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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
Maple Time
Sat Feb 25

1-3 pm. All ages.

Sample this sweet treat and learn about making maple syrup the 1880s way.

A short hike to the sugar bush leaves the farm at 1pm and 2pm. Sap collecting and boiling is dependent on the weather. All other activities will take place.

Call to see if sap is flowing.

Meeting Place - Farmhouse, 1375 State Route 674 North, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Not wheelchair accessible.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Metro Park, Phone: 614-833-1880

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