Download the Beaver Marsh Quest and grab a pencil before leaving home. Land in the Ira Trailhead parking lot (3801 Riverview Road, north of Ira Road, Peninsula, Ohio 44264) at about 8 a.m. Rhyming clues will take you on an hour-long journey through nature as you follow the story revealed in the Quest.
This Canalway Quest calls for you to be extra observant as you search for the hidden Quest box. What’s winging overhead or gliding through the water? To learn more about what you might see, check out the Beaver Marsh and the Bird Watching at Its Best bulletins.
After you have completed your Canalway Quest, it is time to fly over to the Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow. It is only a few minutes north on Riverview Road. Look for the event sign and police directing traffic to your left. In this case, the early bird gets the fresh, local breakfast and coffee. Peck away! This producer’s only market offers handmade goods, local food, live music, chef demonstrations, and family activities. The Howe Meadow Famers' Market runs May through October, every Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon, rain or shine.
--Bring bug spray, binoculars, pencil, and camera on your Canalway Quest.
--Remember your reusable grocery bags for the farmers’ market.
--Plan to quest first, so your food won’t spoil and you’ll be at Beaver Marsh when wildlife is most active.