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MetroParks Daily Fishing Permits- 2023

This is to purchase a Daily Fishing Pass only. The lake at Voice of America is stocked annually and ready for fishing. MetroParks Fishing Passes are only needed at the Voice of America lake. A State of Ohio fishing license is required to fish at all other locations. If you are interested in purchasing an annual Fishing Pass, please visit the Voice of America Welcome Center during business hours. Children 5 years and younger can fish for free.

Sun, Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Apr. 14-Dec. 31, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Voice of America MetroPark: Fishing Permit

Run The Parks 5k Series: December - 029

Walk, hike, or run with us for the last 5k in the series. This is family-friendly and non-competitive. Tiered prizes will be awarded based on how many of the twelve 5k's you've participated in!
For this months run we'll return to Rentschler Forest MetroPark. Check-in begins at 8:30 AM.

Saturday. December 2, 9:00-11:00 AM
Rentschler Forest MetroPark: RFM-Cummins Shelter - 5701 Reigart Rd

Esther Price Candies and Elite Ice Cream - 027

Join Friends of Chrisholm as we welcome Jim Revelos of Esther Price Candies. Come out to learn about the history of Esther Price Candies and Esther Price's connection to the Butler County historic Amish Mennonite community. As a special treat, Mr. Revelos will also be talking about Elite Ice Cream and Candy, which was run by his family until its closing.

Saturday. December 2, 1:00-2:00 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark Historic Farmstead 2070 Woodsdale Road Trenton, OH 45067

Discovery on the Farm - Wreaths

Do you know why we use wreaths for decorating during the holidays? Come and join us and prepare a winter wreath out of natural materials from the farm. We will make one to share with the animals and you can even take one home too! Registration required.

Thursday. December 7, 10:00-11:30 AM
Chrisholm MetroPark: CHF Augspurger House

Fire's Warmth in the Village

Drop by the Governor Bebb Pioneer Village for a self-guided tour of the cabins at night and grab a hot beverage. Fires will be lit in some of the cabins to help keep away winter's chill, and educators in historical dress will be on-site to answer questions.

Friday. December 8, 6:00-8:00 PM
Governor Bebb MetroPark: Pioneer Village Area & Historic Cabins

Winter Wilderness Tracking

Letís delve into the fascinating world of animal survival strategies during the winter season. Learn about hibernation, migration, and other adaptive mechanisms as we explore. Equipped with scat and track guides, we will embark on a guided hike to search for animal signs, unraveling the mystery of winter wildlife.

Saturday. December 9, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Elk Creek MetroPark: Sebald Park-Shelter #11

Build a Wooden Birdfeeder and More!

It's almost time for the Christmas Bird Count, so hone your skills and learn how to participate in this citizen science project. Build a wooden birdfeeder to take home for the birds who spend time in your own backyard. Fee of $20 per kit also includes education portion and snacks.

Registration is open to those ages 16+, unless accompanied by an adult and is required by 12/8/2023.

Saturday. December 9, 2:00-4:00 PM
Chrisholm MetroPark: CHF Augspurger House

Discovery on the Farm - Holidays New and Old 027

How did the Augspurger Family that settled Chrisholm over 200 years ago celebrate Christmas? Come and learn about holidays both new and old on the farm through fun activities, crafts, and take home items. Let's share the holiday festivities with the farm animals, too. Registration required.

Thursday. December 14, 10:00-11:30 AM
Chrisholm MetroPark: CHF Augspurger House

Let's Go Hiking! Surviving Winter - 002

Could you survive outside all winter? So how do plants and animals do it? Join us as we explore the many ways life survives winter.

Photograph by Joshua French.

Saturday. December 16, 10:00-11:30 AM
Harbin Park Overlook Shelter - 1300 Hunter Rd, Fairfield, OH 45014

Annual Christmas Bird Count Hike

Calling all beginners and experienced birders to join us for the 124th Annual Audubon's Christmas Bird Count Day. Participate as a volunteer in the longest running community science survey in North America. Dress for the weather and prepare to walk on uneven trails and across fields. Free and for all ages.

Saturday. December 16, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Elk Creek MetroPark: Sebald Park-Shelter #11
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