Summit Metro Parks We're Your Back Yard

Programs & Events

Program & Events Calendar

To join a virtual program, visit www.zoom.com and enter the Zoom meeting ID.

Summit Metro Parks staff can adapt many programs to be accessible to anyone who would like to participate. Please make the request at the time of registration and/or at least 72 hours prior to the program. Contact us at 330-865-8065.

On the rare occasion of a program cancelation or change, please visit us on social media to see the latest information.

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Leaf Icon Monday, May 01, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, May 01, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WARBLER WARM-UP


Join a naturalist as we get ready for warbler season and the Biggest Week in American Birding! We will review the basics of warbler identification and other important tidbits about our feathered friends. There will be several specimens preserved by taxidermy to provide a bird's eye view of the many species that will be migrating through in the coming weeks. This program is designed for all levels of birding experience. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Tuesday, May 02, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

NATURE-MINDED: POETRY


Connect with yourself, each other and the natural world through poetry. We will read and discuss a nature-themed poem, followed by a short mindfulness hike. WH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, May 02, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Join our interpretive artist for an entertaining lesson in nature drawing. Bring a sketchbook, pencil and a sense of humor. Beginners are welcome. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/26: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, May 03, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Join our interpretive artist for an entertaining lesson in nature drawing. Bring a sketchbook, pencil and a sense of humor. Beginners are welcome. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/26: 330-865-8065. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, May 03, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, May 03, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Join our interpretive artist for this entertaining virtual lesson in nature drawing. No experience is necessary; all you need are pencils, paper and a sense of humor. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/26: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, May 04, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Join our interpretive artist for an entertaining lesson in nature drawing. Bring a sketchbook, pencil and a sense of humor. Beginners are welcome. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/26: 330-865-8065. SLNC

Leaf Icon Thursday, May 04, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, May 04, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

GOOD GARDEN TALKS: HEALTHY GARDEN SOIL & COMPOST


Join us in collaboration with Let’s Grow Akron and OSU Extension to learn about building healthy soil and using organic waste materials. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held indoors. SLNC

Leaf Icon Friday, May 05, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

SPRING NATURE TALES


Young children and their adult companions can celebrate spring in an interactive, spring-themed story time. Make it a fun, family-friendly morning by exploring the park or visiting the nature play area after the program. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, May 06, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

BACKYARD BIRD BASICS


Learn how to properly care for bird feeders and bird baths to keep our feathered friends happy, healthy, and visiting your backyard frequently. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Saturday, May 06, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

HIKE UP TO CALM DOWN


Join a naturalist as we hike the challenging 3.2-mile Adams Run Trail. We will take breaks along the way to talk about how being in nature can naturally reduce stress and how to bring more calmness into our daily lives. HH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Sunday, May 07, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: STORYBOOK TRAIL


Have fun exploring with a self-guided story trail based on the book “Toad.” Look for it along Rock Creek Trail between May 7 through May 28. FR/Brushwood

Leaf Icon Sunday, May 07, 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

BIGGEST WEEK BIRD WALK


Happy Biggest Week in American Birding! Hike with a naturalist to spot neotropical migrants on their journeys north. Along the way, discover how bird lovers can better support our avian friends at home. Please bring binoculars and a bird guide. CV/Valley View

Leaf Icon Sunday, May 07, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

SMP CYCLING CLUB


Join us on this bi-monthly bike ride as we pedal along and explore the Towpath Trail. This will be a 10-mile, casually paced (10-12 mph), out and back ride. Please bring your own helmet and bicycle. Helmets are required to participate. SLNC

Leaf Icon Sunday, May 07, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS


Join our interpretive artist for this entertaining lesson in nature drawing for kids ages 6 to 12. All materials will be provided. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/27: 330-865-8065. FASN

Leaf Icon Sunday, May 07, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS


Join our interpretive artist for this entertaining virtual lesson in nature drawing for kids ages 6 to12. All you need is a pencil and paper. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registration. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 4/27: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, May 08, 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

WANDERING FOR WARBLERS DAY TRIP


Join park naturalists for an all-day exploration of the Warbler Capital of the World during the Biggest Week in American Birding. The tour bus will depart F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm at 6 a.m. for the famed Magee Marsh and other birding hotspots, returning at 6 p.m. Be prepared for extensive walking on boardwalks and trails. Dress for variable weather conditions. Pack lunch, beverages, snacks, binoculars and a camera. Cost: $75 per person. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 4/20: Register here. FASN

Leaf Icon Monday, May 08, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, May 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NATURE JOURNALING FOR ADULTS


Join our interpretive artist for an inspiring lesson in nature journaling as a technique for practicing mindfulness and wellness. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/3: 330-865-8065. FASN

Leaf Icon Wednesday, May 10, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE JOURNALING FOR ADULTS


Join our interpretive artist for an inspiring virtual lesson in nature journaling as a technique for practicing mindfulness and wellness. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/3: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, May 10, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

KIDS' FISHING


Kids ages 15 and younger can learn the basics of fishing, then drop a line in Summit Lake. Some rods and reels will be available for use. Bait is provided. Adults must be there to supervise their children and if they want to fish, must have a current Ohio fishing license. SLNC

Leaf Icon Thursday, May 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NATURE COLLAGE


Let's make a beautiful nature-inspired collage using recycled paper! Join our interpretive artist at the beautiful Liberty Park Nature Center for this easy, fun lesson. All materials will be provided. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/5: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, May 11, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

LIL' SPROUTS


This biweekly program is designed to engage children ages 3 to 5 and an accompanying adult in the wonderful world of gardening. Each class builds upon the last and will be centered around what’s happening in the garden at that time. Adults are asked to actively participate with children during the program. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/4: 330-865-8065. SLNC

Leaf Icon Thursday, May 11, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, May 11, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE COLLAGE


Let's make a beautiful nature-inspired collage using recycled paper! Join our interpretive artist for this easy, fun lesson. A list of materials and a Zoom invite will be emailed after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/5: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, May 11, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

HERON OPEN HOUSE


Join a naturalist to observe the nesting behaviors of the great blue heron, one of Ohio’s largest birds. Stop by between 4 and 6 p.m. to use our binoculars and spotting scopes to get an up-close look. Meet at the Bath Road Heronry on Bath Rd., between Riverview and Akron-Peninsula roads in Akron. Bath Road Heronry: , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, May 12, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MOTHER'S DAY CARD MAKING


Pop over to make a nature-themed Mother's Day card. All ages welcome. FASN/Seneca Deck

Leaf Icon Saturday, May 13, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

BIRD NERDS: WARBLERS


In this month's edition of Bird Nerds, we'll ditch the inside presentation and spend as much time on the trails as possible. Bring your binoculars to practice identifying warblers as we discover their natural history.  F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Saturday, May 13, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

SPECIAL NEEDS FISHING DERBY


Trophies will be awarded for the three largest fish caught. Only adults and children with special needs will be permitted to fish. Please bring fishing gear. A limited number of rods and reels will be available for use during the derby, and bait will be supplied. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lunch if fishing the entire day. Presented by Wayside Furniture with support from Goodyear Hunting and Fishing Club.  F/Little Turtle Pond

Leaf Icon Saturday, May 13, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

WILD NEIGHBORS: THE BLACK BEAR


Once gone from our state, the black bear has made a comeback in Ohio. A brief introduction and hike along Black Bear Trail will provide some insight about this resilient, but still endangered, native species. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Saturday, May 13, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

CANAL STROLL: WOLF CREEK


Take a walk along the Towpath Trail and step back in time to experience life in an 1850s canal town. You'll meet a special character from the past. TT/Wolf Creek

Leaf Icon Sunday, May 14, 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

MOTHER'S DAY 5K


Register for the 12th annual Mother's Day 5K in Munroe Falls Metro Park, presented by Buckingham. Run, jog or walk to celebrate mom during along this stroller-friendly course. This chip-timed race travels twice around the scenic Munroe Falls Lake. Proceeds benefit the Summit Metro Parks Foundation. Learn more and register: bit.ly/smpMD5K ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONLINE 1/1: Register here. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Sunday, May 14, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

BIRDING WITH MOM


Treat your mother on this special day by taking her birding along the 1.1-mile Redwing Trail. Coffee and tea will be available after the hike. Don't forget your binoculars! F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Sunday, May 14, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

TENT CAMPING OPEN HOUSE


Before camping season kicks off, stop by and learn the basics of camping through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Practice pitching a tent, selecting proper clothing for weather conditions and playing some campfire games. Meet in the auditorium. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Monday, May 15, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, May 17, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, May 18, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, May 18, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

GOOD GARDEN TALKS: PLANT SWAP


Join us to swap some plants! These can be cuttings from plants in your yard or freshly grown from seed. Plants should be labeled by name and contained in pots. Vegetables and herbs are preferred, but all plants are welcome! All are encouraged to attend, even without plants to share. Program will be moved indoors in case of poor weather. GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Friday, May 19, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

SENIOR SAUNTER


Whether you're a senior by age or just want to appreciate the outdoors at a leisurely pace, join us for a stroll as we enjoy nature in late spring. Bring a mug and enjoy a beverage and more nature conversation afterward. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Friday, May 19, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

CAMPFIRE COOKING: PIE IRONS!


Try your hand at cooking with a pie iron over a campfire! We'll be demonstrating techniques and sharing recipes for this easy method to create delicious meals and desserts. Help us cook, then taste the results (while supplies last). LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Friday, May 19, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

MINDFUL MOVEMENT YOGA


Join a certified yoga instructor and naturalist for a nature-inspired yoga class with an emphasis on gentle movement, breathing and mindfulness. This class is suitable for all levels of yoga experience and will be slow to moderately paced. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring drinking water and a yoga mat and/or towel. The class will be held outdoors if weather permits. FASN

Leaf Icon Friday, May 19, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL: GROW A WILD BACK YARD


Join Summit Metro Parks biologists online for a presentation highlighting the Wild Back Yards initiative. We’ll explore the incredible world of native plants and the vital role they play in sustaining our planet’s biodiversity, discover how to begin transitioning your greenspace into a Wild Back Yard, learn the benefits of invasive species removal, invite participation in the Grow a Wild Back Yard program and more! Be sure to put your new knowledge and appreciation for native plants to use at the Native Plant Festival on May 20, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Munroe Falls Metro Park. Zoom meeting ID: 854 4474 2001 : , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, May 19, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

FRIDAY NIGHT FROGS


Spend the evening exploring the wet, wooded and wild habitat frogs call home. We'll study these creatures by sight and by sound, so don't forget your flashlight. CV/Valley View

Leaf Icon Saturday, May 20, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

INVITING BIODIVERSITY TO YOUR BACK YARD


What do butterflies, birds, fireflies and even salamanders have in common? They all need food, water, shelter and space to thrive. We’ll discuss best practices to turn your back yard, however large or small, into a well-rounded wildlife oasis for a variety of beloved native animals using a combination of native plants and wildlife-friendly features. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Saturday, May 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

BACKYARD BIRD BUFFET


Birdseed is not the only way to feed your backyard birds! Did you know it takes over 6,000 caterpillars to feed one clutch of chickadees? Join a naturalist to discover how native plants can attract delicious insects to your backyard and which make the best host plants for a diverse backyard bird buffet!  MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Saturday, May 20, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

BIRDS, BUGS & BOTANY


Take a walk on the wild side and investigate the intersection of birds, bugs and botany. We'll hike a section of Indian Spring Trail in search of the food web at work, while discovering how native plants bring a bit of the wild to your own back yard. Meet at Indian Spring Trailhead. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Sunday, May 21, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

SMP CYCLING CLUB


Join us on this bi-monthly bike ride as we pedal along and explore the Towpath Trail. This will be a 10-mile, casually paced (10-12 mph), out and back ride. Please bring your own helmet and bicycle. Helmets are required to participate. SLNC

Leaf Icon Sunday, May 21, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

NOISY SPRING: RACHEL CARSON HIKE


Join a naturalist and enjoy a spring hike along Spring Hollow. As we hike, we'll celebrate Rachel Carson's role in promoting better environmental stewardship! HH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Sunday, May 21, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

BUTTERFLY DEFENSES WITH DR. GLENN CRISLER II


Admired near and far, butterflies are treasured for their beauty and grace, but frequently use camouflage, speed, poison and many more mechanisms to protect themselves. Butterflies are anything but defenseless! Join amateur lepidopterist and analytical chemist Dr. Glenn Crisler II to discover how these insects have developed a wide range of physical and behavioral adaptations to increase their odds of survival. This talk will feature butterflies of the Eastern United States and include a hike to search for butterflies in action. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Sunday, May 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

THE MYSTERIOUS BARN OWL


Mystery and intrigue surround the illusive barn owl. Its spooky "scream" haunts barns and old buildings. Once found in 84 Ohio counties, it is now one of the state's threatened species. Join a naturalist to learn more about this amazing bird and the efforts to increase its Ohio populations.  LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Monday, May 22, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, May 23, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

GREATER AKRON AUDUBON SOCIETY: LEAPING FOR BIODIVERSITY


Greater Akron Audubon Society invites everyone to hear Judy Semroc’s message that honors the legacy of SMP naturalist Bert Szabo. She’ll convey the vision that Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership (LEAP) has for Northeast Ohio and will detail the top priorities that we should take to sustain the biological diversity of plants and wildlife so that our own health and quality of life are preserved. The conservation of nature is a great investment and a legacy for all! Meet in Himelright Lodge.  CV/Valley View

Leaf Icon Tuesday, May 23, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MUSIC IN THE PARK


Enjoy a performance by the Metro Parks Ensemble to welcome the concert season! Please bring your own chairs and blankets, and a picnic if you prefer. If it rains, the concert will be held indoors.  GYH/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Wednesday, May 24, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

KINDEREALM: GARDENS


Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions can join us to dig down in the dirt and explore how seeds and plants grow in the garden. The program includes a gardening activity. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/18: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Wednesday, May 24, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SWALLOW SWARM


Have you ever seen a bird dig before? Bank swallows do! Join a naturalist to see them as they return and learn about their unique behaviors! CV/Overlook

Leaf Icon Wednesday, May 24, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MEET ME IN THE GARDEN: LOVE OF ORCHIDS


Phalaenopsis orchids are one of the most popular orchids and are surprisingly easy to care for. This plant will bring grace and elegance to any room! Learn how to integrate them into your home from Steve Rusov, a Summit County Master Gardener. FASN/Visitors Center

Leaf Icon Thursday, May 25, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

LIL' SPROUTS


This biweekly program is designed to engage children ages 3 to 5 and an accompanying adult in the wonderful world of gardening. Each class builds upon the last and will be centered around what’s happening in the garden at that time. Adults are asked to actively participate with children during the program. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/4: 330-865-8065. SLNC

Leaf Icon Thursday, May 25, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

HOMESCHOOLERS: GROWING GREEN GARDENS


Homeschoolers ages 7 to 14: Join a naturalist to learn all about plants! We’ll focus on fruits and vegetables we can grow, as well as native plants that are important to many of the critters that call our gardens home. Dress for a mess and prepare to plant, harvest and eat delicious produce! ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/17: 330-865-8065. SLNC

Leaf Icon Thursday, May 25, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, May 25, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

HOMESCHOOLERS: GROWING GREEN GARDENS


Homeschoolers ages 7 to 14: Join a naturalist to learn all about plants! We’ll focus on fruits and vegetables we can grow, as well as native plants that are important to many of the critters that call our gardens home. Dress for a mess and prepare to plant, harvest and eat delicious produce! ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/17: 330-865-8065. SLNC

Leaf Icon Friday, May 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

KINDEREALM: GARDENS


Children ages 3 to 6 and their adult companions can join us to dig down in the dirt and explore how seeds and plants grow up in the garden. The program includes a gardening activity. Please make other arrangements for younger children unable to remain in infant seats or strollers. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/18: 330-865-8065. SLNC

Leaf Icon Friday, May 26, 4:00 PM - 11:00 AM

TENT CAMPING FOR WOMEN


Girls and women 14 and older are invited to join naturalists for a fun and relaxing overnight tent camping experience. We’ll be hiking, cooking, crafting and fishing as a group. Please bring your own camping equipment, including sleeping gear, toiletries, snacks and a chair. No gear? No problem! Request a free camping kit with essentials during registration, available while supplies last. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/5: 330-865-8065. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Friday, May 26, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

TRY IT: KAYAKING


Join us to try kayaking! Stop by during this open house to explore this sport and try maneuvering out on the water in a relaxed atmosphere. For ages 13 and older; minors must be accompanied by an adult participant. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. We suggest wearing clothes that can get wet and bringing water, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. Space is limited, kayaks available on a first-come, first-served basis. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Saturday, May 27, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

SPRING BIRD WALK


Birders of all experience levels can join a naturalist for a spring bird walk at this park, designated an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. Binoculars are recommended. DLQ

Leaf Icon Saturday, May 27, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

SPA-RIFIC GOODS


Life is full of stressors, so treat yourself to some relaxation! Discover how easy it is to create your own spa goods at home using herbs. Participants will be able to make and take sample products like bath bombs, bath bags and scrubs to make any day at home feel like a spa day. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 5/19: 330-865-8065. SLNC

Leaf Icon Saturday, May 27, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

GONE FISHING


Kids ages 15 and younger can learn the basics of fishing, then drop a line and see what they can catch. Some rods and reels will be available for use. Bait is provided. Adults must supervise their children and must have a current Ohio fishing license if they want to fish. MF/Lake Area

Leaf Icon Sunday, May 28, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

KIDS' FISHING OPEN HOUSE


Kids ages 15 and younger can learn the basics of fishing and drop a line in Summit Lake. Some rods and reels will be available for use. Bait is provided. Adults must supervise their children and must have a valid Ohio fishing license if they would like to fish as well. SLNC

Leaf Icon Wednesday, May 31, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

BUG HUNT FOR KIDS


Join a naturalist to explore the insect world up close and personal! Supplies will be provided, but be sure to bring your curiosity. CV/Valley View