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Slate Run Metro Park

1375 State Route 674 N.
Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
Phone: 614-508-8111
Overview
Open 6:30 a.m. to dark.

Slate Run Metro Park isn't resting on slate rock -- settlers mistook the dark soil for 350-million year old slate. It's actually shale, a soft rock made from clay deposited by water about 350 million years ago.

Slate Run features a variety of habitats ranging from the open areas of grasslands, wetlands and meadows to the forested areas of beech, oak, hickory and sugar maple.

Wildlife viewing opportunities abound at the 1,705-acre park. Sandhill cranes have nested in the 156-acre wetland and the northern bobwhite quail have been reintroduced in the park.

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Calendar of Events
Holiday Break Workday
Thu Dec 28

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Get everyone out of the house and come help with farm chores, visit the animals and stop by the farmhouse for activities and to warm up next to the woodstove.

All ages.

Meeting Place: Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 North

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Smoked, Salted, Pickled and Preserved
Sat Dec 30

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Learn how fruits, vegetables, and meats were preserved before the days of artificial refrigeration. The smokehouse will be operating today.

All ages.

Meeting Place: Farmhouse

1375 State Route 674 North

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Website: www.metroparks.net/parks-and-trails/slate-run/
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