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Where: Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsula; 330.657.2752.

Why: The Cuyahoga Valley National Park has more than 125 miles of groomed trails to hike and even jog. A winter favorite is Ledges Trail in Peninsula where you’ll find lots of rocks with dramatic icicle formations. (photo: Tim Fenner)


Where: F.A. Sieberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron; 330.867.5511

Why: At the F.A. Sieberling Nature Realm, themed hikes include how hibernation works, recognizing signs of wildlife, how wild plants and animals survive winter, and a full-moon hike. Kids’ program topics include bees, woodpeckers, spiders, and more. Call for the complete schedule or visit and click on the calendar.