the WILD Days of Winter game: Candy Land has gone WILD!

November 21 through January 3
Noon to 5 pm • Free admission
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Year's Eve

Penitentiary Glen Nature Center
8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd
Kirtland, OH 44094
440-256-1404

Play just like Candy Land, but with a natural twist

On a life-sized game board, discover the many “natural” flavors that nature gives us as you play along and travel through the seasons in our indoor wonderland. Draw a card, move from space to space, and explore nature through the year.

Continue your adventure with hands-on activities both indoors and out

  • photo of train in the WILD Days of Winter game: Candy Land has gone WILD!Indoor and outdoor scavenger hunts that explore nature.

 

  • Coloring pages and activity sheets

 

  • Make a s’more-nament” craft to take home.

 

  • Try your hand at feeding a live chickadee outdoors – with our Bird in Hand program.

 

  • Watch and listen for wildlife at the many bird feeders in the Nature Center’s Window on Wildlife.

 

  • Explore the many Nature Center exhibits.

 

  • Sit, Relax and Enjoy refreshments in Snowshoe Lodge.

 

  • Shop in The Nature Store for great nature- and wildlife- inspired holiday gift ideas. Refreshments also available.

 

  • Go for an adventurous walk on the Peppermint Trail on snowshoes (rentals available through the season as weather permits).
    • Adults ($3/hr. or $12/day)
    • Children ($1.50/hr. or $6/day)

 

  • Explore more than 8.5 miles of hiking trails open year round.

 

  • Visit the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center animal rehabilitation facility to learn about and meet native Ohio wildlife up close. View a red fox, a bald eagle and many other birds of prey. Make this year’s gift a wild one! The “Adopt an Animal” program provides a unique, thoughtful gift idea that helps to cover the cost of animal care! Ask at The Wildlife Center for more information.

 

 

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Saturday Specials

Join us on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 3 pm for special, free activities.

  • November 21 – Meet the Wildlife Day!
  • November 28 – Enjoy S‘mores and Campfire
  • December 5 – Discover Apples and Berries
  • December 12 – Ride Trains (weather permitting)
  • December 19 – Taste sweet Maple Syrup
  • December 26 – Sip Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  • January 2 – Learn about Honey and Bee Keeping

Admission

Admission is FREE for all ages.

Directions

Penitentiary Glen Nature Center
8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd
Kirtland, OH 44094
440-256-1404

Take I-90 to Rt. 306 south for about one mile. Turn left onto Rt. 615. Turn right (east) onto Kirtland-Chardon Road and continue for two miles. Penitentiary Glen Reservation is located on the right (south) side of the road.

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