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Highbanks Metro Park, Lewis Center

4.9
#78 of 196 in Parks in Ohio
Nature / Park
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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4.8
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  • 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 »
  • Anyone who visits me is soon taken here to the park for a brisk walk. It's a several hundred acre oasis in the city. Just off of Rt23 and 750, it spans all the way down to the Olentangy river which fo...  more »
  • We had a great hike, Dripping Rock trail. We will definitely come back to explore more trails and visit the education center!  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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