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Highbanks Metro Park, Lewis Center

4.9
#79 of 195 in Parks in Ohio
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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  • It was our first time to hike the trails of Highbanks and we really enjoyed it. I never knew it would be that pretty, we actually like the over looking part. We are looking forward this Fall season.  more »
  • Regularly go to this park. Many trails to chose from, although my favorite is the Overlook Trail (beautiful view from high up above cliffs). Also have several areas to walk your dogs, multi purpose tr...  more »
  • Really nice place to get away from the city! It is usually pretty packed on nice days, but there's lots of space. Something like 5 or 6 miles of hiking trails (mostly actual trails, some paved). I wou...  more »
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  • Love this place!!!! Trails are kept in tip top shape, great use of the space, the creek walk is a blast About the best park we go to.
  • Love it here! Pet friendly! This park offers the space to do so many different activities. I know bird watching is huge here. There are tons of playgrounds and an awesome sled hill. There are also biking/ paved paths as well as dirt and gravel trails. There are some trails for dogs but not as many as I would personally like. Highbanks also offers many community classes and camps.
  • This is a great little educational center that can entertain kids and adults alike for a few moments before or after a hike in the park. There's a cozy reading room that makes me want to find an excuse to be there with a book on a cold morning. Bathrooms and drinking fountain available. The place is so popular you'll often have a hard time finding parking right at the building.
  • The best metro park in the city. Well kept, lots of different trails and the nature Center has knowledgeable staff and fun interactive exhibits for kids.
  • Nice park always available for a good walk. We visit it often during all seasons.

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