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Winter Solstice Celebration (All New!)
Thursday, December 21 • 7:30 to 9:30 PM • The West Woods

Frozen Fest
Sunday, January 28 • 11 AM to 4 PM • The West Woods

Sap's-a-Risin'!
Sundays, March 4, 11 & 18 • Noon to 4 PM • Swine Creek Reservation

Free Exhibit: Home Sweet Habitat
Open daily 10 AM to 4:30 PM • The West Woods

 

 

 

 

 

 



Winter Solstice Celebration (All New!)

Thursday, December 21
7:30 - 9:30 PM
at The West Woods Nature Center


Celebrate the longest night of the year in this all-new format as we explore
the roots of our modern holiday celebrations indoors and out!

Indoors, enjoy treats, hot beverages and music by the Pilgrim Brass Choir
and make a solstice-themed craft. Outdoors, stroll the self-guided "Solstice Traditions Trail," a magical, candlelit route through the forest, stop by a
bonfire, and enjoy interactive skits highlighting solstice traditions of different civilizations with costumed interpreters.

Please dress for indoor and outdoor fun. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

 

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Sunday, January 28 • 11 AM - 4 PM
at The West Woods


It's back! This fourth annual event just gets better with winters passed. And once again, activities are absolutely FREE! Check out all that we have planned:

• Winter hikes • Face painting • Bird in the Hand Feeding Station • Snowshoe borrowing
• Live ice carving and sculptures • Refreshments • Live music • Sled dog meet-n-greet • Snow-themed crafts
• Guest appearances by a famous winter snowman, a popular reindeer herder, ice princesses and live reindeer!

Stay tuned for the complete schedule as soon as it's available!

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Sundays, March 4, 11 & 18 • Noon - 4 PM
at Swine Creek Reservation


Visit Geauga Park District’s sugar house, sugarbush and lodge for a sweet taste of how maple sugaring methods have evolved from the Native American tradition to modern methods - all activities FREE!

Help gather sap in the sugarbush with the help of a horse-drawn sap sled, experience the tapping, gathering and boiling methods used throughout history, see sap boiling in the sugar house and have a taste of maple syrup, then warm up in the lodge with maple treats and live music by the Oak Island Sunk Jumpers (March 4), Mr. Haney String Band (March 11) or the Real Deal String Band (March 18).

Off-trail activities are partially wheelchair/stroller accessible; everything else is fully accessible. Registration is not required. Please call 440-286-9516 with questions.

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Open daily 10 AM - 4:30 PM
at The West Woods Nature Center


Educate yourself throughout 2016 with this enjoyable, FREE Nature exhibit! Home Sweet Habitat: A Place for Wildlife to Survive and Thrive will show you all about Geauga County’s natural homes – divided between forests, meadows and wetlands – and introduce you to their residents both common and unique.

Expect many animal mounts, interactive elements (like a crawl-through log, an otter slide, and a crawl-in beaver lodge build with real beaver sticks!), a couple robotic animals, and hands-on displays, games and activities for the whole family.

The West Woods Nature Center is fully wheelchair/stroller accessible at 9465 Kinsman Road (Rt. 87) in Russell Township. Please call 440-286-9516 with questions.

 

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