Are you looking for something to get you and your kids out of the house for the weekend?  Check out these incredible Ranger Programs.

Even before the pandemic began, many of us were looking for some outdoor activities to get us out of the house and into the fresh air.  The Erie County Parks department has ranger programs coming up that you and your kids will both love.

The first is called "Sunday Morning Hikes."  While hiking is a pretty simple exercise, this program offers to take you off the main trails to really learn more about the wilderness.  According to the Erie County Parks website:

The Ranger led Sunday Hikes are an opportunity for you to get out and explore the extensive trail networks available in many of our parks. Each week a Ranger will lead a 2-3 hour exploration with the intent of getting off the main trails and exploring some new trails. During these hikes you can expect to get out and moving, to learn some new trails & hiking safety tips, and although these aren't intended to be a traditional nature hike, the Rangers can't stop talking about the natural world, communities, species, and features they come across.

The hikes will take place Thursday, April 15, 2021 - Sunday, May 9, 2021.

The next is centered around fishing.  It's called "Fry" Day Fishing.

Kids (4-14 years old) can join an Erie County Park Ranger on Friday evenings to learn the basics of fishing. In addition to fishing, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, knot tying, angling ethics, and aquatic ecology. Fishing poles will be provided but this program is limited to 10 kids, due to equipment limitations. Parents must stay on site and supervise their children. Parents do not need a fishing license for this program.

Masks will be required for both of these programs and registration is mandatory.  Go to the Erie County Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Page to register and to learn more!


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