Bob Downing

Today

Medina pedal — The Medina County Park District and Century Cycles are sponsoring a bike ride at 6:30 p.m. at Buckeye Woods Park. Helmets and advance sign-up are required. For bicyclists 16 and older. 330-722-9364. The park is off state Route 162 in Lafayette Township.

Friday

Full-moon hike — The National Park Service is staging a full-moon hike from 8 to 10:30 p.m. in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It will be a five-mile hike on the Oak Hill and Plateau trails. Meet at the Oak Hill Trailhead off Oak Hill Road in Boston Township.

Blue-moon walk — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is staging a full-moon, blue-moon hike at 7:30 p.m. at Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road, Springfield Township. Bring a flashlight. 330-865-8065.

Bike, campfire — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is sponsoring a family bike ride and campfire from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Meet in the Big Bend Area of Sand Run Metro Park. That’s off Merriman Road in northwest Akron. Helmets and lights are required. Bring a chair and campfire food. 330-865-8065.

Full-moon walk — The Stark County Park District is holding a full-moon walk at 7:30 p.m. at Molly Stark Park off Columbus Road NE in Nimishillen Township. 330-409-8096.

Blue-moon hike — The Wilderness Center at 9877 Alabama Ave. SW in Sugar Creek Township, is staging a blue-moon, full-moon hike at 7 p.m. 877-359-5235.

Fun camp — The Medina County Park District is offering a weekend camp out for families at Hidden Hollow Camp near Lodi in Harrisville Township. The program begins at 7 p.m. and runs to noon on Sunday. Lots of nature activities, games, crafts, hikes and more. Certain fees apply. Advance reservations are required. 330-722-9364.

Hinckley paddle — Cleveland Metroparks is offering full-moon paddles in its 34-foot Voyager canoe at 6, 7:30 and 9 p.m. on Hinckley Lake in the Hinckley Reservation. Meet at the Hinckley Lake boat house off West Drive in Hinckley Township in Medina County. Admission is $5. Advance reservations are encouraged. Call 216-206-1000 for reservations and more information.

Saturday

STOMP ride — The Summit Tour of Metro Parks bike ride will begin at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. Three distances: 10, 20 or 30 miles, all on the Towpath Trail. The rides start at 8, 9 and 10 a.m. Limited to 1,600 riders. Riders younger than 16 must be accompanied by adults. Vehicle support, lunch and live music by Ryan Humbert. The entry fee is $30. For information, go to www.summitmetroparks.org or call 330-865-8065.

Peninsula hike — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is sponsoring a hike at 7 p.m. at Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park off Riverview Road in Peninsula. 330-865-8065.

Brandywine Falls walks — The National Park Service is holding guided hikes at Brandywine Falls at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The hikes will be repeated at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday. The falls are off Brandywine Road in Sagamore Hills Township.

Nighthawk event — The National Park Service is holding a nighthawk-watching get-together from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rockside Station in Independence in the Cuyahoga Valley. Bring a lawn chair, binoculars and insect repellent.

Hanging at Hunt — The National Park Service is offering family activities from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center off Bolanz Road in Cuyahoga Falls. The activities will be repeated from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Farm life — Farm Life in the Valley featuring art by the Crooked River Gang, a group of local artists, is on exhibit at the M.D. Garage in the Cuyahoga Valley park. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1556 Boston Mills Road, Boston Township. The show continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Family concert — Musician Bud Preston will be in the spotlight at 7 p.m. in a family concert presented by the Medina County Park District. The show will be held in the Krabill Shelter, 7597 Ballash Road, Lafayette Township. 330-722-9364.

Medina hike — The Medina County Park District is holding a healthy hike at 10 a.m. at Lake Medina. Meet at the Granger Road parking lot in Medina Township. Organized by the Happy Trails Hiking Club. For ages 12 to adult. 330-722-4558.

Healthy hike — The Medina County Park District is conducting a healthy hike from 9 to 11 a.m. in Cleveland Metroparks’ Hinckley Reservation. It will be a hike of four to six miles. Meet at the Hinckley Lake dam off Bellus Road in Hinckley Township. For ages 10 to adult. 330-722-9364.

Akron hike — The Akron Metropolitan Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9 a.m. at Hampton Hills Metro Park off Akron-Peninsula Road in North Akron. It will be a five-mile hike, 330-687-8139.

Photo class — The University of Mount Union’s John T. Huston-Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center is hosting a photo class from 2 to 4 p.m. The center is on Dan Street in Washington Township. 330-823-7487.

Aurora hike — The Portage Trail Walkers hiking club will meet at 9 a.m. at Aurora’s Sunny Lake and the Audubon Society Sanctuary for hikes. Meet off East Mennonite Road east of Page Road. 330-673-6896.

Kids fishing — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is opening its ponds for youth fishing involving youngsters 15 and under. Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Also open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at 8912 Portage Lakes Drive, Coventry Township. Youth anglers must be accompanied by adults, and adults are not allowed to fish in the youth area. 330-644-2293.

Sunday

Fern walk — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is conducting a fern program and walk at 2 p.m. in Sand Run Metro Park. Meet at the Shady Hollow Pavilion off Sand Run parkway in northwest Akron. Wear long pants and old shoes or boots. 330-865-8065.

Sand Run hike — The Akron Metropolitan Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. for a hilly five-mile hike in Sand Run Metro Park. 330-687-8139.

Folk jam — The University of Mount Union’s John T. Huston-Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center is hosting a folk jam at 2 p.m. The center is on Dan Street in Washington Township. 330-823-7487.

Monday

Woodpecker walk — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is holding a program on the red-headed woodpecker for youngsters in its Young Birders program. Meet at 11 a.m. at the Clinton Trailhead, 2749 North St., Clinton. 330-865-8065.

Goodyear Heights hike — The Akron Metropolitan Parks Hiking Club will meet at 10 a.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park. Meet at the foot of the sledding hill off Newton Street in East Akron. It will be a four-mile hike, 330-687-8139.

Tuesday

Schumacher hike — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is staging a hike on the 1.2-mile Schumacher Trail in Cascade Valley Metro Park. Meet at 7 p.m. at 1690 Cuyahoga St., Akron. 330-865-8065.

Collecting seeds — The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to collect seeds from native plants from 1 to 4 p.m. For details, go to www.nps.gov/cuva/supportyourpark/volunteer-activities.htm or call 330-657-2299.

Trail cleanup — Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Salt Run Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley park. Meet at the Pine Hollow Trailhead off Quick Road in Boston Township. Wear sturdy boots and bring a small pack with lunch, water and work gloves. 330-725-6097.

Firestone hike — The Akron Metropolitan Parks Hiking Club will meet at 4 p.m. for a three-mile hike at Firestone Metro Park in South Akron. Meet at the Tuscarawas Meadows Area off Harrington Road. 330-687-8139.

Creative concoctions — The Medina County Park District is offering programs on creative concoctions for youngsters 3 to 6 years old at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Township. Come dressed for a mess. Advance sign up is required. 330-722-9364.

Wednesday

Healthy hike — Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, is holding a healthy hike at 10 a.m. on the Towpath Trail. Meet at the Wolf Creek Trailhead off Snyder Avenue in Barberton. 330-865-8065.

Trail cleanup — Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Lake and Cross Country trails in the Cuyahoga Valley park. Meet at the Kendall Lake Shelter off Truxell Road in Boston Township. Wear sturdy boots and bring a small pack with lunch, water and work gloves. 330-688-1767.

Liberty Park hike — The Akron Metropolitan Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Liberty Park, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. It will be a five-mile hike, 330-687-8139.

Wild walk — The Wilderness Center at 9877 Alabama Ave. SW in Sugar Creek Township, is staging a naturalist-led walk at 10 a.m. 877-359-5235.

Bob Downing can be reached at 330-996-3745 or bdowning@the beaconjournal.com.