Holiday Lights at Lorain County Metro Parks

An annual Holiday Lights tradition sets a glow in the winter landscape Nov. 23-Dec. 30 at Carlisle Visitor Center in LaGrange. A half-mile paved loop trail around the visitor center at 12882 Diagonal Road in LaGrange offers decorated trail stations with themes from classic holiday songs or movies to whatever local businesses and groups create. Little Green Choo Holiday Express runs daily Nov. 23 to … Continue reading Holiday Lights at Lorain County Metro Parks

Miracle on Main Street in Amherst is Dec. 7

Holidays in quaint Americana offer a special glow to the heart when people smile and say, “Welcome,” and really mean it. That happens in Amherst. Find out for yourself as Miracle on Main Street Dec. 7 in downtown Amherst packs an evening full of bustle beginning with Steele High School Madrigals singing at 5:45 p.m. at the town hall at 206 S. Main St. At … Continue reading Miracle on Main Street in Amherst is Dec. 7

Celebrate the holidays in the old, old-fashioned way at Vermilion River Reservation

An old-fashioned holiday at Mill Hollow offers pioneer holiday festivities re-enactments at the Benjamin Bacon House. The free event presented by Lorain County Metro Parks is 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Carriage Barn of Vermilion River Reservation at 51211 North Ridge Road in Vermilion. Activities in the Carriage Barn include hearth-side cooking demonstrations, live holiday … Continue reading Celebrate the holidays in the old, old-fashioned way at Vermilion River Reservation

Check out a lumberjack demonstration in Avon

Jack Riese and Pat Holbert carve a tree stump with a chainsaw and plenty of imagination. Riese began about 40 years ago by carving telephone poles with chisels into to totem poles inspired by an interest in Native American culture. Watch them chip away at what is until it becomes what it will be in the hands of artists. The lumberjack demonstration is 1 to … Continue reading Check out a lumberjack demonstration in Avon

Get fit, explore nature with group hikes at Sandy Ridge Reservation

People at Sandy Ridge Reservation understand a need for appreciating nature while adding exercise to a busy schedule. Bring binoculars and an inquisitive mind regularly to hike with others in this 310-acre wetlands area attractive to waterfowl and many wild animals. Examples of activities include: Waterfowl hike, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Search for and become acquainted with migrant waterfowl, who pass through the … Continue reading Get fit, explore nature with group hikes at Sandy Ridge Reservation