To that end, members of the Friends of Erie MetroParks built a boardwalk spanning from the parking lot off Ohio 101 to a nearby trail.
Volunteers built the deck after receiving about $10,400 in grant money. Among the local organizations contributing: the Sandusky Erie County Community Foundation, Mathews Ford, Elks Lodge 285, Townsend Ruritan Club and Lindsley Insurance.
Want to go?
• WHAT: Castalia Quarry MetroPark, an Erie MetroParks venue offering recreational trails and a quarry home to more than 200 species.
• WHERE: 8404 Sandusky Clyde Road (Ohio 101)
• WHEN: Open 8 a.m. to dusk daily AMENITIES: It’s the only Erie MetroParks venue allowing mountain biking on trails.
There’s also an observation platform where people can view Put-in-Bay on a clear day.
Volunteers typically work on one major project each year to enhance Erie MetroParks’ offerings.
The group also constructed the Erie MetroBark Park, the county’s only off-leash dog park.
“They’ve contributed a lot,” Erie MetroParks commissioner Kurt Landefeld said.