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Project Update: Quarry Trails

Brent Warren Brent Warren Project Update: Quarry Trails

A little over two years ago, Wagenbrenner Development and Metro Parks announced a plan to transform a large former quarry site north of Trabue Road into the region’s 20th Metro Park and an adjacent mixed-use development (both the new park and the development are called Quarry Trails). Soon after, it was announced that the land […]

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Battelle Darby Creek: Winter Hike #13 (Final One of Series)

Anne Evans Anne Evans Battelle Darby Creek: Winter Hike #13 (Final One of Series)

Enjoy a 2-, 4- or 6-mile trek along the banks and bluffs of Big Darby Creek. Leashed pets are welcome to walk with you at this hike. Meet at Cedar Ridge. Galloway, Ohio. Battelle Darby features more than 7,000 acres of forest, prairies and wetlands. It stretches along 13 miles of the Big and Little […]

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Owl Hike

Anne Evans Anne Evans Owl Hike

Search for barred owls on a 1-mile hike. Ages 6 and older. Meet at shelter house. Happening at Glacier Ridge Metro Park 9801 Hyland Croy, Plain City, Ohio 43064

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Slate Run: Winter Hike #12

Anne Evans Anne Evans Slate Run: Winter Hike #12

Take a 2.5- or 5-mile hike through woods and fields. Food served. Meet at Slate Run. Canal Winchester, Ohio. Time has been turned back to the 1880s at Slate Run Living Historical Farm. Experience first-hand what life was like on an Ohio farm. As you stroll through the gardens, barns and farmhouse, you will see […]

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Three Creeks: Winter Hike #11

Anne Evans Anne Evans Three Creeks: Winter Hike #11

Take a 1-,3- or 5.6-mile hike along the creeks followed by hot drinks and food. Leashed pets are welcome to walk with you at this hike. Groveport, Ohio. Three Creeks is named for the confluence where Alum, Big Walnut and Blacklick creeks join. Owls, great blue herons and more than 100 species of birds have […]

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Owl Hike

Anne Evans Anne Evans Owl Hike

Search for barred owls on a 1-mile hike. Ages 6 and older. Meet at shelter house. Happening at Glacier Ridge Metro Park 9801 Hyland Croy, Plain City, Ohio 43064

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Glacier Ridge: Winter Hike #10

Anne Evans Anne Evans Glacier Ridge: Winter Hike #10

Enjoy a brisk 2-mile hike through the grassland and forest. Leashed pets are welcome to walk with you at this hike. Plain City, Ohio. Glacier Ridge was named for the end moraine or glacial debris left behind when the glaciers retreated some 12,000 to 17,000 years ago. Much of the 1,037-acre park was once covered […]

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