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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
Morning Chores
Sat Oct 7

9:00 am

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

Ages 5 and older.

Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event - waiting list

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Drying Food
Sat Oct 7

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Learn about drying as a way to preserve food in the 1880s and see how a 19th century food evaporator works.

All ages.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife, Historical,
Fall Harvest
Sun Oct 8

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Help with seasonal harvest activities as the farm prepares for winter.

All ages.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife, Historical,
Morning Chores
Sat Oct 14

9:00 am

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

Ages 5 and older.

Be prepared to participate. Wear closed toed shoes for safety and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. This is a rain or shine event so be prepared for the weather.

Cost: Free Event - waiting list

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Apples: Their History and Uses
Sun Oct 15

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Help press cider, stir apple butter over an open fire and taste heirloom apple varieties from the 1880s.

All ages.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Historical,
Pumpkins and Corn
Sat Oct 21Sun Oct 22

1:00 - 3:00 pm

See a display of the many varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash as well as corn, and find out the many ways these products were used on an 1880s farm.

All ages.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Historical,
Family Harvest
Sat Oct 21

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Enjoy a hayride and apple cider, and pick Indian corn and pumpkins to take home (One pumpkin per person while supplies last.)

Meeting Place: Buzzards Roost Picnic Area, 1375 State Route 674 North, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

All Ages.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Family Storytime - Pumpkins
Sat Oct 21

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Listen to a story and do some activities relating to pumpkins.

All ages.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Pumpkins and Corn
Sat Oct 21

1:00 - 3:00 pm

See a display of the many varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash as well as corn, and find out the many ways these products were used on an 1880s farm.

All ages.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Historical,
Metro Five-0: Level 2 What Does the Barn Say
Wed Oct 25

1:00 pm

Take a guided tour of our barn to learn its history, find out about the many tools and machines within and meet the animals that live there.

Ages 50 and older.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Historical,
Draft Horse Workshop
Thu Oct 26

10:00 am

Learn to groom, harness and ground drive these fine work animals. Wear close-toed shoes and be prepared to be in an unheated barn and outside for the entirety of the program.

Ages 17 and up.

Cost: Free Event - Waiting List

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife, Historical,
Homeschoolers at the Farm- Taking Care of Business
Thu Oct 26

1:00 pm

A 1880s farm was a family business. Stop at a variety of stations to learn about he history of agriculture and think about some of the skills a family needed to be successful.

Ages 8-17 years of age.

Cost: Free Event

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

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