The Beach at Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park opens Memorial Day Weekend

Summer comes to the beach at Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park Memorial Day Weekend! Lifeguards are on duty and concession stand will open 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily through Labor Day, weather permitting. The beach has a gradual slope and sandy bottom. Amenities include an accessible harbor view boardwalk, restrooms, changing rooms and shower facilities; guarded swim beach and concessions; picnic … Read more

Blackbrook Audubon’s IBA Walk Takes Flight

With input from its members, Blackbrook Audubon’s monthly Important Bird Area survey will migrate from Chagrin River Park to Beaty Landing Sunday, May 26th. After three years of bird surveys in the Chagrin River Corridor IBA, Blackbrook will focus on the Grand River – Lower Watershed IBA. Birders can take advantage of Lake Metroparks’ expansion … Read more

HorseFest at Lake Metroparks Farmpark May 18 & 19

Witness the majestic beauty, splendor and grace of the horse during HorseFest at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. Horse lovers of all ages can meet horses of different colors and sizes and learn about the abilities and qualities that make each breed unique.  HorseFest will feature Brenda Hanson, performing an assortment of extreme horse obstacles first with a horse being trained on the ground and under saddle … Read more

Blackbrook Audubon Counts Birds for Kids

Birders who are searching the skies for spring migrants can apply the numbers they tally to Blackbrook Audubon Society’s 2019 Birdathon. This is the annual fundraiser for the chapter of National Audubon covering Ashtabula, Geauga and Lake counties. Individuals or teams find sponsors to pledge donations for each species found in one 24-hour period. The … Read more

Laketran Drivers Recognized for Safety Efforts

Laketran drivers Lee Raimey and Vickie Williams were two of the three drivers recognized during the Ohio Public Transit Association (OPTA) awards ceremony at the association’s annual meeting this month in Columbus. Bus driver Lee Raimey received the 2019 OPTA Milestone Award for 30 years of accident-free driving at Laketran. He has never had an … Read more