Jim and Barb Tullis have planned a Fall Leaf Tour on Saturday, October 17th with COVID-19 cautions in mind. There will be no cost unless you choose to go into the McKinley Memorial as described below. Food is optional, based on your comfort level. Mask and social distancing guidelines must be followed. Jim has included suggested food venues in Minerva including eat-in restaurants or fast food near a park. Jim is a Past President and current board member of our section. Hope you can join us!
Plan to meet at Home Depot (9585 State Route 14, Streetsboro, OH 44241) for a departure at 8:30AM SHARP! Drive east on SR 14 to the center of Streetsboro and turn right onto SR 43 South. Drive south on SR43 to the intersection of the Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway (SR172) in Canton. Turn right and proceed to the President McKinley Memorial.
The tour will pause here for a one hour break. There are several optional activities at the memorial:
- Drive to the top and rear of the memorial and simply walk around the memorial.
- Take the elevator from the base of the memorial to the top.
- Take a guided tour of the memorial ($2.00).
- Take a guided 30 minute tour of the McKinley Presidential Library located at the base of the memorial ($8.00 or $7.00 for seniors or group rate if enough interested).
- There are restroom facilities available.
After the break, exit the memorial and proceed east on the Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway (SR172/US30) to Robertsville. In Robertsville drive on one of the original brick-paved sections (3 or 4 miles) of the Lincoln Highway. Either end the tour here or proceed on SR30 to Minerva. The parks are open in Minerva with PortaPots. Also, there are two notable dining spots in Minerva; the Hart Mansion and Grinders Above and Beyond. There are also numerous fast food restaurants available. The return trip using SR 44 through Rootstown goes through some pretty farm country.
This is a driving tour ONLY unless you tour the McKinley Presidential Museum .
Cost: Individuals pay for any selected options at the McKinley Memorial.
Questions?? Contact Jim Tullis at firstname.lastname@example.org