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Hunt of the Month: Mushrooms

September 1 - 30
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Mushrooms come in a wide variety of shapes and colors, come to CanalWay Center and find our 20 colorful mushrooms hidden around the ...
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Gallery Wall: Laurie Musser

September 1 - 30 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Rocky River Reservation
Gallery Wall: Laurie Musser Get still and quiet. Observe and listen. Laurie celebrates nature through experiencing its beauty and creatin...
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Explore West Creek by Smartphone

September 28 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Explore the Watershed Stewardship Center and surrounding wetlands with a smartphone/tablet (your own or ours) using the new ParkApps...
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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 Station, r...
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Hunt of the Month: Deer

October 1 - 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
As fall colors begin to appear deer become more active. Come to CanalWay to learn why and to find the 20 bucks and does we have hidd...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Show

October 1 - 31 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Come enjoy the nature photographs of various local, amateur photographers.    
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Gallery Wall: Laurie Musser

October 1 - 31 at 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
Rocky River Reservation
Gallery Wall: Laurie Musser Get still and quiet. Observe and listen. Laurie celebrates nature through experiencing its beauty and cr...
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Emerald Necklace Art Club: Monthly Meeting

October 1 at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
West Creek Reservation
Draw and paint with us. Members of the Emerald Necklace Art Club are invited to bring their favorite medium as we appreciate the signs of...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Art Show Reception

October 1 at 1 - 3 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Come meet some of the photographers behind the North Chagrin Nature Center Photography Show, and enjoy some light refreshments as yo...
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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 your ha...
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Southwest Camera Club: Adobe Lightroom Develop Module

October 3 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Rocky River Reservation
Southwest Camera Club Adobe Lightroom Develop Module Club Member, Sean Wuensch, presents an in-depth tutorial on optimizing images. ...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Club

October 3 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
Alaska Scenery Cruise along with Larry Smith as he presents a short look at Alaska’s wild scenery, pristine glaciers, and of course, the ...
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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. Sto...
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Fall Hayrides

October 8 - 22
6 - 10 p.m. on Saturday
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Select Saturday Night Fall Hayrides are Open to the Public on October 8, 15 and 22nd 6-10pm. Enjoy Tractor Drawn Public Hayrides on Selec...
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Autumn Hike

October 11 at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Join Naturalist Meghan Leitner for an after work hike. We’ll observe the beautiful colors of fall and hopefully see some late migrat...
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After Work Walk

October 12 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Garfield Park Reservation
Let’s enjoy the forest trail s as we take in the beautiful scenery that the fall season has to offer . Garfield Park Reservation Garfield...
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Monthly Meandering: Brookside

October 13 at 10-11:30 a.m.
Brookside Reservation
Join Naturalist Patti Donnellan as we discover the beauty of Brookside Reservation's upper reaches. The trees should be sending out ...
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The Sights of Autumn

October 13 at 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
F all colors should be in full swing. The beautiful changes can be enjoyed during this leisurely hike along the tree lined ridge of Tinke...
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Leisurely Hike at the Lake

October 14 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Enjoy the brisk air during this hike at the lake from Upper to Lower Edgewater and back again. Lakefront Reservation Upper Edgewater...
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Hike to Mill Creek Falls

October 15 at 10 a.m. - Noon
Garfield Park Reservation
Visit Cuyahoga County’s tallest waterfall. The color of autumn’s changing tree foliage will be a great backdrop to this cascading creek t...
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Tree Leaves

October 15 at 1 - 2 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
We’ll enjoy a short fall hike through the forest. We’ll bring back some leaves to the picnic area to identify and make them into som...
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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, exciteme...
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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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Wednesday Walk

October 19 at 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
Grab a friend and join us for a fall hike. We’ll discuss some of the local flora and fauna as we hike Bridal Veil Falls to the Gorge...
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Fall Hike

October 22 at 1 - 3 p.m.
Bedford Reservation
The leaves are changing and falling to the ground. We’ll hike through the forest of Bedford and discuss some of the local flora and fauna...
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Lakefront Birding Blitz

October 23 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Lakefront Reservation
Lakefront Birding Blitz Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on a bird survey at Cleveland’s renowned Wendy Park. Waterfowl and gulls will ...
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Bowl Burning

October 29 at 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Create a bowl from a chunk of wood using the ancient technique of controlled burning with coals from a fire. Naturalists Sharon Hosko and...
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Autumn Watercolor Workshop

October 29 at 9 - 11:30 a.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Express your creative side and paint the signs of autumn in watercolor. Professional artist Jan Mettee will demonstrate her skills a...
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Halloween Dog Hike

October 30 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Bring your best friend all decked out for Halloween for this family friendly dog walk. Dogs must be leashed and waste picked up. Of cours...
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Hunt of the Month: Beaver

November 1 - 30
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Winter is approaching and beavers are hard at work gathering branches to eat during the winter months if the water freezes. Stop by ...
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Friday Family Film: Flushed Away!

November 4 at 5:30 - 8 pm
West Creek Reservation
Shrek creators did it again-turned gross topics into laughs for all ages! Join us for creative crafts with an "upcycled" twist and post f...
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Frontier Hearth Cooking

November 4 at 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Brecksville Reservation
Go back to the 18th century with our volunteers Don and Nancy Howell as they teach traditional hearth cooking methods. Prepare your ...
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Emerald Necklace Art Club: Monthly Meeting

November 5 at 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Draw and paint with us. Members of the Emerald Necklace Art Club are invited to bring their favorite medium as we appreciate the signs of...
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Light and Shadow: Pinhole Camera and Sun Print Workshop

November 5 at 1 - 4:30 p.m.
South Chagrin Reservation
Join Cleveland Metroparks and the Cleveland Institute of Art for an introductory-level, hands-on workshop that explores two fundamen...
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North Chagrin Nature Photography Club

November 7 at 8 - 9:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Reservation
My Very Favorite Place The title says it all, we’ll give you 5-7 minutes to tell us why you think so. Nature subjects only.
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Hunt of the Month: Snowflakes

December 1 - 31
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Sat. Noon – 5 p.m. Sun every day
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Winter is still hanging around so s top by the CanalWay Center to search for 20 hidden snowflakes. Find snow inside and then go outs...
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