OUTDOORS

 

THURSDAY

Memorial Parkway Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2 p.m. for a 5-mile hike at 499 Memorial Parkway, Akron. Kincaid Early, 330-400-4835 or 330-815-8308.

 

FRIDAY

Fall Facts Hike: Join a naturalist for a morning stroll along Rock Creek Trail and learn some interesting fall facts along the way, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Furnace Run Metro Park, Brushwood Area, 4955 Townsend Road, Richfield. 330-865-8065.

 

Homeschoolers – Pond Exploration: Homeschoolers, ages 7 to 10, join a naturalist to search for aquatic creatures and learn what they can tell us about the health of the water, 1-3 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Registration is required. Call 330-865-8065.

 

Wetmore Trail Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2 p.m. for a 5-mile hike at 4653 Wetmore Road, Boston Township. Kathy, 330-923-2659 or 330-604-4869.

 

Mogadore Reservoir Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2 p.m. for a 5-mile hike at 3578 State Route 43, Mogadore. Billy Stacy, 330-968-7898.

 

SATURDAY

Tree Hike: Enjoy a stroll through the autumn colors and learn to identify a few common Ohio trees, 2-3 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Onondaga Deck, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Sippo Lake Park Exploration Gateway Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 5-mile hike at 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Township. Billy Stacy, 330-968-7898.

 

Wilderness Center Hike: Hilltop Hikers will meet at 10 a.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 9877 Alabama Ave SW, Wilmot. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

 

Cascade Valley Metro Park Hike: Portage Trail Walkers will meet at 9 a.m. at 837 Cuyahoga St., Akron. For more information, call Larry Thomas at 330-673-6896.

 

SUNDAY

Year of the Bird Celebration: Celebrate 100 years of protecting these precious flying wonders: meet some migratory birds, enjoy interactive presentations and activities, and learn how to build a better world for feathered friends, noon to 3 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Hiking Spree Shield Assistance: Summit Metro Parks volunteers will gladly attach your hiking spree shield at no charge, 1-3 p.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

 

Scarecrow Building Workshop: Build a scarecrow to decorate the grounds of the Nature Realm for the month of October, 6-7 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Campfire Area, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Registration is required. Call 330-865-8065.

 

Everett Road Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will meet at 2 p.m. for a 5-mile hike at 2370 Everett Road, Boston Township. Kathy, 330-923-2659 or 330-604-4869.

 

Hoover Community Recreation Complex, Me & My Dog Hike: Hilltop Hikers will meet at 1 p.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 1325 E. Maple St, North Canton. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

 

MONDAY

Kinderealm – Orange: Children ages 3 to 6 with their adult companions discover the color orange and where they can find it in the fall. A short hike and craft are included, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. Registration is required. Call 330-865-8065.

 

Talkin’ Food With Friends: Discuss how food impacts our world, and enjoy conversation about vegetable gardens and local food, 6-7:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Seneca Deck, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

TUESDAY

Butterbridge Road on the Towpath Hike: Hilltop Hikers will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 5400 Block of Butterbridge Road NW. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

 

WEDNESDAY

Fall Bird Walk: New and experienced birders join a naturalist for a fall bird walk, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Firestone Metro Park, Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Nature Games with Grandparents: An enjoyable evening of family-friendly nature games, 6-7:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Petros Park Hike: Hilltop Hikers will meet at 5:30 p.m. for a 5-mile hike. Meet at 3519 Perry Drive SW, Perry Township. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org