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Drop In: Learn about Backpacking

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you interested in backpacking or backcountry hiking, but not sure how to get started? Come and explore the possibilities! At our backpacking and hiking open house we’ll have: The 10 essentials to always have with you, whether hiking or backpacking
Leave No Trace principles
Equipment you might use for a day hike or 10 day wilderness hike
Typical backpacking foods, recipes, and nutrition information
Sample hiking plans for the Appalachian Trail
Information about backpacking trails 1-4 hours from Columbus
Resource list to help you get started

Meeting Location Notes: Highbanks Nature Center is the first right after entering the park. There is limited parking in the Nature Center lot on busy days. Additional parking is available in the Oak Coves Picnic Area, a 10 minute walk from the Nature Center. Follow the paved trail through Oak Coves toward the Nature Center.


April 28
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Outdoor Adventure


9466 Columbus Pike (US Rt 23 N)
Lewis Center, OH 43035 United States
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