Fresh Air

Thursday, Oct. 30

Valley hike — The Cleveland Hiking Club will meet in Peninsula at 9 a.m. for a 6-mile hike. Meet at Armington Pond, off Quick Road in Peninsula.

Friday, Oct. 31

Creepy Crawlies — Naturalist Meghan Doran will introduce little ones to creepy, crawly and slimy but not scary education animals 10:30-11:30 a.m. at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Registration is required, 330-865-8065.

Halloween Hike — Take an evening hike and meet nocturnal animals along a lighted trail, 6:30-8 p.m. at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Fire and marshmallows after hike. Registration is required, 330-865-8065.

Hudson Springs hike — The Cleveland Hiking Club will meet in Hudson at 9 a.m. for a 7-mile hike. Meet at Hudson Springs Park, 7095 Stow Road, Hudson. Also, there will be a 5-mile Flat Hike, no hills, at 10 a.m. meeting at the Station Road Bridge.

Halloween Night Hike — Presented by the Medina County Park District, experience the nighttime sights and sounds and learn about Halloween animal myths, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. 330-722-9364.

Saturday, Nov. 1

Hiking Spree Shield Assistance — Volunteers will help attach hiking shields hiking staffs, 1-3 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Nature & History of Sand Run Hike — Discover the nature and history of Sand Run Metro Park while exploring Dogwood Trail, 2-4 p.m., Sand Run Metro Park, Wadsworth area, 1400 Sand Run Parkway, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Hiking for the Health of It — Presented by the Medina County Park District, hiking club for adults who can hike four to five miles at a brisk pace, 9-11 a.m. at Plum Creek Park North, 2390 Plum Creek Parkway, Brunswick Hills. 330-722-9364.

Warts, Webs and Wild Things — Presented by the Medina County Park District, noon to 5 p.m., at Susan Hambley Nature Center, 4173 Parschen Blvd., Brunswick. Learn about Halloween animals from creepy and crawly to slithery and slimy. 330-722-9364. Program repeats on Sunday.

Zoar Speaker Series — Nancy Ottman, Ohio Chapter Palatinates to America, presents Experiences of German Settlers in America, 1 p.m., in the Historic Zoar Schoolhouse. www.historiczoarvillage.com.

Nature Fest Arts & Crafts Show — Featuring artisans and crafters who depict nature in their work, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot. For more information: www.wildernesscenter.org or call 877-359-5235.

Station Road Bridge hike — The Portage Trail Walkers hiking club will meet at 9 a.m. at Station Road Bridge Trailhead, 13513 Station Road, Brecksville. 330-673-6896.

North Canton hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Hoover High School Parking Lot, North Canton. 6-mile hike. Diane Dickerson, 330-966-5866.

Magnolia Mill Questing Tour — Stark County Park District presents this tour, explore this historic icon and its history as we complete the Magnolia Mill Quest, 10 a.m., Magnolia Flouring Mills, 261 N. Main St. Learn questing basics and where to find other quests within the Canalway. 330-409-8096.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad “Ales on Rails” sixth annual Seasonal Beer-Tasting Train — Sample five beers and appetizers designed to complement each brew, ages 21 and older. 2-4 p.m. at Rockside Station. $47-$82. 800-468-4070 or www.CVSR.com.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Experience the Underground Railroad — This experiential program explores the triumphs and dangerous realities of the Underground Railroad, ages 14 or older, 6-7:30 p.m. Hikes depart every 30 minutes from Howe Meadow. Cost is $17. To register, call 800-468-4070 or go to www.CVSR.com.

Pumpkin Chunkin’ — Treat the sheep with a splatter of tasty pumpkin, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Spicy Lamb Farm in Peninsula. Bring one pumpkin per person for entry. For more information, go to www.thespicylamb.com.

Twinsburg hike — The Cleveland Hiking Club will meet in Twinsburg at 9:30 a.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at Liberty Ledges. Also, a 5-mile hike at 9:30 a.m. at Richfield Woods Park, 4100 Broadview Road.

Sunday, Nov. 2

Nature Drawing for Kids — A lesson in nature drawing for ages 6-12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2-3:30 p.m., F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Advance registration required, 330-865-8065.

Seneca Trail Throughout the Year — Hike the Seneca Trail while taking a photographic record of the seasonal changes,1-2:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Seneca Deck, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Nature’s Carpenters — Join a naturalist to find out what is changing the landscape along the easy trail, 3-4:30 p.m., Firestone Metro Park, Tuscarawas Meadows area, 2620 Harrington Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Cascade/Chuckery hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. at Signal Tree parking lot, Akron. 5-mile hike. Jack Wenrick, 330-923-6371.

Works Progress Administration hike — Stark County Park District hike at 2 p.m. will examine the legacy left behind by men of the Works Progress Administration. Meet at Ohio & Erie Towpath Trail, Lock 4 Trailhead. 330-409-8096.

Hiking the Hills — 6-mile hike on unpaved, hilly terrain of the Buckeye Trail, 9-11:30 a.m., meet at the Ira Trailhead: 3801 Riverview Road, Peninsula.

25-Mile Peninsula hike — The Cleveland Hiking Club will meet in Peninsula at 7:30 a.m. for a 25-mile hike. Meet in the Lock 29, 1648 Mill St., overflow parking lot. Also, a 5-mile hike at 9 a.m. at Happy Days Lodge, 500 W. Streetsboro St.

Monday, Nov. 3

Daylight Savings Time hike — Stark County Park District presents a 2½-mile walk along the Olde Muskingum Trail to discover the rationale behind DST, 3:30 p.m., Olde Muskingum Trail-Butterbridge Trailhead, Canton. 330-409-8096.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Weekday Walkers — Enjoy a leisurely stroll with frequent stops to discover nature along the way, 10-11 a.m., Firestone Metro Park, Tuscarawas Meadows area, 2620 Harrington Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

Firestone Metro Park hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 4 p.m. at Firestone Metro Park, Tuscarawas Meadows area, Harrington Road, Akron. 3-mile hike. Bruce Ahonen, 330-794-1039.

Molly Stark History Walk — Stark County Park District will reveal the history of the Molly Stark Hospital in Nimishillen Township, along with the many stories and myths surrounding it as part of a leisurely stroll around the grounds, 10 a.m. Molly Stark Park, 7900 Columbus Road NE. 330-409-8096.

Twinsburg hike — The Cleveland Hiking Club will meet in Twinsburg at 9:30 a.m. for a 6-mile hike. Meet at Liberty Park Ball Fields.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Canal Fulton hike — Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Canal Park, State Route 93, Canal Fulton. 5-mile hike. Diane Dickerson, 330-966-5866.

Evening hike — Stark County Park District will hold a 2-mile hike along the Sippo Lake Trail at 6 p.m. Meet at the Exploration Gateway Shelter. 330-409-8096.

Hudson hike — The Cleveland Hiking Club will meet in Hudson at 9:30 a.m. for a 7-mile hike. Meet at Barlow Community Center, S. Oviatt St.