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Northeast Ohio’s life-size game board, Cand Land Has Gone Wild, is back!

Oct 24, 2017 10:55AM
Candy Land has gone Wild! is an indoor, life-sized game board; set up like the iconic board game Candy Land, but with a “natural twist.”  As visitors draw a card, they become the game piece and move along the game board from space to space.  As they play along, their travels take them through a beautifully decorated wonderland where they can discover the many natural wonders nature gives throughout the year.

Candy Land has gone Wild is free for all ages.  The game is played inside the nature center at Penitentiary Glen Reservation, located at 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd. in Kirtland.  The exhibit is open noon to 5 pm daily November 18, 2017 through January 1, 2018, with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day when the exhibit is closed.  The exhibit is open until 1 pm Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Your adventure continues with hands-on activities both indoors and out:
  • Children will enjoy scavenger hunts, making a craft and working on seasonal activity pages!  It’s wild fun for the whole family!
  • Watch and listen for wildlife at the many bird feeders in the Nature Center’s Window on Wildlife.
  • Reminisce through vintage holiday and Mr. Jingeling memorabilia from the Halle Department Store era.  The property and Nature Center building were once part of the Halle family estate. 
  • Explore the many hands-on Nature Center exhibits.
  • Sit, relax and enjoy hot beverages in Snowshoe Lodge.
  • Shop in The Nature Store for great nature- and wildlife- inspired holiday gift ideas.  Refreshments also available for purchase.
  • Take an adventurous walk through the park on snowshoes.  Rentals available through the season with at least 4” of snow and as weather permits. Adults $3/hr. or $12/day; children $1.50/hr. or $6/day.
  • Visit the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center animal rehabilitation facility to learn about and meet native Ohio wildlife up close, including a red fox, a bald eagle and many other birds of prey. Make this year’s gift a wild one! The “Adopt an Animal” program provides a unique, thoughtful gift idea that helps to cover the cost of animal care! 
  • Explore more than 8.5 miles of hiking trails open year round.
Support provided by Playground World, The Lakeshore Live Steamers, The News-Herald and Today’s Family Magazine.

For more info about this event or its special weekend activities, or programs and amenities at Penitenitiary Glen Reservation, please visit or call 440-256-1404.