The 16th annual Great Outdoor Weekend brings nearly 100 free outdoor activities to the tri-state
Green Umbrella will present the 16th annual Great Outdoor Weekend on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 at over 40 locations in Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Indiana. Each year, Great Outdoor Weekend offers over 10,000 outdoor enthusiasts of all ages an opportunity to explore the best of our region’s outdoor recreation and nature awareness programming. This year, Cincinnati Parks will host the first ever Great Outdoor Weekend kick off – Campfire on the Bluff – at California Woods on Friday, September 27.
Great Outdoor Weekend happens in conjunction with National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 28. The nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort, National Public Lands Day celebrates the connection between people and the great outdoors and promotes environmental stewardship. Great Outdoor Weekend attendees can learn about local environmental stewardship efforts by exploring Greenspace Gems, local protected greenspaces with unique natural qualities.
Some of this year’s activities include:
- · A beach hike and sightseeing with Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society
- · Boat building and butterfly banding or stargazing and night hiking
- · Discovering our region’s ecologically significant areas at a Greenspace Gem
- · Celebrating harvest with pumpkin painting, hayrides and live music
- · Exploring the landscape through urban hikes, orienteering and scavenger hunts
- · Primitive fire making and marshmallow roasting
These experiences and many more are offered free of charge to families and adults in nine counties across the tri-state. You can find details on all of the events at www.greatoutdoorweekend.org. This free event is made possible thanks to the generosity of Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Family Magazine, Metro, CET and others.
WHEN: September 28-29, 2019; all day
WHERE: Over 40 locations throughout the Greater Cincinnati region
For more information on specific events and participating organizations, visit www.greatoutdoorweekend.org and for pictures after the event, please contact Rashida Manuel at Rashida@greenumbrella.org.