Water-Inspired Events in Northeast Ohio June and July

Water-Inspired Events in Northeast Ohio June and July

WEDNESDAYS

Preschool Beach Bunch.
 
Join the bunch for games, songs, story and craft. 10-11 a.m. Lakeview Park, 1800 W. Erie Ave., Lorain, loraincountymetroparks.com

THURSDAYS

Family Swim. Enjoy tropical family fun all year. 12:15-1:45 p.m. Goldfish Swim School,
4670 Richmond Road, Warrensville Hts., goldfishswimschool.com/cleveland-east-side

June 23

Family Creek Walk. Join a naturalist and explore the creek. 2-3:30 p.m. South Chagrin Reservation, Sulphur Springs Picnic Area, Bentleyville, clevelandmetroparks.com

June 24

Ice Cream Float. A naturalist-led paddle followed by an ice cream social. 7-8:30 p.m. Chippewa Yacht Club, 5878 Longacre Lane, Chippewa Lake, medinacountyparks.com

Creek Hike. Streams are a perfect spot to cool off on those hot summer days. Luckily Lake Metroparks offers many parks with great stream access. Explore our streams to see the fish, frogs, snakes, and insects that live in the water. 1 p.m. Hidden Valley Park. Ages 8 and older. lakemetroparks.com

June 25

Toddler Trek: The Water Cycle. Join a naturalist on a short nature walk. Explore what happens when it rains while hearing a story book, observing outdoors, and creating a nature craft. Cleveland Metroparks West Creek Reservation. 10 a.m. clevelandmetroparks.com 

Pond Exploration Day. Drop a net in the pond and discover animal life. 1:30-3 p.m. Big Creek Park, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon, geaguaparkdistrict.org

Try It Kayaking. Enjoy a relaxed session to see what this water sport is like and try maneuvering out on the water. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. Space is limited. Summit Metro Parks Munroe Falls.  summitmetroparks.org

Voyageur Canoe Paddle. Travel back in time when the fur trade was king of the Great Lakes. This living history program gives you a chance to paddle a 34-foot canoe, sing, and hear tales from characters of long ago. Ages 5 years & over with adult. Cleveland Metroparks Hinkley Reservation. clevelandmetroparks.com
June 26

Canoe Hidden Lake. Enjoy the fresh air and peace on the water at Lake Metroparks Hidden Lake. Come paddle a canoe on your own around the lake. Basic on-land instruction is provided. All equipment provided. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 3 p.m.  lakemetroparks.com 

June 29

Preschool Beach Bunch. Join the bunch for fun games, songs, story and craft! Lorain County Metro Parks Lakeview Park. 10 a.m. loraincountymetroparks.com 

June 30
Summit Lake Kayak. Paddle in the “Heart of Akron” at Summit Lake to learn what historical treasures helped build this community. This program is led by a certified instructor and a naturalist. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. summitmetroparks.org
July 2
Drop-By: Lake Erie Monsters. Drop-by Wildwood Marina to see examples of aquatic invasive species in Lake Erie and learn what you can do to help stop their spread through Ohio. Cleveland Metroparks Euclid Creek Reservation. clevelandmetroparks.com 
July 6
Creek Hike. Streams are a perfect spot to cool off on those hot summer days. Lake Metroparks offers many parks with great stream access. Explore our streams to see the fish, frogs, snakes, and insects that live in the water. 1 p.m.  lakemetroparks.com 

July 8

Try it: Kayaking. See what this water sport is like, and try maneuvering out on the water. Ages 13+. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Munroe Falls Lake Area, 521 S. River Road, summitmetroparks.org

July 9

Splash and Play. An afternoon of water games and activities. 2-3 p.m. North Ridgeville Branch Library, 37500 Bainbridge Road, lorainpubliclibrary.org

July 15

Creek Crawl. Splash and play in the creek to explore the hidden world that lies beneath the flowing water! We will go for a short hike in and alongside a Lake Metroparks creek. 10 a.m. Ages 3 to 8. lakemetroparks.com 

July 21

Bubble and Water Play for Mermaids and Mermen. Ages 6-24 months come splash and play. 10-11 a.m. Chardon Branch Library, 110 E. Park St., divi.geaugalibrary.net

July 23

Paddle Skedaddle. Test the waters with the park’s canoes, kayaks or paddle boards. 8-8:30 p.m. Walborn Marina, 11324 Price St. NE, Alliance, starkparks.com

July 27

Sun Fun & Water Works. Let’s play in the sun and water. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina, mcdl.info

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