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Exploring Hocking Hills: A Columbus Day Trip

Looking to soak up some great outdoors during your Columbus visit? There are natural wonders right in the Capital City’s backyard. Hocking Hills, located just 45 minutes southeast of Columbus, is one of the most scenic spots in the state and includes…

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10 Columbus Metro Parks to Explore This Spring

There’s no better time of year to get outside and stretch your legs! Columbus is very fortunate to have more than 20 metro parks and greenways dotting the region, representing nearly 28,000 acres of land with 230 miles of trails and 20 natural play…

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A Multi-Generational Girls Getaway in the Hocking Hills

This post is written by Robbie Banks, Senior Visitor Experience Manager for Experience Columbus and program manager for the Greater Columbus Tourism Ambassador Program. My mother, three sisters and five nieces recently spent a weekend in Hocking…

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Bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park!

The last wild bison were seen in Ohio more than 200 years ago, but today, there's a spot only a half-hour from downtown Columbus where you can see these giant creatures in their natural habitat. Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, located in western…

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Ski Ohio's Longest Slope at Snow Trails

There's one big benefit to cold weather - a whole new range of outdoor sports becomes possible! In and around Columbus, you'll never run short on outdoor winter fun - and Snow Trails Winter Resort in Mansfield (about an hour north of the city) is a…

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Not Your Average Day at the Park

This post is written by Tim Simeone, Visitor Information Specialist for Experience Columbus. You can follow Tim on Twitter @TimSimeone . Looking for an adventurous day? Try the Scioto Audubon Park! It is home to several recreational activities that…

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