Weekly hikes

offered in park

The Harold Welch Nature Center is located on Route 91, just south of Route 59 in Adell Durbin Park.

The Center, a wood building west of the tennis courts, can be accessed from the main parking lot and operates year round.

The Center fosters stewardship of the earth through education and appreciation of nature.

Saturday or Sunday afternoon programs are offered year round to the public, including hikes and nature-related presentations.

Naturalist-guided hikes and programs are available to school children and youth groups.

Volunteer opportunities exist for all ages, for both short-term and long-term projects.

For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department office at 330-689-5151.

The following hikes are scheduled:

Nature Center open -- The Nature Center will be open June 30.

Red, white and blue kite fly -- As part of Stow Pride, the Nature Center will host a kite-flying event July 1 at 2 p.m. at Silver Springs Park on Young Road, near the campground. The Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites will put on a show. A kite-making workshop will take place at 1 p.m. The cost is $3 to build a kite. Call Dave Roberts for a reservation at 330-689-2756.

Nature Center closed -- The Nature Center will be closed July 7.

Edzoocator event -- The Akron Zoo Edzoocator will make her second appearance this summer July 14 at 2 p.m. with more creatures from the wild.

Creek life hike -- Attendees of this July 21 hike can search Walnut Creek for aquatic life at 2 p.m. Wear waterproof shoes.

Arboretum hike -- Enjoy a guided tour of the 100 native and exotic trees and shrubs in the Arboretum July 28 at 2 p.m.

Creek life hike -- Observe the many living things in Walnut Creek Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. Find fish, frogs, salamanders, crayfish and many insects. Wear shoes that can get wet.

Edzoocator event -- The Edzoocator will make her final appearance this summer Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. with more creatures from the wild.

Scavenger hunt -- Bring the whole family for a fun afternoon of searching the woods and fields for unusual and colorful artifacts of nature Aug. 18 at 2 p.m.

Arboretum hike -- Follow the Yellow Trail to witness the beauty of the more-than-100 native and exotic trees and shrubs in the Arboretum Aug. 25 at 2 p.m.