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Snowshoe Rentals

December 17, 2016 - March 31, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. every day
North Chagrin Reservation
Have you wanted to try using snowshoes but didn’t know where to rent them? North Chagrin Nature Center rents snowshoes in adult and ...
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Extreme Hiking - PROGRAM UPDATE: MEET AT BRECKSVILLE NATURE CENTER

February 25 at 9 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Get out of the house and into the woods! This extreme hike is one of the shorter ones, but the scenery is spectacular. Final distance wil...
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Nature Writing

February 25 at 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join writers Jenny Clark and Linda Tuthill as they prompt us to express our creative side through the wonders of natural history. Ta...
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Hikathon Mini

February 25 at 10 - 12:30 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Hikathon Mini Join Naturalist Marty Calabrese for a deep-woods hike. The Red Loop offers slopes and ravines with dramatic stream views th...
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Bedford Winter Walk

February 25 at 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bedford Reservation
Join a naturalist as we explore a unique and less traveled trail. This narrow path opens to reveal one of Bedford Reservation’s most...
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White Pine Hike

February 25 at 2 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Take a stroll through an ancient grove of Eastern White Pines and imagine what Ohio was like hundreds of years ago. This remnant stand of...
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Late Winter Walk

February 26 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Bradley Woods Reservation
Late Winter Walk Spring is just around the corner. We will search hopefully for sign of the season’s change on this fast-paced trek ...
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Beach and Forest Hike

February 26 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Huntington Reservation
Beach and Forest Hike The beach and surrounding forest provide a beautiful backdrop for a late-winter hike. Enjoy the scenery as we wind ...
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Hinckley Lake History Hike

February 26 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Join Historical Interpreter Beth Robb on a hike through time. We’ll hike a portion of the Hinckley Lake Loop Trail and learn the loc...
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Birds at the Overlook

February 26 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on an adventure through the woods to our legendary overlook where we have been hand feeding for almost 90 yea...
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Winter Walk

February 28 at 4 - 5 p.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
We’ll brave the winter weather and hopefully see some wildlife on our journey as the month of February ends. Garfield Park Reservati...
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Eagle Watch

March 4 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Naturalist Jenny McClain for an early spring hike in search of eagles, beaver and other wildlife activity.  Plateau Picnic Area
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Nature News Today

March 4 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature News Today Each month, join Naturalist Marty Calabrese on an all-ages hike with eyes fixed on the ephemeral. Get the latest s...
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March Forth

March 4 at noon - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin as we march forth on March 4 th . We’ll explore a habitat flanked by eastern hemlocks and another edged with...
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Waterbirds at Wildwood

March 5 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Spring waterfowl migration is still underway. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder on a survey of ducks, mergansers and other birds on t...
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Duck, Duck, Goose

March 5 at 10 a.m. - Noon
March is a great time to search for waterfowl. Ducks, geese, gulls and birds of prey can be spotted on the Cuyahoga River. Join in for a ...
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Harriet Keeler Hike

March 5 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Harriet Keeler was an inspiring individual to students and readers of her books during the late 1800’s-early 1900’s. We’ll learn abo...
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Spring Wildflowers 101

March 5 at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Consider this your personal wildflower primer! Spring flowers are a welcome distraction this time of year. We’ll discuss where to look, h...
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Nature Baby – Maple Sugaring

March 10 at 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Baby – Maple Sugaring The forest awaits you, so let’s get baby out to explore nature. Grab a baby backpack or carry your chil...
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Harriet Tubman Hike

March 10 at 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
On the day of Harriet Tubman’s birth, we’ll traverse the darkened forest of Bedford Reservation. On the trail we’ll discuss the importanc...
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Woodcock Watch

March 10 at 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Woodcocks are a secretive bird with a rather fantastic mating display. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder to learn about the special a...
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Sunrise Hike and Snowshoes

March 11 at 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown on this morning hike as we greet the sun. We will catch a glimpse of woodland early risers, and possibly han...
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Extreme Hiking

March 11 at 9 a.m. - noon
Hinckley Reservation
The buzzards will be returning very soon. Let’s hike to some of their favorite places in the reservation. Trail conditions could be ...
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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 certif...
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Nature Journaling

March 11 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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Hike Beneath the Moon

March 11 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
The moon is nearly full so let's take advantage of the light it will provide us along the trail.
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Birds of Acacia

March 12 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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Dog Walk

March 12 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Winter is coming to its end. It’s time to bring your four-legged friend and get out of your state of torpor as we search for signs of spr...
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Trailside Explorers

March 12 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Come outside on our monthly child-paced wander. This month, we discover the secrets of Squire’s Castle. We’ll explore this fascinati...
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Acacia for the Young at Heart

March 13 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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Hiking for the Young at Heart

March 14 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
We will try to squeeze in a cave visit and spot an eagle nest on this Tuesday morning hike. Join Naturalist Pam Taylor as we explore...
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Hump Day Hike

March 15 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Tired of being indoors? Come explore the field and forest in search of nature’s beauty. See majestic riverside cliffs, hear a nuthatch ca...
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Early Risers Walk

March 16 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
Mid-March is a great time to begin the search for spring ephemerals. We’ll skirt the edges of the wetland and watch for early rising...
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Early Risers Walk

March 17 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Bedford Reservation
Mid-March is a great time to begin the search for spring ephemerals. We will skirt the edges of Tinker’s Creek and watch for early rising...
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Family Friday Night: Maple Sugaring

March 17 at 6:30 - 8 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Have you ever tapped a tree? Join us to learn how maple syrup is created. We’ll experience every step of the process and attempt to ...
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Land Navigation 1

March 18 at 9 a.m. - noon
North Chagrin Reservation
Do you ever feel like your phone has become an extension of yourself? Come out and take a break from technology, and learn a new skill wi...
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The Novice Naturalist

March 18 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown to explore the world of nature. Each month will highlight an interesting topic revealing seasonal devel...
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Land Navigation 2

March 18 at 1 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Brush up on your map and compass skills with this intermediate course, which will delve more deeply into more complex compass skills, suc...
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Dog Hike

March 18 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring your best furry friend to the park for some exercise and socialization. Join Naturalist Jeff Riebe and Kira as we hike the woo...
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Viaduct Park History Hike

March 18 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Explore Viaduct Park with Historical Interpreter Karen Lakus. View The Great Falls of Tinker’s Creek and hear about the rich history of t...
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Sunday Morning Dog Walk

March 19 at 10 - 11 A.M.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
We’ll look for signs of green in the park as we stroll on the All-Purpose trail with our dogs on the last weekend of winter.  O...
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Spring Hike

March 20 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Enjoy a hike through the woodlands of Bedford Reservation as we celebrate the first day of spring. We’ll look for wildflowers, birds and ...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

March 22 at 10:30 -11:45 a.m.and 1 - 2:15 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
  Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover the longtime tradition of maple sugaring. We will have discovery time, a craft and go...
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Wednesday Walk

March 22 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Join us as we walk out to the overlook on Dike 14 where we’ll see the sun setting on the coast of Lake Erie. On our walk we’ll look for b...
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Urban Explorations: Burke Lakefront Airport

March 23 at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak to learn about the history and workings of Burke Lakefront Airport, and to tour the Internati...
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Woodcock Watch

March 24 at 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Woodcocks are a secretive bird with a rather fantastic mating display. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder to learn about the special adapta...
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Woodlands of Bedford: Spring Bird Walk

March 25 at 8 - 11 a.m.
Bedford Reservation
Enjoy early spring birding in beautiful Bedford Reservation with Fred Losi. Many different habitats will reveal new arrivals su...
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Scranton Road Peninsula Hop

March 25 at 10 a.m. - Noon
Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak walks, talks and bops about this oasis created under Hope (Memorial Bridge). It’ll be a “miled” hike wi...
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Ohio Women in Wilderness

March 25 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Ohio Women in Wilderness Celebrate Women’s History Month and enjoy the trails around the Rocky River Nature Center with this special...
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Buds Ready to Burst Hike

March 25 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Spring is here and tree buds are swelling and getting ready to unfold into delicate leaves. Join Naturalist Kathy Schmidt on a hike to id...
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BSA Merit Badge: Nature

March 25 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
BSA Merit Badge: Nature Calling all Boy Scouts! March unveils the blooms of maples, violets, and other harbingers of spring. Can oth...
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Spring into the Creek

March 26 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder in search of early spring migrants and wildflowers in the woods along Euclid Creek. Bring binoculars, so...
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Spring is Here Hike

March 26 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Spring is in the air so join Naturalist Kelly McGinnis for a hike on the Hinckley Lake Loop trail to look for signs of spring. ...
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Spring Break Explorers North

March 30 at 9 - 1 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Drop the kids off and let them celebrate spring with outdoor exploration! We’ll search for wildflowers, frogs and fun during a muddy morn...
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Urban Explorations: Flats Bridges

March 30 at 1 - 4 p.m.
Spend your afternoon hiking in the Flats with Historical Interpreter Doug Kusak. Cleveland’s a city of bridges and we plan to span t...
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Secret Salamanders

March 31 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Secret Salamanders Young children will love learning more about the shy, secretive salamander. We will hear a story, make a fun craft, an...
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Afternoon Outside: Beaver

March 31 at 6 - 7 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
We’ll discuss the strange adaptations of these mammals that live in our wetlands. We’ll make a craft and take a short hike to see th...
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Dog Walk

April 2 at 1 - 2 :30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Bring your four-legged friend for a hike through the woods in Brecksville. We will look for signs of spring while we hike.  Brecksvi...
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Egg Hunt

April 2 at 1 - 2 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Brush up on your egg-huntin’ skills as we check some of our best wetlands for the amphibian egg masses left by our slimy friends. &n...
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Amphibian Quest

April 2 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on a quest to see some of spring’s first amphibians. If the weather is favorable, we may hear treefrogs and...
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Dusk Happenings

April 2 at 6 - 8 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin as we explore what nature is up to this evening. We’ll start by exploring the Chagrin Valley but may ca...
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Acacia for the Young at Heart

April 3 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 spring. All ...
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Nature Baby

April 5 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Nature Baby The forest is awaiting you, so let’s get baby out to explore nature. Grab a baby backpack or just carry your child for a...
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Little Explorers: Leap Frog

April 6 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Leap Frog Bring your little explorer to leap and learn all about Ohio’s amphibians. We’ll have stories, crafts, and son...
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Bird Songs 101

April 8 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Bird Songs 101 Ever wonder what bird is singing in your backyard? Join Beth Whiteley as we learn the sounds of northeast Ohio’s most...
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Biohike: Nightlife

April 8 at 8 - 9 p.m.
Bradley Woods Reservation
Biohike: Nightlife Come experience the sights and sounds of nighttime. Join Naturalist Marty Calabrese for a flashlights-on walk in the p...
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Eco Engineers

April 9 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Eco Engineers Join Naturalist Lindsey Dukles on a walk near the lagoon. We will look for evidence of beavers in the environment they...
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Get Out...

April 9 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
…and get active. Join Naturalist Kelly McGinnis to explore the trails in Hinckley Reservation. Over the next months, we’ll hike all of th...
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Full Moon Hike

April 11 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Full Moon Hike Spring’s full moon will be greeted by the sounds of breeding amphibians. Join us for a walk around the wetlands of Ro...
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Discovering Nature: The Awakening Pond

April 13 at 4 - 4:30 p.m.
Bradley Woods Reservation
Discovering Nature: The Awakening Pond Join Naturalist Bev Walborn on an outdoor adventure just for preschoolers. We will explore around ...
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Hiking for the Young at Heart

April 18 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Hinckley Reservation
What a wonderful time of the year to hike in Hinckley Reservation. We’ll be welcomed by a stunning display of wildflowers.  Joh...
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Appalachian Trail Backpacking Trip

April 20 - 27 at Mandatory Pre-Trip meetings April 20, 6 - 9 p.m. AND April 27, 6 - 8 p.m. Actual Trip May 4 - 7 (all day)
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
CanalWay Center, Mandatory Pre-Trip meetings April 20, 6 - 9 p.m. AND April 27, 6 - 8 p.m.  Actual Trip May 4 - 7 (all day) Grab you...
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Remains to be Seen

April 21 at 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Travel back in time to when the Berea Quarries were a booming business. Join Naturalists Beth Robb and Kathy Schmidt to search for t...
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Spring at Whipp's Ledges

April 22 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Join Naturalist Jenny McClain for a rugged hike through Whipp’s Ledges. We’ll look for spring wildflowers and their pollinators as we enj...
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Woodland Wildflowers

April 22 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Woodland Wildflowers Join Naturalist Beth Whiteley for a relaxing walk through the woods in search of early blooming wildflowers. 10...
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Remains to be Seen

April 22 at 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Travel back in time to when the Berea Quarries were a booming business. Join Naturalists Sharon Hosko and Kathy Schmidt to search for the...
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Yoga and Hike

April 25 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Hike and pause at scenic locations with certified yoga instructor, Kim Scott Sowinski. This unique technique allows you to reduce ch...
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Wildflowers at Worden's

April 25 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
The carvings at behind Worden’s Homestead are fascinating and the spring wildflowers make this area spectacular. Join Naturalist Kelly Mc...
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Extreme Hiking

April 29 at 9 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
April showers bring, well…wet hikers! Let’s hit the trails in search of spring wildflowers. This hike is more walk than talk but we ...
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Wildflower Walk

April 29 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Join a naturalist to see the best in bloom this weekend. Spring wildflowers change daily and it’s always exciting to see what has just op...
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Inter-Urban Railway History & Hike

April 30 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Inter-Urban Railways were once a major mode of transportation in Ohio. Join us on a short hike to learn about their importance and s...
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Spring Wildflower Bus Tour

May 6 at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
Visit three of the best locations within Cleveland Metroparks to view spring wildflowers. We will walk on trails that bring us to lovely ...
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Healthy Planet, Healthy People 5K Run/Walk

June 3 at
8 a.m. - Registration
9 a.m. - 5k Run/Walk
Rocky River Reservation
Celebrate your health on National Trails Day, while supporting Cleveland Metroparks programs at Rocky River Nature Center, with this...
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Party at the Pond

June 4 at 1 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Celebrate the wonders and life around North Chagrin Nature Center. Check out birds through a spotting scope, explore what lives under the...
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Nature at Night

September 16 at 5 - 10 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Most of the animal life that calls Northeast Ohio home awakes with the setting sun. Join us for this celebration of  Nature at ...
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Festival of Trees

September 23 at 1 - 4 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Pawpaws, persimmons, walnuts, oaks and even chestnuts! These trees have been a part of our nations cultural history for generations....
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