Hike. Golf. Swim. Eat. Here are some picks for Father’s Day for fun.

Father’s Day is Sunday.

Now is the time to honor fatherhood and fatherly ties – dads, grandfathers, uncles and father figures – and show these men how much we love and cherish them.

And we can safely celebrate as if we are in 2019.

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Need help finding something to do? Here is a guide to help celebrate the “big guy” in your life.

Enjoy the outdoors:

  • TO TAKE A WALK. Stark Parks celebrates fatherhood with “Sunday Stroll with Dad” at the Walborn Reservoir near Alliance, 2pm to 3:30 pm (June 20). This is a self-guided walk with story reading stops through the woods. Sign up online.
  • SEE A WATERFALL. The 18-meter Brandywine Falls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Summit County is a 40-minute drive from the Canton area. There is an observation deck and hiking trails nearby.
  • TO PLAY GOLF. There are over 20 public golf courses, including Skyland Pines and The Quarry, in the Stark County area. The Clearview golf course near East Canton and The Legends of Massillon are other places.
  • PLAY Minigolf. Rolling Greens Mini Golf in Lake Township is one of the many mini golf courses in the area. Another is the Sluggers & Putters amusement park at Canal Fulton.
  • PEACH. The Stark County area has several great spots – Walborn, Deer Creek Reservoir, Sippo Lake, and Wingfoot Lake State Park – to kick back, relax, and fish with dad.
  • CANO OR KAYAK. Sippo Lake Marina, Trailhead Canoe Livery, Walborn Reservoir Marina and Canal Fulton Canoe Livery offer canoe and kayak rentals for leisurely paddling on a stream or lake. Check availability.
  • SAND AND SWIMMING. Baylor Beach Park, Portage Lakes State Park, and Clay’s Park Resort are places where you and your family can swim, play in the sand, barbecue or picnic, and / or camp in the area.
John Sherban Fishing Pier at Lake Sippo Park.

Enjoy the interior:

  • HISTORY OF FOOTBALL. The Canton Pro Football Hall of Fame is a must-see museum for sports fans. The 118,000 square foot venue has two levels steeped in professional football history. It recently reopened all exhibitions.
  • LOCAL ART. The Canton Art Museum and the Massillon Museum have collections of permanent and rotating exhibitions. An hour’s drive away, the great Cleveland Museum of Art has more than 45,000 pieces.
  • PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY. The Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum and the First Ladies National Historic Site, both in Canton, are open to visitors on Saturdays. Check the timetables. Both are closed on Sundays.
  • MILITARY HISTORY. The MAPS Air Museum in Green is open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Aviation Museum has more than 50 airplanes on display.
Tyler Lutz, director of the ceramic workshop at the Musée Massillon, creates a vase on a potter's wheel in the workshop that opened last year.

These are just a few of the possibilities available for Father’s Day enjoyment. You can also keep it simple:

  • Go to the restaurant.
  • Have a barbecue.
  • Watch a movie.
  • Board games.
  • Laugh at his father’s jokes.
  • Participate in his favorite hobby.

Contact Benjamin Duer at 330-580-8567 or [email protected]

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