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Season Hike

Location:  Wintergarden/St. John’s Nature Preserve

March 17 @ 2:00PM
April 28 @ 2:00PM
June 22 @ 7:00PM
August 1 @ 7:00PM

*Registration Required*

Join Nature Center Staff for a hike and activities at the Wintergarden/St. John’s Nature preserve throughout the year to Embrace the Season!  These free family programs will be held at the beginning and mid-point of each season.  Days and times will vary.  Programs will be limited to 7 families for each program.  Hikes will begin promptly at the start time, however the Nature Center will be open an hour ahead of each event.  Register online at www.bgohio.org (Parks and Recreation) or by calling 419-354-6223.

Wintergarden/St. John's Nature Preserve