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Friday, April 25 -- Scioto Audubon Metro Park, Ratings: E/S 1/1
Time: 7:00 PM. Join us for a walk starting from the Grange Insurance Audubon Center at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park. We will look for birds on the Whittier Peninsula, followed by a hike through the park, downtown, and the Brewery District. This is a nice hike blending nature with the city. Meet at the Audubon Center parking lot. Wear sturdy shoes for uneven walkways. The Audubon Center is located at 505 West Whittier Street in downtown Columbus. We will be walking about 3.5 miles, followed by an optional dinner after the hike. Contact leaders Avalon and David Espinoza at for further information.
Sunday, April 27 -- Great Seal State Park Day Hike, Ratings: E/S 4/5
Time: 9:00 AM. This state park takes its name from the emblem of Ohio which it helped to inspire. Great Seal is situated on the western edge of the Appalachian Plateau and offers views of the Scioto Valley to the west and south. This 9+ mile hike spans the southern region, the hilly Bunker Hill and Mt Ives Trails, and then extends northward to Rocky Knob. It is a strenuous hike on steep hills and ridge-tops. Bring water, lunch, suitable attire and meet at 9 AM behind Tim Hortons in the Great Southern Shopping Center on U.S 23 just north of I-270. Contact leader for further information.