The Portage Trail Walkers will meet at 9 a.m. March 16 to hike along Swine Creek in Geauga County. There are 10 wooded loop trails with varied terrain and base, so the mileage will depend on the individual. Horse trails may be pitted. Restrooms and water are available.
Those wishing to participate can take S.R. 88 north from Ravenna, through Garrettsville, and six miles on into Parkman. In Parkman, go north on S.R. 528 and turn right (southeast) on S.R. 608 for just a few yards. Follow the signs and immediately turn left (east) on Swine Creek Road. Go three miles, following the signs to the park. Turn left (north) on Hayes. There will be no road sign, but there is a park sign that cannot be seen until the road sign is far to the left. Go 0.7 mile and turn left (west) into the park. Bear right at the fork and go straight back.