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30 Outdoor Activities for Kids in Ohio

From day hikes to fossil hunting, we searched the state for summertime experiences that’ll amaze the youngsters in your life.

Hikes & Night Events | Bugs, Blooms & Water | History & Farm Life | Camps & Classes | Animals  

Bison Hike at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park
HIKES & NIGHT EVENTS: Tackle the youngster-friendly trail to Ash Cave in the Hocking Hills, take a peek at the bison that reside at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park near Columbus, hunt for bugs at Cedar Bog once the sun goes down and more. Read more about kids hiking adventures.Pollinator Palooza in Columbus

BUGS, BLOOMS & WATER: Check out the Pollinator Palooza at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus, grab a paddle at Mohican Adventures in Loudonville and explore six-legged critters at Metroparks of the Toledo Area’s Bugfest. Read more about kids activities with bugs, flowers and water.

Cannon at Fort Meigs
HISTORY & FARM LIFE: Learn about those who fought for our nation’s independence at Fort Meigs, unearth ancient treasures at The Oleander Park System in Sylvania and try your hand at the farm chores of years gone by at a trio of living history attractions. Read more about kids adventures with history and farm life in Ohio.Kids learning to sail in Sandusky

CAMPS & CLASSES: Kids can learn to sail in Sandusky, work toward their Junior Ranger badge or patch at Cuyahoga Valley National Park or draw fantastic beasts at Dayton’s Wegerzyn Gardens. Read more about kids camps and classes in Ohio.

African Safari Wildlife Park
ANIMALS: Go on safari at The Wilds in Cumberland, Wagon Trails Animal Park in Trumbull County and the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton. Read more about kids adventures with animals.