Plan ahead with friends to earn a hiking stick this year

Lorain County Metro Parks offers a hiking stick program to help people develop healthy habits of hiking with others and enjoying nature. In order to earn a hiking stick, participate from April 1 to June 30 in 10 hikes in six Lorain County Metro Parks, and ask a park naturalist to sign off on your hiking stick form for each hike. People who previously earned … Continue reading Plan ahead with friends to earn a hiking stick this year

Winter Days Festival returns to Vermilion River Reservation

A family oriented Winter Days Festival is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at Vermilion River Reservation at 51211 North Ridge Road near Vermilion. Get ready with layers of warm clothes and socks, boots, coats, hats and fuzzy mittens! The free event features a sled dog meet and greet at Shelter #1; Fireside cooking demonstrations at the Carriage Barn; horse-drawn sleigh rides, free with … Continue reading Winter Days Festival returns to Vermilion River Reservation

Audition for a murder-mystery

Friends of the Metro Parks in Lorain County sponsor a 15th annual Murder Mystery Production at the Carlisle Visitor Center at 12882 Diagonal Road in LaGrange. Auditions are 7 p.m. Jan. 7 and show dates are May 8, 9, 15,16, and 17 at the visitor center. No experience is necessary. Auditions include a cold reading from script. For information call 216-544-3865. Photo courtesy of Metro … Continue reading Audition for a murder-mystery

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’