Outdoor Activities

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Saturday, January 20

Forest Run MetroPark, Hamilton

Winter tree ID can be tough, learn the basics of what to look for when out in the winter woods then take a guided hike to test your knowledge.  RSVP requested, but walk-ins are welcome.

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Happening thru:

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Milford

Experience the process of producing liquid gold from maple sap — tour the evaporator and take a sap collecting maple hike.  Hikes leave from the Outdoor Learning Center on Saturdays at 10 and 11 a.m., or 1 and 2 p.m.; on Sundays at 1, 2, or 3 p.m. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Sunday, January 21

Happening thru:

Fountain Square, Cincinnati

Celebrate National Skating Month with Cincinnati Skating School this Olympic Season by taking a free skating lesson.

RSVP $ Categories: Outdoor Activities, Sports Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Milford

Stop by the Nature PlayScape by 1 p.m. to help build a fire and watch it start, then stick around for demos on how to use fire safely, a scavenger hunt to find the right burning materials, and to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Chrisholm MetroPark, Trenton

Learn where these flying furry mammals have gone for the winter through activities and crafts, then visit with the farm animals. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Tuesday, January 23

Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford

Ages 10 and older will discover some fun facts about local owls then head outdoors to search for them.

RSVP $$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 9 – 12 Years

Wednesday, January 24

Happening thru:

Highfield Discovery Garden, Glenwood Gardens, Cincinnati

Get ready to be a garden detective and find out what the garden residents are up to this winter.  Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Wed – Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Jan. 24 – Feb. 4. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Saturday, January 27

Winton Woods, Cincinnati

RSVP by Jan. 26. Ages 12 and older are invited to give trail running a try.

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: Teens

Sharon Woods, Cincinnati

RSVP by Jan. 26. Go off-trail in search of owls and other nocturnal wildlife.

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Sunday, January 28

Cincinnati Nature Center, Milford

Families can get an up-close look at sugaring tools and the maple syrup evaporator and learn how the sugaring process works.

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Seasongood Nature Center, Woodland Mound, Cincinnati

Take a laid-back stroll along the trail to relieve your cabin fever. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Wednesday, January 31

Harbor, Sharon Woods, Cincinnati

Take a walk under the stars and separate fact from fiction when it comes to stories of the effects of the full moon. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Rentschler Forest MetroPark, Hamilton

The first three months of 2018 has two Blue Moons and even a Black Moon — take a hike to catch a glimpse!  RSVP requested, but walk-ins are welcome. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Thursday, February 1

Chrisholm MetroPark, Trenton

Learn how shadows change throughout the year by making a sun dial, then visit the farm animals. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Saturday, February 3

Happening thru:

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Milford

Experience the process of producing liquid gold from maple sap — visit the evaporator, stop by the sugar house, and join a sap collecting hike at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 or 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1, 2, 3 p.m. on Sundays. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Milford

Stop by to collect material to help start a fire, watch it start, and then enjoy some tasty hot cocoa. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Sunday, February 4

Timberlakes Program Shelter, Miami Whitewater Forest

Learn to decipher the language that tracks, scat and signs can tell us about local wildlife. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Chrisholm MetroPark, Trenton

Learn about the pigs that used to roam the farm through crafts, activities and games, then meet some other farm animals. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Thursday, February 8

Chrisholm MetroPark, Trenton

Celebrate love on the farm with activities, crafts and a visit with some farm animals. 

$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Saturday, February 10

Elk Creek MetroPark, Middletown

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the mating display of the American Woodcock during an evening hike. 

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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