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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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Highbanks: Winter Hike #9

Anne Evans Anne Evans Highbanks: Winter Hike #9

Join us for our winter hike with options for 2.5 or 5 miles. Refreshments afterward. Lewis Center, Ohio. Highbanks is named for its massive 100-foot-high shale bluff towering over the Olentangy State Scenic River. Tributary streams cutting across the bluff have created a number of deep ravines in the eastern part of the 1,160-acre park. […]

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Scioto Grove: Winter Hike #8

Anne Evans Anne Evans Scioto Grove: Winter Hike #8

Enjoy a 1- or 2-mile hike followed by hot food and drinks. Leashed pets are welcome to walk with you at this hike. The 19th Metro Park opened in May 2016 and features five backpacking sites as well as seven miles of trails through woods and along the river. 46th Annual Winter Hike Series

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Blendon Woods: Winter Hike #7

Anne Evans Anne Evans Blendon Woods: Winter Hike #7

Join us for a 2 or 4 mile hike. Refreshments served beginning 10am. Meet at natural play area shelter. Westerville, Ohio. Blendon Woods contains spectacular stream-cut ravines with exposed ripple rock sandstone and open fields surrounded by beech-maple and oak-hickory forests. The 653-acre park is a great place to see a variety of songbirds, waterfowl […]

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Inniswood: Winter Hike #6

Anne Evans Anne Evans Inniswood: Winter Hike #6

Join us for a guided 2-mile hike along the trails and garden paths. Nestled within a scenic nature preserve, the 123-acre Inniswood Metro Gardens is a source of inspiration for all ages. Streams and woodlands filled with wildflowers and wildlife provide a majestic backdrop to the beautifully landscaped areas. Inniswood boasts more than 2,000 species […]

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Clear Creek: Winter Hike #5

Anne Evans Anne Evans Clear Creek: Winter Hike #5

Enjoy a 1- or 3-mile self guided hike, or choose from one of two guided 5-mile hikes. Meet at Thomas-Mathias parking lot. 46th Annual Winter hike series

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Scioto Audubon: Winter Hike #4

Anne Evans Anne Evans Scioto Audubon: Winter Hike #4

Enjoy a 1- or 2-mile hike along the Greenway and park trails. Food and drink after. Meet at the climbing wall. Leashed pets are welcome to walk with you at this hike. 46th Annual Winter Hike series

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