Wednesday, April 19 at 10:30
Walking Tour of Beaver Marsh at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Trekkers are sure to delight in Beaver Marsh, just north of the Ira Trailhead, where ingenious local beavers have dammed waterways with mud and sticks and can often be spotted mid-evening gearing up for more work on their wetlands projects. Designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society, this is also an amazing spot for hikers and trail runners who also happen to be bird enthusiasts looking to soak up all the avian activity. Nesting waterfowl, wrens, sparrows, orioles, frogs, water snakes, and even the occasional otter all turn up here.
This will be an easy, one hour-plus walk.
The nearby town of Peninsula has several restaurants for lunch afterwards.
Please meet at Ira Road Trailhead parking lot (restrooms on site).
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 3801 Riverview Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264
Take I-271 S/US 422 E. Keep LEFT at the fork to continue on I-271 S. Follow signs to Akron/Columbus. Take exit 12 for OH 303 toward Richfield/Peninsula. (17.4 miles). Go east on Rt 303 and then turn RIGHT on Riverview Rd. (6.4 miles) until you spot the Ira Road Trailhead parking sign, turn left into the parking lot.