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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.

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Calendar of Events
Eggs, Feathers and Fowl
Sat Apr 29

1:00 - 3:00 pm.

We will butcher chickens, show how eggs were preserved before refrigeration and answer questions about keeping small flocks at home. We may have newly hatched chicks to see.

Meeting Place is Farmhouse

Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Washday Blues
Sat May 6

1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Help the farmwife with the laundry as you try the scrub board and wringer. Watch as we make soap from lard and lye.

Meeting Place is Farmhouse

Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Morning Chores
Sat May 6

Call for times.

Join the farmer in feeding animals and help with other barnyard chores. Age 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.

Meeting Place is Farmhouse

Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Tea and Victorian Tastes
Sat May 13

1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Join in some Victorian tea and taste traditions and see the decor of an 1880s farmhouse.

Meeting Place is Farmhouse

Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Morning Chores
Sat May 20

Call for times.

Join the farmer in feeding animals and help with other barnyard chores. Age 5 and older. Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.

Meeting Place is Farmhouse

Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Heirloom Gardening
Sat May 20

1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Learn about the preservation of antique plant varieties and help plant the garden if the weather permits.

Meeting Place is Farmhouse

Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Heirloom Gardening
Sun May 21

1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Learn about the preservation of antique plant varieties and help plant the garden if the weather permits.

Meeting Place is Farmhouse

Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Toy Boat Building
Sun May 28

1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Build a simple wooden boat to sail on the pond.

Meeting Place is Farmhouse

Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Toy Boat Building
Mon May 29

1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Build a simple wooden boat to sail on the pond.

Meeting Place is Farmhouse

Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Homeschoolers at the Farm - Give and Take
Wed May 31

1:00 pm.

Learn what care the farmer gives to the livestock and how the animals help the farm family.

Meeting Place is Farmhouse

Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 N.

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

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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