Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Don’t let cabin fever keep you indoors!

A group hikes through a forest of hemlock trees at Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen. (Photo by Maribeth Joeright for The News-Herald)

Get outside and enjoy the beauty of winter. Experience the woodlands as a Lake Metroparks naturalist guides you on a nature hike through field, forest and stream.

Winter Hike
Sunday, February 9, 2014 • 1 to 4 pm
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
Two hikes are available to choose from; each varying in length and terrain.
  1. An interpretive hike about three miles long with a few stops along the way.
  2. Self-guided trail options for families with young children or more limited mobility. Easy-to-follow trail maps are available in the Nature Center.
A Winter Hike patch and a commemorative year patch are presented to all participants.
After completing the hike, warm yourself by a roaring campfire complete with s’mores. Stop by the Wildlife Center to see some of our native wildlife up close. Enjoy hot soup and beverages served inside the comfortable Nature Center and listen to the sounds of folk music performed by Ernest Elshaw. Stop by The Nature Store to see hiking-inspired deals for the whole family!
Hikers are reminded of the importance of wearing comfortable footwear which is sturdy, warm and water-repellent. Hiking boots are recommended as the trails maybe snow- and/or mud-covered. Remember to dress in warm, comfortable layers. For more winter safety tips, visit

Pre-registration is requested for Winter Hike at Penitentiary Glen.
Patch, s’mores, soup and beverages are all included in registration fee. Program is $8 per person, all ages welcome, under 18 with an adult, please.

Register online or call Lake Metroparks registration at 440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226. Program is $8 per person, all ages welcome, under 18 with an adult, please.
Photo by Maribeth Joeright for The News-Herald.

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