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“You can use a tool that the Adena and Hopewell would have used for hunting,” Merriman said. “And you can play the same games the pioneers would have played when their chores were done.”
Greene County Parks & Trails is bringing history to life at Indian Mound Reserve on September 7 with a day of free, family-friendly activities and games. CONTRIBUTED
Stilt walking, hoop rolling and ring toss are just a few of the pioneer activities that visitors can try. Or try you hand at a new dice game or an original board game called Earthwork. And if you work up a thirst, there will be fresh-pressed apple cider.
“I wanted to create an event that celebrates historic life and culture in Greene County,” Merriman said. “It’s a unique way for the public to engage with our parks and, ultimately, have a lot of fun.”
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And the fun and games go modern-day with a challenge-filled, high-tech geocaching treasure hunt throughout the park. Participants can enjoy a scenic hike and have a chance to win door prizes upon completion.
There is more to the reserve than fun and games as Greene County Parks & Trails recently completed extensive renovations including new waterfall overlooks, rehabbed bridges, a concrete walkway and upgraded trails and park amenities. Visitors of all ages can enjoy the unique history and natural beauty of the park.
HOW TO GO
What: GCP&T Great Ohio Games, a free, family-friendly event packed with a variety of physical activities and table-top games.
When: Saturday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Indian Mound Reserve Williamson Mound, 2750 U.S. Route 42E, Cedarville
More: Visit www.gcparkstrail.com or call 937-562-6440.