Crickets chirping, frogs croaking and owls hooting are the instruments in a summertime symphony. Different wildlife emerges after sunset to take advantage of the cooler temperatures. This summer, come out and play after the sun goes down and discover a whole new world of wildlife with these after-dark programs in Cleveland Metroparks.
Saturday, July 12 � 9:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Huntington Beach overflow parking lot � Huntington Reservation
Fireflies or lightening bugs? Whatever you call them, these bugs are unique creatures. Learn more about their characteristics and behaviors then watch an amazing light show. This program is for adults and families with older children. Huntington Beach overflow parking lot is located off Lake Road in Huntington Reservation in Bay Village. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 440-734-6660.
Voyageur Canoe Paddle - Evening Paddles
Friday, July 25 � 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Hinckley Lake Boathouse � Hinckley Reservation
Join John Petite for a paddle on a 34-foot canoe. Listen to stories from the fur trade era, a time when the French traded supplies with Native Americans for beaver pelts. Learn how to build a fire with flint and steel and enjoy a light supper. Registration and $5 fee per person are required. For more information and registration, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 440-786-8530.
Kids Night out at CanalWay
Friday, July 25 � 6 - 10 p.m.
CanalWay Center � Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Drop off the children for a fun night for kids only! Kids will enjoy a nighttime hike and discover what animals are awake in the park. Roast s'mores around a campfire. This program is for children ages 9 to 12. Registration, beginning July 1, and $20 fee are required. CanalWay Center is located on Whittlesey Way, off the East 49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in Cuyahoga Heights. For more information or to register, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 216-206-1000.
Moth Night Magic in South Chagrin
Saturday, July 26 � 9:30 - 11 p.m.
Look About Lodge � South Chagrin Reservation
There are more than 11,000 species of moths in the U.S. Learn more about these creatures, and explore their fascinating world, during National Moth Week. Make sure to bring a flashlight. Look About Lodge is located at 37374 Miles Road in South Chagrin Reservation, between SOM Center Road/Route 91 and Chagrin River Road in Bentleyville. For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 440-247-7075.
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