D. J. Reiser for NPS
Glendale Cemetery Quest
- Estimated Time: 4 hours
- Travel Components: Americas Byway
- Special Interest: Adults, Young Adults, Art Enthusiasts, History Buffs
- Starting Point: Summit
- Ending Point: Summit
- Cost: Parking: Downtown Akron Centre Garage (hourly parking rate/check for free times); Dinner
- Submitted By: Alex Klukaszewski, Questing Intern, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Before you leave home, print the Glendale Cemetery Quest – http://www.ohioanderiecanalway.com/Resource.ashx?sn=GlendalequestFINAL1 – (ideally on legal paper) and grab a pencil. Shove off for the festivities around mid-afternoon. Your first gig begins just inside the main gate of Glendale Cemetery
(150 Glendale Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44302). Park along the drive near the chapel. Take note
—the cemetery closes at 5 p.m. So don’t end up on the wrong side of Death’s Door. Allow yourself a little over an hour to prowl around, following the Quest’s rhyming clues.
Along the way, learn about famous dead Akronites such as F.A Seiberling, co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and John R. Buchtel, founder of Buchtel College (later reincarnated
as the University of Akron). You’ll need that pencil to solve the puzzle and find the hidden Quest box. Make up an amusing team name to sign into the logbook. Sling back down the path to the main gate after you put this Quest to rest.
Places to Eat
By now, you've probably worked up an undying
appetite. When it's tomb
much to handle, drive three minutes to downtown Akron via West Market Street. Take a right onto High Street and park
in the library’s lot across from the Akron Art Museum. Your destination, Urban Eats
, is around the corner at 51 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44308. Wake up your zombie brain with some gelato or coffee. There’s also a small dinner menu.
Akron Art Walk
Where next? Shuffle back to the Akron Art Museum
to see what’s happening and snag a flyer for this month’s Akron Art Walk
. Scope out where to find local art galleries and dance to free live music until 10 p.m. Hop between the nearly two dozen destinations using the free trolley that loops the route. Don’t miss Summit Artspace with its three floors of activities.
At this point of the evening, your feet may be dying
, but you’re drawing life from the downtown pulse