests have been developed for this season.) Several special activities are taking place this month to help promote questing as a way to explore the parks, connect with nature, and discover local history. One of them happens today at Peninsula's Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center, 2054 Bolanz Rd. From 1 to 3 p.m. you can chat with rangers and Quest Crew volunteers, pick up quest clues, and carve your own signature stamp as a warm-up for hitting the trail. For more information and to download additional quests, visit and search for keyword "questing." — Cicora

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