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Frozen Fest
Sunday, January 28 • 11 AM to 4 PM • The West Woods
Schedule posted & updated!

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

Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run
Sunday, June 10 • 9 AM Race Time • The West Woods
More details coming soon!

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

 

 

 

 




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


Geauga Park District’s fourth annual Frozen Fest at The West Woods will offer you so much to see and do – and even more if the little people in your life love singing winter princesses or snowmen!

This annual family event consistently draws rave reviews and breaks attendance records, and organizers have added even more fun this year, including live reindeer, plus an extra hour of activities and even more shuttles buses from two overflow parking locations.

Pack up your family and friends and join us, too, for these FREE activities, something for everyone to enjoy:

  • Live reindeer!
  • Famous winter princesses, a famous "winter snowman” and a famous reindeer herder
    Meet-n-greets throughout the venue: 11 AM-11:30 AM, 11:45 AM-12:15 PM, 12:45-1:15 PM, 1:45-2:15 PM, 2:45-3:15 PM & 3:30-4 PM
    Performances in the lobby: 11:30-11:45 AM, 12:15-12:30 PM, 1:15-1:30 PM, 2:15-2:30 PM & 3:15-3:30 PM
  • Meet-n-greets with sled dogs from the Siberian Husky Club of Greater Cleveland
  • Ornate face painting
  • Otter Slides & Tunnels indoor play feature
  • Cheerio bird feeders make-n-take craft (indoors) UPDATED!
  • "Hungry Owl on the Prowl" and "Snow Snakes" outdoor field games (weather permitting) UPDATED!
  • Complimentary hot cocoa & cookies
  • Ice carvings & demos by Elegant Ice Creations
  • Winter wildlife display and touch table
  • Free snowshoeing (weather permitting)
  • Explore a wigwam
  • A Kid at Art mobile art bus
  • Self-guided winter hiking & Bird in the Hand Feeding Station activity
  • Live music by the Oak Island Skunk Jumpers
  • Food for sale by the Hunger Squad food truck & Classic Kettle Corn
  • Nature-inspired art exhibit on display by Julie Cook & Hap Howle
  • Winter themed merchandise & Nature gifts for sale in the Tree Tops Nature Store

The Nature Center is fully accessible. Due to the popularity of this event, however, strollers should be left outside.

Please note that The West Woods’ parking lots always fill quickly during Frozen Fest. Again, overflow parking locations will be located at ASM and Teague Plaza, equipped with even more free shuttles than last year.



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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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