5 activities hosted by Columbus Metro Parks this November

Get out and enjoy the sun before temperatures drop.


You can glow fish, moonlight hike, and do thankful yoga in the fresh November air.

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Looking for some extra outdoor time ahead of winter? Columbus Metro Parks is hosting a wide array of November events to be held rain or shine. Bonus: All events are free. 🌳

Full Moon Fitness Hike | Monday, Nov. 7 | 5:45-6:45 p.m. | Sharon Woods | Take a fast 2.8-mile hike under a full moon. Pro tip: Be ready to move since the hike will conclude in an hour or less.

Glow Fishing | Tuesday, Nov. 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Prairie Oaks Darby Bend, Lake 3 | Fish in the dark at a peaceful lake — all equipment and bait will be provided.

Building a Backyard for Bats | Saturday, Nov. 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Inniswood Metro Gardens | Learn about native bat species and their habitats, history, and biology while you make a homemade bat box.

Fall Fungi | Sunday, Nov. 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Blacklick Woods | Enjoy a 1.5-mile hike while learning about and searching for native mushrooms.

Lantern Hike | Wednesday, Nov. 23 | 6-7 p.m. | Blendon Woods | Hike gravel surface trails for 1.5 miles with lanterns leading the way.

For more activities and details, head to the park’s website.

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