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Upcoming Events & Programs

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Nature Journaling

December 10 at 1 - 3 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Experience nature through the seasons. We will record our observations in a journal of our own creation. You may want to bring a cam...
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Dog Hike

December 10 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring your best furry friend to the park for some exercise and socialization. We will hike the wooded trails of North Chagrin Reservation...
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Birds of Acacia

December 11 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna as we search for birds throughout Acacia Reservation’s ever-changing landscape. Bring binoculars, some a...
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Birds at the Overlook

December 11 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Winter is a time of bird abundance if you take the time to look. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on an adventure through the woods to ou...
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Winter at Acacia

December 13 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Join Naturalist Selby Majewski for a brisk walk through the park as we check off birds, winter weeds, and steps this morning.  ...
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The Full Cold Moon Stroll

December 14 at 8 - 9:45 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
December typically brings cold and clear nights. Joins us on a refreshing stroll on the Sylvan Trail and Overlook Trail enjoying the Cold...
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Euclid Creaks

December 15 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on a short hike through the floodplain of Euclid Creek. We will take the time to admire the sights and s...
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Winter Waterfalls Bus Tour

December 17 at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Winter and water usually do not go together, unless there is a waterfall. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder for a full day of water explor...
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Candlelit Hike and Caroling

December 17 at 6:30 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join us for the splendid tradition of hiking on a candlelit trail through the dark forest in near silence. After which, we’ll circle...
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Coyote Pep-Talk

December 18 at 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Coyotes have become an integral part of Northeast Ohio ecosystems. We will search for signs of coyotes while Naturalist Jake Kudrna dispe...
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Feed the Birds

December 18 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Hike to the overlook and attempt to feed chickadees from the palm of your hand. We’ll return to the nature center for hot chocolate....
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Hemlock Hike

December 18 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Join us for a hike through the Tinker's Creek floodplain. We’ll warm up as we hike through the woods and along the creek enjoying the cri...
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No Parents Needed

December 22 at 9 a.m. - noon or 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Kids will have a blast playing outside while parents get things done. We’ll hand feed chickadees, go for a hike, and play games. Sna...
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Christmas Eve Sunrise Hike

December 24 at 7:30 - 9 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Come and enjoy a crisp, fresh and quiet morning walk through a deep woods. Naturalist, Foster Brown will lead this hike along the Sylvan ...
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12,000 Step Program - Hike for Health

December 27 at 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Health professionals now recommend taking at least 12,000 steps a day to improve or maintain your health. Historical Interpreter Dou...
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Snow Camp

December 27 - 29 at 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder in the wintery weather building an outdoor shelter, hiking to feed the birds, making s’mores at a campfi...
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Winter Break Explorers

December 28 at 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Drop the kids off and let them discover all there is to do at South Chagrin in winter! We will go on a scavenger hunt, go sledding i...
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CanalWay Quick-Step

December 28 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak leads a short hike from CanalWay Center, down to the Lower 40 Loop Trail, and back into the warm welcom...
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Holiday Hike

December 29 at 2:30 - 4 P.M.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
We’ll meet at the center and head into the valley for one more hike in 2016.  
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Winter Hike Series

January 3 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Challenge yourself to hike every Tuesday in January. We’ll take a brisk walk on the trails of South Chagrin and learn that winter is not ...
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Winter Walk

January 4 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Moths, midges, and mantids. What do they have to do with winter? They are easily found in the meadow when the leaves of fall are gon...
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Cookies & Cocoa Snowshoe Hike

January 6 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Embrace winter by raising your heartbeat with an invigorating snowshoe hike. Learn snowshoeing basics including terminology, turning...
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Winter Woodland Hike

January 7 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Immerse yourself in the quiet of the forest in the winter. We will follow the boardwalk to admire the evergreen boughs of the histor...
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Birds of Acacia

January 8 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna as we search for birds throughout Acacia Reservation’s ever-changing landscape. Bring binoculars, some availa...
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Birds at the Overlook

January 8 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Winter is a time of bird abundance if you take time to look. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on an adventure through the woods to o...
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Acacia for the Young at Heart

January 9 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Slow down and enjoy a leisurely walk with Naturalist Natalie Schroder as we explore all that Acacia Reservation holds during this first m...
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Winter Hike Series

January 10 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Challenge yourself to hike every Tuesday in January. We’ll take a brisk walk on the trails of South Chagrin and learn that winter is...
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Euclid Creaks

January 12 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on a short hike through the floodplain of Euclid Creek. We will take the time to admire the sights and sounds...
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Kids Explore Deer

January 12 at 10 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin and explore deer at a curious child’s pace.  
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Family Friday Night: Spooky Owl Hike

January 13 at 7 - 8 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Take a walk through the dark woods in search of owls! These awesome and mysterious raptors will often call to one another on cold winter ...
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Sunrise Hike with Snowshoes

January 14 at 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
The peace experienced on early morning hikes is like no other. Join us on our first 2017 monthly hike through A.B. Williams Woods to...
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Nature Journaling

January 14 at 1 - 3 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Experience nature through the seasons. We will record our observations in a journal of our own creation. You may want to bring a camera. ...
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Dog Hike

January 14 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring your best furry friend to the park for some exercise and socialization. We will hike the wooded trails of North Chagrin Reserv...
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Snowshoe at the Castle

January 15 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
In the 1800’s, Feargus Squire began construction of Squire’s Castle. Join a naturalist for the opportunity to explore the valley he once ...
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Winter Hike Series

January 17 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Challenge yourself to hike every Tuesday in January. We’ll take a brisk walk on the trails of South Chagrin and learn that winter is...
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Moses Cleaveland Tree Hike

January 19 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
General Moses Cleaveland hit the mouth of the Cuyahoga River July 22, 1796, but he wasn’t the first one here! Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna...
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Winter Night along the Chagrin

January 20 at 8:15 - 10 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin for a walk along the Chagrin River under the cover of dark and winter. Terrain: 1.5 miles, mostly flat ...
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Owl HOOT-enanny

January 21 at 12-4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Whooooo do you hear calling in the night? Join us to discover the common to the not so common owls found in Northeast Ohio. Enjoy an afte...
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Snoga

January 22 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
What do you get when you combine snow and yoga? Snoga of course! Hike on snow-covered trails as you pause at scenic locations with c...
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Trailside Explorers

January 22 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
  Would you like to get outside more with your family in 2017? Join Naturalist Selby Majewski for a guided wander. This month we’ll ...
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Polliwog Preschool

January 23 - February 27
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Monday
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover nature in this drop-off program. Winter may be the time that many plants and animals are hib...
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Winter Hike Series

January 24 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Challenge yourself to hike every Tuesday in January. We’ll take a brisk walk on the trails of South Chagrin and learn that winter is not ...
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Cookies & Cocoa Snowshoe Hike

January 24 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Embrace winter by raising your heartbeat with an invigorating snowshoe hike. Learn snowshoeing basics including terminology, tu...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

January 25 at 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. or 1 - 2:15 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover all things snow and ice. We will have discovery time with experiments, a craft and go on a short ...
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Owls of Acacia

January 27 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Acacia Reservation is a prime urban oasis for a variety of birds, including owls. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder to hear what nigh...
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Fat Bike Race and Celebration

January 28 at 8:15 a.m. registration
Bedford Reservation
Registration opens December 15th   at 8:30 a.m. Join Cleveland Metroparks for the second annual Fat Bike Race and Celebration in Cle...
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Winter Hike Series

January 31 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Challenge yourself to hike every Tuesday in January. We’ll take a brisk walk on the trails of South Chagrin and learn that winter is...
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Ice Climbing Adventure (Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting January 31, 5:15 - 7:45 p.m. - Actual Trip February 4)

January 31 at Kendall Cliffs - Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting 5:15 - 7:45 p.m. - Actual Trip to Fenton, MI on February 4 (all day)
Garfield Park Reservation
An ice ax, harness, helmet and crampons could only mean one thing. It's time for an ice climbing adventure. Learn how to ice climb as we ...
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Ice Climbing Adventure (Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting January 31, 7:30 - 9:45 p.m. - Actual Trip February 4)

January 31 at Kendall Cliffs - Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting 7:30 - 9:45 p.m. - Actual Trip to Fenton, MI on February 4 (all day)
Garfield Park Reservation
An ice ax, harness, helmet and crampons could only mean one thing. It's time for an ice climbing adventure. Learn how to ice climb a...
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Cookies & Cocoa Snowshoe Hike

February 7 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Embrace winter by raising your heartbeat with an invigorating snowshoe hike. Learn snowshoeing basics including terminology, turning...
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Snoga

February 18 at 10:30 - noon
West Creek Reservation
What do you get when you combine snow and yoga? Snoga of course! Hike on snow-covered trails as you pause at scenic locations with c...
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Cross-Country Ski Alleghany State Park Trip

February 22 at Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting February 22, 6 - 9 p.m. Actual Trip March 3-5 (all day)
Bedford Reservation
PHONE REGISTRATION ONLY starting December 15: 216-341-1704 Join us on a weekend away where days are spent exploring Art Roscoe’s 20 ...
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Snoga

March 11 at 10:30 - noon
West Creek Reservation
What do you get when you combine snow and yoga? Snoga of course! Hike on snow-covered trails as you pause at scenic locations with c...
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