Special Events

Enjoy the following special events sponsored by the Lorain County Metro Parks. For more information please call 1-800-LCM-PARK or view the latest Arrowhead online.


DINOSAURS!

Havok the Peregrine Falcon at Carlisle Visitor Center
Dates: April 8 - May
Times: Daily, Noon-6pm
Location: Carlisle Reservation
Cost: $3 per person, Children under 3 years are free

In celebration of our 60th Anniversary, we're paying homage to our former exhibit events and more. We encourage you to join us in taking a step back in time!

With an outdoor dino trail, an indoor dino discovery area and activities, this Dinosaurs! event is perfect for the whole family. The exhibit will span all the Carlisle Visitor Center area and will even include food from some of your favorite local food trucks on the weekends. Please click the button below to visit the exhibit's page for more detailed information, times and a map of the grounds.

 


Havok the Peregrine Falcon at Carlisle Visitor Center

SNOWSHOEING OPPORTUNITIES

Dates: January 7 - February 26
Times: Various times
Locations: Various Park Locations
Cost: Hikes: FREE!
Snowshoe Rental: $2 per person per hour

This winter the Metro Parks will be offering several opportunities to try out snowshoeing. A wide variety of guided Snowshoeing Hikes will be offered, as well as rental programs. Guided Snowshoeing Hikes are free, and rentals are $2 per person, per hour (first come, first serve). At least 4 inches of snow is mandatory for use of snowshoes. Guided Winter Hikes will be led in place of Snowshoeing Hikes, if snow levels are not sufficient for use of equipment. Pre-registration is required for all Snowshoeing Hikes (not required for rentals). Pre-register by calling (440) 458-5121, or by clicking the link below. Please contact park locations listed below for specific information per program.

Snowshoeing Schedule:

DATE: TIME: EVENT: LOCATION:
Jan. 7 10-11:30am Snowshoe Hike French Creek Nature & Arts Center
Jan. 7 1-4pm Snowshoe Rentals French Creek Nature & Arts Center
Jan. 8 9am-Noon Snowshoe Rentals French Creek Nature & Arts Center
Jan. 8 2-3:30pm Snowshoe Hike Black River Reservation - Bur Oak
Jan. 8 1-4pm Snowshoe Rentals Wellington Reservation
Jan. 14 2-3:30pm Snowshoe Hike Amherst Beaver Creek Visitor Center
Jan. 15 1-4pm Snowshoe Rentals Wellington Reservation
Jan. 21 11am-3:30pm Snowshoe Rentals Sandy Ridge Reservation
Jan. 21 9-11am Snowshoe Hike Kopf Family Reservation
Jan. 21 1-2:30pm Snowshoe Hike Miller Nature Preserve
Jan. 22 2-3:30pm Snowshoe Hike Vermilion River Reservation -
Carriage Barn
Jan. 22 11am-3:30pm Snowshoe Rentals Sandy Ridge Reservation
Jan. 28 11am-Noon Snowshoe Hike at Winter Days Vermilion River Reservation -
Shelter #1
Jan. 28 12:30-1:30pm Snowshoe Hike at Winter Days Vermilion River Reservation -
Shelter #1
Jan. 28 2-3pm Snowshoe Hike at Winter Days Vermilion River Reservation -
Shelter #1
Jan. 28 2-3pm Snowshoe Hike Indian Hollow Reservation -
Royal Oaks
Jan. 29 10-11am Snowshoe Hike Carlisle Reservation -
Equestrian Center
Jan. 29 1-3:30pm Snowshoe Rentals Carlisle Reservation -
Carlisle Visitor Center
Feb. 4 2-3:30pm Snowshoe Hike Vermilion River Reservation -
Carriage Barn
Feb. 5 1-4pm Snowshoe Rentals Wellington Reservation
Feb. 11 2-3:30pm Snowshoe Hike Amherst Beaver Creek Visitor Center
Feb. 12 1-4pm Snowshoe Rentals Wellington Reservation
Feb. 18 11am-3:30pm Snowshoe Rentals Sandy Ridge Reservation
Feb. 19 1-4pm Snowshoe Rentals Wellington Reservation
Feb. 19 11am-3:30pm Snowshoe Rentals Sandy Ridge Reservation
Feb. 25 9-11am Snowshoe Hike Kopf Family Reservation
Feb. 25 1-2:30pm Snowshoe Hike Miller Nature Preserve
Feb. 26 1-4pm Snowshoe Rentals Wellington Reservation
Feb. 26 9am-Noon Snowshoe Rentals French Creek Nature & Arts Center
Feb. 26 2-3:30pm Snowshoe Hike French Creek Nature & Arts Center

 


MAPLE SUGARING

Havok the Peregrine Falcon at Carlisle Visitor Center
Dates: February 25 & 26, March 4 & 5
Times: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Carlisle Reservation
Cost: Free!

It may not look or feel like spring, but the late winter is when all the trees are preparing for the change in seasons. Help us celebrate this special time by learning how to take sap from sugar maple trees to turn into maple syrup! Join us at the Carlisle Visitor Center on February 25 and 26, or March 4 and 5 from 11:30am-3:30pm.

We will explore the history and science of Maple Sugaring through hands-on activities geared for all ages. Discover the secrets of maple sugaring by a brief indoor lecture, hiking to the sugar bush and collecting sap with a Naturalist, and visiting the Sugar Shack to see the sap being converted into syrup. Train rides through a second sugar bush may also be available, weather permitting.

Maple Sugaring Schedule of Events:

TIME: EVENT: LOCATION:
11:30 & 3:30 Sugaring story reading followed by Maple Sugaring video Carlisle Room
11:30-3:30 Sugar Shack Open House Sugar Shack
11:30-3:30 Green Choo rides through sugar bush (weather dependent) Sugar Shack
12:30 Maple Sugaring 101 lecture Carlisle Room
1:30 Sugar bush and sap collection hike Meet by flagpole

 


Music under the stars

FRENCH CREEK THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

2016-2017 Season: September 2016 - August, 2017
Performances: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Cost: $10 - $18 per ticket
Location: French Creek Nature & Arts Center

Theatre has the privilege and the power to reach us exactly where we are in our lives. In hope or hardship, in revelry or wretchedness, our own experiences are reflected in the stories onstage. Seeing the semblance of ourselves in other characters can help us make sense of life’s complexities, finding what we stand for; or sometimes we’re simply reminded what a wonder life is, giving us cause to celebrate. French Creek’s 2016-2017 Season features the fun and the fearless, the playful and the provocative, offering audiences an extraordinary breadth of theatrical performance to enjoy and connect with. Keeping that in mind, we present to you our 2016-2017 French Creek Theatre season. See you at the theatre!

Purchase tickets to any of this season's shows by visiting the French Creek Theatre website or by calling 440-949-5200.

2015-2016 Season

Performance: Date: Tickets:
Curious George: The Golden Meatball Sept. 23 - Oct. 2 *No longer available*
Jekyll & Hyde Oct. 14 - 30 *No longer available*
All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten Nov. 11 - 20 *No longer available*
White Christmas: The Musical Dec. 2 - 18 *No longer available*
Death of a Salesman Jan. 13 - 29 Purchase Tickets
The Velveteen Rabbit Feb. 10 - 19 Purchase Tickets
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Mar. 3 - 19 Purchase Tickets
Bloom Mar. 31 - Apr. 9 Purchase Tickets
Parade May 5 - 21 Purchase Tickets
Pure Imagination June 25 Purchase Tickets
Our Town July 14 - 23 Purchase Tickets
Willy Wonka Aug 11 - 13 Purchase Tickets

 

 

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