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Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve

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1501 Taylor Station Rd., Gahanna, OH
+1 614-342-4250
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Nature at Ir's Best

This protected State Nature preserve is one of the few remaining bogs. This is the perfect place... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Susan P
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Gahanna, Ohio
Buried in the brush!

This charming little walk in the woods is on Taylor Station Rd. just north of Taylor. Pull into... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Sightsee_Eat
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Worthington, Ohio
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Founded in 1973, Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve is a successful effort to save one of the last remaining large stands of woods in central Ohio. The preserve is both a nature lover and bird watcher’s dream, with rare species of vegetation, including some of Ohio’s most exceptional wildflowers, and rarely-seen wildlife. Consisting of more than 50 acres, the preserve offers plenty of scenic hiking trails and areas for picnicking.
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1501 Taylor Station Rd., Gahanna, OH
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This protected State Nature preserve is one of the few remaining bogs. This is the perfect place to observe nature or simply relax and clear your troubles away! It is filled will flora and fauna that you are not likely to see at other parks...More

Thank Susan P
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

This charming little walk in the woods is on Taylor Station Rd. just north of Taylor. Pull into the parking lot immediately on your left because the road is blocked. There's a map of the trails, which are short. One trails starts here and two...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Nice quiet trails through the woods , great place by yourself, with kids or a romantic walk with your sweety !

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Lovely small park. Very quiet and well maintained. Great for spring wild flowers and birds. Some trails are stones or paved, others not. Great for a walk or run.

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

There's miles of walking and woods. Be careful on rainy days. Wear bug spray and enjoy nature! It's worth a visit.

Thank Christi K
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great scenery at this park. You can make a 5 mile loop around the lake. Very tranquil and relaxing. A good spot to just get away.

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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Only a mile from my home, Gahanna Woods is a great natural and uncrowded place. Gahanna Parks and Recreation adds new trails every year while maintaining existing ones. You can run or walk for miles with birds, deer and not many people. A state nature...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2016

Gahanna Woods is actually 2 parks in one because the east side is a wetlands preserve and the west side is a walking park. Both sides may be hiked but bikes, dogs and other domesticated animals are not permitted on the wetlands preserve because they...More

Thank Chris2200
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

This park is close to where I live so easy to get to. Once inside this park, you don't feel close housing and roads, though sometimes you can see houses in the distance. This park is quite quiet, though getting more popular, The pathways have...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite walking and running trails in Gahanna. There is plenty of shade on hot days, and running on pine needle mulch is like a magic carpet. You will rarely see anyone else on these trails. The state nature preserve on...More

Thank John W
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