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When the going gets tough,
get some snowshoes!

And now you needn't take out your wallet to do so when the snow flies, call ahead to The West Woods Nature Center at 440-286-9516 and sign up to borrow a pair of ours for FREE!

Prefer to showshoe with a group and a naturalist? Register here to get notified when conditions are right at a certain park and we're headed out. Our snowshoes are reservable for those programs, too.

Plus, Geauga Park District crews maintain certain cross county skiing and walking trails all winter long. Click here for those details.

Enjoy this a beautiful, wondrous time of year!


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Please note: Big Creek Park will be closed January 2 & 3 for controlled hunting. All buildings will also be closed Christmas Day, the day after Christmas and New Year's Day. Unscheduled closures are always posted on WKYC and WEWS in Cleveland.

NEW! Snowshoe Borrowing

Bird in the Hand Project

Open Now: The Maple Highlands Trail-South

Park Board Meetings

Now Accepting Small Research Grant Applications (due Dec. 31)

Job Openings

SPECIAL EXHIBIT:
Return to the Ice Age (and Something's Afoot: Nature Just Can't Stay Put)

ART SHOWS

Hillcrest Art Guild November 2-January 11 at The West Woods Nature Center

FUNDRAISING

Restore Nassau Astronomical Observing Station

Make a gift to Geauga Park District

Make a gift through Geauga Park District Foundation

If you or a member of your family has special needs, please call us regarding available accessibility accommodations.

Dial 440-279-0814 for
non-emergency ranger calls.


Maple Town Tune Traders
Thursday, December 18, 7-10 PM
The West Woods, Oak Room A & B
Singers and musicians sign up for one of six 15-minute informal performance spots upon arrival starting at 7 PM.

Winter Bird Banding Station
Saturday, December 20, 9-11 AM
Swine Creek Reservation, Swine Creek Lodge
Stop by our mist netting station anytime during the scheduled time for a close-up look at some of our most common winter species.

Winter Solstice Candlelight Walk
Sunday, December 21, 7:30-9:30 PM
The West Woods, Oak Room A & B
Dress for the weather and help bring some light into the longest night of the year on this popular evening walk.

-- program requires pre-registration

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