10 Best Activities to do at Metro Parks Over Spring Break

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Spring is just around the corner, and these unusually warm February days have us thinking about spring break! Whether you’re planning a stay-cation, or simply have forgotten to plan something, no worries – with 20 parks and countless activities, Metro Parks has your back.

    1. Take a hike! – There’s over 230 miles of trails to traverse and plenty of space for people of all ages and abilities to explore!
    2. Compete with friends – Feeling a little competitive? Head on over to Glacier Ridge or Scioto Audubon to race your friends on the obstacle courses, or play a game of basketball or volleyball on the courts at Homestead and Scioto Audubon.
    Photo Leslie Dybiec
    1. Visit one of four nature centers – Rain or shine, Metro Parks has nature centers at Blacklick Woods, Highbanks, Battelle Darby Creek and Blendon Woods where you can bird watch, learn from hands-on activities and study the world around you!
    2. Explore with your four-legged friends – Play a round of fetch at one of six dog parks or get some energy out at the Battelle Darby Creek or Prairie Oaks dog beaches. You can even bring your horse and enjoy the bridle trails at Glacier Ridge, Rocky Fork, Prairie Oaks or Slate Run.
      Photo Jay Weber
    1. Stay on par with a round of golf – Play a round of disc golf at Glacier Ridge, Scioto Grove or Blendon Woods or check out Blacklick Woods Golf Course!
    2. Attend a nature program – Our naturalists plan programs every week that include off-trail hikes, nature crafts, educational events and more!
    3. Search for treasure along the geocaching trail – This accessible, treasure hunting tour takes you to 10 Metro Parks, and uses your GPS-enabled device to give you coordinates to the find the geocaches! Learn all the details here.
    4. Try something new with Outdoor Adventure – Metro Parks’ Outdoor Adventure team will help you learn with Try It! programs that include paddling, climbing, archery and more. Check out their schedule here.
    5. Channel your inner artist – Nature is a great inspiration for those who are feeling creative. Sit on a bench and sketch a scene, or try your hand at nature photography using your phone!
    6. Take a bike ride on a Greenway TrailCentral Ohio Greenways connect Central Ohio to over 230 miles of trails to bike, and many of them lead to a Metro Park!

    With so many things to do and see, there’s no reason your spring break has to be boring. Find a program that interests you and go explore – whichever park you choose, Metro Parks is the place to learn and try new things!