Snuggle close and enjoy ‘Holiday Lights’

Lorain County Metro Parks offers tram or train rides through festive areas 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 29 through Dec. 30 at Carlisle Visitor Center at 12882 Diagonal Road in LaGrange. The park hours are extended to 9:30 p.m. this year, for families to walk a 1/2-mile paved trail decorated in holiday movie and song themes. For the specifics on decorated trails and nightly activities, visit the … Continue reading Snuggle close and enjoy ‘Holiday Lights’

Take a closer look at baby birds with author and illustrator Julie Zickefoose

Julie Zickefoose, author and illustrator of “Letters from Eden,” “The Bluebird Effect,” and “Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest,” presents her experiences as an artist capturing growth of nestlings. Zickefoose speaks 1:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 as part of a Jack Smith Speaker Series in the Black River Room of Carlisle Reservation of Lorain County Metro Parks at 12882 Diagonal Road in … Continue reading Take a closer look at baby birds with author and illustrator Julie Zickefoose

Paws & Claus Pet Parade set at Carlisle Reservation

Dress your dog in holiday finery, and then trek to Carlisle Visitor Center, 12882 Diagonal Road in LaGrange, for the Paws & Claus Pet Parade from 2:30-4 p.m. Dec. 9. Walk the Children’s Nature Discovery Trail, also known as the train trail, at Carlisle Reservation and meet others who enjoy the holidays with their canine buddies. Bring a camera to photograph your furry friend with Santa. … Continue reading Paws & Claus Pet Parade set at Carlisle Reservation

Halloween Fair offers family-friendly and spooky fun at Carlisle Reservation

Halloween is a big deal each year at Lorain County Metro Parks Carlisle Reservation in LaGrange. Check out what is planned this year at the Halloween Fair. The family-friendly trail opens 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a spooky trail open 7 to 10 p.m., on Oct. 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27. The cost is $3 per person, with children ages 3 years and younger admitted free. … Continue reading Halloween Fair offers family-friendly and spooky fun at Carlisle Reservation

Horse-drawn hay wagon rides and corn maze planned at Carlisle Reservation

It’s all about togetherness in the outdoors as Lorain County Metro Parks presents horse-drawn hay wagon rides and a corn maze. The rides happen from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 15 through Oct. 7 at the Equestrian Center of Carlisle Reservation at 13630 Diagonal Road in LaGrange. Also, a special Friday evening Sunset Celebration, including fall hay wagon rides and corn … Continue reading Horse-drawn hay wagon rides and corn maze planned at Carlisle Reservation