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Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, OH 43420

Saturday, June 26, 2021 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Enjoy free nature activities during GroveFest at Spiegel Grove, an arboretum and the 25-acre grounds of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, on Saturday, June 26.

GroveFest features hands-on activities and crafts at booths with regional nature organizations, including Toledo Zoo, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, Campfire Sandusky County and more.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Face coverings are required unless attendees have an accepted exemption to the state of Ohio’s mask mandate.

South Creek Clydesdales will offer horse-drawn trolley rides for $3 per rider ages 13 and older, $1 for riders 6-12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Trolley rides are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and no reservations are taken.

Ice cream will be available for a donation.

Visitor parking is off-site only with the exception of those who have handicapped tags for their car. Parking will be available on the street and in ProMedica Memorial Hospital’s parking lots at Buildings A and B, located at 605. Third Ave. Spiegel Grove is a short walk to the east of the hospital parking lots.

GroveFest celebrates nature, Spiegel Grove and President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes’ love of the outdoors. The couple raised cows and chickens and planted trees on their beloved estate.

Lucy Hayes’ favorite pastime was fishing, and she loved nature so much that her official White House china had images of the flora and fauna of the United States, from deer and raccoons to fish and lobsters.

Title sponsors are the Randolph J. and Estelle M. Dorn Foundation and KeyBank Walter E. Terhune Memorial Fund. Additional funding by the City of Fremont; ProMedica and Paramount; Walmart – Fremont #1429; Walmart - Port Clinton #1445.

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