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Scenic metropark

Well maintained hiking trails of easy to more strenous effort. Open meadows and dog friendly trail... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
David L
Very enjoyable

Very enjoyable walks in a great area. Especially in the Fall Start at the nature center and work... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Angelo M
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9466 US Rt 23 N, Lewis Center, OH 43035
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Well maintained hiking trails of easy to more strenous effort. Open meadows and dog friendly trail also. Some paved, most gravel, well marked. Bluff trail rewards with a great view of the Olentangy River valley. Comfortable visitor center.

Thank David L
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Very enjoyable walks in a great area. Especially in the Fall Start at the nature center and work your way through the path

Thank Angelo M
Reviewed 30 September 2018

I go to this park a lot. It is a large, quiet area to just relax and spend some quiet time to myself. There are many areas you can pull in and park. Lots of walking trails. There have been many times I have walked...More

Thank Marlo S
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We have gone to this park many times when we visit Columbus. Great, clean trails. Not too busy. Nice views.

Thank amybL8079YU
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

A super hiking park. Moved here from northern California. Didn't expect much. But this park delighted and surprised me. Its so close to where I live. Has lots of trails. I fell in love. Wonderful Ohio. Wonderful

2  Thank gbabies2bbs
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Our family loves the discovery area with the dirt pile, boulders, logs, stage. My 3, and 9 year old enjoy playing on all of the obstacles.We also went to the folk festival this year. Smaller then I expected, but really fun.

1  Thank gallaghershawna
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Highbanks is well maintained in all seasons. It has miles of beautiful and safe trails. Love walking by the Adena mound. The history of the area is amazing. The stream that runs through the metropark is a favorite. Kids love it. The nature center is...More

1  Thank Zaara_D
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I traveled to Worthington, Ohio with a friend. She was in a class most of the day so I had to find ways to entertain myself. Highbanks Metro Park was a nice escape. I came here almost every day for a week. The park is...More

Thank Jordan M
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Another fine metro park. Highbanks is pretty high traffic and almost over run by kids during the summer. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The trails are well groomed, crushed compacted stone. The nature center is well-designed since it was remodeled a few years ago....More

Thank Johnnyrat1
Reviewed 7 June 2018

I had the pleasure of cycling through the main road then hoping off my bike and going for a run. So much to discover and see, the paths are fantastic. Wish I had more time to spend in the park, will definitely be going back.

Thank Chiovitti
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Jodi W
21 February 2018|
Response from Shankar R | Reviewed this property |
As your question indicates, that's a pretty hit and miss situation with many unpredictable factors including luck. Much would depend on the weather and the specific weekend. One thing you could do is to stop by the visitor... More
16 July 2017|
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Response from Amy S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are playgrounds and a nice nature center for kids to explore. They also have activities for children every month.
17 August 2016|
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Response from Edward P | Reviewed this property |
There is a Panera close by on route 23 north and the park is also close to the Polaris mall where you can find an assorted variety of restaurants to choose from all within a 5 mile radius. Ihop is s short drive also which is... More