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Highbanks Metro Park, Lewis Center

(4.9/5 based on 55+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • This park offers so many area for everyone and their furry friends. Not sure why dogs aren't allowed on the nature trails though? Really enjoyed it. There are alot of clean up after your dog areas. Ni...  more »
  • Beautiful high banks :) showcase the glacial movement of central Ohio unlike most of the other North-of-Columbus Metro Parks. Be prepared for steep gravel inclines and descents. Not as rough as Clear ...  more »
  • I bring my dogs here to run, and I have to say it is one of the best dog trails I have ever seen. There are not many parks around that allow pets, and the fact that they allow me to bring my furry fri...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A great park feels like you're away from the city.