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Spring Wildflowers Hike

Aeraland Recreation Area 1141 Township Road 243, Fostoria, OH

Before the leaves on the trees shade the forest floor, the warm soil will produce spring wildflowers. Flora, such as spring beauties, bloodroot, and dog-tooth violet should be available for viewing. The trail may be wet and muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. Meet at the shelter.  This free program is open to those 18 and […]

Free

National Geode Day

Aeraland Recreation Area 1141 Township Road 243, Fostoria, OH

Join Hancock Park District and hike around Goose Lake and along the Upland Trail to see if we can find round geode rocks. This is approximately a 1-mile natural trail with hills and grassy area. There will be a display of geodes to look at before we hike so you will know what to look […]

Free

Spring Hike for Active Adults

Aeraland Recreation Area 1141 Township Road 243, Fostoria, OH

Spring has arrived and it is time to get back on the trails. Join Hancock Park District for this hike as we wave goodbye to winter and say hello to spring. We might see white-tailed deer, Red-tail Hawks, red-backed salamanders, and more. This 1-mile hike will take us around the pond and field. Dress appropriately […]

Free

December Bird Watching

Aeraland Recreation Area 1141 Township Road 243, Fostoria, OH

Although there might be snow, much can still be seen in nature. Join Hancock Park District on their December bird watching hike as we travel through Aeraland Recreation Area searching for birds. Possible bird sightings may include Northern Cardinals, Red-tailed Hawks, American Goldfinches, and many more. Dress appropriately for the weather. A few binoculars will […]

Free

Photography Hike

Aeraland Recreation Area 1141 Township Road 243, Fostoria, OH

If you have a passion for photography or if you want to learn, join Hancock Park District on a hike with fellow photographers to capture the beauty of our parks through the lens of the camera. We will hike the trails taking photos of scenery, wildlife, plants, and anything else that would make an interesting […]

Free

Monarch Hunt

Aeraland Recreation Area 1141 Township Road 243, Fostoria, OH

Join your friends at Hancock Park District on a hike as we search for Monarch caterpillars, chrysalises, and butterflies on Common Milkweed plants throughout the park. As we search, learn more about the life cycle of these cool butterflies and the plant they depend on. We may also find other cool creatures that use milkweed, […]

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Active Adult Hikes

Aeraland Recreation Area 1141 Township Road 243, Fostoria, OH

This is the third of four hikes that the Hancock Park District will be providing for active adults this summer. This hike will take you around Goose Lake and through […]

Free

National Moth Week: Adult Moth Hike

Aeraland Recreation Area 1141 Township Road 243, Fostoria, OH

National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. Join Hancock Park District and take a moth hike to learn what moths are and why they are important, and look for moths and other nocturnal insects that were attracted to sugar baits on trees. After the hike, check a light trap to […]

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