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Glacier Ridge (1,036 acres)
Open 6:30am to dark
40.15628    -83.18510
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Named for the end moraine that was left behind when the Wisconsin Glacier retreated some 12,000 to 17,000 years ago, much of this Metro Park was once covered with farm lands.

In late summer and early fall, fields of beautiful aster, goldenrod and purple coneflower can be enjoyed in the south end of the park.

With help from Honda of America, Metro Parks has restored a 250-acre wetland area. Visitors can traverse a boardwalk through the wetlands or climb a 25-foot observation tower to see waterfowl and other animals. Teachers will want to bring their students to the outdoor classroom to explore the valuable role wetlands play in our lives.

Eleven miles of trails wind through the park.

 
  • Nature programs
  • Picnicking
  • Pet trail
  • Hiking/biking trail
  • Bridle trail
  • Playground equipment
  • Disc golf course




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    GLACIER RIDGE
    9801 Hyland Croy Road
    Plain City, OH 43064
    (Union County)

    DIRECTIONS: Take I-270 toward Dublin. Take 33/161 west (exit 17B) toward Marysville.
    Follow 33/161 west to the 161/Plain City/Post Road exit. Turn right at the light and then immediately left on Hyland Croy Road. The Honda Wetland Education Area is 1 mile north on the left (7825 Hyland Croy Road). The park’s main entrance is 2 miles further north, at the roundabout, opposite Glacier Ridge Elementary School.


    Honda Wetlands Education Area: Blue herons, wood ducks, turtles, dragonflies and other wildlife can be found at this 250-acre restored wetland. A bike trail connects the wetlands to the northern part of Glacier Ridge.

    Wind Turbine: A 7.5-Kw energy turbine and two solar panels help generate electricity for the park.

    Bridle Trail: A 5-mile bridle trail, the Savannah Trail, complete with horse trailer parking, is provided for horseback riding only.

    Disc Golf Course: Bring your discs and play the 18-hole disc golf course. The course is open every day and free to use.