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Spring Out of Your Winter Doldrums with These 4 Exciting Events for April

The weather is breaking, and it’s time to kick off those boots, lace up those shoes, and head outside for some fun in the sun activities this spring.

Spring is a time when the world awakens after a long winter slumber. Everywhere you look, there are signs of life as nature turns its faces towards the warming sun and feels the flood of new energy coursing through us.

April kicks off the outdoor activities, and here are four must-see events to get you shaking off the winter doldrums.

#1: Cincinnati Zoo Blooms

April 1-30th at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Nicknamed Tulip Mania, the zoo boasts over one million tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, other spring bulbs, and blooming trees and shrubs in a stunning display of color throughout the zoo.

#2: Wildflowers & Waterfalls Hike Hocking State Park

April 24, 2022 10am

Grab your hiking shoes and camera, then head to the entrance to Ash Cave for a guided hike. You will take in the majesty of Ohio’s spring wildflowers nestled among the intimate beauty of Hocking Hills while the guide takes you around the falls at Ash Cave. Look carefully, and you may see the red trillium and many other wildflowers along the trail.

#3: Geauga County Maple Festival 

April 21-24, 2022 Chardon Ohio

A celebration of everything, maple! Historic Chardon square provides a picturesque setting for rides, games, food, and entertainment. The festival includes maple candy carvings, pancake breakfasts, a pancake eating contest, and local sugar bushes providing tempting maple syrup tastings.

#4: Bellbrook Sugar Maple Festival

April 22-24, 2022, downtown Bellbrook Ohio.

Not outdone by the county up north, Bellbrook celebrates maple syrup with arts and crafts, a parade, concessions, and a beer garden. One highlight you don’t want to miss is the boot-stomping beat of live music.

Wherever your feet may lead this spring, take time to enjoy the longer days and embrace the beauty of spring.

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