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Hiking is so good for you, it's like medicine - and it's easier to take. It's not just that fresh air and exercise are good for your body; hiking actually improves your brain function and your mood. I love to share the good news about hiking as well as some of the fascinating things I learned about Cleveland and NE Ohio in writing three editions of this great trail guide. 

School & Library Visits

I conduct school and library visits, and can create custom workshop activities, too. Presentations focus on fun family activities, hiking with children, beginning nature photography, things to do in Cleveland, the writing/editing/publishing process, and more. I can tailor children's writing workshops to your curriculum and/or Ohio education standards. Believe it or not, I once taught a Point of View (POV) workshop to 4th and 5th graders. And we all survived.

Great Gift Under $20

Many local booksellers stock the book, as do the nature and gift shops at Cleveland Metroparks, Summit Metro Parks, and CVNP visitor centers. Retail and bulk orders can be placed through the publisher. Of course I'm a bit biased, but I can make a good case for the book as a great teacher gift, hostess thank-you gift, or housewarming gift for a new neighbor. Look, it's less than a good bottle of wine, and super easy to wrap!  

Looking for a corporate wellness program incentive? Employer discounts available! 

Details here.

Enjoying Cleveland's outdoor activities and natural beauty 
is good for you.  ALL of you! 

You probably know that hiking is good for your whole body, but did you know that studies show that JUST LOOKING at nature photos improves short-term memory and other cognitive brain functions? 

Would you like to display photos from the trail in your office or retail location? If so, please contact me directly

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"Really good, current & helpful info for hiking near Cleveland, OH. Includes GPS coordinates." -  Amazon customer, February 13, 2016

"60 Hikes Within 60 Miles, which covers the Cleveland, Akron and Canton areas, is a valuable resource guide -- and an inspiration to move beyond your well-worn local paths."    - The Plain Dealer, July 6, 2011

"Whether you have lived in NE Ohio your whole life or are in town visiting, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Cleveland, including Akron and Canton, is an excellent guide for finding the perfect hike for you."    - Akron Ohio Moms, July 20, 2011

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