Are you and the family feeling some cabin fever after these frigid temps have kept you indoors?
With a winter warm-up on it's way, it's time to get out and enjoy the season.
Geauga Park District is there to help you fight that urge to hibernate, get you back in touch with nature and maybe even inspire new ideas if your New Year's resolution is to get in shape.
Even for the coldest "freeze babies," the West Woods Nature Center in Russell Township offers indoor bird watching, educational wildlife exhibits and live animals, as well as a variety of programming for all ages -- from speakers who share their tales of travel to astronomy workshops for kids.
Outdoor fun is back on the menu with temps rising, and the 20 different parks throughout the Geauga Park District provide the perfect settings for cross country skiing, sledding, hiking and snowshoeing. The West Woods Nature Center even provides free snowshoe rental. (Call-ahead reservations are recommended.)
In fact, nearly all of the events and facilities throughout the district are completely free of charge, like the chance to be a human bird-feeder at their Bird In The Hand Feeding Station.
Look for the Geauga Park District's biggest annual event, Frozen Fest, coming up January 28. The free event will feature the chance to meet live sled dogs, reindeer, ice sculptors and some familiar children's characters, all while enjoy the West Woods Nature Center and the surrounding park.
For more information on Frozen Fest or any of the Geauga Park District's activities, click here.