Kirtland – Discover the many styles and techniques of woodcarving at this free indoor show featuring the art and artistry of the members of The Western Reserve Woodcarvers Guild. The Woodcarvers Show, July 29 at Penitentiary Glen Nature Center features carvings ranging in size from miniature to life-size. Meet and chat with carvers and watch as they create works of art right before your eyes. The Woodcarvers Show is open 9 am to 5 pm.
Discover the many interactive exhibits and displays, including the award-winning “Window on Wildlife”. Enjoy the 26th Annual Amateur Photography Contest and Show, which captures the beauty of nature in and around Lake County through the lenses of amateur photographers. Vote for your favorite photograph for the Visitor’s Choice Award. Hike more than seven miles of scenic trails, discover the beautiful butterfly gardens and habitat, or enjoy a leisurely picnic.
Don’t miss The Nature Store’s Summer Clearance Sale. Choose from special nature-related merchandise, such as toys, gifts, books, and t-shirts. Make your visit even more enjoyable with The Nature Store’s wide selection of ice cream, snacks and beverages.
FREE TRAIN RIDES are scheduled from 1 to 3 pm (weather permitting). Roll along the tracks on miniature trains, 1/8 the size of full size trains, through the woods and along the edge of the scenic gorge.
Visit native animals at the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center where injured and orphaned wildlife is rehabilitated and animal ambassadors educate visitors of all ages.
Penitentiary Glen Reservation is located at 8668 Kirtland Chardon Road in Kirtland. Directions: Take I-90 to the Rt. 306 exit; head south one mile to Rt. 615. Turn left and follow 1/8 mile to the next light. Turn right onto Kirtland-Chardon Road and follow two miles to Penitentiary Glen Reservation on the right. For more information about The Woodcarvers Show, visit lakemetroparks.com or call 440-256-1404.