Mill Creek MetroParks to Celebrate the Earth during Earth Day Weekend
Join Mill Creek MetroParks for Earth Day Weekend as we celebrate the Earth and all the opportunities available to connect with Nature at Mill Creek MetroParks.
On Friday, April 20, join MetroParks Naturalists for a frog serenade during our Sounds of Spring hike as you wander through wetland and pond habitats to enjoy the sounds, and hopefully sights of spring. Enter your perfect bloom in the Daffodil Show at the Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens (123 McKinley Avenue, Youngstown) on Friday, April 20 from 3 pm – 5 pm and Saturday, April 21 from 8 am – 10 am. The daffodil show will be open to the public, free of charge Saturday, April 21 from 1 pm – 5 pm and Sunday, April 22 from 10 am – 5 pm.
On Saturday, April 21, local Scout Units and other organizations will spend the morning helping to clean winter’s accumulation of litter across the MetroParks in the Boy Scout Earth Day Clean-Up. Take a stroll through the Gardens on a guided Daffodil Walk with Gordon Vujevic, daffodil expert. Discover over 200 different species and cultivars that are a part of the Fellows Riverside Gardens Narcissus collection, or Hike with a Naturalist to enjoy the beauty and diversity of spring, as you wander along Lake Cohasset and through the forest. Learn about spring wildflowers and more with a Mill Creek MetroParks Naturalist during Trot with your Tot, a short hike to let your children learn and explore nature, or enjoy an early morning bird walk, Birding the Sanctuary, at Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary.
On Sunday, April 22, bring the family for Tractor Wagon Ride, a guided tour of the farm leaving approximately every ½ hour. Riders will be updated on the spring planting progress and barns are open to visit the animals. Take a trot down to the creek to view turkeys and signs of nesting in our Turkey Trot program at Ford Nature Center. Turkeys will be strutting their stuff and we will be looking for them!