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Walking Thru Autumn

September 16, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Please join us for our 17th annual Walking Thru Autumn hiking series. Each week 60-90 participants gather for a guided hike, to take in the beauty of fall and explore some of the 30+ miles of Metro Park trails. Upon completing 6 out of the 8 offered hikes, participants will receive a 2023 Metro Parks hiking stick medallion. Hand-made wood hiking sticks are available for $10, and specially designed Park District t-shirts will be available online during the first few weeks of the program. All hikes start at 9:00 am, last approximately 1.5 hours and will be on easy to moderate terrain.

September 9th marks the first hike; however, participants may register as late as September 22nd for the final 6 hikes. Registrations after this date are welcome and encouraged but will not be eligible for the hiking stick medallion.

Come enjoy the amazing beauty of fall in your Johnny Appleseed Parks!

Walking Thru Autumn

Sept. 9      Ottawa Metro Park

Sept. 16    Haver Ridge

Sept. 23    Motter Metro Park

Sept. 30    Kendrick Woods— Cottonwood Trail

Oct. 7      Heritage Park

Oct. 14    McLean Teddy Bear Park

Oct. 21    Kendrick Woods

Oct. 28    Hermon Woodlands



September 16, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Haver Ridge
8335 Bellefontaine Road
Harrod, 45850
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Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District