THURSDAY

Archery Open Shoot: Register for a half-hour time slot to improve your shot, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hampton Hills Metro Park, Archery Range, 1940 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Advanced registration required, call 330-865-8065.

 

Creek Walk: Come cool off in the creek as we search for critters and fossils, 2-3:30 p.m. Furnace Run Metro Park, Brushwood Area, 4955 Townsend Road, Richfield. 330-865-8065.

 

Beginner Tree ID: Enjoy a leisurely hike while learning tricks and tips for identifying trees by leaves, bark and twig arrangement, 5:30-7 p.m. Cascade Valley Metro Park, Oxbow Area, 1061 Cuyahoga St., Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Firestone Metro Park Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will hold a 5-mile hike at 7 p.m. Meet at 2620 Harrington Road, Akron. Hike leader Billy Stacy. For more information, go to www.akronhikers.org.

 

Tam O’Shanter Property Hike: The Hilltop Hikers will hold a 3-mile hike at 10 a.m. Meet at 5055 Hills and Dales Road NW, Canton. Hike leader Lola Bender. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

 

FRIDAY

Nimisila Reservoir Kayak: Paddle a portion of the Nimisila Reservoir with a certified instructor and a naturalist to learn paddle strokes, safety and see wildlife around the water, 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park, Lot C6, 6194 Christman Road, Green. $15 per person. Advanced registration required, call 330-865-8065.

 

Hike the Hollow: Take a leisurely hike to discover what’s out and about this time of the year, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Wood Hollow Metro Park, 2121 Barlow Road, Hudson. 330-865-8065.

 

Ohio Before Europeans: Explore the nature and the human history of Ohio before the arrival of Europeans, 6 p.m. Silver Creek Metro Park, Pheasant Run Area, 330-865-8065.

 

Manchester Road Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will hold a 5-mile hike at 9:30 a.m. Meet at 2740 Manchester Road, Akron. Hike leader Dean Pawlicki. For more information, go to www.akronhikers.org.

 

SATURDAY

Summit Lake Kayak: Paddle Summit Lake to learn what historical treasures helped build this community, 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Summit Lake Trailhead, 390 W. Crosier St., Akron. $15 per person. Advanced registration required, call 330-865-8065.

 

Woodland Mushrooms: Enjoy an educational and fun walk to discover which mushrooms are out this time of year, 1-3 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Campfire Area, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Blooms at Sunset: Take in sunset views of the wildflower meadow and learn some basic identification of late summer blooms, 7-8:30 p.m. Springfield Bog Metro Park, 1400 Portage Line Road, Springfield Township. 330-865-8065.

 

Blue Hen Falls Toward Jaite Hike: Portage Trail Walkers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Boston Mills Road in Brecksville. For more information, call Larry Thomas at 330-673-6896.

 

Ira Road/O’Neill Woods Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will hold a 6-mile hike at 8 a.m. Meet at 3801 Riverview Road, Peninsula. Hike leader Colleen Carpinello. For more information, go to www.akronhikers.org.

 

SUNDAY

Fall Hiking Spree Kickoff: Hiking forms will be available and Fall Hiking Spree T-shirts will be for sale, noon to 3 p.m. Silver Creek Metro Park, Pheasant Run Area, 5000 Hametown Road, Norton. 330-865-8065.

 

Nature Crafting – Weave a Footstool: Using a twill pattern, weave the top of a footstool, 5:30-8 p.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. $25 per person. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

 

Station Road Bridge Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will hold a 5-mile hike at 2 p.m. Meet at 13513 Station Road, Brecksville. Hike leader Billy Stacy. For more information, go to www.akronhikers.org.

 

Portage Lakes State Park Hike: The Hilltop Hikers will hold a 5-mile hike at 9:30 a.m. Meet at 5031 Manchester Road, Akron. Hike leader Glen Whipple. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

 

Bridgeport Quarry Trailhead Hike: The Hilltop Hikers will hold a 5-mile hike at 1 p.m. Meet at 3455 Erie Ave. NW, Massillon. Hike leader Roseanne Swigart. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

 

MONDAY

Explore the Gorge: Learn about the nature and history of Gorge Metro Park and the Cuyahoga River, 10 a.m. to noon. Gorge Metro Park, 1160 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. 330-865-8065.

 

Kinderealm - Butterflies: Ages 3-6 and their adult companions will go on a summer nature walk to learn about butterflies, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. Advance registration required, call 330-865-8065.

 

Tallmadge Meadows Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will hold a 6-mile hike at 9:30 a.m. Meet at 1088 North Ave., Tallmadge. Hike leader Kathy. For more information, go to www.akronhikers.org.

 

Sippo Lake Exploration Gateway Hike: The Hilltop Hikers will hold a 5-mile hike at 9 a.m. Meet at Quail Hollow State Park, 5710 12th St. NW, Canton. Hike leader Kathy Dimos. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

 

Me & My Dog Hike: The Hilltop Hikers will hold a 5-mile hike at 6 p.m. Meet at Metzger Park, 1420 S. Nickelplate St., Louisville. Hike leader Karla Bedard. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

 

TUESDAY

Brandywine Falls Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will hold a 5-mile hike at 8 a.m. Meet at 8176 Brandywine Road, Sagamore Hills. Hike leader Colleen Carpinello. For more information, go to www.akronhikers.org.

 

Hudson Plaza Leisure Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will hold a 4-mile hike at 9:30 a.m. Meet at 134 W. Streetsboro St., Hudson. Hike leader Roy Kress. For more information, go to www.akronhikers.org.

 

Butterbridge Road Hike: The Hilltop Hikers will hold a 5-mile hike at 9:30 a.m. Meet at 5400 block of Butterbridge Road NW. Hike leader Patty Sheppard. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

 

McKinley Monument Hike: The Hilltop Hikers will hold a 3-mile hike at 5:30 p.m. Meet at 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW. Hike leader Marilyn Shaheen. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.

 

WEDNESDAY

Kids’ Fishing: Kids 15 and younger will learn the basics of fishing, then drop a line at Little Turtle Pond, 10 a.m. to noon. Firestone Metro Park, Little Turtle Pond, 2400 Harrington Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Woodland Mushrooms: Take an evening stroll to discover which mushrooms are out this time of year, 6-8 p.m. Liberty Park, Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg. 330-865-8065.

 

Meet Me In The Garden: Join the Master Gardeners of Summit County to learn how gardens are used in horticultural therapy and the basic elements of healing gardens, 7-9 p.m. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Visitors Center, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. 330-865-8065.

 

Walborn Reservoir Hike: Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club will hold a 5-mile hike at 9:30 a.m. Meet at 11324 Price St. NW, Alliance. Hike leader Diane Lybarger. For more information, go to www.akronhikers.org.

 

Lake Avenue Trailhead from Ernie’s Hike: The Hilltop Hikers will hold a 5-mile hike at 6 p.m. Meet at 135 Lake Ave. NW., Massillon. Hike leader Janice LaRocca. 330-606-8471 or www.hilltophikers.org.