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Daffodils planted in the 1930s will be near peak bloom in Summit Co. this weekend

Posted: 1:43 PM, Apr 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-23 14:11:45-04

RICHFIELD, Ohio — Walk among thousands of daffodils that will be at or near peak bloom this weekend and through the better half of next week at the Furnace Metro Park in Summit County.

Take a stroll through more than 40,000 daffodils along the H.S. Wagner Daffodil Trail at Furnace Run Metro Park, 3100 Brush Road in Richfield.

The 0.6-mile trail is rated as "easy." Along the trail, there will be a small clearing where a variety of daffodils are labeled and planted in a garden.

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In the late 1930s, thousands of daffodils were planted by Harold S. Wagner, the first director-secretary of Metro Parks, who owned the land off Brush Road and planted the first bulbs along the trail that visitors see today.

The Summit Metro Parks says parking is limited in the gravel lot at Furnace Metro Park. Visitors are encouraged to be patient and go on weekdays before 4 p.m.

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