Columbus Metro Parks to Explore This Summer
These beautiful Columbus Metro Parks will allow you to immerse yourself in nature and enjoy fun recreational activities for the entire family.
There’s no time to get outside like summer! Columbus boasts more than 20 metro parks and greenways, representing 28,000 acres of land with 230 miles of trails and 20 natural play areas.
With the Columbus Outdoor Trails Pass, you can discover more than 40 locations to help you make the most of hiking, biking, paddling and walking around the region. Add these Columbus metro parks to your summer bucket list:
Highbanks Metro Park
The much-loved Highbanks in Lewis Center borders the Olentangy River with tall shale bluffs. Visitors can learn about the resident animals at the nature center, walk or bike the many paths, picnic in the meadows, or hike out to the observation deck along the bluffs, where you may be able to spot bald eagles nesting.
Quarry Trails Metro Park
The newest park to open in Columbus, Quarry Trails is also perhaps the most unique. Outfitted with a gorgeous waterfall and multiple activities (like canoeing and mountain biking), this park is a must-see for visitors and residents alike.
Glacier Ridge Metro Park
Spanning over 1,000 acres of former farmland, Glacier Ridge in Plain City features plenty of walking paths, a boardwalk through the wetlands, and a 25-foot observation tower for spotting waterfowl. Your kids will especially enjoy the outdoor obstacle course perfect for adventurers of all ages.
For more information and to plan your summer adventure, visit us at Experience Columbus.