You may also want to see About Outings
for description of Outings, Friday Night Hikes, and the Outings Rating System (E/S).
Wednesday, October 1 -- 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, October 3 -- Academy Park/Franklin Park, Ratings: E/S 1/1
Time: 7:00 PM. Join us for an easy paced walk of 3 miles in the parks along Alum Creek and past the grand old mansions. Meet at Franklin Park, 1777 E. Broad St., NE corner of the parking lot by the railroad. Contact leader for further information.
Sunday, October 5 -- Hargus Lake Day Hike, Ratings: E/S 2/2
Time: 9:00 AM. Hike 5-6 miles around scenic Hargus Lake in AW Marion State Park. We will have one or two short snack stops during the hike and lunch in the park after the hike. If the weather is nice, you will have the option of hiking 2-3 more miles after lunch at nearby Stage’s Pond. Bring your own food, plenty of water, and sturdy shoes or hiking boots for the wooded and at times uneven and muddy terrain. Meet south of Columbus behind Tim Hortons at the north end of Great Southern Shopping Center, located on the west side of South High Street (SR 23), just north of I-270. Contact leader for further information.
Friday, October 10 -- New Albany, Ratings: E/S 2/2
Time 7:00 PM. We will walk around the prestigious New Albany golf club and the surrounding neighborhoods. Meet at 200 Market Street in New Albany and park at the northeast corner of the library. (The far right corner when facing the library). (Flashlight and reflective clothing is recommended). There will be an optional dinner after the hike at a local restaurant. Contact leader for further information.
Sunday, October 12 -- Chestnut Ridge Metro Park, Ratings: E/S 2/3
Time: 11:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. Hike 3 miles at an easy pace at this small park of rolling hills ?and scenic vistas. Meet at the parking lot closest to the fishing pond. Directions to 2445 Winchester Rd, NW, Carroll: From I270, take 33E (about 11 miles) and then turn right at Winchester Rd. Entrance is 3 miles on the left. Contact leader for further information.
Friday, October 17 -- Bexley, Ratings: E/S 1/2
Time: 7:00 PM. Capital University and Pumphouse Park are two of the sites to be found on this three miles hike. Meet at the Bexley Library parking lot, 2411 E. Main St. Optional dinner after the hike. Contact leader for further information.
Please see the latest Newsletter for additional meetings and activities.