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Highbanks Metro Park, Lewis Center

Categories: Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
Highbanks is named for its massive 100-foot-high shale bluff towering over the Olentangy State Scenic River. Tributary streams cutting across the bluff have created a number of deep ravines in the eastern part of the 1,159-acre park. Ohio and Olentangy shales, often containing outstanding large concretions, are exposed on the bluff face and sides of the ravines.
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  • Highbanks is surrounded by the converging development of Columbus and Lewis Center along the hwy 23 corridor so it is a popular place. It is worth stopping at just to take a break from the never endin...  read more »
  • There are couple trails and they are good. it has pet friendly trail. The welcoming center is amazing. 
  • I have a lot of respect for the employees who maintain this park, considering the huge influx of visitors coming for Pokemon Go. The park was busy from mid-day to closing time, but you couldn't tell f...  read more »
  • What a beautiful park! Never been there before. It is very well kept. The nature trails are gorgeous. If you love nature, this park will not disappoint!
  • Great park for a walk with yourself, your better half or your family. It's not flat which is great for walking and getting your heart rate up. There are a lot of people here during the weekend as it is popular for Pokemon Go.
  • This park is amazing! There are so many trails to enjoy and there is even a science center of sorts in the middle of the park. This place stays packed. If you play Pokemon Go, this is the place to be. Not only are there tones of stops and more than a few gyms but, at the time of this post, ITS A CHARMANDER NEST!
  • It's a nice park and some of the areas are very photographic. However last time we were here my mother in law brought her service dog and it's a small yorkie. We were all having a conversation when these two lady's stopped us and started questioning my mother about her dog. The dog never touched the ground, but this lady who works with the park was going on about how damaging it was to have this dog in the non pet zones. It was very rude and should definitely never occurred. I enjoy coming here and as I do not ever bring my pets a service dog should never come under scorn like that.
  • We stopped here on our way to Hocking Hills from Cleveland. Though it was raining, we took a great 5 mile hike. There's plenty of trails to explore, we'll have to make our way back. We did see an Indian burial mound, an eagles nest, and the grave markers for the Pool family that settled the area in the early 1800's. If you're into Pokémon Go, you'll love the Charmander nest and plenty of Pokéstops.
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