Friday, June 28, 2019

A tour of South Akron businesses

What: A tour of South Akron businesses.
Date: July 11, 2019
Walk Start: 4:30PM
Walk End: 7:PM
Meeting Location: Slovak J Club (Jednota Lanes) parking lot
Parking: Plenty of parking in the Jednota Lanes parking lot
Trolley: We will ride the Trolley from Jednota to Amedeo's Florist for our first stop.
Accessibility: Portions of this walk, such as Jednota Lanes, are not handicap accessible.
1. After parking at the Slovak J Club (Jednota Lanes), we will take the Trolley to Amedeo's Florist for stop #1.
2. Visit Difeo and Sons
3. Visit Klein's Fish Market
4. Visit Hartville Potato Chips
5. Walk to Jednota Lanes for some bowling, food, and drinks.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Summit Artspace to High Street to Northside

What: Summit Artspace to High Street to Northside
Date: June 22, 2019
Walk Start: 10AM
Walk End: 12PM
Meeting Location: Summit Artspace parking lot
Parking: Plenty of parking in the Summit Artspace parking lot or across the street in the larger parking lot.
Accessibility: Portions of this walk, such as crossing the railroad tracks, are not even ground.
  1. Summit Artspace—quick tour inside the old Akron Beacon Journal HQ.
  2. Akron Coffee Roasters—enjoy some complimentary coffee here. 
  3. Up atop a building :)
  4. Matthews Hotel Monument
  5. Trust Books
  6. Northside Market

Monday, May 20, 2019

2019 walking tour dates

West Hill tiny tour

What: West Hill walking tour
Date: June 5, 2019
Walk Start: 5PM
Walk End: 6PM
Meeting Location: Tangier front entrance
Parking: Tangier parking deck or along Mt. View Avenue by Birchwood Supply, Co.
Accessibility: Portions of this walk, such as the cemetery, are quite hilly and bumpy. 
  1. Tangier—tour through some of the history and lesser known rooms. 
  2. St. Vincent Cemetery—a look into the history of Little Dublin. 
  3. Birchwood Supply, Co.—introduction to this creative maker, as well as food and drinks.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Kenmore, the Loop

Date: Saturday, September 22nd
Start: 4:00PM
End: 5:30PM
Led by Greg Milo and Marissa Little, Akron2Akron co-leads
Meeting Location: Kenmore Branch Library parking lot (969 Kenmore Blvd)
Accessibility: we will be biking on the public streets - the Blvd has been recently paved however some of the back roads in the neighborhood have hills and holes
Parking: Kenmore Branch Library


1. Kenmore Branch Library
2. Shady Park
3. Financial Empowerment Center
4. NEW paved and protected bike lanes on Kenmore Blvd.
5. Weave through the Kenmore neighborhood south of Kenmore Blvd.
6. Pedestrian bridge on Wilbeth
7. Fire Station
8. Pettit's Automotive Electric
9. Live Music Now! 

Stick around for Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance's Boulevard Bikes & Brews, where there will be street food, craft beer, musicians, vendors and activities for the whole family.

**PLEASE NOTE: While there will be a small number of bikes available to rent, participants are encouraged to bring their own bike and arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the ride to ensure we can kick off at 4pm**

Monday, September 3, 2018

Middlebury: on the rise

What: Middlebury Walking Tour
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Start: 4:00PM
End: 5:30PM
Led by Charlotte Gintert
Meeting Location: The Well CDC
647 E Market St, Akron, OH 44304
Accessibility: Portions of this walk are quite hilly. Sorry, it's Akron.
The Well parking lot, plus street parking on Agate Pl and Ames Ct are also good options.

1. The Well CDC - welcome from one of The Well CDC staff/explanation of Middlebury Wednesdays
2. The WOMB to learn more about their programming and how to get involved!
3. Millstone/Akron's origin point
4. Battered Women's Shelter to get info from Ohia
5. Head down to parking lot central (Ardmore, Vulcan, Lest We Forget memorial)
6. The hidden Little Cuyahoga
7. Up the steep hill on Kent to Visitation of Mary (for inside tour)
8. 15 Broad loading dock to talk with the entrepreneurs there (Jasmin from the Hideaway and Trusself Yoga - Kombucha samples)
9. Back to the Well for the Middlebury Wednesday market (the Trolley will be available for a return trip to The Well).

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Join us on our adventure of North Hill and step into spaces you've never experienced before. Enjoy the Hibernian Club bar, the Italian Club pasta, the Himalayan Music Academy, the shuffleboard courts of Water's Park, and the North Hill Farmer's Market. We'll park at the North Hill Branch Library, and the trolley will transport us to Waters Park. 

What: North Hill, Main Street Edition
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Start time: 4:00pm
End time: 6:30 pm
Led by: A collection of North Hillians 
Meeting location: North Hill Branch Library: 183 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310
Accessibility: bike friendly, strollers welcomed, pets welcomed, kid friendly. Waters Park is up a series of steps atop a hill. Total walk is 0.7 miles.
Parking: 183 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310

1. Start at North Hill Branch Library
2. Trolley transports us to Waters Park
3. Shuffleboard and scenic view of Downtown Akron
4. Italian Club
5. Himalayan Music Academy
6. Hibernian Club for refreshments
7. North Hill Farmer's Market outside the Exchange House

RSVP for the free event by following the Eventbrite page