The severe thunderstorms that swept through the area last week still have residents working hard to clean up the damage.
In Wilmot, located in Stark County they too have felt the sting of the storms that pushed through northern Ohio Wednesday of last week.
The Wilderness Center has been hard at work clearing heavily damaged trees from trails making it safe to, once again, hike the wilderness.
"The storm destroyed large sections of its old growth and mature forest and forced the closings of all of our trails at one time for safety reasons. Sections of the center are very tangled and dangerous" Says Vicki Shoenfelt, Marketing Director for The Wilderness center.
She says "The reason for this (Trails being closed) is there are dozens of "widow makers" in the forest and "widow makers" is a term terms that foresters use for trees or branches that can suddenly and unexpectedly fall and injure people."
Shoenfelt tells AkronNewsNow.com that a storm of this magnitude has never ever passed through the Wilmot area doing this kind of damage, destroying trees over 300 years old.
The Wilderness Center has received many offers for volunteer assistance and will likely mount a volunteer effort when the situation is stabilized.
People wishing to help fund the cleanup may contribute to trail and bridge repair by visiting www.wildernesscenter.org.