Park to host ‘Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland’


Staff report



The warm glow of the log house beckons visitors to partake in the parks’ old fashioned hospitality.


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DARKE COUNTY — This holiday season join Darke County Parks for an evening stroll “Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland” Saturday, December 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Shawnee Prairie Preserve.

There will be more than 350 luminaries lighting the way along the wooded trails, allowing for a peaceful winter’s night in nature.

As families hike along the illuminated trail toward the log house and blacksmith shop, they can enjoy crisp air, the bright stars, and perhaps the light crunch of snow on this early December evening. In the log house, the fire will be warm with holiday snacks and drinks to sample. Enjoy pioneer music of Christmas past while relaxing in the comforts of the 18th century. Holiday crafts for all ages will be available upstairs in the log house and in the nature center to fuel the memories of this staff-favorite event.

The nature center and gift shop will be open throughout the event offering a chance to discover a selection of unique gifts or that perfect holiday stocking stuffer. Don’t forget to bring a votive candle (or two) as a donation for next year’s path. Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland is the perfect event for the whole family to celebrate the winter season. Start a family tradition this year.

For more information, call the Darke County Park District at 937-548-0165 or visit the website darkecountyparks.org.

The warm glow of the log house beckons visitors to partake in the parks’ old fashioned hospitality.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/11/web1_winter-dcp-PRINT.jpgThe warm glow of the log house beckons visitors to partake in the parks’ old fashioned hospitality. Courtesy image

Staff report