Last Sunday’s Watershed tour in partnership with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District had great weather and a great crowd — about thirty folks, who were very knowledgeable and participatory (for example, we learned from a gentleman with a “Canalway” tshirt on that Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession left Cleveland via the Walworth valley).

Many thanks are sincerely offered to our friends at Werner G. Smith (a former wale oil refinery, now a highly sustainable processor of vegetable oils for industrial use) for their fascinating tour; and at the Sachsenheim Hall, a beer garden in the heart of the Stockyards neighborhood, for the delicious bratwurst!

If you would like to live the ride vicariously, pictures are on our Facebook page. If you would like to recreate the route (as one rider already did, for a group ride on her birthday last year) the map is here.

If you are interested in this kind of culturally educational ride, we will be doing another one on Sunday, July 1st in Tremont with Canalway Partners and the Historic Warehouse District, to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of Take a Hike, their successful series of walking tours with actors portraying historical figures.  Look for more info on that here soon.  And be sure to check with for other events that our urban archaeologist in attendance, Roy Larick, has planned.

The next Watershed tour will visit Big Creek’s east branch on Sunday, August 26th from 11a – 3p. Please plan to join us!

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