A ticket to travel through your Metro Parks

JILL SNYDER
Assistant Manager of Interpretation and Education

Pick up your ticket to travel booklet from park staff or download it from our website. Photo/Peg Hanley

Bundle up and put on your hiking boots – it’s time for Metro Parks annual winter hikes! This year, the winter hike series takes on a new look as your ticket to travel through 18 different parks and hike miles and miles of trails. Starting in December, visitors can hike in six different parks per month and have their ticket to travel booklet stamped.

Discover new trails with your ticket to travel at the winter hikes. Photo/Barb Nye

Choose any trail for any distance and hike any day of the week. No more fighting for a parking spot on Saturday! After the hike, ask a staff member to stamp the travel ticket. Some things on the trip remain the same. After seven hikes, visitors can return their completed travel ticket to receive a unique 2020/2021 Winter Hike patch. Friends of Metro Parks will also have hiking sticks and medallions available. 

Each month will feature a different theme to keep everyone inspired to get out and hike. In December, twinkling lights will illuminate the way along park pathways. Work up a sweat in January while hiking strenuous trails. Visitors can share their love of Metro Parks in the final six parks in the winter hike series. 

Bring your friends and family to Metro Parks for the 48th annual winter hike series starting in December. Photo/John Nixon

Follow park’s Facebook pages to help plan your travel adventures and look for our #cbusparkie rotating selfie station at parks. Tag us using #cbusparkie so we can see your Metro Parks selfies. 

Pick up your Ticket to Travel booklet at a featured park beginning December 1 or download the travel guide from our website. The parks are beautiful with a dusting of snow or bright sunny skies. Be sure to get out and travel in Metro Parks this winter!

7 thoughts on “A ticket to travel through your Metro Parks

  1. Will the small year patches still be available for those who are collecting? I have 2019 and 2020 sewn around my owl patch and was hoping to keep it going!

    1. Hi, Rachel. We’re not planning to do one this year as the winter hikes patch will have a year on it already and it’s a one-year, exclusive patch.

  2. So excited you’re doing the winter hike series! Been doing them for years and was nervous about this year. LIVE the twist you’ve come up with. Anxious to get started! Thank you all for all you do! Stay safe and healthy!!

  3. Can Girl Scout troops participate in this? We aren’t doing normal meeting this year and have been mostly meeting at various metro parks and city parks for a hike.

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