Fall season is clambake season and what could be more fun (and delicious) than enjoying this seasonal treat in a beautiful fall setting. Along with the food there will be a bit of science education courtesy of a Park District natural resources researcher.
Cleveland Metroparks is planning their first ever CanalWay Clambake and Talk on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Morgan’s Hollow Picnic Area in Cleveland Metroparks Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation.
Each guest will receive a dozen clams, chicken, coleslaw, salad, corn and a dinner roll. During the dinner there will be a presentation for those interested concerning local freshwater clams and mussels. Owen Lockhart (Cleveland Metroparks researcher) will give a discourse concerning the regional history of mussel use, conservation problems involving invasive species such as zebra mussels and Asian clams. He will also talk of the rich diversity of Ohio mussel species such as the pink heelsplitter, snuffbox and fat mucket.
Registration is required by October 14 for this 18 and older only event, and space is limited.
Registration is $30 per person and is available by calling 216-206-1000 or at clevelandmetroparks.com.
Morgan's Hollow Picnic Area is located on Whittlesey Way off the East 49th Street entrance to Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in Cuyahoga Heights.