Parks & Rec

Where to get out and be active. And yes, bowling counts as active.

Crooked River Reflections | Improving Access to Nature

How biomimicry may help people with disabilities enjoy the Cuyahoga Valley National Park by Arrye Rosser, Cuyahoga Valley National Park About an hour into my conversation with Colleen Unsworth, it dawned...

Outdoor Gems: Exploring Northeast Ohio | Liberty Park

words and photos by Anthony Boarman 10/24/2018 If you haven’t been to Liberty Park in Twinsburg before, imagine the Seiberling Nature Realm in Akron and Virginia Kendall in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park...

Outdoor Gems: Exploring Northeast Ohio | Beaver Marsh

words and photos by Anthony Boarman   September, 2017 Everyone loves a comeback story. LeBron James returning to Northeast Ohio to bring the Cavaliers their first championship in franchise history. ...

Cool off this summer at the Metro Parks lakes

by Lauren Collins   In the heat of Akron summer, with temperatures reaching the high 90s and humidity being off the charts, what better way to cool off than swimming in a beautiful and serene Metro P...

Grazing in the City

by Lauren Collins   For the second consecutive summer, Perkins Stone Mansion is giving the public a chance to hang out with the dorset sheep from The Spicy Lamb Farm in Peninsula. Attendees will be c...

Out & About: Ride the Railway

  Words and Photos by Kait Erdman Looking for an activity to enjoy as the summer starts to cool down? This fall, enjoy a ride with the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The Akron Northside Station offers ...

Sow & Grow

Enjoy the outdoors at Hale Farm & Village’s Sow & Grow Festival photo courtesy of Hale Farm & Village For those who want to learn the art of beekeeping or sheep-shearing and wool spinning, Hale...

Splish Splash: Where to Swim 2016

by Katie Jackson Unless you’re fortunate enough to have a neighbor, friend, or relative with access to a swimming pool, those stagnant summer days can get pretty brutal. I mean, I guess there’s always the Slip...

Roots and Recovery in a Primitive Swamp Bed

Exploring the Ritchie Ledges at Virginia Kendall Park by M. Sophie Hamad   Editor’s note: I wrote this piece last year, in 2015. Yesterday, May 15, 2016, I graduated college. It was also my nine-year ...