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Join us for The Bear Hike!

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday for our NEA Big Read Kick Off in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Many of you have already borrowed your copy of Andrew Krivak’s The Bear and are excited to join us throughout the year for our scheduled activities.


The Bear Hike with Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Eileen Dray-Bardon. Eileen is a member of the County Park District Board of Commissioners who will help us grow in our understanding of the characteristics and habits of ursus americanus- the black bear. We’ll also be able to touch an actual bear pelt and examine bear skulls.

She will be joined by Mayor Peter Wilson, an expert in local birds and bird calls, and the past program coordinator for the County Park District.

This one hour hike will begin at 9 am on Saturday September 24th at Scenic Vista Park on Wayne Bridge Road. The walk will cover approximately 1 mile of moderately rugged terrain The walk will cover approximately 1 mile of moderately rugged terrain during which we will be asked to “discover” what we can along the route. No worries! Eileen and Peter will assist us in identifying “discoveries.”

Please complete the registration form

so that we can supply water and energy bars.

*You do not have to read The Bear prior to the walk. Books will be made available to borrow at the hike. You can pick up a copy at the Lepper Library and the Trinity Playhouse. Let’s Read! Let’s Hike!


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