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Tour Mansfield Reformatory / Ohio Caverns Sat – Sun 8/24-25/2019

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 Tour Leaders: Mike & Lois Kirklo and Gary & Char Davis
This is a weekend tour of the Mansfield Reformatory and the Ohio Caverns with an overnight stay in Marysville, OH.

The Reformatory (click for website)  was built in 1834 and housed prisoners until 1990. It is noted for its German architecture, its infamous haunted history and filming location of the movie, ” Shawshank Redemption”. The Ohio Caverns, discovered by locals in 1887, is known as “America’s most colorful caverns” and one of Ohio’s outstanding natural attractions (click for website).  There will be special group rates for the Reformatory and Caverns as well as the motel.  Specific details will be given to those confirmed tour participants.  This tour is limited to 14 cars and please signup by 7/20.  To sign up please email either Mike & Lois or Gary & Char or sign up at the meeting.

Sip & Zip NEO Wine Tour May 23 – 24, 2019

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Tour Leader: Dave & Karen Baker

This will be an overnight trip on Thur 5/23 – Fri 5/24,  to the Northeast Ohio wine region with lodging at the Geneva-On-the-Lake State Lodge (click for website)  There will be a raffle selection for spots to participate.

Who:  If you enjoy wines created in a California/Oregon style, yes.   If you prefer wines from the Niagara grape, probably not.

What: We will be visiting three wineries after our backroads cruise to the northeast Ohio wine region.   Lunch is planned, an afternoon happy hour is arranged, and dinner will be at Ferrante on Thursday evening.   Friday morning there are two activity options.  One is zip lining at Erie Canopy Tours adjacent to the property where we are staying OR doing a self-guided tour to see barn quilts in the area.   Lunch is arranged at Debonne Vineyard.

Participation:  There are spaces for 8 cars   To allow for as many members as possible to have a chance to participate, there will be a lottery.  The drawing will be held at the February 21st regular club meeting.   Members were able to enter the lottery at the January planning meeting and at the regular January meeting.  Members may also enter the lottery at the regular February meeting prior to the drawing.

For additional information contact Karen or Dave Baker at via email   or 330.760.6196

German Heritage Tour – Tue 6/11/19

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Hosted by the Ottes & Selbys

A scenic trip into Pennsylvania to visit a state park, enjoy some great Miata roads, then on to a transportation museum with a late lunch at a German Restaurant. The senior entry fee to the museum is $5.00/ea.

Please sign up  at the meeting or via email  to enjoy this leisurely tour.  This tour is limited to 10 cars.

Tour to Club Picnic Sat June 15

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Tour Leaders: Doug and Carol Leavens

We will be departing from Michael’s Place restaurant at 12841 State, Rd, North Royalton Ohio (click for map).  Departure time is 11:30 AM sharp and the tour will last 3 hours, arriving at the picnic at 2:30 PM.

Please let us know if you would like to join us for the tour (click to email).   When signing up for this tour please let Bob and Betty Belding know you are coming (see website post for the picnic).   We will be using Channel 5 on the radios.

Also, there be small brunch before the tour.   Please join us if you can but let us know when you sign up so we can advise the restaurant.

11:30  depart from Micael’s
11:50  Peninsula            16.4 miles
11:57  rt 8
12:20  Rt 44                      34 miles
12:40  Windam               44 miles
12:45  Rt 82/303           47 miles
1:00    Newton Falls     20 minute break at Big Mac
2:30    Arrive at Picnic  86 miles

You may join up with the tour en route but please advise so I will be looking for you.

Doug and Carol Leavens
cell 440.821.0228 home 440.734.5632
(click for Email)


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Tour Leader:  Phil Daly
Start 9:30 AM at Marie’s restaurant / Wal-Mart on ST 94 just north of Wadsworth & I-76 (click for directions).   Lunch will be at 11:45 AM and we will arrive at Gardens at 1:00 PM.   Check out their website . There is no cost for the garden, however there may be a $5 per car charge. There are no dedicated walkways, you’ll be on grass mostly, wear comfortable shoes, explore at your leisure. The gardens close at 4 pm.
Please RSVP by Email  or message / text 216-631-4056.

Tour Old Port Washington Road, Thurs. 6/27/19

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Tour Leaders:  Mike & Lo Kerklo

Please join us as we explore the historic Old Port Washington Road (click for website). Once an old buffalo trail, the roadway was used by farmers to transport their goods to the canal town of Port Washington for further destinations. The road was designated as ” Road # 20″ by the state of Ohio in 1832, thus making it the first official state road. As best we can, we will follow the Old Port road from its start in Millersburg with a stop in Charm and lunch later in the afternoon. As per tradition we will have an ice cream stop on the way home. Hope to see you on the drive!

Limited to eleven cars.  Please  click to email Mike to sign up

Tour Five Oaks Mansion, Sat 7/20/19

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Tour Leader: John James
This is a tour of the Five Oaks Mansion located in Massillon, Ohio. This mansion was built in 1892 by renowned architect Charles F.
Schweinfurth and is noted for its historical, gothic architecture.  The mansion is maintained by the Massillon Woman’s Club and is an interesting place to walk around.
The Five Oaks Mansion is also the site of paranormal activity that include the appearance of ghostly apparitions, strange voices, the scent of cigar smoke and a statue that appears to move on its own. The mansion has also been the site of several paranormal investigations.
We will be meeting at 12 noon at the Wolf Creek Center located on Route 94 near Sharon Center (click for directions).   We will be leaving for Massillon at 12:45 PM and drive some backroads to the Mansion and the Mansion Tour begins at 2:00 PM.
After the tour is completed, we will have dinner at a local restaurant.
This tour will be limited to 12 cars, to signup for the tour email John or call   (216) 491-0659.

Fall for the Alleghenies – Tue, Sep 17-18, 2019

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Hosted by the Ottes and Selbys

This is a tour highlighted by several places of interest as we traverse the Allegheny National Forest with an overnight stay in Bradford, PA.  The next day we will visit another museum before heading back to Ohio along the Allegheny River.  Come join us for a leisurely drive and scenic vistas along the way.  This tour is limited to 10 cars.
To sign up contact us via email or call 216-780-4533.