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Slate Run Metro Park

1375 State Route 674 N.
Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
Phone: 614-508-8111
Overview
Open 6:30 a.m. to dark.

Slate Run Metro Park isn't resting on slate rock -- settlers mistook the dark soil for 350-million year old slate. It's actually shale, a soft rock made from clay deposited by water about 350 million years ago.

Slate Run features a variety of habitats ranging from the open areas of grasslands, wetlands and meadows to the forested areas of beech, oak, hickory and sugar maple.

Wildlife viewing opportunities abound at the 1,705-acre park. Sandhill cranes have nested in the 156-acre wetland and the northern bobwhite quail have been reintroduced in the park.

Location Map

Calendar of Events
Draft Horse Drivers Ed
Tue Jul 10

10:00 - 11:45 am Ages 12-17.

Learn about horse care as your groom, harness and ground drive the horses.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Horse-Powered Grain Threshing
Sat Jul 14Sun Jul 15

1:00 - 3:00 pm Sat/Sun

All Ages.

See how horses power machinery that separates grain from straw. Weather and crop permitting. Farmhouse.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Cheers and Chores
Wed Jul 18

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Ages 6-12

Discover what farm kids did for work and play in the 1880s.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Kids Work Day
Fri Jul 20Sat Jul 21

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Fri/Sat

All Ages.

Pump water, do laundry and help with other chores that children did on an 1880s farm.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Morning Chores
Sat Jul 21

9:15 - 10:30 am

Ages 5+.

Join the farmer in feeding animals and help with other barnyard chores.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
A Hunting We Will Go
Tue Jul 24Wed Jul 25Thu Jul 26Fri Jul 27Sat Jul 28Sun Jul 29

11:00 am - 3:30 pm Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

All Ages.

Pick up a scavenger hunt list at the farmhouse and enjoy searching around the farm.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Music Bash - The Muleskinners
Fri Jul 27

6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Another Bluegrass night with a band that has delighted audiences for more than 30 years. Plenty of seating available at picnic tables, or bring a folding chair. Get in the mood for music with three free concerts of classic rock and bluegrass over the summer. Plenty of seating available at picnic tables, or bring a folding chair. All concerts at Buzzards Roost Picnic Area, happening come rain or shine.

Meeting Place is Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area

Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Morning Chores
Sat Jul 28

9:15 - 10:30 am

Ages 5+.

Join the farmer in feeding animals and help with other barnyard chores.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Canning, Pickling and Preserving
Sat Jul 28

2:00 - 3:00 pm

All Ages.

The farm ladies will have a display about how to preserve the garden produce using traditional 19th century methods.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Wheels on the Farm
Fri Aug 3Sat Aug 4Sun Aug 5

11:00 am - 3:00 pm Fri/Sat/Sun

All Ages.

Play a game of -I Spy- and discover the many uses of wheels on the farm.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Morning Chores
Sat Aug 4

9:15 - 10:30 am

Ages 5+.

Join the farmer in feeding animals and help with other barnyard chores.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Riddle Me These, Please
Tue Aug 7Wed Aug 8Thu Aug 9Fri Aug 10Sat Aug 11Sun Aug 12

11:00 am - 3:00 pm Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

All Ages.

Pick up a list of riddles at the farmhouse that will have you thinking your way around the farm.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Pasttimes, Puzzles and Play
Fri Aug 17Sat Aug 18Sun Aug 19

11:00 am - 3:00 pm Fri/Sat/Sun

All Ages.

Try games, riddles and activities that Victorian families did for fun and relaxation.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Music Bash - The Richard Lynch Band
Fri Aug 17

6:00 - 8:00 pm.

It is a Country Music night with recording artist Richard Lynch and his band. Plenty of seating available at picnic tables, or bring a folding chair. Get in the mood for music with three free concerts of classic rock and bluegrass over the summer. Plenty of seating available at picnic tables, or bring a folding chair. All concerts at Buzzards Roost Picnic Area, happening come rain or shine.

Meeting Place is Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area

Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Morning Chores
Sat Aug 18

9:15 - 10:30 am

Ages 5+.

Join the farmer in feeding animals and help with other barnyard chores.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Broommaking
Sun Aug 26

2:00 - 4:00 pm

All Ages.

Help harvest and clean broom corn (weather and crop permitting) and watch broom making.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Website: www.metroparks.net/parks-and-trails/slate-run/
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