The Summit Metro Parks Fall Hiking Spree is under way, and participants can earn rewards by hiking at least eight designated trails between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30.First-year hikers earn a hiking staff and shield. Veteran hikers earn a hiking shield.
Rewards are free to Summit County residents. Out-of-county residents pay to receive their awards ($10 for first-year hikers, $5 for veteran hikers).
After completing each hike, you can sign and date your form if park staff and volunteers are unavailable. Parks are open daily, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
For more information, call 330-865-8065.
The Fall Hiking Spree started in 1964 and remains the country's longest-running and most successful hiking program. Creator Arthur Wilcox called it a spree to give hikers the idea they were doing something fun instead of work.