Rise in visitors to the Metro Parks ahead of 2020 Winter Hikes

WBNS 10TV (Molly Brewer)
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COLUMBUS – It has been an unseasonably warm January thus far, which has made for perfect weather to get outside.

In fact, the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks has seen a 5 percent increase in visitors this year; a 4 percent increase for the month of December, according to Metro Parks spokeswoman, Peg Hanley.

Still hoping to get to the Metro Parks?

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The Winter Hikes might be the answer.

Every Saturday and Sunday through February 22 the Metro Parks will host a hike at a new park, ending with food and hot drinks.

Find the Winter Hikes schedule below:

JANUARY

BLACKLICK WOODS
Sat Jan 4 / 10am - 2 or 4 miles

SHARON WOODS
Sat Jan 11 / 10am - 2 or 4 miles

PRAIRIE OAKS
Sun Jan 12 / 2pm - 1, 3 or 5 miles

SCIOTO AUDUBON
Sat Jan 18 / 10am - 1 or 2 miles

CLEAR CREEK
Sat Jan 25 / 10am - 1, 3 or 5 miles

INNISWOOD
Sun Jan 26 / 2pm - 2 miles

FEBRUARY

BLENDON WOODS
Sat Feb 1 / 10am - 2 or 4 miles

SCIOTO GROVE
Sun Feb 2 / 2pm - 1 or 2 miles

HIGHBANKS
Sat Feb 8 / 10am - 2.5 or 5 miles

GLACIER RIDGE
Sun Feb 9 / 2pm - 2 miles

THREE CREEKS
Sat Feb 15 / 10am - 1, 3 or 5.6 miles

SLATE RUN
Sun Feb 16 / 2pm - 2.5 or 5 miles

BATTELLE DARBY CREEK
Sat Feb 22 / 10am - 2, 4 or 6 miles

Click here for more information on the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks.