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The air is getting cooler and soon the leaves will turn bright red, orange and yellow. Get into the fall spirit with Cleveland Metroparks and enjoy a weekend outdoors with these September events:
Saturday, September 14 � noon to 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Nature Center � North Chagrin Reservation
September is when monarch butterflies migrate to warmer climates for the winter. A long time ago, people wondered where these majestic butterflies flitted off to each year. Butterfly banding and recovery has given researchers the ability to find out that these insects disappear to Mexico in September. Learn more about their journey and how scientists study them at Monarch Magic. Enjoy a variety of activities, including an area with live caterpillars and butterflies, hikes, children's crafts and activities! North Chagrin Nature Center is located off Buttermilk Falls Parkway, off the Sunset Lane entrance of North Chagrin Reservation, off SOM Center Road/Route 91in Mayfield Village. For more information and to register, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 440-473-3370.
Emerald Necklace Road Rally
Sunday, September 15 � 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CanalWay Center � Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
The parkways are a beautiful place to spend a relaxing afternoon, but many of us just cruise by instead of taking the time to enjoy the view. Join us for this motorcycle ride to help you discover, or maybe rediscover, some beautiful spots in Cleveland Metroparks. Riders will stop at four places in the Park District. Other �gems� will be noted on the Emerald Necklace map. Riders also have the opportunity to compete in a Cleveland Metroparks trivia contest. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with all riders expected back by 5 p.m. Registration and $15 fee per person by September 10 ($20 per person on day of the event) are required. Fees include map, contest and picnic dinner. CanalWay Center is located on Whittlesey Way, off the E. 49th Street entrance to Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in Cuyahoga Heights.For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 216-206-1000.
Get ready for fall with Cleveland Metroparks - Discover, Enjoy, Protect!