SCIOTO AUDUBON METRO PARK
400 West Whittier Street, Columbus, OH 43215 Directions
Bird Watching, Biking, Pets, Canoeing/Kayaking, Obstacle Course, Playground, Sledding, Fishing, Rock Climbing, Volleyball, Boating, Nature Center, Water Tower, Outdoor Game & Picnicking
Scioto Audubon Metro Park has been turned into a green oasis from a blighted brownfield, where animals and birds live peacefully. The 120-acre park is a destination for leisure and educational tourists of all ages. They get the TV shots from the roof without going up. the old water tower has two viewing platforms. It is a spring birding hotspot because it attracts a large number of warblers and other songbirds. The best part is the viewing area, and you can see eight turkeys and a deer on their last visit. You can see the park drawn to wetland birds, including wood ducks, blue-winged teal, and sandpipers. Park affords a sand volleyball court and climbing wall.
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BLENDON WOODS METRO PARK
4265 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43230 Directions
Nature Centers, Bird Watching, Sledding, Picnicking, Disc Golf, Day Camps, Walking, Wildlife, Pets, Ice Skating, Natural Play Areas & Cross Country Skiing
Blendon Woods Metro Park features beautiful stream-cut ravines surrounded by beech-maple and oak-hickory woods with exposed ripple rock sandstone and open fields. The 653-acre park is a perfect place to see songbirds, fowls, and other wildlife. The 118-acre Walden Waterfowl Preserve, with its 11-acre Thoreau Dam, offers hundreds of birds, wetlands, and other wildlife as sanctuaries. It includes two elevated shelters for watching waterfowl, with spotting scopes.
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5800 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43085 Directions
Wildlife, Large Pond, Picnic, Walking Dogs, Woods, Playground, Benches, Dog Walking, Riding, The Loop, Lake, Running, Biking or Skating, Soccer, Downtown Columbus, Fishing, Olentangy Trail, Jogging & Bike Path
Antrim Park is a famous fishing ground that can be done from the rivers or the full accessible dock. This park 120 acres of parkland surrounded by a quarry lake and the Olentangy Greenway Trail. The lake is held once a year by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, along with Rainbow Trout. There are lots of parking spaces, and the trail is excellent and extensive to satisfy the many people taking advantage of this trail. It has a children's playground near the end, as well as tennis, and a basketball court.