In honor of the month of love, Columbus Metro Parks announced “Love from Metro Parks” — a winter hike series with fun ways to turn your outdoor adventures up a notch.
🌳 Pick a participating metro park
Hike any of the trails at these featured parks to participate in the February winter hike series:
🥤 Stay hydrated
Columbus Metro Parks will provide refreshments for hikers at select parks from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the following dates:
- Saturday, Feb. 4 — Blendon Woods
- Saturday, Feb. 11 — Glacier Ridge
- Saturday, Feb. 18 — Three Creeks
🔦 Search for wooden ornaments
Columbus Metro Parks will hide wooden ornaments in trees across multiple trails for hikers to take home. Ornaments are hung at the end of the day on Friday, so start your search the week of:
- Friday, Feb. 3 at Pickerington Ponds
- Friday, Feb. 10 at Heritage Trail
- Friday, Feb. 17 at Quarry Trails
It’s encouraged that only one ornament is taken per household.
📝 Track your hikes
Hikers are challenged to download the Winter Hike Card to track progress for the month. Have a staff member mark your card after completing a hike. Those who complete seven hikes in February will qualify for a special patch.
🎉 Attend the Winter Hike Celebration
Head to Blacklick Woods Golf Course on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for more hiking, mingling, hot chocolate, and to redeem your winter patches.