Looking to keep the kids entertained on their day off school for Dr. King’s birthday but museums don’t quite do it for your brood? Summit Metro Parks has several options.
You can attend a snowshoe open house at the Liberty Park Nature Center in Twinsburg from 14pm. There a naturalist will fill you in on the history of snowshoeing and you can try on a pair and talk a short walk down Bluebird Trail. They’ll have cocoa and a campfire too. It’s free — first-come/first served.
At the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm Campfire Area from 1-3pm you can gather round a fire to learn about Chickadees and then grab some bird seed (which will be provided) and go out on the trail to hand feed them.
Also at the Liberty Park Nature Center, you can nature a program called “Who’s Napping?” from 4-5:30pm. Wear your pajamas and come down to learn what forest creatures wear during their winter sleep (nothing!) There’ll be a short hike after dark, followed by roasting marshmallows around a campfire. Don’t forget to wear a warm coat over your PJs because unlike the critters, you don’t have any fur!
For more information on all these programs, call 330-865-8065.