Fall is the perfect time to get OUTDOORS and the Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky area is full of great outdoor spaces to explore! For the weekend of September 26 & 27th Green Umbrella is hosting “The Great Outdoor Weekend” which will include outdoor events all over the region that are FREE and FUN! There are more than 100 events going on at over 40 locations! We’ve spotlighted a few fun events below, but you can get the full listing on The Great Outdoor Weekend website.
Here’s just a few of the Great Outdoor Weekend Events:
Discover Wolsing Trails ~ Discover Wolsing Trails Nature Preserve in Kenton County, KY. Enjoy lush, easy level walking trails along Banklick Creek. The beginnings of a Monarch way station started with the planting of over 100 milkweed plants this summer. Three varieties of milkweed were planted and you just might be lucky enough to see Monarchs or find their eggs tucked under the leaves of the plants! Informational material about how you can help the Monarchs will be on hand to take home. (Saturday 9am – 5pm)
Fairy Houses & Gnome Homes at Sharon Woods ~ Discover the joy and magic of outdoor play. The whole family will enjoy building outdoor homes for fairies, gnomes, insects and small animals. Families or individuals should stop by the Sharon Centre in Sharon Woods. From here you will be directed to the location on a nearby, family and wheelchair friendly trail where the fun begins. Houses will be constructed from natural materials found onsite. (Saturday 1-3pm)
Fort Fest in the Nature PlayScape ~ Think you’re a master nature fort builder? Come show us your skills in the Nature PlayScape! Drop in during the scheduled time to build your best fort using all natural materials. Work on your own or as a team. Will your fort stand up to our water test? Fun for the whole family! Will cancel in the event of rain. (Saturday 2-3pm)
GeoTrail Launch Event ~ Whether you are an experienced geocacher or new to the adventure, come see what the buzz is all about. The park district is launching a GeoTrail which includes a geocache at eight parks. Local geocachers will be available to share information about their finds and provide tips. Geocoins will be available to purchase for those who are interested! Beech Acres Park (Saturday 9-11am)