Pickerington Ponds Metro Park

I visited this park immediately after Blacklick woods since they are in the same area. They were about a 15 minute drive apart. The park has several areas that are just for viewing different wildlife and birds. There were provided telescopes but my phone camera can't zoom in enough to get a good picture. The... Continue Reading →

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

I visited this park on my own and was happy to find it is probably my second favorite metro park now. The trail I walked on was gravel and some dirt and super shady the whole time. The trail it's self was comparable to high banks without the hills. I did a small 2-3 mile... Continue Reading →

Walnut Woods Metro Park 7/23/18

This morning I picked up Diana at 8:30 and we drove about 30 minutes to walnut woods metro park despite my many wrong turns. We parked at the buckeye area and started our day on the buckeye trail. Diana has never hiked before but she walks really far all the time so I was excited... Continue Reading →

Prairie Oaks Metro Park 6/20

Visited this metro park for an afternoon hike with Ashley. The lakes were really pretty, wish we had a kayak or paddle board to enjoy them more. The water levels in Big Darby creek were high but it looks like a nice river to kayak down as well. Big Darby Creek Bridge over the creek... Continue Reading →

Clear Creek Metro Park 5/1/18

Today Jeff and I visited Clear Creek Metro Park which is the farthest one from Columbus. It is an hour drive and it's almost right next to hocking hills. We hiked from one end of the park to the other and walked back on the main road next to the creek for a total of... Continue Reading →

Scioto Grove Metro Park

Today Jeff and I went to Scioto Grove Metro Park and hiked about 5 miles around the perimeter of the park. The REI river trail is really pretty and we want to come back and camp one day to test out our backpacking gear even though it's a really small park! REI made the river... Continue Reading →

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