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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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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

February 26 at 9 a.m. - noon
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. Lear...
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Build a Quinzee

February 26 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Explore ways humans and animals protect themselves from winter. If enough snow, we’ll construct a Quinzhee, or snow shelter. If ther...
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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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Cross-Country Ski Program Interest Sign-up

February 28 at
Weather in Cleveland is ever-changing. While we hope to have at least 4" of snow for the scheduled snow programs, Mother Nature does...
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Snowshoe Program Interest Sign-up

February 28 at
Weather in Cleveland is ever-changing. While we hope to have at least 4" of snow for the scheduled snow programs, Mother Nature doesn't a...
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Cleveland Metroparks 2017 Tour of Wildflowers

March 1 - June 1 at 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
The race is on! Join hundreds of Clevelanders as we go on nature’s ultimate scavenger hunt; the Tour of Wildflowers! Spend an aftern...
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Kids Explore Muddy Trails

March 2 at 10 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Carly Martin and explore the muddy trails of March.  
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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...
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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 the la...
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A Great Migration

March 5 at 11a.m. - noon
North Chagrin Reservation
Year after year, amphibians throughout Ohio migrate from the safety of the forest to their ancestral breeding pools. This indoor pre...
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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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Milkweed for Monarchs

March 5 at 3 - 4:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
The word milkweed is synonymous with the monarch butterfly. During this workshop, Naturalist Natalie Schroder will help you discover...
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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 adapta...
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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 possibl...
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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 chall...
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Birds and Coffee

March 11 at 10 – 11:30 a.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Relax with a hot cup of coffee as we watch chickadees, nuthatches and other winter birds through one-way glass windows. Join Natural...
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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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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 availa...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

March 12 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...
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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 fascinating bu...
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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 fi...
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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 the ...
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Ohio Boating Education Course (All three classes)

March 14 - 28
6 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday
Rocky River Reservation
Learn safe boating fundamentals and laws that apply to paddling, sailing, and power boating.  Successful completion of the...
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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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Fly Tying 2: Patterns

March 15 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Now that you understand the basics of tying flies, learn how to tie different patterns under the guidance of Jeff Liskay. Participan...
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Castle to Cabins

March 16 at 1 - 2:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Much of the history of North Chagrin has been reclaimed by the forest. On this hike, we will rediscover some of this reservation’s histor...
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Adventure University Series: John MacDonald - Backpacking Across Iceland

March 16 at 6 - 9 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks in collaboration with Baldwin Wallace students  as the Adventure University Series continues!   ...
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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 make ...
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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 ski...
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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 developmen...
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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...
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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 wooded t...
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View from the Top

March 19 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
Euclid Creek is home to rare trees and breathtaking views. Naturalist Jake Kudrna will lead you to one of the highest points in the ...
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Vernal Venture

March 22 at 9 a.m. - noon
South Chagrin Reservation
Now that we’re officially into spring, let’s venture out and hike the hills of Sulphur Springs. On this quick-paced hike, we’ll stop here...
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Backpacking Basics

March 23 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

March 23 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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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 a...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

March 26 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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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 binocular...
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Sunday Sprouts: Maple Sugaring

March 26 at 1 - 2:15 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Natalie the Naturalist to discover the longtime tradition of maple sugaring. We will read a story, have discovery time and go on a s...
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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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Early Spring Hike

March 26 at 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join Naturalist Selby Majewski to search for signs of spring on the rich Scenic Loop Trail. These deep woods are home to a wealth of wild...
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Spring Break Explorers South

March 28 - 27 at 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Drop the kids off and let them celebrate spring with outdoor exploration!  We’ll search for wildflowers, frogs and fun during a...
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Wildflower Walk

March 29 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Euclid Creek Reservation
In 2016 we witnessed over a dozen species of spring wildflowers in Euclid Creek Reservation. Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna this season to h...
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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...
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Rock Climbing: Anchor Building 1

March 30 at 6 - 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 certified ...
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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

March 30 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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Wilderness First Aid

April 1 - 2 at 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Join us for a two-day workshop to learn wilderness first aid skills from experts in the field. Designed specifically for groups and their...
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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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Flowers Along the Creek

April 2 at 3:30 - 4:30
Euclid Creek Reservation
Join Naturalist Natalie Schroder along Euclid Creek in search of this season’s wildflowers. We will follow this route throughout the bloo...
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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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Birds of the Lakefront

April 2 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Join Naturalist Jake Kudrna as we search for birds throughout this urban oasis. Bring binoculars, some available to borrow.    ...
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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....
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Steelhead Fly Fishing Excursion

April 8 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 ...
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Kayaking 1: Introduction to Kayaking

April 9 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...
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Rock Climbing: Anchor Building 2

April 9 at 1 - 4 p.m.
Hinckley Reservation
Start where we left off in Anchor Building 1 by putting basic anchor building concepts into practice using natural anchors.The cours...
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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 ...
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Backpacking Basics

April 12 at 6 – 9 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Learn the basics to having a safe and enjoyable backcountry experience before investing in expensive gear. Our knowledgeable staff will c...
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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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Kayaking 2: Supplemental Skills

April 20 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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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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Awesome Amphibians

April 22 at 12 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Join us this afternoon to celebrate the Awesome Amphibians of Cleveland Metroparks! The whole family can enjoy live animal displays,...
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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 chances...
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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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Adventure University Series Finale: Used Gear Swap +

April 29 at 9 a.m.
Join Cleveland Metroparks in collaboration with Baldwin Wallace students for the fourth and final installment of the Adventure Unive...
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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 unde...
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Insects Galore

July 30 at 1 - 4 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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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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