Over the river and through the woods sounds like a perfect hike in Cleveland Metroparks. Put on your favorite snow boots and bundle up for an invigorating romp or a relaxing stroll in the snow, either on your own or led by a Cleveland Metroparks naturalist or volunteer.
Here is a sampling of winter hikes that are available throughout Cleveland Metroparks. For a complete listing of hikes and other winter programs, visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Saturday, January 4 � 2 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Nature Center
North Chagrin Reservation
Bring your best canine pal to the park for some exercise and socialization. Hike the wooded trails of North Chagrin Reservation. All dogs must be leashed. North Chagrin Nature Center is located off Buttermilk Falls Parkway, off the Sunset Lane entrance of North Chagrin Reservation, off SOM Center Road/Route 91 in Mayfield Village. For more information, call 440-473-3370.
A Walk in the Woods
Sunday, January 5 � 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Monarch Bluff Picnic Shelter � West Creek Reservation
Get the most from your daily walk. Walking offers mental, spiritual and physical benefits. Warm up afterwards by the hearth in Monarch Bluff Picnic Shelter, off the West Ridgewood Drive entrance to West Creek Reservation in Parma. For more information, call 440-887-1968.
Sunday Bird Walk
Sunday, January 19 � 9 - 11 a.m.
Wildwood Marina parking lot � Euclid Creek Reservation
Search the shores and surrounding forest of Lake Erie for year-round birds and their wintering friends. Dress warmly. Some binoculars will be available to borrow. Wildwood Marina is located at 16975 Wildwood- north of Lake Shore Boulevard Drive in Euclid Creek Reservation in Cleveland. For more information, call 440-887-1968.
Frosty Paws Dog Walk
Saturday, January 25 � 2 - 4 p.m.
Brecksville Nature Center � Brecksville Reservation
Grab your best friend and his or her leash for a frolic in the snow. Trails could be fairly snowy, so make sure you and your pooch are prepared and dressed warmly. Brecksville Nature Center is located off Chippewa Creek Drive, off the Route 82 entrance of Brecksville Reservation in Brecksville. For more information, call 440-526-1012.
Enjoy the beauty of winter this new year in Cleveland Metroparks - Discover, Enjoy, Protect!
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