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Battelle Darby Creek, Galloway

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#64 of 113 in Outdoors in Ohio
Battelle Darby Creek features more than 7,000 acres of forest, prairies and wetlands. It stretches along 13 miles of the Big and Little Darby creeks, both State and National Scenic Rivers. Besides the areas surrounding the creeks, there are also over 1,600 acres of restored wetlands and prairies. Bison have been reintroduced to the park and roam freely within two enclosed pastures.
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  • Battelle Darby Creek is the biggest park in the Metropark system and covers a huge area. It protects 17 miles of state and national scenic river alone (Big and Little Darby Creeks and their confluence...  more »
  • The nature center was a huge hit for both the adults and the children. It was a fun way to burn some time while it rained, before enjoying the trails and the park.  more »
  • Stopped in on our way through and glad we did. Use to visit when I was a kid and wanted to show my kids the area. Seen a sign for the nature center so stopped to check it out. The best nature center I...  more »
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  • I have no shortage of good things to say. The visitor center is an absolute must. Beautiful indoor "living" stream among other educational resources. The bison are great when you can catch view of them. I've always loved Darby creek for the scenery as well. Great place to canoe/kayak and fish as well as explore and hike. One of the cleanest waterways we have and therefore one with the most diversity of aquatic critters, many endangered. If you go please help keep it clean!
  • We visited for the first time to go sledding and were not disappointed! The hill is nicely maintained and the parking was close. It was a little crowded, but nice that there was a "big kid hill" as well as a space for the little kids.
  • Easily the best natural park in the vicinity of Columbus, Ohio. The State and National Scenic Darby Creek runs through this park where you can canoe, kayak, fish, and wade. The park is broken up into several areas each with their own parking area. Wagtail Trail is dog friendly.
  • Best kept secret in central Ohio. One of a few metro parks you can enjoy nature and not hear highway sounds. Good pet trails also.
  • Beautiful park with nice hill for sledding. The nature center is very clean and the staff is helpful and friendly.

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