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Published: October 5, 2016 12:00 AM

Fall Hiking Spree set

Summit County's fall foliage is on display during the 53rd-annual Fall Hiking Spree, through Nov. 30. Hike at least eight designated trails to receive hiking rewards. Hikes must be completed by Nov. 30.

Rewards are free to Summit County residents, but out-of-county residents pay to receive rewards ($10 for first-year hikers, $5 for veteran hikers).

Hiking forms with the list of trails is available at hikingspree.summitmetroparks.org, at the visitors center at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road in Akron); the Liberty Park Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road in Twinsburg; and all Acme Fresh Market stores. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Take a fall bird walk

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A fall bird walk will be Oct. 5 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Liberty Park Ledges area, 9999 Liberty Road in Twinsburg.

New and experienced birdwatchers can join a naturalist for this walk. Binoculars are suggested. For information call 330-865-8065.

Hear nature stories

Young children and their adult companions can enjoy this interactive, nature-inspired story time intended for ages 18 months to 3 years, Oct. 6 from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the Liberty Park Nature Center. Advance registration is required. For information, call 330-865-8065.

Enjoy the fall colors

Red, yellow, green and brown leaves are falling to the ground. Join at the Liberty Park Nature Center to enjoy the fall colors Oct. 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children 3 to 6 years with adult companions are welcome. A craft and hike are part of the program. Advance registration is required and begins Sept. 23. Call 330-865-8065.

Pre-teen yoga is set

Pre-teens (ages 9 to 13 years) can join a certified yoga instructor to disconnect from the stresses of school and extracurricular activities by reconnecting to nature through yoga. Weather permitting, this Oct. 14, 10 to 11 a.m. class at the Liberty Park Nature Center will be outside. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat or towel and water. Advance registration is required and begins Oct. 1. For information call 330-865-8065.

Learn about American Indians

Children ages 7 to 11 years can learn about the American Indians who first called the Ledges area home. The program is Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Liberty Park Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road. Call 330-865-8065.

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