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Cleveland Metroparks invites you for a series of winter hikes

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Most people who live in northeast Ohio enjoy the winter months as well as the summer. Over the years we have learned how to layer our clothing and to get out in to the fresh air for a winter walk. The Cleveland Metroparks thinks that this is a great idea and invite you to a variety of winter hikes.

Dog Walk
Saturday, January 4, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
North Chagrin Nature Center
North Chagrin Reservation

Your furry friend deserves a chance to get out in the winter months and it will do you good to do the same. Bring your best friend to the park for a bit of winter exercise and socialization. The hike will be conducted on the wooded trails of the North Chagrin Reservation. Dogs are required to be on leash.

North Chagrin Nature Center is located off Buttermilk Falls Parkway, off the Sunset Lane entrance of North Chagrin Reservation, off SOM Center Road/Route 91 in Mayfield Village. For more information, call 440-473-3370.

A Walk in The Woods
Sunday, January 5, 2014
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Monarch Bluff Picnic Shelter
West Creek Reservation

It is a well known fact that getting out of the house and/or office in the winter helps one maintain their physical and mental well-being. Join others for a winter hike then stop by the Monarch Bluff Picnic Shelter to warm up at the hearth.

Monarch Bluff Picnic Shelter is located off the West Ridgewood Drive entrance to West Creek Reservation in Parma. For more information, call 440-887-1968.

Sunday Bird Walk
Sunday, January 19, 2014
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Wildwood Marina parking lot
Euclid Creek Reservation

Just because its winter does not mean the birds have all but disappeared. Join other avid birders in searching the shores and forests around Lake Erie. Year round birds as well as those wintering here are to be found to the sharp eye. Some binoculars will be available to borrow.

Wildwood Marina is located at 16975 Wildwood- north of Lake Shore Boulevard Drive in Euclid Creek Reservation in Cleveland. For more information, call 440-887-1968.

Frosty Paws Dog Walk
Saturday, January 25, 2014
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Brecksville Nature Center
Brecksville Reservation

Bundle up and grab a leash attached to your best friend for a hike in the snow. With the weather being what it is, be sure to dress you and your pooch warmly.

Brecksville Nature Center is located off Chippewa Creek Drive, off the Route 82 entrance of Brecksville Reservation in Brecksville. For more information, call 440-526-1012.



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