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Campfire-Songs and Skits

September 30 at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Go for a short hike to observe seasonal changes and then learn and participate in fireside camp songs, and skits. S'mores snack for ...
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Wagging through the Woods Dog Walk

October 1 at 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Grab your canine companion for a quick walk through the woods this morning. The scents from the night before are sure to get their t...
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Bike-Train-Bike

October 1 at 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. end time depends on ability and speed of bike riders
Doug Kusak leads a history adventure on a bicycle and an iron horse. We start at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Rockside Road Stati...
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Royalview Rumble

October 1 at Registration: 10 a.m. Race: 11 a.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Online registration is closed.  Day of registration will be available from 10 - 11 a.m. on race day.  Weather Update:  If ...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

October 2 at 9 a.m. – noon
This entry level course combines classroom and on the water practice to introduce you to equipment, basic paddling strokes and more....
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Sunday Drop-By: Birds of West Creek

October 2 at 1-3 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Let's observe who is at the feeders during this busy migration time. Identification tips, field guide, binocular use, and bird list updat...
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An Introduction to Atlatls

October 2 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Learn the history of the atlatl, an ancient spear-throwing device that has been used around the world for thousands of years. Try yo...
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Get Out...

October 2 at 2 - 5 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
…and get active. Join Naturalist Kelly McGinnis for a hike. Next month will complete this hiking series.
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Family Fun Hike

October 2 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Where do leaves go after they fall? This time of year there are colorful leaves everywhere but most of them will disappear before sp...
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History Revealed: Lake Abram

October 4 at 5-7 p.m.
Big Creek Reservation
From the Ice Age to the Tech Age, massive mammals to onion farms, Lake Abram boasts an extraordinary history begging to be told. Stop by ...
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West Creek Night Hike: Winter Prep

October 5 at 6:30-8 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Many animals are beginning to get ready for winter. An evening walk with Naturalist Patti Donnellan around West Creek Reservation wi...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

October 6 at 6 – 9 p.m.
This entry level course combines classroom and on the water practice to introduce you to equipment, basic paddling strokes, and more. &nb...
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Emerald Necklace Hikers

October 7 at 10 a.m. - noon
Brecksville 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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Nature at Night

October 8 at 5 - 9 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
As the sun sets, nature awakens. Join us to discover the life that glides through dark skies, hunts in the shadowy forest and slips throu...
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Birds of Acacia

October 9 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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Hiking for the Young at Heart

October 11 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Join Naturalist Jen Giles on a hike around Hinckley Lake. Admire the fall leaf color, migrating birds, and wildflowers as we walk around ...
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Autumn Nooks and Crannies

October 11 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Experience the colors, crunch and creatures of fall with a walk on the Scenic Loop Trail. Join us to catch the ebb and flow of the s...
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Kids Explore the Trees

October 13 at 10 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin and explore the forest at a curious child’s pace. Everyone must wear sturdy footwear.  
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Hike in the Valley

October 13 at 1 - 2 p,m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join us on a quick hike through the Chagrin River Valley to admire the scenic waterfalls and artwork of Henry Church Rock.   &n...
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Outdoor Adventures for Homeschoolers: Bike Aboard

October 13 at 1 - 5 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Board the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad with your bike, then ride back along the Towpath Trail. We will see a beaver marsh, visit an ol...
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Gourmet Backcountry Cooking

October 13 at 6 - 9 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Tired of eating boil in a bag meals while backpacking? Let your taste buds go wild as you discover tips and tricks to cooking delici...
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Wildwood Bird Walk

October 14 at 10 - 11 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Bring your binoculars and we will search the shores of Lake Erie and the nearby woods and meadows for winged wonders great and small. It ...
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Beginner Tree Identification

October 14 at 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Min Keung to identify the most common trees in Northeast Ohio. Learn the names of the trees around you. We will do a...
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Steelhead Fly Fishing Excursion

October 15 at 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Discover the tranquility of fly fishing in the Rocky River under the guidance of Jeff Liskay. Learn advanced steelhead fly fishing techni...
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Family Bike Ride In the Park

October 15 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Easy-going Doug Kusak leads an easy-going bike ride from CanalWay Center to Harvard Road and back. It’s an exercise in exercise, exc...
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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

October 16 at 9 a.m. – noon
Start where you left off in Kayaking I. We taught you how to do a wet exit, but we left you wondering how to get back in your kayak. Lear...
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Features of the Creek

October 16 at 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna as we stroll along Euclid Creek in search of signs of fall.
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Fall Colors Hike

October 16 at 2 - 4 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder in one of the most spectacular spots of the park. The colors should be in full splendor as we traipse th...
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Afternoon Archery for Kids

October 16 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Bring your child to the valley to discover the fun of archery. Enjoy a new activity surrounded by nature. We’ll have all supplies av...
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Afternoon Archery for Adults

October 16 at 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Have you ever wanted to try archery? Join us in the valley to discover the fun of archery. Enjoy a new activity surrounded by nature. We’...
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Full Moon Hike: Hunter's Moon

October 16 at 7 - 8 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Enjoy an autumn evening hike through the forest and prairie under the rising “Hunter’s Moon” with Naturalist Kathy Schmidt.
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The Full Hunter's Moon Stroll

October 16 at 8:30 - 10 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
This seasonal moon has many names that native tribes and colonial settlers have associated with this month. The Full Harvest Moon celebra...
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Look About Littles

October 17 at 10 - 11:30 a.m. or 1 - 2:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Preschoolers who love nature will enjoy this six-week nature class. This extended time will allow us to explore a little deeper into...
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Autumn Splendor

October 18 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Admire the beauty of autumn on a hike around Hinckley Lake. We'll discuss why leaves change colors as the trees prepare for winter. ...
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Loop the Lake

October 19 at 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Hinckley Reservation
It's not too late to squeeze in one last Walking Works hike. Join Naturalist Pam Taylor to enjoy the colors of fall as she hikes aro...
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Colors of Fall

October 20 at 1 - 2 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna on a hike to the Chagrin River Overlook to view the breathtaking fall colors of this state-recognized Scenic ...
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Nature Writing

October 22 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. We...
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Carousel Hike

October 22 at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
  The trails go up and down like the colorful animals of a carousel. Let’s hop on and enjoy the sights and sounds of this glorious r...
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The Novice Naturalist

October 22 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Identifying local trees is one of the first skills a young naturalist should learn. This program will give clues in recognizing comm...
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Emerald Necklace Hikers

October 22 at 10 a.m. - noon
Brecksville 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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Euclid Creek History Hike

October 23 at 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
  The Euclid Creek Corridor is full of history, from an amazing creature called Dunkleosteus to Bluestone Quarries. Join Natura...
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Acacia for the Young at Heart

October 24 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 peak we...
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Autumn Nooks and Crannies

October 25 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Experience the colors, crunch and creatures of fall with a walk on the Scenic Loop Trail. Join us to catch the ebb and flow of the s...
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River and Field Hike

October 27 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
  Come explore the diverse habitats around Jackson Field. We will search for signs of life and seasonal changes in the field, forest...
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Youth Kayaking

October 27 at 6 – 8 p.m.
Come out and make a splash in the warmth of the pool as you learn to kayak.  Learning basic strokes and wet exits will be integ...
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Eerie Evening Hike

October 27 at 6 - 8 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Bring your flashlight, favorite scary story, and join us on a hike to hear what goes bump in the night. Extra flashlights are available t...
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Bicycle Maintenance 1

October 27 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Come learn what makes the wheels go around on your bike in this lecture style class with some hands-on experience.  Topics will...
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Family Friday Night: Halloween Creatures

October 28 at 7 - 8:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join us to meet owls, spiders, snakes and more! Learn the truth about Halloween animal myths and take a night hike to listen for owls in ...
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Extreme Hiking

October 29 at 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Naturalist Pam Taylor on her favorite section of the Buckeye Trail. Prepare for hills and wet feet on this hike. We will be car...
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Dog Hike

October 29 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Bring your best furry friend to the park for some exercise and socialization. We will hike the rolling terrain together. All dogs must be...
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Witch-Hazel Hike

October 30 at 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Need one last flower fix before they leave us until spring? This hike will lead you through the forest in search of the wondrous wit...
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Kids Explore Seeds

November 3 at 10 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin and explore for seeds at a curious child’s pace. Everyone must wear sturdy footwear. Canceled in the event o...
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Colors of Fall

November 3 at 1 - 2 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
The Chagrin River has been recognized by the state of Ohio as a Scenic River. Join a naturalist on a hike to the overlook to view th...
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Fall Sunset on the Beach

November 3 at 6 - 7 p.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
The days may be getting shorter, but the sun still makes a beautiful show as it sets in the west.   Enjoy a short walk and watch as ...
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Land Navigation 1

November 5 at 1 - 3:30 p.m.
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 ski...
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Hike Above the Chagrin

November 6 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Pack a snack and join Naturalist Carly Martin as we hike a trail that overlooks the Chagrin River. We’ll stop at the overlook and enjoy o...
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Family Fun Hike

November 6 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring the whole family for a stroll through the woods with a naturalist.   We’ll explore the Hickory Fox Loop Trail together.
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Get Out...

November 6 at 2 - 5 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
…and get active. Join Naturalist Kelly McGinnis for a hike. This hike will complete this hiking series.
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Acacia for the Young at Heart

November 7 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 mo...
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River Stroll

November 10 at 10 a.m. - noon
North Chagrin Reservation
Join a naturalist as we hike along the Chagrin River on one of the newest trails in North Chagrin Reservation.
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Backpacking Basics

November 10 at 6 – 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Learn the basics to having a safe and enjoyable backcountry experience before investing in expensive gear. Our knowledgeable staff w...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

November 10 at 6 – 9 p.m.
This entry level course combines classroom and on the water practice to introduce you to equipment, basic paddling strokes, and more. &nb...
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Emerald Necklace Hikers

November 11 at 10 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin 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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Overnight at North Chagrin

November 11 - 12 at 7 p.m. - 9 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join us for a night at the nature center after hours. Your family will enjoy indoor and outdoor activities, including a night hike to lis...
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Emerald Necklace Hikers

November 12 at 10 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin 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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Land Navigation 2

November 12 at 12:30 - 3:30p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Brush up on your map and compass skills with this intermediate course, which will delve more deeply into compass skills, such as triangul...
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Birds of Acacia

November 13 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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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

November 13 at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This entry level course combines classroom and on the water practice to introduce you to equipment, basic paddling strokes, and more. &nb...
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Turkey, Turkey

November 13 at 1 - 2 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
November is the season of the turkey. Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder to discover fun facts about these animals through activities ...
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Mayfield Village Wetlands Tour

November 13 at 2 - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Have you checked out the Mayfield Village Wetlands? We’ll cross SOM Center Road and visit this 24-acre preserve. We may even spot the bea...
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The Full Beaver Moon Stroll

November 14 at 8:30 - 10:15 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Depending on the fall weather, beaver may still be adding to their winter cache. Join Naturalist Foster Brown as we stroll under the...
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Hiking for the Young at Heart

November 15 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Brecksville Reservation
The leaves have all fallen from the trees and the forest is making its final preparations for Old Man Winter. Join Naturalist Pam Taylor ...
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Fly Tying Basics

November 15 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Learn the basics of tying flies with Jeff Liskay.  Topics covered include tools and materials needed and how they work, parts o...
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Features of the Creek

November 16 at 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join a naturalist on a stroll along Euclid Creek in search of signs of fall.
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Rock Climbing: Anchor Building 1

November 16 at 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Maintain your rock climbing enthusiasm through the long winter months by expanding your top rope climbing knowledge. Join us fo...
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Jackson Field Hike

November 17 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Take a relaxing stroll through field, forest, and along the scenic Chagrin River, stopping to search for nature’s wonders along the way.&...
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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

November 17 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Start where you left off in Kayaking 1. We taught you how to do a wet exit, but we left you wondering how to get back in your kayak....
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Dog Hike

November 19 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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Acacia Restoration Hike

November 20 at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Acacia Reservation
Join a naturalist for a guided walk through Acacia. We’ll take a look at some of the recent changes to the property and give you a l...
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Changing Seasons Hike

November 20 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Explore the changing habitats and see everything start to transition from fall to winter colors.
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Deer of the Lakefront

November 20 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna along the shores of Lake Erie in search of signs of the deer that inhabit Euclid Creek Reservation. We w...
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Dog Walk

November 26 at 2 - 4 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
After far too much food and staying inside, it’s time to grab your canine companion and hit the trails with Naturalist Pam Taylor. We wil...
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Hike to Deer Lick Cave

November 27 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Naturalist Kelly McGinnis for a hike on the Deer Lick Cave trail. We will search for signs of the changing seasons as plants an...
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Birds at the Overlook

November 27 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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Hike to Henry Church Rock

November 30 at 10 - 11 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Take a walk down a steep ravine to the Chagrin River to see Henry Church Rock and the magnificent scenery that surrounds it. Be prep...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

December 1 at 6 – 9 p.m.
This entry level course combines classroom and on the water practice to introduce you to equipment, basic paddling strokes, and more. &nb...
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Bicycle Maintenance 2

December 1 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
After taking Bicycle Maintenance 1, join us for the next step in becoming more proficient at working on your own bike. This mostly h...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

December 4 at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This entry level course combines classroom and on the water practice to introduce you to equipment, basic paddling strokes, and more. &nb...
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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

December 8 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Start where you left off in Kayaking 1. We taught you how to do a wet exit, but we left you wondering how to get back in your kayak....
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Fly Tying Basics

December 8 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Learn the basics of tying flies with Jeff Liskay.  Topics covered include tools and materials needed and how they work, parts of you...
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