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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.

Location Map

Calendar of Events
Pasttimes, Puzzles and Play
Fri Aug 17Sat Aug 18Sun Aug 19

11:00 am - 3:00 pm Fri/Sat/Sun

All Ages.

Try games, riddles and activities that Victorian families did for fun and relaxation.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Morning Chores
Sat Aug 18

9:15 - 10:30 am

Ages 5+.

Join the farmer in feeding animals and help with other barnyard chores.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Broommaking
Sun Aug 26

2:00 - 4:00 pm

All Ages.

Help harvest and clean broom corn (weather and crop permitting) and watch broom making.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Fall Harvest
Sun Oct 7

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Help with seasonal harvest activities as the farm prepares for winter.

All ages.

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife, Historical,
Pumpkins and Corn
Sat Oct 27

1:00 - 3:00 pm

See a display of the many varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash as well as corn, and find out the many ways these products were used on an 1880s farm.

All ages.

Cost: Free Event

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

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