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West Creek Night Hike: Raptors

June 29 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Join a naturalist for an evening hike around West Creek to spot local flying predators! Look to the sky to see how many of these mag...
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Firefly Safari

June 29 at 8 - 9 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder in search of fireflies while discovering some fun facts about these incredible insects. Nets and bug jar...
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On the Edge of Lake Erie Hike

July 1 at 8 - 9 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Join Naturalist Wendy Weirich for a closer look at the former Dike 14 property now called the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. 8...
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12,000 Step Program - Hike for Health

July 2 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 Doug Kus...
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Dog Hike

July 2 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring your best furry friend to the park for exercise and socialization. We will hike the wooded trails of the reservation. All dogs...
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Holiday Hike

July 2 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Let's get out and stretch our legs this holiday weekend. We'll travel along the Canal and Cuyahoga River north to the overlook as we enjo...
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Looking Under Logs

July 2 at 1 - 2 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Even though it can’t always be seen, lots of natural activity takes place underneath a rotting log. Many of nature’s most important ...
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Red, White & Blue Hike

July 3 at 12-1:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Celebrate your country by taking to the trails in search of our national colors.   We will look for cardinals, bluebirds, white-fizz...
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Bunns Lake Hike

July 3 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Bradley Woods Reservation
Bunns Lake Hike Explore the summer wildlife along Bunns Lake Trail. We’ll search out animals like waterfowl, frogs, turtles, and mor...
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Get Out...

July 3 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
…and get active. Join Naturalist Kelly McGinnis on the trails. Over the next several months, we’ll add more distance to this hiking series.
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Monarch Walk

July 3 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Monarchs have returned and are being seen nectaring on many of our summer blooms. Search the fields and meadows with Naturalist Nata...
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Summer Celebration Hike

July 4 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Summer Celebration Hike Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a heart healthy hike through the rich forests of Rocky River Reservation. Part ...
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Hiking for the Young at Heart

July 5 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
There is no better way to celebrate National Trails Day than on an extra-long hike. Plan to hike a variety of trail surfaces and bri...
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Kelly's Island Paddling Campout (Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting July 5, 6 - 9 p.m. Actual Trip: July 15, 1 p.m. - 17, 7 p.m.)

July 5 at Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting July 5, 6 - 9 p.m. Actual Trip July 15, 1 p.m. - 17, 7 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Looking to expand your paddling experiences and explore different horizons and shores? Enjoy a weekend on the water with fellow paddlers ...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

July 6 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover some slithering friends through discovery time, a craft and hike. Register by phone by July ...
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Prairie Drop-In

July 9 at 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Stop by to see what is in bloom. Naturalist Kathy Schmidt will be there to identify plants and share pioneer and Indian uses of those pla...
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Teddy Bear Day

July 9 at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Celebrate Teddy Bear Picnic day with us. Pack a lunch, blanket and your favorite teddy bear and come to the beach. We will enjoy a r...
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Nature Journaling

July 9 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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The Novice Naturalist

July 9 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
It’s a great month to observe turtles sunning themselves around Sunset Pond and Sanctuary Marsh. Join Naturalist Foster Brown as we ...
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Birds of Acacia

July 10 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna as we search for nesting birds throughout the reservation’s ever-changing landscape. Bring binoculars; some a...
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Garfield Park Dog Walk

July 10 at 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
Stroll the All Purpose Trail loop with your pup. Dogs must be leashed and waste picked up. Walkers without dogs are also welcome. Ga...
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Family Creek Climb

July 10 at 1 - 4 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
What lives in Sulphur Springs Creek? Let’s spend the afternoon exploring and getting dirty. Join Naturalist Selby Majewski as we hike to ...
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Useful Plants

July 10 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Useful Plants Lots of Ohio plants have practical uses. Learn about folk remedies, medicinal values, and interesting uses of some of ...
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Bedford History Hike

July 10 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
View The Great Falls of Tinker’s Creek and explore Viaduct Park with Historical Interpreter Karen Lakus. Then walk to the Bedford Histori...
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Yoga and Hike

July 12 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Hike and pause at scenic locations with certified yoga instructor, Kim Scott Sowinski, on the last Tuesday of the month through Sept...
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West Creek Night Hike: Birds

July 13 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Take an evening stroll to watch bird behavior change as dusk settles upon the meadow and wooded valley. Monarch Bluff Picnic Area  
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Bug Bonanza

July 14 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Bug Bonanza Explore the meadows in search of nature’s little critters that call it home. Learn why bugs are valuable, necessary memb...
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Naturalist at the Marsh

July 14 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Stop by Sanctuary Marsh during your evening walk around the nature center. Naturalist Carly Martin will be on hand to discover the life a...
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Log Flipping

July 14 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Mark Warman to uncover the living world beneath logs in the woods. These microcosms of vibrant life are sure to surp...
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Naturalist by the Creek

July 15 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Stop by and discover what Naturalist Melanie Wheeler has on hand as you enjoy the trails and playground near Euclid Creek. This is a grea...
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Woodlands of Bedford: Summer Sagamore Creek Walk

July 16 at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Enjoy a slow exploration of this cool, rocky creek with Fred Losi. We’ll travel directly in the stream, exploring features such as a...
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Drop In: Crayfish

July 16 at noon - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Explore the world of these amazing freshwater crustaceans. Learn how they spend their lives underwater, the different parts of a crayfish...
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Wilderness Skills: Useful Plants

July 16 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Hike through field and forest with Naturalist Kathy Schmidt to learn about plants that can be used in a variety of ways.
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Biohike: The Winged

July 16 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Biohike: The Winged Join Naturalist Marty Calabrese for an airborne search of the wildlife area. From butterflies to birds, we’ll spy win...
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Birding the Banks of Euclid Creek

July 17 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on the banks of the creek searching for woodpeckers, catbirds and sandpipers.
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Insects Galore

July 17 at 1 - 5 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Let’s celebrate the wonderful world of bugs! Meet cool critters from around the world, migrate to Mexico as a monarch butterfly, and see ...
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Acacia for the Young at Heart

July 18 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Slow down and enjoy a leisurely walk with Naturalist Natalie Schroder as we explore all that this newer reservation holds during the...
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Huntington Rocks

July 19 at 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Huntington Reservation
Huntington Rocks The rocks at Huntington will be the stars as we explore the geology of Huntington Reservation. Shales, granite and old b...
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The Full Thunder Moon Stroll

July 19 at 9:30 - 10:45 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Foster Brown as he leads you on this first full month of summer. July is known for rolling thunder as rainstorms mov...
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Nature Baby

July 20 at 10:30 - 11:30 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 walk ...
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Sprouts: Growing Kids and Wonder, Naturally

July 20 at 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover some slithering friends through discovery time, a craft and hike. Register by phone by July ...
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Yoga and Hike

July 21 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Hike and pause at scenic locations with certified yoga instructor, Kim Scott Sowinski, on the last Tuesday of the month through September...
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Family Friday Night: Spider Hunt

July 22 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Take an evening hike to the streamside in search of one of Ohio’s largest spiders, the chocolate brown fishing spider. Naturalist Je...
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The American Beaver

July 22 at 7 - 9 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
The beaver is not only an architect in nature, it also played an important role in the history of the United States. Learn about this int...
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Beat the Heat Dog Walk

July 23 at 7:30-9 a.m.
West Creek Reservation
Let’s hit the trail with our furry friends early today so we can relax in the shade later. Discover some spectacular summer wildflow...
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Emerald Necklace Hikers

July 23 at 10 a.m. - noon
Bradley Woods Reservation
Don't feel comfortable navigating the trails on your own? Join this monthly hike to explore the Emerald Necklace, get some exercise and e...
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Dog Hike

July 23 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Acacia Reservation
Bring your best furry friend to the park for some exercise and socialization. We will hike the rolling terrain of Acacia Reservation...
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Invertebrate Investigation

July 23 at 11 a.m. - noon
Brecksville Reservation
Join Naturalist Joel Kavaras for a short hike where we will showcase the various invertebrates that crawl, slither, and fly through the s...
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Butterflies: Wings by Day

July 23 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Search for our diurnal scaly-winged insects as we explore the world of butterflies. Wear long pants, bring a water bottle and insect...
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Moths: Wings by Night

July 23 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Discover more about the butterflies’ nocturnal cousins. We will search light and bait traps to see the diversity of moths we catch.  
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Early Morning Creek Climb and Breakfast

July 24 at 8 - 10 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join a naturalist for an early morning summer adventure. We'll explore the history and natural history of Sulphur Springs Creek by l...
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Birding the Mouth of Euclid Creek

July 24 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder at the mouth of Euclid Creek in search of waterfowl, kingfishers and cave swallows.
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Underwater Bugs

July 24 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Andrew Mularo on the banks of the Chagrin River to discover the wonderful world of aquatic invertebrates. Participan...
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Monarch Walk

July 24 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Monarchs have returned and are being seen nectaring on many of our summer blooms. Search the fields and meadows with Naturalist Natalie S...
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Yoga and Hike

July 26 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Hike and pause at scenic locations with certified yoga instructor, Kim Scott Sowinski, on the last Tuesday of the month through Sept...
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Firefly Safari

July 26 at 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder in search of fireflies while discovering some fun facts about these incredible insects. Nets and bug jar...
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West Creek Night Hike: Flies

July 27 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
What do butter, dragon, and fire all have in common? They’re all types of flies! Come walk West Creek Reservation with Naturalist Pa...
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Dog Days of Summer Hike

July 29 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Dog Days of Summer Hike Bring your canine companion and join other dog lovers for a stroll through the woods around the nature center. Do...
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Neighborhood Picnic in the Park

July 29 at 11:30-2:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Bring your family and a picnic lunch, and we’ll provide the fun! Get everyone active with some fun animal-theme games, and go on a n...
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Moth Night Out

July 29 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
 Join us for a "Moth Night Out" to observe these nocturnal creatures at our light and bait traps.  
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West Creek Wildflower Walk

July 30 at 9:30-11 a.m.
West Creek Reservation
Observe and learn more about the native, perennial plants in West Creek’s restored meadow. Many of these plants are in their third y...
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Hemlock Hike

July 30 at 2 - 3 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Join us for a hike through the Tinker's Creek floodplain. We’ll hike through the woods and along the creek looking for local flora and fa...
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West Creek Night Hike

August 3 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Enjoy an evening walk to explore the fields, forests and brooks of West Creek using all of your senses. A spirit for adventure is th...
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Beginner Backpacking Trip (Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting August 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Actual Trip: August 12 - 13)

August 3 at Mandatory Pre-trip Meeting August 3, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m (Actual Trip: August 12, 4 p.m. - August 13, Noon)
If you have ever wanted to go backpacking but were nervous about going to the bathroom in the woods, this is the trip for you. Join us fo...
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Hike n’ Chalk

August 4 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Hike n’ Chalk Let’s hit the trails in search of wildlife then return to the nature center to make a chalk drawing of our favorite fi...
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Little Explorers: Rocky River

August 4 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Little Explorers: Rocky River Bring your little explorer to learn about the Rocky River and all the animals that depend on its water. We ...
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Spider Safari

August 6 at 10-11:30 a.m.
West Creek Reservation
We will be on the lookout for weavers, jumpers and “wolves”. Join us on a spider safari and discover something new about these impor...
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Get Out...

August 7 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
…and get active. Join Naturalist Kelly McGinnis on the trails. Over the next several months, we’ll add more distance to this hiking series.
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Future Scientists 101

August 7 at 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Future Scientists 101 Bring your future scientist to get a taste of what it is like to be a biologist for a day. We will be learning...
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Discovering Nature: Creek Stomp

August 9 at 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Huntington Reservation
Discovering Nature: Creek Stomp Join Naturalist Bev Walborn on an outdoor adventure just for preschoolers. We will explore and stomp in P...
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Yoga and Hike

August 9 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Hike and pause at scenic locations with certified yoga instructor, Kim Scott Sowinski, on the last Tuesday of the month through Sept...
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August Adventure

August 11 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
August Adventure Come and see what we can find in the woodlands that surround the nature center. Kids will get a chance to use some scien...
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Bridging West Creek

August 12 at 9 a.m.-Noon
West Creek Reservation
The bridge names in West Creek tell the story of its history.   Join Naturalist Joe Higgins to hike the bridges of West Creek a...
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Emerald Necklace Hiking Tour (East)

August 13 at 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Emerald Necklace Hiking Tour (East) Traverse the vast acreage of Cleveland Metroparks with Naturalist Marty Calabrese by bus and boot. Le...
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Hiking for the Young at Heart

August 16 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
The dog days of summer are here. Join Naturalist Joel Kavaras for this monthly hike. We’ll head to Deer Lick Cave where the air is u...
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March to the Monument

August 16 - 15 at 9:30 - 12:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
March to the Monument Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield for a hearty hike from the Emerald Necklace Marina to Stinchcomb Memorial. Along the ...
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Minister Creek Backpacking Trip (Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting August 17, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Actual Trip August 26 - 28)

August 17 at Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting August 17, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Actual Trip August 26 - 28
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Join us for this 2-night beginner backpacking trip in the beautiful Alleghany National Forest.  Enjoy natural rock overlooks, s...
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West Creek Night Hike

August 17 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Enjoy an evening walk to explore the fields, forests and brooks of West Creek using all of your senses. A spirit for adventure is the onl...
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Emerald Necklace Hikers

August 19 at 10 a.m. - noon
Euclid Creek Reservation
Don't feel comfortable navigating the trails on your own? Join this monthly hike to explore the Emerald Necklace, get some exercise ...
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Emerald Necklace Hikers

August 20 at 10 a.m. - noon
Euclid Creek Reservation
Don't feel comfortable navigating the trails on your own? Join this monthly hike to explore the Emerald Necklace, get some exercise and e...
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Moses Cleaveland Trees

August 20 at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Moses Cleaveland Trees In 1946, 150 trees were identified in Cleveland old enough to have witnessed the city’s founding. Learn about...
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Breakfast in the Park

August 21 at 8 - 10 a.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Join us for a hot, delicious breakfast. While volunteer chefs prepare our breakfast, we’ll enjoy a leisurely hike along the Rocky River. ...
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Explore Bradley Woods

August 21 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Bradley Woods Reservation
Explore Bradley Woods Learn about this unique swamp forest habitat and explore high and low in search of wildlife. Tall boots and pa...
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Nature Baby

August 24 at 10:30 - 11:30 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 walk ...
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Biohike: Caterpillars

August 24 at 3 - 4 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Biohike: Caterpillars From moths to monarchs, join Naturalist Marty Calabrese on a quest for caterpillars. A gentle turn of a leaf m...
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West Creek Night Hike

August 24 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Enjoy an evening walk to explore the fields, forests and brooks of West Creek using all of your senses. A spirit for adventure is the onl...
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Yoga and Hike

August 25 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Hike and pause at scenic locations with certified yoga instructor, Kim Scott Sowinski, on the last Tuesday of the month through Sept...
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Late Summer Wildflower Walk

August 26 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Late Summer Wildflower Walk Stroll around the meadow with Naturalist Beth Whiteley as we look at the variety of wildflowers that bloom du...
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Lakefront Hike

August 27 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Join Naturalist Wendy Weirich to see who's out and about on the Lakefront on a steamy summer day. 10 - 11;30 a.m. Terrain: rolling h...
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Backyard Biodiversity Bash

August 27 at noon - 4 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Your backyard can be a lively place with a few wild additions to your yard and garden!  Learn how to improve your backyard habitat f...
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Ohio Trail Pioneer Adventure

August 27 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Ohio Trail Pioneer Adventure Face the decisions and challenges of a pioneer family moving the Western Reserve and compete for your s...
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Whipp's Ledges: Stories in the Stones

August 27 at 3 - 5 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Rock walls, fossils, etchings carved into stone, and Robert Whipp. All these have a fascinating story to tell. Join Natura...
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Yoga and Hike

August 30 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Hike and pause at scenic locations with certified yoga instructor, Kim Scott Sowinski, on the last Tuesday of the month through Sept...
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West Creek Night Hike

August 31 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Enjoy an evening walk to explore the fields, forests and brooks of West Creek using all of your senses. A spirit for adventure is the onl...
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Appalachian Trail Backpacking Trip (Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting September 27, 6 - 9 p.m. Actual Trip October 6, 7 a.m. - October 9, 10 p.m.)

September 27 at Garfield Park Center, Mandatory Pre-Trip meeting, 6 - 9 p.m. Actual Trip October October 6, 7 a.m. - October 9, 10 p.m.)
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Grab your hiking boots and join us for a 4-day backpacking excursion through historic Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. White blazes wi...
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First People Festival

November 19 at 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
First People Festival Ever wonder who were the first people that lived in Ohio? Find out what we know about these past cultures and how h...
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