Spring Hike at Slate Run

This weekend, let's hike one of my favorite metro parks:  Slate Run.

Slate Run has a great variety of natural areas:  forests, meadows, and wetlands.  It even has a working 1880's historic farm.

We'll begin at the Shady Grove Picnic area.  We'll hike the Five Oaks and Sugar Maple Trails (forest) then connect with the Kokomo Trail (meadows) This leads us to the wetlands.  We'll hike back and end the day with a trip to the historic farm.  All in all about 7 miles of hiking, which should take around 3 hrs.

 

 

Directions:  From I-270, take U.S. 33 east toward Lancaster to the Canal Winchester/S.R. 674 exit. Turn right onto Gender Road/S.R. 674 and go about 2 miles until it dead-ends into Lithopolis Road. Turn left and go about 1/2 mile to S.R. 674. Turn right and go about 4 miles to the entrance on the right.

 

 

 

Park Map:  http://www.metroparks.net/MapSlateRun.aspx  http://www.metroparks.net/MapSlateRun.aspx

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  • Janice

    Always a good workout and a good time! Thanks Mike for organizing!!!

    May 12, 2013

  • Mike

    Great Hike. Thanks to everyone who came out.

    May 12, 2013

  • Karen E.

    I understand from a friend that the Marcy Diner, which is very close, would be a good place to eat after the hike.

    May 11, 2013

  • Diana

    I sure would have been interested, but not on that date.
    Please consider changing this to another date!

    May 5, 2013

    • Janis J.

      Maybe Mike will host another hike for Slate Run in the future soon?

      1 · May 10, 2013

  • Carole M.

    Ask attendees

    May 10, 2013

  • Mike

    All Mothers hike for free!

    May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing my Mom with me so no worries about the date!! :-)

    May 7, 2013

  • Karen E.

    I like that it's on mothers day. Gives some of us with no kids around and no mom something to do.

    May 6, 2013

    • Nick

      I might bring a grandkid to liven things up...

      May 6, 2013

  • Nick

    Hi Mike---about how many miles of hiking again? Thanks

    May 4, 2013

    • Mike

      7 miles.

      May 5, 2013

  • Janis J.

    Would love to go on this hike; Slate Run is close to where I live. But like others, Mother's Day activities take priority.

    May 5, 2013

  • Juanita T.

    Sorry, I forgot it's Mother's Day so I won't be attending.

    May 4, 2013

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