Go on a summer safari and explore the wetlands of Cleveland Metroparks. There are plenty of opportunities to get your feet wet this summer on a water adventure. Have fun searching and investigating what lives in and around local rivers and lakes with a Cleveland Metroparks naturalist.
Pond Dipping Drop-By
Friday, August 1 � 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Lake to Lake Trail Eastland Road Trailhead � Big Creek Reservation
Drop by the wetlands near the Prehistoric Play Pit anytime between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. to see what lives under the water. Use a dip net to collect aquatic animals and examine them upclose, then release your catch. Dipping nets provided. Lake to Lake Trail Eastland Trailhead is located off Eastland Road in Big Creek Reservation, just north of Bagley Road in Middleburg Heights. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Friday, August 15 � 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Jackson Field � South Chagrin Reservation
Venture out with a naturalist and search for crayfish in the Chagrin River. Be prepared to get wet while looking under logs and rocks, two favorite hiding places to find crayfish. Jackson Field is located off Jackson Road in South Chagrin Reservation, north of Miles Road in Moreland Hills. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Bedford Creek Hike
Sunday, August 24 � 2:30 - 5 p.m.
Alexander Road Bike Lot � Bedford Reservation
Come prepared to get wet while hiking above, around and in the water on the beautiful Sagamore Creek Loop Trail. Look for fungi and late blooming summer wildflowers on this naturalist-led hike. Alexander Road Bike Lot is located off Alexander Road, between Dunham and Canal roads in Bedford. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Kayak the Canal
Monday, August 25 � 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Bridge below CanalWay Center � Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Explore the Ohio & Erie Canal by kayak and search for wildlife. Be on the lookout for great blue herons, turtles, and beavers while kayaking to the lock and back. Registration beginning August 1 and $10 fee are required. For more information and registration, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 216-206-1000.
Discovering Nature: Huntington Beach
Friday, August 29 � 9:30 - 10 a.m.
Lake Shelterhouse � Huntington Beach
Kids ages 2 - 6 accompanied by an adult will have fun exploring the Lake Erie shore at Huntington Beach with a Cleveland Metroparks naturalist. Enjoy a walk on the beach and search for birds and fish that swim, fly and float in and around this lake habitat. Huntington Beach is located off Lake Road in Huntington Reservation in Bay Village. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
JOE YACHANIN - 216-635-3310, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLLY KECK - 216-635-3253, email@example.com