Metro Parks cycling shops

The Summit Metro Parks is hosting several cycling shops for the Mountain Bike Area Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20. Whether you are a bike owner or not, local adventure seekers can explore several miles of mountain bike trails. The event takes place at the Hampton Hills Mountain Bike Area, 2092 Theiss Road, Akron. A rain date is scheduled for June 3. Event updates will be shared via Twitter (@SMPmountainbike) and on the park district’s seasonal info line: 330-865-8060. The mountain bike area features beginner, moderate and intermediate trails with more than seven miles of trails. When the area is finished within the next few year there may include 16 miles of trails. For more information, visit

Cleaining the waterways

Bring your own canoe or kayak that has watercraft registration to volunteer your time cleaning up our waterways for Boating Week while learning about safety on the water on May 20. The debris collected will be weighed. debris. All participants must have a life jacket and be ages 13 and older. Advance registration is required. The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. at Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park/Lot C6 6194 Christman Road, Green. For information, call 330-865-8065. 

Croaking Chorus Frog Hike

Join the Croaking Chorus Frog Hike from 7:30 to  9:30 p.m. May 26 at the Munroe Falls Metro Park/Lake Area, 521 S. River Road., Munroe Falls. Green frogs and bullfrogs begin to emerge in preparation for summer breeding season. Listen for their calls on a hike of Indian Spring Trail. For information, call 330-865-8065.