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Outdoor Activities in Columbus

Travelers looking for a respite in the coming months need look no further than Columbus, located within two hours from anywhere in Ohio, and often no more than three hours from cities in bordering states. The state’s capital and largest city, Columbus truly offers something for everyone. 

Downtown Columbus features a spectacular riverfront with a sprawling ribbon of parkland on the Scioto Mile. Snap a selfie with any of the three bronze deer statues or follow the bike path down to the Scioto Audubon Metro Park, home to the largest free outdoor climbing wall in the country and among the best birding in the state. Attractions like the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and their newest exhibit, Adventure Cove and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offer many opportunities for exploration in a safe way.

Take our advice on these outdoor activities that are perfect for social distancing during the pandemic and beyond.

Pumpkin Patches and Fall U-Pick Farms in Columbus

What is it about fall that makes us want to get back to our roots as a farming society and pick our...

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Top Fall Hikes in Greater Columbus

Greater Columbus is one of the best places in the U.S. to see gorgeous fall foliage. We sit at the...

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Apple Orchards Around Columbus

Apple picking is just one of many favorite fall activities around Columbus. Everyone’s...

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Live for the Thrill with Mitchell Bienvenue

Columbus native and resident Mitchell Bienvenue is an active explorer in all areas of the city. In...

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Free Summer Fun in Columbus

The countdown is on! School is almost out and summer is just right around the corner. Getting out of...

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Live for the Return of Travel in Columbus

National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), recognized annually in the U.S. on the first full week of...

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Earth Day Events in Columbus

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22 and aims to bring awareness to climate change. In...

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How to Spend Your Spring Break Staycation in Columbus

Spring is finally here and the sun is shining, which means it’s the perfect time to turn off...

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Storybook Trails Around Columbus

Storybook trails, or story walks, are sprouting up across the city and are the perfect safe,...

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Picturesque Picnic Spots in Columbus

Dinner and a show might not be on the docket yet for many of you, but that doesn’t mean you...

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Downtown Columbus Running Routes

Columbus was recently named among the top 20 cities in the country for runners by SmartAsset, and in...

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Fishing is Fun for the Whole Family in Columbus

Fishing is one of the many outdoor activities that have become incredibly popular in recent months...

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