Outdoor Activities

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Tuesday, October 24

Highfield Discovery Garden inside Glenwood Gardens, Cincinnati

Learn how great it is to be a spider!  Programs held at 10:45 a.m., 1 and 4 p.m. Tue – Sat, and 1 and 4 p.m. Sun, Oct. 24 – 29.  

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Wednesday, October 25

Happening thru:

Covington Library, Kenton County Public Library

Take a spooky tour of the Licking Riverside neighborhood and learn some of the grim stories behind former residents. 

Categories: Library Events, Living History, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Thursday, October 26

Winton Woods, Cincinnati

RSVP by Oct. 24. Homeschool students ages 8 – 18 will learn the basics of shooting a compound bow.

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

Happening thru:

Chrisholm MetroPark, Trenton

Meet some special guests of the furry and feathery sort, and enjoy some fun activities.  

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

Friday, October 27

Parky's Farm at Winton Woods, Cincinnati

Hop on a hayride to pick out the perfect pumpkin from our patch! Visit fallfocused interactive learning stations throughout the farm, meet animals and play inside Parky’s Playbarn. Activities are geared for children ages 2 – 8. Adult admission does not include a pumpkin, but pumpkins may be purchased separately.

$$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

Happening thru:

Rentschler Forest MetroPark, Hamilton

Get a map showing the locations of several treat baskets, then use the map and your wits to find each basket and collect a token for a prize.  Participants who attack the course at night might be in for some spooky surprises!

$$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Middleton Mills Park, Covington

Learn how owls hunt and help maintain a healthy ecosystem, then go prowling for owls in the park.  

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Saturday, October 28

Sawyer Point, Cincinnati

Don your pink garb and take steps to help raise awareness, funds and support for those facing or touched by breast cancer.  

$ Categories: Fundraisers, Health and Safety, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Yeatman's Cove, Sawyer Point, Cincinnati

Join the fight against breast cancer by taking a walk to support patients, survivors and their families. 

$ Categories: Fundraisers, Health and Safety, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Rentschler Forest MetroPark, Hamilton

Stepping Forward Service Days are a great opportunity for families to make a difference in the park.  Also at Rentschler Forest Metropark (5701 Reigart Road, Fairfield); Voice of America MetroPark (7850 VOA Park Dr., West Chester); and Forest Run MetroPark (1810 New London Road, Hamilton).  Registration requested but walk-ins are welcome.  

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Volunteer Opportunities Ages: Parents Only, Teens

Stanbery Park, Cincinnati

Peruse some local produce and already-prepared foods in this farmers’ market in the park.  

Categories: Exhibits, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

Winton Woods, Cincinnati

RSVP by Oct. 25. Ages 8 and older will learn the basics of shooting a compound bow.

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

Forest Run MetroPark, Hamilton

Bring your group for a hayride and a cornucopia of harvest activities, including pick your own pumpkin, a corn shell play area, straw maze and more.

RSVP $$$ Categories: Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

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Washington Park, Cincinnati

Bring the kids for puppet shows, visits with the Cincinnati Circus, a pumpkin patch, food vendors and more entertainment.  

Categories: Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Blue Ash Nature Park, Blue Ash

Bring the kids for a magical trick-or-treat trail that will lead them to mysterious doors — what lies on the other side?  You’ll have to knock to find out the sweet surprises!  

Categories: Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Happening thru:

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Cincinnati

Trick-or-treat with the animals, visit the Beauty Shop of Horrors, search for the Golden Frisch’s Big Boy, catch Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion Shows at 1 and 3 p.m. each day, take a ride on the Hogwarts Express Train Ride (additional fee applies), and take a spin on the Scare-ousel (additional fee applies).  It’s so… Read more »

$$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Timberlakes Program Shelter, Miami Whitewater Forest, Harrison

Bring the family for a hike along the Oakleaf Trail, where you will explore some of the fascinating folklore associated with the flora and fauna found in the forest.

$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Milford

Ages 4 and older and an adult will search the trails for the bizarre bumps, knots and rings that can form on plants and trees.

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Ellenwood Nature Barn, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Cincinnati

Jack-o’-lanterns will light your path as you discover the wonder of nature at night along the Pin Oak Trail. Bring a flashlight and arrive any time between 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. to check in for this self-guided hike. A limited number of pumpkin tickets will be sold for the 8 p.m. jack-o-lantern drawing.  Some crafts… Read more »

$ Categories: Crafts, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Milford

Ages 5 – 8 and an adult will take a moon hike and learn all there is to know about the moon.

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 6 – 8 Years

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