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Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve

#2 of 20 things to do in Gahanna Features Animals
1501 Taylor Station Rd., Gahanna, OH
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Great place for a walk

Nice quiet trails through the woods , great place by yourself, with kids or a romantic walk with... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Columbus, Ohio
Lovely place to run or walk

Lovely small park. Very quiet and well maintained. Great for spring wild flowers and birds. Some... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Gahanna, Ohio
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Founded in 1973, Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve is a successful effort to save one of the last remaining large stands of woods in central Ohio. The preserve is both a nature lover and bird watcher’s dream, with rare species of vegetation, including some of Ohio’s most exceptional wildflowers, and rarely-seen wildlife. Consisting of more than 50 acres, the preserve offers plenty of scenic hiking trails and areas for picnicking.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
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“wetlands” (2 reviews)
“birds” (2 reviews)
“bikes” (2 reviews)
1501 Taylor Station Rd., Gahanna, OH

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Nice quiet trails through the woods , great place by yourself, with kids or a romantic walk with your sweety !

Thank 2dvs4u
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely small park. Very quiet and well maintained. Great for spring wild flowers and birds. Some trails are stones or paved, others not. Great for a walk or run.

Thank jbyspysky
Reviewed 13 October 2016

There's miles of walking and woods. Be careful on rainy days. Wear bug spray and enjoy nature! It's worth a visit.

Thank Christi K
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great scenery at this park. You can make a 5 mile loop around the lake. Very tranquil and relaxing. A good spot to just get away.

Thank Love2Explr
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Only a mile from my home, Gahanna Woods is a great natural and uncrowded place. Gahanna Parks and Recreation adds new trails every year while maintaining existing ones. You can run or walk for miles with birds, deer and not many people. A state nature...More

1  Thank Pathfinder5000
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Gahanna Woods is actually 2 parks in one because the east side is a wetlands preserve and the west side is a walking park. Both sides may be hiked but bikes, dogs and other domesticated animals are not permitted on the wetlands preserve because they...More

Thank Chris2200
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This park is close to where I live so easy to get to. Once inside this park, you don't feel close housing and roads, though sometimes you can see houses in the distance. This park is quite quiet, though getting more popular, The pathways have...More

Thank ahartley001
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite walking and running trails in Gahanna. There is plenty of shade on hot days, and running on pine needle mulch is like a magic carpet. You will rarely see anyone else on these trails. The state nature preserve on...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 24 August 2013

I visited Gahanna Woods Nature Preserve for the first time today. On a Saturday morning I saw 1 person with the exception of my running partner. The preserve is a pleasant, quiet running location with very nice trails padded with wood chips, grass, boardwalks, or...More

2  Thank Bill T
Reviewed 7 May 2013

I have found that all the parks and nature preserves in and around Columbus are great. The weather was great to enjoy all outdoor activities while we were there

Thank Barbara R
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