You may also want to see About Outings
for description of Outings, Friday Night Hikes, and the Outings Rating System (E/S).
Sunday, January 25 -- Blenden Woods Metro Park, Ratings: E/S 2/2
Time: 10:00 AM. / 12:00 AM. Rollings hills will give you a good work out through woods and meadows, a small stream carved through out the park shows the power of water erosion. Meet at the Nature Center at 4265 E. Dublin-Granville rd in Westerville Loop trail of 3 miles a session. Bring water, snack or lunch. Contact leader for further information.
Friday, January 30 -- Grandview Heights, Ratings: E/S 1/1
Time: 7:00 PM. We will take a neighborhood walk through Grandview. Meet in the parking lot of the Grandview Library on First Ave., two blocks west of Grandview Ave. After the hike, we will have an optional dinner at a local restaurant. Contact leader for further information.
Sunday, February 1 -- Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, Ratings: E/S 2/2
Time: 11:00 AM. Meet at the Ranger Station at Cedar Ridge.which is 2 and 3/4 mile South of Broad St on Darby Creek Dr. We’ll hike about 4 to 6 miles depending on weather and trail conditions on a mix of flat and hilly terrain. After the hike, you’ll have the option of walking (or driving) to the Nature Center. Bring boots or sturdy walking shoes, water and a snack or lunch. Contact leader for further information.
Friday, February 6 -- 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, February 8 -- Burr Oak State Park, Ratings: E/S 4/5
Time: 9:00 AM. This hike of 9-11 miles will take us through some trails at Burr Oak, a valley area typical of the southeast wilderness of Ohio. Carved by erosion of the Appalachian Mountain foothills, it is replete with ridges, rock formations, lakes, and a variety of flora and wildlife. Historically, the area’s development stemmed from nearby water transportation hubs, mining industries, and settlements by Civil War veterans who accepted land in payment for services. Bring water, lunch, boots, suitable attire and meet behind McDonald's at Winchester Square Shopping Center, near US 33 and Gender Rd. Contact leader for further information.
Friday, February 13 -- German Village, Ratings: E/S 1/1
Time: 7:00 PM. Join us for a walk through historic German Village. We will walk around the German Village neighborhoods and visit Frank Fetch Park. Meet at Schiller Park (Deshler and Jaeger). We will be walking about 3 miles. Wear sturdy footwear appropriate for uneven walking surfaces. Flash light and light, reflective clothing is recommended. Optional potluck after the hike. Contact leader or call for further information.
Friday, February 20 -- 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.
Sunday, February 22 -- Granville Hike, Ratings: E/S 3/4
Time: 9:00 AM. This hike of 6-8 miles at a brisk pace will take place at the Denison University biological reserve, with some hiking also in the village. Please bring lunch and dress appropriately for the weather
and possibly wet trails. Optional snacking in the village will follow the hike. We will meet at 9:00
AM at the New Albany public library parking lot, 200 Market Street
New Albany, OH 43054, and commute to Granville. Contact leader for further information.
Please see the latest Newsletter for additional meetings and activities.