When the snow starts to fly this December, don’t hibernate. Bundle up and enjoy a sleighful of winter family fun in Cleveland Metroparks! Choose from five different programs that feature an outdoor group activity centered around snow. All programs are free and best of all they don’t require an Internet connection!
Sunday, December 15 ∙ 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Snow “paints” the landscape white during the winter months. It’s pretty, but why not add a splash of color to the scenery? Come and paint the park red… or blue or green. Use your imagination to create a snow sculpture then paint it using food coloring spray bottles. Registration begins December 2.
Tracks In The Snow
Sunday, December 29 ∙ 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Did you ever see tracks in the snow and wonder who made them? Was it a raccoon? Wild turkey? White tailed deer? Take a short hike while looking for tracks in the snow and learn to identify who made them.
CanalWay Center is located on Whittlesey Way, off the East 49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in Cuyahoga Heights. Forregistration and more information, call 216-206-1000 or visitclevelandmetroparks.com.
Sledding In The Park
Saturday, December 21 ∙ 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Old River Farm Picnic Area
North Chagrin Reservation
Come celebrate the official first day of winter. Bundle up, grab a sled and meet at the Old River Farm Picnic Area for an afternoon of sledding. Afterward, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. Old River Farm Picnic Area is located off Chagrin River Road in North Chagrin Reservation, south of Chardon Road/Route 6 in Willoughby Hills. For more information, call 440-473-3370 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
BYOS – Bring Your Own Sled
Thursday, December 26 ∙ 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Little Met Golf Course ∙ Rocky River Reservation
Join a naturalist in search of winter wildlife on the small sloping hills of Little Met Golf Course. Then grab your sled and enjoy an afternoon coasting down the slopes. Little Met Golf Course is located at 18599 Old Lorain Road in Cleveland. For more information, call 440-734-6660 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
What’s To Know About Snow
Sunday, December 29 ∙ 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Rocky River Nature Center
Rocky River Reservation
Living in the Arctic regions of Canada, Greenland and Alaska, the Inuit have many names for different types of snow. Take a hike and go on a snow search to find “anniu,” “api,” “quali” and more. Afterward, have fun making a “quinzhee” or snow shelter.Rocky River Nature Center is located at 24000 Valley Parkway in Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar Point Road in North Olmsted. For more information, call 440-734-6660 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Programs may be canceled if there is insufficient snow. Please call in advance to confirm program status.
Don’t let snow stop you in your tracks! For fun in the snow, trek to Cleveland Metroparks – Discover, Enjoy, Protect!