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Central Ohio Group Calendar

Outings scheduled July 24, 2014 through August 23, 2014

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You may also want to see About Outings for description of Outings, Friday Night Hikes, and the Outings Rating System (E/S).

 

Friday, July 25 -- Highbanks Metro Park, Ratings: E/S 2/2

 

Time: 7:00 PM. Highbanks is located just west of US 23 about 3.5 miles north of I-270. The Nature Center is the first driveway on the right after you enter the park. Meet outside the Nature Center. Be prepared for some hills as we hike about 3 to 3.5 miles up and down the scenic ravines. There may be warm weather, so please bring some water for the hike. Contact leaders for further information.

 

Sunday, July 27 -- Blendon Woods Metro Park, Ratings: E/S 2/2

 

Time: 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. This Metro Park offers crushed gravel trails and a few hills for a challenge. There are 2 sessions for this hike and each session is about 3 miles each. We will walk at a leisurely pace. Meet at the Nature Center (4265 E. Dublin-Granville Rd. (boots, water, lunch). Contact leader for further information.

 

Tuesday, July 29 -- SWACO Landfill Tour, Ratings: E/S 1/1

 

Time: 2:00 PM. See where all of your non recycled garbage from Franklin County is dumped. Limit to 14 people for on-site tour, must RSVP via this link Contact leader David Roseman for further information.

 

Friday, August 1 -- Gahanna Creekside Night Hike, Ratings: E/S 1/1

 

Time: 7:00 PM. Explore the old and the new of Gahanna as we walk along the boardwalk of Creekside Park. Meet at the VFW Park at 75 W. Johnstown Rd. on the southwest corner of Big Walnut Creek south of Granville Rd. (270 E to 62 E, turn right on Olde Ridenour Rd., then left onto Johnstown Rd. to the creekside). A flashlight and reflective clothing are recommended. Contact leader for further information.

 

Saturday, August 2 -- Water bug collecting and identification, Ratings: E/S 1/1

 

Time: 10 AM. Get your feet wet in the Olentangy River at High Banks Metro Park 10 AM Sat Aug. 2nd (look for signs). Contact leader Amber Bellamy for further information.

 

Sunday, August 3 -- Battelle Darby Creek, Ratings: E/S 1/3

 

Time: . Meet at 11:00 AM at the Ranger Station at Cedar Ridge which is 2 and 3/4 mile South of Broad St on Darby Creek Dr.The hike will be 6 miles on mostly level terrain. Carry a lunch snack. Contact leader for further information.

 

Wednesday, August 6 -- Franklin Park Conservatory, Ratings: E/S 1/1

 

Time: 6:30 PM. Enjoy an hour long stroll through this scenic and historic park just 4 miles east of downtown Columbus. Meet inside the east entrance of the Conservatory on the lower level (left of doors).The Conservatory, located at 1777 E. Broad St., is open from 5-8 PM. Contact the Conservatory at (614) 645-8733 for admission information. Contact leader for further information.

 

Friday, August 8 -- Blendon Woods Metro Park, Ratings: E/S 2/3

 

Time: 7:00 PM. Meet in the parking lot near the nature center. We will walk for about 3 miles in the woods with rolling hills. There is an optional dinner after the hike. Directions: I-270 to route 161 East, and follow the (brown) signs to the park, and bear left to reach the nature center parking lot. Contact leader for further information.

 

Sunday, August 10 -- Mohican State Park Day Hike, Ratings: E/S 4/4

 

Time: 9:00 AM. This hike of 10+ miles takes us along the trails of the Clear Fork River and ridges that form the Clear Fork Gorge. The gorge originated from the erosion of the moraines, rock till and deposits of the Wisconsinan glacier. Today, the wildlife and forest growth comprise an area designated as a National Natural Landmark. Bring water, lunch, boots, suitable attire and meet in the far end of Targetís parking lot on Polaris Parkway, west of exit # 121 on I-71 north of Columbus. Contact leader for further information.

 

Friday, August 15 -- Sharon Woods Metro Park, Ratings: E/S 2/2

 

Time: 7:00 PM. Meet in the Apple Ridge parking lot at 7 pm. We'll hike through woods, meadows, and around Schrock Lake. Although much of the terrain is flat, be prepared to navigate a few small and possibly muddy hills. Sharon Woods is located north of I-270 at 6911 Cleveland Avenue in Westerville. The Apple Ridge area is the first right from the main park road. Contact leader for further information.

 

Sunday, August 17 -- Granville Day Hike, Ratings: E/S 3/4

 

Time: 10:00 AM. This is a dog friendly hike. The town of Granville offers all the beauty and charm of a New England community. We have a great place for a Sunday hike, with the Denison University campus at the edge of the town. We will be walking about 6 miles throughout the town and campus, and an additional 4 miles in the Denison University Biological Reserve. The pace will be brisk and the hills challenging, so be prepared for a vigorous day. Bring water, lunch, and hiking boots (recommended for the trails in the Reserve). Meet behind Tim Horton's on Cleveland Ave., just north of Route 161. Contact leader for further information.

 

Friday, August 22 -- Highbanks Metro Park, Ratings: E/S 2/2

 

Time: 7:00 PM. Highbanks is located just west of US 23 about 3.5 miles north of I-270. The Nature Center is the first driveway on the right after you enter the park. Meet outside the Nature Center. Be prepared for some hills as we hike about 3 to 3.5 miles up and down the scenic ravines. There may be warm weather, so please bring some water for the hike. Contact leaders for further information.

 

Please see the latest Newsletter for additional meetings and activities.


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