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Spring is knocking on our Geauga County door. Visit one of your Geauga parks.
Activity abounds right in your backyard!

• Fulfill your longing for fresh air and a nice long hike. Start at The West Nature Center and hike to the new Falls Trail with the stunning Affelder Falls. Or click Find a Park above for hiking on our more than 77 trails.

• Break out those bicycles and ride The Maple Highlands Trail. Did you know plans are underway to pave the southern section through the Village of Middlefield?

• So many birds, flowers and amphibians show up in a big way March through May. Join a naturalist to spot some! For what's available, click Find a Program/Event above.

There is truly something for everyone.
We'll look forward to seeing you this spring!

You've never seen springtime amphibians quite like this!
Thanks to Chief Naturalist John Kolar for taking us on a
daytime-nighttime tour of The West Woods' vernal pools.

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(Deadline: April 12)

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The West Woods Nature Center

"Eyes to the Sky: The Art of Astronomy" Community Art Exhibition February 12 - April 24


Free wi-fi access is available at The West Woods Nature Center, Big Creek Park's Meyer Center & Observatory Park (SSID/name gcPUBLIC, password GCpublic)

For non-emergency ranger calls, please dial 440-279-0814.

Unscheduled closures are posted on WKYC and WEWS in Cleveland, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

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Wine Bottle Planter Workshop
Friday, March 24, 6:30-8 PM
The West Woods, Oak Room A
Join artist Jess Nestor to create a beautiful succulent planter from a discarded wine bottle while enjoying wine and snacks with friends.

The Viking Sunstone
Friday, March 24, 7-8 PM
Observatory Park, Robert McCullough Science Center
Could the ancient Norse have used a rock and some astronomy know-how to navigate the seas? Come and test the possibilities! If weather conditions permit, this program will be followed by night-sky viewing until 11 PM using the Observatory Park telescopes.

Hidden Gems Hike: Affelder Falls
Saturday, March 25, 10 AM-12 PM
The West Woods, The Affelder House
Experience the beauty of Affelder Falls in the spring as participants hike the new Falls Trail and Affelder Link Trail.

-- program requires pre-registration

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