If the milder weather has you eager to get out of the house, three scenic towns in Summit and Medina counties want to scratch that itch.
Peninsula, Richfield and Hinckley will host their fourth annual Cabin Fever Tour on Saturday, featuring a variety of activities at local history sites, businesses and parks along a rolling 12-mile stretch of state Route 303.
“Come on back, folks. You’ve been hibernating all winter,” said Diane Seskes, president of the Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce and owner of the Log Cabin Gallery.
The event started as a joint effort of the three historical societies but has grown to encompass many area groups and businesses offering activities from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Seskes said.
Most of the attractions remain within walking distance in each town.
Here’s a guide to the tour :
• Peninsula Valley Historic & Education Foundation, G.A.R. Hall, 1785 Main St., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Soup’s On! will feature a selection of homemade soups; $5 for five choices. Fresh baked bread, crackers and dessert are included with admission.
Also see the free Ohio Historical Society exhibit Ohio & the Civil War: 150 Years Later.
• Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsula Depot Visitor Center, 1630 Mill St.
A ranger-led program Bird Watching — Taking Flight will be conducted at the Beaver Marsh, Ira Trailhead, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
A 2.2-mile hike on the Ledges Trail will be led by a ranger, starting at the Ledges Trailhead at 9 a.m.
Explore what life was like for early female settlers in the park’s Campfire Tales series. Meet at the Ledges Shelter at 7 p.m.
• Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
View the beauty of the national park as the spring landscape starts to unfold. Visit www.cvsr.com for schedule and ticket prices.
• Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum (in the Boston Township Hall), 1775 Main St., noon to 4 p.m.
Two exhibits are on display: Bits and Pieces: Unpuzzling Our Past, about famous personalities and extraordinary events in the community, and Boston Township Then and Now: A Bicentennial Portrait about the township’s history.
• The Log Cabin Gallery, 1671 Main St., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The gallery features local artists and a rare inventory reduction sale.
• Peninsula Art Academy, 1600 W. Mill St.
From 5 to 7 p.m., a show will focus on different paths artists take on the way to a completed artwork.
From 7 to 10 p.m., there will be the monthly BluesNite, an informal open jam for all levels of musicians interested in playing and learning the blues.
• Peninsula Library & Historical Society, 6105 Riverview Road.
Drop off nonperishable food for Harvest for Hunger.
• The Spicy Lamb Farm, 6560 Akron-Peninsula Road, 9 to 11 a.m.
See newborn lambs, ducklings, chicks and bunnies. There is a fee of $5 per person.
• Yellow Creek Trading Co., 1685 Main St.
Bunnies, chicks, and blooms abound. A portion of sales will benefit Porter Lyons, a Garrettsville teen who received a heart transplant during the holidays.
• Century Cycles, 1621 Main St.
Annual spring sale of bicycles and accessories, from helmets and clothing to parts and pumps.
• Benedict’s Antiques, 4183 Streetsboro Road, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
• Cornerstone Yarns, 4668 Streetsboro Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Country Maid Ice Cream, 3252 W. Streetsboro Road, noon to 8 p.m.
• Countryside Florist, 4553 Broadview Road, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Farnam Manor, 4223 Brecksville Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour the house built by Everett Farnam in 1834.
• Historical Museum of Richfield, 3907 Broadview Road, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• John Muni Jewelers, 3807 Brecksville Road, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• P.O.C.’s Pierogi Market, 4131 W. Streetsboro Road, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free samples this day only.
• Polka Dot Pincushion, 4131 W. Streetsboro Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Richfield Branch, Akron-Summit County Public Library, 3761 Grant St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Somerville Antiques, 3828 Brecksville Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Taverne of Richfield, 3960 Broadview Road, 4 to 10 p.m. The restaurant’s “Underground Martini” lounge is open 8 to 11 p.m., featuring live jazz music.
• Richfield Art Studio, 3838 Brecksville Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Wild Class Nature Center, 4028 Broadview Road, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Hinckley Historical Society, 1634 Center Road, noon to 4 p.m. Tour the historical 1847 house and learn the history of the township.
• Greensmith Garden Center & Gift Shop, 1340 Ridge Road, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open house with locally made products, buzzard apparel, gifts, flowers, candles, pottery and bird seed.