Staff Blogs

Holiday Happenings in Lake County

With the chilly Lake Erie breeze in the air and peppermint mochas becoming part of our daily routines, we know that the holidays are officially in full swing. In Lake County, OH we have an abundance of fun activities happening this month to help celebrate! The Steele Mansion: Visit the Steele Mansion to fill your

Goblins in the Garden

We all love trick-or-treating and it’s not very often you get to do it in a 3,500 acre arboretum – in fact, it only happens once a year and that time is coming up! Goblins in the Garden at The Holden Arboretum is a family-friendly, non-scary Halloween celebration that is taking place on Saturday October

Mentor Marsh Bald Eagle Festival

All are invited to celebrate the magnificent bald eagle with activities at the Mentor Marsh Nature Center at 5185 Corduroy Road on Sunday, May 1 from 12-5 p.m. Visit mini-stations to learn more about eagles and take part in hands-on and interactive activities –build a mock-eagle nest, hold a replica skull and talons in your

4th of July Fireworks in Lake County

July 4th is almost here!  Time for picnics, backyard BBQs, and fireworks. While you are debating whether to make deviled eggs or pasta salad, here is a list of Lake County fireworks locations for the week.  Have a great time and be safe! Willoughby – The Willoughby fireworks display will once again be held at

Big Creek Downhill Skiing

There are a lot of hidden gems in Lake County, and one of them is perfect for this snowy (and cold) week. Big Creek Ski Area is located here in Concord, Ohio and is one of the oldest ski clubs in Ohio and one of 24 area ski clubs that are part of the Cleveland Metro

Top 5 Winter Hikes at Lake Metroparks

We still aren’t seeing very much snow, but now that it’s OFFICIALLY winter I’m sure it’s coming (soon). One of my favorite things to do in winter is go hiking after a fresh-fallen snow. There is something about the absolute silence as the snow clings to the tree branches and the path ahead of you