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485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States

October 2017

Build Fairy Houses

October 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Construction workers of all ages and trades are welcome to Hermon Woodlands to help Johnny Appleseed Park District construct a fairy village! You will be “hired” to plan, design and build a fairy house in our construction zone. Natural building materials and homey decorations will be available for “purchase” at our “Fairy Home Depot,” Choose a customer based on fairy profiles and create their dream house, while staying within their budget. Afterwards, the fairy village will be open for visiting…

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Meet the W.I.L.D. “Wildlife in Legendary Disguise”

October 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States

Enjoy a Saturday evening with park rangers, policemen, firemen and friendly creatures of the night-time forest! Area first responders will be on hand to meet & greet you with safety tips and emergency vehicles in the parking lot, and then escort you through Hermon Woodlands to meet our costumed nocturnal animals. The short walk will include take-home treats for the youngsters along the trail and conclude with a bonfire for s’mores. Check in the West Shelter as groups will leave…

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Walking Thru Autumn

October 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Please join us for the 11th consecutive year of the popular Walking Thru Autumn series. Each week, 50-70 participants meet for camaraderie and to explore some of the 27 miles of Metro Park trails. Upon completing 6 out of the 8 offered hikes, participants will receive a 2017 Metro Parks hiking stick medallion. Hand-made wood hiking sticks will be available for purchase for $10. All participants are required to pre-register by calling 419-221-1232. All hikes start at 9:00 a.m., will…

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June 2018

IMAGINATURE PLAYGROUP

June 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come play with us at the Hermon Woodlands Imaginature Playscape! Join a naturalist at the West Shelter for a mini-program, then spend the rest of the time playing and exploring in the Playscape and creek. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch. Caregivers might want to pack extra shoes and/or clothes for the ride home! No registration is necessary.

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IMAGINATURE PLAYGROUP

June 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come play with us at the Hermon Woodlands Imaginature Playscape! Join a naturalist at the West Shelter for a mini-program, then spend the rest of the time playing and exploring in the Playscape and creek. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch. Caregivers might want to pack extra shoes and/or clothes for the ride home! No registration is necessary.

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EXPLORERS: SURVIVAL SKILLS (AGES 10-14)

June 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 28, 2018

Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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You’re lost. Stranded on your own. And, oh no, your phone is dead!! Will you survive? Learn how to assess the situation, start a fire, build a shelter, signal for rescue and other skills needed to survive in the wild. Be prepared for the weather and dress to survive in the woods, including wearing closed toed shoes. Bring a sack lunch, water bottle and sunscreen/bug spray as needed. Registration along with a $15 fee is required by June 21.  Please…

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EXPLORERS: SURVIVAL SKILLS (AGES 10-14)

June 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 28, 2018

Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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You’re lost. Stranded on your own. And, oh no, your phone is dead!! Will you survive? Learn how to assess the situation, start a fire, build a shelter, signal for rescue and other skills needed to survive in the wild. Be prepared for the weather and dress to survive in the woods, including wearing closed toed shoes. Bring a sack lunch, water bottle and sunscreen/bug spray as needed. Registration along with a $15 fee is required by June 21.  Please…

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EXPLORERS: SURVIVAL SKILLS (AGES 10-14)

June 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 28, 2018

Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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You’re lost. Stranded on your own. And, oh no, your phone is dead!! Will you survive? Learn how to assess the situation, start a fire, build a shelter, signal for rescue and other skills needed to survive in the wild. Be prepared for the weather and dress to survive in the woods, including wearing closed toed shoes. Bring a sack lunch, water bottle and sunscreen/bug spray as needed. Registration along with a $15 fee is required by June 21.  Please…

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July 2018

IMAGINATURE PLAYGROUP

July 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come play with us at the Hermon Woodlands Imaginature Playscape! Join a naturalist at the West Shelter for a mini-program, then spend the rest of the time playing and exploring in the Playscape and creek. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch. Caregivers might want to pack extra shoes and/or clothes for the ride home! No registration necessary.

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IMAGINATURE PLAYGROUP

July 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come play with us at the Hermon Woodlands Imaginature Playscape! Join a naturalist at the West Shelter for a mini-program, then spend the rest of the time playing and exploring in the Playscape and creek. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch. Caregivers might want to pack extra shoes and/or clothes for the ride home! No registration necessary.

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August 2018

EXPLORERS: LAND STEWARDSHIP (AGES 10-14)

August 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 2, 2018

Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come and learn about connections in the natural world and being good stewards of the earth. The games and activities will test your powers of observation, teach you about food webs, allow you to explore and evaluate an aquatic habitat. Wear sturdy close-toed shoes and clothes that you can get dirty or wet in. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle. Registration along with a $20 fee is required by July 25.  Please call 419-221-1232.

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EXPLORERS: LAND STEWARDSHIP (AGES 10-14)

August 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 2, 2018

Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come and learn about connections in the natural world and being good stewards of the earth. The games and activities will test your powers of observation, teach you about food webs, allow you to explore and evaluate an aquatic habitat. Wear sturdy close-toed shoes and clothes that you can get dirty or wet in. Bring a sack lunch and water bottle. Registration along with a $20 fee is required by July 25.  Please call 419-221-1232.

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CAMPFIRE SING-ALONG

August 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Creeks babble, fires crackle, bees buzz, crickets chirp and we sing! Or we try anyway. Break out your singing voice, or your listening ears, and join a naturalist for an evening of nature songs, some familiar, some new to learn. We’ll sit around a campfire, enjoy some s’mores and sing (or listen, if that’s your thing) to our hearts content. Song books will be provided. Bring bug spray. Register by July 31 at 419-221-1232.

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IMAGINATURE PLAYGROUP

August 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come play with us at the Hermon Woodlands Imaginature Playscape! Join a naturalist at the West Shelter for a mini-program, then spend the rest of the time playing and exploring in the Playscape and creek. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch. Caregivers might want to pack extra shoes and/or clothes for the ride home! No registration necessary.

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IMAGINATURE PLAYGROUP

August 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come play with us at the Hermon Woodlands Imaginature Playscape! Join a naturalist at the West Shelter for a mini-program, then spend the rest of the time playing and exploring in the Playscape and creek. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch. Caregivers might want to pack extra shoes and/or clothes for the ride home! No registration necessary.

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September 2018

FAIRY HOUSES

September 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Construction workers of all ages are welcome to Hermon Woodlands Naturescape to help construct a fairy village! You will be “hired” to plan, design and build a fairy house in our construction zone. Natural materials and decorations will be available for purchase at our “Fairy Home Depot.” Choose a customer based on fairy profiles and create their dream house, while staying within their budget. Register by Sept. 6.  Please call 419-221-1232 to register.  

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TAKE A CHILD OUTSIDE!

September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Take a Child Outside is a national movement designed to help children develop a better understanding and appreciation of the environment in which they live and a burgeoning Enthusiasm for its exploration. Going outside connects children to the natural world, helps kids focus in school and reduces the changes of obesity, hyperactivity and depression. Join a park naturalist anytime between 6-8 pm at Hermon Woodlands “Imaginature” playscape to have fun playing outdoors, completing a scavenger hike, or reading the story…

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October 2018

HOUND HIKE

October 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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In celebration of National Walk Your Dog week, bring your four-legged friend to enjoy a stroll through the park. Dogs must be leashed, up to date on shots and friendly to other dogs. Arrive anytime between 2-4 pm, check in at the BEETLE for a prize and trail map then, walk the trails at your own pace. Trainers from That Place for Pets will also be there to answer questions. As always, please clean up after your dog.

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FALL COLOR WALK

October 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Enjoy the sights and sounds of autumn as we walk amid rustling leaves and fresh autumn breezes. Learn how to identify many of the trees found in your Metro Parks. Register by Oct. 12 at 419-221-1232.

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WALKING THRU AUTUMN

October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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There’s nothing quite like a walk on a sunny, crisp autumn morning! Please join us for the 12th consecutive year of the popular Walking Thru Autumn series. Each week, 50-70 participants meet to explore some of the 29 miles of Metro Park trails. Upon completing 6 out of the 8 offered hikes, participants will receive a 2018 Metro Parks hiking stick medallion. Hand-made wood hiking sticks will be available for purchase for $10. All participants are required to pre-register by…

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December 2018

HOUND HIKE

December 31, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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In celebration of the new year, bring your four-legged friend to enjoy a stroll through the park. Dogs must be leashed, up to date on shots and friendly to other dogs. Arrive anytime between 2-4 pm, check in at the B.E.E.T.L.E. for a prize and trail map then walk the trails at your own pace. As always, clean up after your dog. This program is weather dependent (i.e. cancelled for subzero temperatures or ice).

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March 2019

HOUND HIKE

March 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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It’s national “Take a walk in a park day!” So bring your four-legged friend to enjoy a stroll through the park. Dogs must be leashed, up to date on shots and friendly to other dogs. Arrive anytime between 2-4 pm, check in at the B.E.E.T.L.E. for a trail map and a prize from That Place For Pets. Then walk the trails at your own pace. As always, clean up after your dog.

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June 2019

IMAGINATURE PLAYGROUP

June 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come play with us at the Hermon Woodlands Imaginature Playscape! Join a naturalist at the West Shelter for a mini-program, then spend the rest of the time playing and exploring in the Playscape and creek. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch. Caregivers might want to pack extra shoes and/or clothes for the ride home. No registration is necessary.

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IMAGINATURE PLAYGROUP

June 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come play with us at the Hermon Woodlands Imaginature Playscape! Join a naturalist at the West Shelter for a mini-program, then spend the rest of the time playing and exploring in the Playscape and creek. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch. Caregivers might want to pack extra shoes and/or clothes for the ride home. No registration is necessary.

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NATURE-BASED STORY TIME YOGA

June 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Children, ages 4 and up, will enjoy this new and unique program. A Park Naturalist will join Joanna Marie Walt, Local drama and yoga teacher and owner of Creative Dramatics, to offer a fun class combining nature, literacy, drama, and yoga. Learn about native wild animals while listening to and acting out the adventures found in well-loved children's books. Register by June 25.  Please call 419-221-1232.

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July 2019

IMAGINATURE PLAYGROUP

July 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come play with us at the Hermon Woodlands Imaginature Playscape! Join a naturalist at the West Shelter for a mini-program, then spend the rest of the time playing and exploring in the Playscape and creek. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch. Caregivers might want to pack extra shoes and/or clothes for the ride home. No registration is necessary.

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IMAGINATURE PLAYGROUP

July 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come play with us at the Hermon Woodlands Imaginature Playscape! Join a naturalist at the West Shelter for a mini-program, then spend the rest of the time playing and exploring in the Playscape and creek. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch. Caregivers might want to pack extra shoes and/or clothes for the ride home. No registration is necessary.

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EARLY BIRDS

July 21, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come start your Sunday at Hermon Woodlands with a grab at that elusive worm. We will watch some birds, but will certainly enjoy the rest of the park as well. No experience necessary and a limited number of binoculars will be provided. Birder or not, this is a good opportunity enjoy the wonder of nature. Registration required by July 19.  Please call 419-221-1232.

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NATURE-BASED STORY TIME YOGA

July 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Children, ages 4 and up, will enjoy this new and unique program. A Park Naturalist will join Joanna Marie Walt, Local drama and yoga teacher and owner of Creative Dramatics, to offer a fun class combining nature, literacy, drama, and yoga. Learn about native wild animals while listening to and acting out the adventures found in well-loved children's books. Register by June 25. Please call 419-221-1232.

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August 2019

IMAGINATURE PLAYGROUP

August 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come play with us at the Hermon Woodlands Imaginature Playscape! Join a naturalist at the West Shelter for a mini-program, then spend the rest of the time playing and exploring in the Playscape and creek. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch. Caregivers might want to pack extra shoes and/or clothes for the ride home. No registration is necessary.

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IMAGINATURE PLAYGROUP

August 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come play with us at the Hermon Woodlands Imaginature Playscape! Join a naturalist at the West Shelter for a mini-program, then spend the rest of the time playing and exploring in the Playscape and creek. Feel free to pack a picnic lunch. Caregivers might want to pack extra shoes and/or clothes for the ride home. No registration is necessary.

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September 2019

TAKE A CHILD OUTSIDE!

September 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come celebrate “Take a Child Outside Week”! Take a Child Outside is a national movement designed to help children develop a better understanding and appreciation of the environment in which they live and a burgeoning enthusiasm for its exploration. Going outside connects children to the natural world, helps kids focus in school, and reduces the chances of obesity, hyperactivity and depression. Join a park naturalist anytime between 6 pm to 8 pm at Hermon Woodlands Imaginature Playscape to have fun…

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October 2019

WALKING THRU AUTUMN

October 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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HIKE 8 OF 8 There’s nothing quite like a walk on a sunny, crisp autumn morning! Please join us for the 13th consecutive year of the popular Walking Thru Autumn series. Each week, 50-70 participants meet to explore some of the 29 miles of Metro Park trails. Upon completing 6 out of the 8 offered hikes, participants will receive a 2019 Metro Parks hiking stick medallion. Hand-made wood hiking sticks and specially designed t-shirts will be available for purchase for…

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November 2019

FULL MOON HIKE

November 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Let’s see what nighttime fall activity is going on in our park. Come join a naturalist on a stroll in the moonlight. Compare your experience to our New Moon hike later in the month. Please dress for the weather and ground conditions. Register by Nov. 11 at 419-221-1232.

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NEW MOON HIKE

November 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Let’s see what nighttime fall activity is going on in our park. Come join a naturalist on a stroll in the moonlight. Compare your experience to our Full Moon earlier in the month. Dress for the weather and ground conditions. Register by Nov. 25 at 419-221-1232.

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January 2020

TREE HIKE

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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Come enjoy a late winter morning in beautiful Hermon Woodlands. While this hike will focus on trees and winter tree ID, no natural history topic will be ignored! Dress for the weather and ground conditions (we may have optional off trail time). Register by Jan. 24 by calling 419-221-1232.

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February 2020

HOUND HIKE

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hermon Woodlands, 485 N. Wapak Road
Lima, OH 45807 United States
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In celebration of Valentine’s day, bring your four-legged friend to enjoy a stroll through the park Dogs must be leashed, up to date on shorts and friendly to other dogs. Arrive anytime between 1-3 pm, check in at the B.E.E.T.L.E. for a prize and trail map then walk the trails at your own pace. As always, clean up after your dog. This program is weather dependent (i.e. cancelled for subzero temperatures of ice).

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