Cleveland 2015 Biennial Renunion


17th Biennial Reunion of The Hubbell
Family Historical Society will take place
June 21-26, 2015. Our host hotel is the
Holiday Inn Cleveland South, 6001 Rockside
Rd., Independence, OH 44131.
The rate is $94.00 plus tax.







Other Things To Do Nearby

 The northern tip of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is just a mile from our hotel for the reunion.  The park comprises 33,000 acres and officially became a National Park in 2000.  It’s website is   The centerpiece is the Cuyahoga River running through the length of the park.  The Ohio & Erie Canal ran parallel to the river and was used to transport goods between the Ohio River and Lake Erie.  Remnants of the canal and locks are quite visible. The towpath has been refurbished into the multi-use well-maintained Towpath Trail.

One of the planned reunion activities is to take the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad from the Rockside Station (1.3 miles from the hotel) through a portion of the park and visit the picturesque town of Peninsula.

Canal Exploration Center I haven’t seen it since they renovated it last year, but they have a working lock at which they do demos.  Wheelchair accessible

Brecksville: Good access to the towpath at Station Rd, hike along towpath to see the bald eagle nest (update 5-7-15 on bald eagles – apparently the nest failed and the pair are hanging out on nearby trees instead of retrying) .  Hike is still beautiful along the Cuyahoga River.  Wheelchair accessible.

Brecksville Reservation (adjacent parkland managed by Metroparks) includes a 1930’s era CCC-built visitor center and a plot of prairie.

Chippewa Creek is a favorite spot for wading and splashing.

Boston Mills: visitor center

Blue Hen Falls: short hike to a ~25-foot waterfall, follow the ‘unofficial’ trail farther downstream to Buttermilk Falls.  Trail involves several creek crossings, fun in summer with kids.

Brandywine Falls:  Uphill from Boston Mills, beautiful 60’ waterfall, loop hike available.

Peninsula: bike rentals available for riding on the towpath.  This tiny community is also home to quaint shops and eateries.

Deep Lock Quarry: hike over from Peninsula or in from parking off Riverview.  Quarry site for stone used to build the locks, clamber over rocks

Ledges: artistic rock formations around 30-50 feet high, loop hike

Szalay’s Market: farmer’s market,

Beaver Marsh:  wetlands area teeming with wildlife.  The towpath trail goes right through with a boardwalk.  Wheelchair accessible.

Everett Covered Bridge: originally built in the late 1800’s and restored after a flood in 1975.

Hale Farm and Village: independently operated by the Western Reserve Historical Society ( , $10 admission. “An outdoor living history museum featuring life and crafts from the mid-1800s. It includes farm animals, pastures, gardens, and historic houses with historical interpreters dressed in period costume.”

Buckeye Trail and other hikes: lots of hiking trails.


And here are a few other area attractions:

Horseback riding at the stables in Brecksville.

Golfing: numerous options but Sleepy Hollow in Brecksville is highly rated.

Kayaking on the river:  (1/2 hour east) we’ve done a trip on the Upper Cuyahoga River near Hiram.

Cedar Point: (1 hour west) world-famous roller coasters

The Lake Erie Islands and Perry Monument: take a ferry from Sandusky or Port Clinton (1-1.5 hours away) and bike/golfcart around Put-In-Bay on South Bass Island.

East Harbor State Beach: about 1.5 hours west of Cleveland.

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