Think spring at Schoepfle Gardens

Whether winter hit as hard as you expected or worse, February is a time to turn thoughts to spring at Schoepfle Gardens at 11106 Market St. in Birmingham.Schoepfle Gardens is a part of Lorain County Metro Parks, and weekly walks to view perpetually changing formal gardens and breathtaking natural vistas are highly recommended. Here are some early opportunities: First Flowers Walks are 10 a.m. Feb. … Continue reading Think spring at Schoepfle Gardens

Get tips on Great Lakes fly fishing in Vermilion

Author Jerry Darkes offers tips and tricks for tying flies for steelhead trout fishing in a series of three workshops at the Carriage Barn at Vermilion River Reservation of Lorain County Metro Parks at 51211 North Ridge Road in Vermilion. Darkes has plied the waters for more than 40 years. Come willing to learn, and bring a fish story to swap. * Session one: 6-8 … Continue reading Get tips on Great Lakes fly fishing in Vermilion

Sledding extravaganza at a metro park

Bring friends and your own sled and take sledding to the next social level 1-4 p.m. Dec. 27 at Bacon Woods sledding hill at Vermilion River Reservation. Free hot chocolate will be in a concessions area along with a crackling campfire. Vermilion River Reservation is at 51211 North Ridge Road, Vermilion. For information call 440-967-7310. Photo: Metro Creative Connection Continue reading Sledding extravaganza at a metro park

Buckeye Country Superfest brings George Strait, Blake Shelton to Columbus in June

It feels like a lifetime away, but it will be warm again. For many of you, the summer months mean outdoor country concerts. And while Northeast Ohio is sure again to get its fair share, you may want to think about a little road trip on June 8. That’s the date of next year’s Buckeye Country Superfest in Columbus. In a recent press release, concert … Continue reading Buckeye Country Superfest brings George Strait, Blake Shelton to Columbus in June

Take a ride on a Santa Train

A Santa Train presented by Lorain and West Virginia Railway offers a nostalgic holiday view of rural Northeastern Ohio. The railway station decorated for the season offers warm hot chocolate in the vintage building at 46485 State Route 18 in Wellington. TheΒ  train ride lasts about 50 minutes on a round trip of about 3 miles with a chance to visit with Santa. All children … Continue reading Take a ride on a Santa Train