Go out and ENJOY! May 1 - June 30
Summit Metro Parks

1921 - 2016 (95 years) 13th annual Spree For All
Enjoy your Metro Parks on flat, easy trails — good for strollers, wheelchairs, walkers and canes. Spree rewards are FREE for Summit County residents.

About Spree for all

First-year hikers earn a neck lanyard and commemorative pin. Veteran hikers earn the commemorative pin. Hikes are FREE for all participants. Out-of-county residents pay to receive their rewards ($10 for first-year hikers, $5 for veteran hikers).

To Participate
  1. Sign up below
  2. Download your participant form
  3. Complete five hikes between May 1 and June 30 — on five different trails, the same trail or any combination of trails — to receive a reward
  4. Update your form as you hike your chosen trails and parks
  5. When you've completed a minimum of five hikes, drop off the form to receive your rewards (See form for locations)

Additional forms available at Acme Fresh Market stores.
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Spree For All Trails

Bike & Hike Trail

Barlow Road Trailhead Download Trail Map 331 Barlow Rd., Hudson 44236

Trail surface is asphalt and the grade is flat. There is a slight grade after 1/4 mile, where participants have to cross a very quiet residential street to continue on the trail. There is one bench at the trailhead near the kiosk, but no restrooms.

Bike and Hike Trail

Freedom Trail

Middlebury Road Trailhead Download Trail Map 1765 Northeast Ave., Tallmadge 44278

One of our newest trails, the surface of the Freedom Trail is asphalt and the grade is flat. There is one bench at the trailhead near the kiosk, but no restrooms.

Freedom Trail

Towpath Trail

Big Bend Download Park Map 1337 Merriman Rd., Akron 44313

Trail surface is crushed limestone with very little grade. Participants must cross railroad tracks near the trailhead. At approximately 1,800 feet there is a bridge with a slight grade. Benches can be found near the trailhead and at about 1/2 mile. Accessible restrooms are available.

Memorial Parkway Download Park Map 499 Memorial Pkwy., Akron 44310

Trail surface is crushed limestone and the grade is flat. There is a bench at approximately 1/4 mile. Accessible restrooms are available.

Franklin Trailhead Download Park Map 2328 Center Rd., New Franklin 44216

Trail surface is crushed limestone and the grade is flat. There is a bench near the trailhead and one along the trail near the Pancake Creek Bridge. Accessible restrooms are available.

Clinton Trailhead Download Park Map 2749 North St., Clinton 44216

Trail surface is mostly asphalt and the grade is flat. There is a bench near the trailhead and two near the observation platform near Locks 2 and 3. Accessible restrooms are available.

Firestone Metro Park

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

Rock & Herb Garden Download Trail Map 1828 Smith Rd., Akron 44313

The spree trail at the Nature Realm is the loop through the rock and herb garden. Total distance from the kiosk and back is 1/8 mile. Trail surface varies between concrete and brick. There is plenty of seating available in the garden. Accessible restrooms are located at the visitors center.

*No pets allowed at the Nature Realm.

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm - Rock & Herb Garden

Furnace Run Metro Park

Brushwood Area Download Trail Map 4955 Townsend Rd., Richfield 44286

Accessible portion of this trail (slightly more than 1/8 mile, round trip) is brick and crushed limestone. After approximately 850 feet the trail becomes more rugged and has a dirt surface. Accessible restrooms are available, as are non-accessible picnic tables.

Furnace Run Metro Park

Goodyear Heights Metro Park

Alder Trail Download Trail Map 550 Frazier Ave., Akron 44305

Accessible portion of this trail (approximately 1/2 mile, round trip) is crushed limestone. Beyond Alder Pond the trail is a dirt path with a wooden boardwalk in some places. The non-limestone sections can be muddy and difficult to travel after heavy rains. Most of the trail is flat, but at a few intervals there are some slight inclines. Benches overlook the pond. Accessible restrooms and picnic tables are available.

Furnace Run Metro Park

Gorge Metro Park

Gorge Trail Download Trail Map 1160 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls 44223

Accessible portion of this trail (approximately 1/2 mile, round trip) is asphalt. Grade is approximately 5%. An accessible fishing dock overlooks the river. Accessible restrooms and accessible picnic tables are available near the parking lot.

Gorge Metro Park - Gorge Trail

Liberty Park

Maple Loop Trail Download Trail Map 9999 Liberty Rd., Twinsburg 44087

The flat, easy and paved Maple Loop Trail begins near the parking lot and travels through the beech-maple woods. Be sure to stop in the new, fully-accessible nature center!

Gorge Metro Park - Gorge Trail

Munroe Falls Metro Park

Meadow Loop Trail Download Trail Map 1088 North Ave., Tallmadge 44278

The Meadow Loop is a paved .35-mile trail that loops near the parking lot. An accessible restroom, open-air picnic shelter and two benches are located at the trailhead.

Gorge Metro Park - Gorge Trail

Sand Run Metro Park

Jogging Trail / Old Portage Area Download Trail Map 1300 Sand Run Pkwy., Akron 44313

Trail surface is crushed limestone. Grade is generally flat, although there are some slight gradations. At the 1/2-mile mark, the grade approaches 5%. There is a bench near the start of the trail. An accessible restroom is available, but hikers will have to travel through the parking area to reach it.

Gorge Metro Park - Gorge Trail

Get Rewarded

Hike five or more trails to receive a lanyard and pin. (Veteran hikers earn a pin.)

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Trail Info

All trails have ADA-compliant parking spaces and have been tested for users of all abilities.

The information kiosk is the starting point at each trailhead and includes a legend with the following symbols:

  • Blue Circle = ¼ mile round trip
  • Yellow Square = ½ mile round trip
  • Green Triangle = 1 mile round trip

Mileage markers are provided as an aid. You do not need to hike any prescribed length to receive spree credit.

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Please check back in April 2017 to download your form and sign up for this event!

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