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History of Maple Sugaring

March 3 - March 19 @ 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
History of Maple Sugaring The end of winter arrives in northern Ohio at a snail’s pace, indicated by “drip-drip-drip” as snow and ice melt, signaling that sap begins to flow in the trees and we must rush to collect it before the leaves bud out. Despite winter’s lingering reminders, it’s the leading edge of spring and maple sugaring time again!The 2016 season brings another year of gathering sap, making syrup, and leading hikes through the maple-heavy woods of the Sugarbush at Maple Grove Picnic Area. On...
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Discovering Nature: Maple Sugaring

March 10 - March 10 @ 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Discovering Nature: Maple Sugaring Join Naturalist Bev Walborn on an outdoor adventure just for preschoolers. We will explore the history of maple sugaring along the trail at our sugar bush at Maple Grove Picnic Area. 1 – 1:30 p.m.   RRR Maple Grove Picnic Area Ages: 2 - 6 years with adult Terrain: unpaved, may be muddy/snowy/icy, 0.5 mile 440-734-6660
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World Water Day Celebration

March 18 - March 18 @ 12-4pm
The water journey continues to new areas of the globe. Grab your passport and explore the cultural and economic roles that water plays across the world at this interactive, family-friendly event. Enjoy free, “globally inspired” activities, food tastings, wagon rides and a fun photo booth to capture this year’s adventure.           
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Children's Fishing Derbies

May 20 - May 20 @ 9:00 am - noon (ages 4-8) 1-4pm (ages 9-15)
Annual Children's Fishing Derbies - FREE! Saturday, May 20 at Wallace Lake, Mill Stream Run Reservation, Berea   AND Sunday, May 21 at Ohio & Erie Canal, Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, Cuyahoga Heights Kids can reel in big fun at the annual Cleveland Metroparks Children’s Fishing Derbies. Each day there will be two sessions:             Children, ages 4 to 8 fish from 9 a.m. to noon          ...
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Garden Gala Event & Plant Sale

May 20 - May 21 @ 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Garden Gala Event & Plant Sale Shop through a top-notch selection of beautiful native plants, enjoy a fascinating, plant-focused program, and take a tour of spring wildflowers blooming around Rocky River Nature Center! Event is free to the public. Plant Sale: Make your yard more beautiful and wildlife-friendly! A wide variety of native plants will be available that have been specifically selected for northeast Ohio soils and climates. Shop through an amazing selection that includes plants suited for...
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Children's Fishing Derbies

May 21 - May 21 @ 9:00 am - noon (ages 4-8) 1-4pm (ages 9-15)
Annual Children's Fishing Derbies - FREE! Saturday, May 20 at Wallace Lake, Mill Stream Run Reservation, Berea   AND Sunday, May 21 at Ohio & Erie Canal, Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, Cuyahoga Heights Kids can reel in big fun at the annual Cleveland Metroparks Children’s Fishing Derbies. Each day there will be two sessions:             Children, ages 4 to 8 fish from 9 a.m. to noon          ...
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Healthy Planet, Healthy People 5K Run/Walk

June 3 - June 3 @
8 a.m. - Registration
9 a.m. - 5k Run/Walk

Celebrate your health on National Trails Day, while supporting Cleveland Metroparks programs at Rocky River Nature Center, with this challenging 5K course. The race is chip-timed and participants will start in waves based on pace. Can you beat last year’s time? The route starts on Valley Parkway at Big Cedar Point Picnic Area, then follows the Parkway, switching to natural surface trails up the new Fort Hill Stairs through the woodlands of Rocky River Nature Center back to the start-finish line at Big C...
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Stinchcomb Summer Concert Series

July 5 - July 26 @ 6 - 8 p.m.
Stinchcomb Summer Concert Series Cleveland Metroparks has grown tremendously over the past 100 years! Starting with 3.4 acres in Rocky River Reservation, the park has expanded and is now over 23,000 acres! Join us at Stinchcomb Memorial with friends, family and great music to celebrate founder William Stinchcomb’s vision. The free concerts are on Wednesday July 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 6 - 8 p.m. Concerts will be cancelled in the event of rain showers. Call Rocky River Nature Center at 440-734-6660 for de...
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Backyard Biodiversity Bash

August 26 - August 26 @ noon - 4 p.m.
Your backyard can be a lively place with a few wild additions to your yard and garden!  Learn how to improve your backyard habitat for wildlife while enjoying family-friendly learning stations, wagon rides, musical entertainment & food trucks.  Shop for native plants at local nurseries and expand your gardening knowledge with members of LEAP for Biodiversity (Lake Erie Allegheny Partnership) and more.   This event is supported by a partnership between Cleveland Metroparks, Northea...
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FallFest: 18th Century Festival

September 24 - September 24 @ 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Help celebrate the pioneers of the Western Reserve at Cleveland Metroparks annual FallFest: 18th Century Festival.  This fun, free, family-oriented event takes place in the great outdoors of Brecksville Reservation. Between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, you can enjoy the lively strains of folk music, dip your own candle, play with pioneer toys, and see how tin figurines are made.  You’ll hear the hammer of the blacksmith, the danceable beat of the Mud in Yer Eye band...
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