THURSDAY

Weekday Walkers: Join a naturalist for a leisurely on Quarry Trail with stops along the way, 10-11:30 a.m. Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park, 5779 Riverview Road, Peninsula. 330-865-8065.

 

Kinderealm – Maple Sugaring: Ages 3-6 and adult companion can learn how maple sugar is made, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Summit Lake Nature Center, 390 W. Crosier St., Akron. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

 

FRIDAY

Homeschoolers – The “Tooth” About Rodents: Ages 7-10 will learn why rodents are an important part of the animal world, 10:30 a.m. to noon or 1-2:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

 

Woodcock Watch and Owl Prowl: Attempt to witness the male woodcock’s spectacular courtship flight then hike in search for owls, 7:30-9 p.m. Wood Hollow Metro Park, 2121 Barlow Road, Hudson. 330-865-8065.

 

SATURDAY

Black Bears: Learn about the native bear that is making a comeback in Ohio, 1-2:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Whispers From Mother Nature: Join a naturalist to see what plants and animals will be growing in, flying over or waking up this April at Summit Lake and in the Metro Parks, 2-3:30 p.m. Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Summit Lake Nature Center, 390 W. Crosier St., Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Sunset Hike: A relaxing evening hike on Meadow Trail, 6-8 p.m. Munroe Falls Metro Park, Tallmadge Meadows Area, 1088 North Ave., Tallmadge. 330-865-8065.

 

Swine Creek in Geauga Country Hike: Portage Trail Walkers will meet at 9 a.m. at 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield. For more information, call Larry Thomas at 330-673-6896.

 

SUNDAY

Beginner Butterflies: Learn the basics of butterfly identification through an interactive presentation and tabletop activities, 1-2:30 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Vernal Pools – What’s For Dinner?: What are salamanders eating in vernal pools? Get a look at their tiny meals during this off-trail hike, 3-4 p.m. Confluence Metro Park. 330-865-8065.

 

MONDAY

Cardio Hike: Hike more than 4 miles at a fast pace, 10-11:30 a.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

 

WEDNESDAY

Think Spring: Discover why animals are excited about spring’s arrival and look for signs that a new season is on the way, 1-2:30 p.m. Cascade Valley Metro Park, Oxbow Area, 1061 Cuyahoga St., Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

History and Nature of Liberty Park: Hike along Black Bear Trail to learn the history of Twinsburg and Liberty Park, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

 

ALSO

2019 Maple Sugar Festival: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Hale Farm & Village, 1686 Oak Hill Road, Bath. Experience tree tapping, oxen demonstrations, a sugaring camp, maple treats and the process of boiling sap into syrup. A pancake breakfast will be offered by Acme Fresh Markets. Admission for breakfast and all activities is $15 for adults, $10 for children, $5 for members and $5 for the pancake breakfast. For tickets, call 330-666-3711 or go to www.halefarm.org.

 

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) will run the National Park Scenic excursion on Saturdays and Sundays through April, as well as special event trains on Fridays. From January through April, the National Park Scenic excursion will be two-and-a-half-hours long, round trip. Beginning in June, CVSR will run Wednesdays-Sundays. For more information, go to www.cvsr.com.