Take the family and the dog for a Highbanks nature walk!

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60 Days of Summer Columbus OH Fun Activities To Do

60 Days of Summer Columbus OH Fun Activities To Do

Highbanks Metro Park has a designated pet trail and welcomes leashed pets. They have several hiking trails, including an easy paved trail perfect for disabled visitors or very young families with strollers or bikes.

Highbanks Metro Park has been designated a National Natural Landmark for the 100-foot high shale bluffs near the Olentangy State Scenic River, and the Indian Earthworks at the Edward F. Hutchins State Nature Preserve. It is one of our many outstanding Metro Parks. In addition to the people and dog trails, Highbanks offers canoeing, fishing, playgrounds and picnic areas to enjoy. There is a natural play area that allows hands-on exploration and climbing for all ages and an area for “creeking” in the Olentangy River.


The wetland trail and viewing shelter offer a glimpse of wetlands wildlife and plants, making a hard-to-get-to ecosystem unusually accessible!

Don’t forget Highbanks Metro Park in the other seasons, too! They offer year-round nature programs, and sledding hills and cross country skiing in the winter.

Highbanks Metro Park
9466 Columbus Pike (US Rt 23 N)
Lewis Center, OH 43035

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