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Char-Mar Ridge Preserve

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7741 Lewis Center Rd, Westerville, OH 43082-9474
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My new hiking place!

I heistate to write this review because I want to keep the crowds away! This place is right by my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Donna R
,
Galena, Ohio
Excellent asset to the area!!

This is one of our all time favorite places to go for a small "hike"!! The area is gorgeous and... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2017
traveler591
,
Columbus, OH
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“the loop” (3 reviews)
“leash” (4 reviews)
“bird” (2 reviews)
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7741 Lewis Center Rd, Westerville, OH 43082-9474
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I heistate to write this review because I want to keep the crowds away! This place is right by my house but I never visited it until last November. I always walk on the bike trail with my dog but they added a path from...More

Thank Donna R
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

This is one of our all time favorite places to go for a small "hike"!! The area is gorgeous and has just enough variation in elevations to keep it interesting. It's family and pet friendly -- and now has restrooms -- always a plus when...More

Thank traveler591
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

This is a beautiful preserve just north of Westerville. It is a comfortable walk, just over a mile on easy terrain. Pets are permitted. We saw several deer and birds on the walk. There is a nice bird blind and observation deck but it does...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

I'm always so surprised at how few people know about this place. 1.5 mile walk in the woods with a great bird viewing area about a 1/2 mile in. We bring out of town visitors here and they always love it. It's dog friendly and...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2017

We've lived 10 minutes away for over 8 years and never dropped by until a warm day in February. This is a very nice little nature preserve - 1 1/2 mile trail looping up and down the hills, observation blind to watch birds and other...More

Thank AggieJoe79
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Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

We took a lovely walk on a late October day. Not difficult but there are steps on the loop. Be sure to check out the pond from the duck blind. Dogs on a leash are welcomed.

1  Thank closch7
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Great trails for hiking, running or an outing with kids. Very well maintained with a bonus bird watching tower that is totally worth the trip!

Thank Jonathan J
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Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We had a relaxing, quiet walk in the park before getting breakfast. It's an easy walk not too long at 1.5 miles. It's ok to bring your dog as long as it's leash. It's open all year but could be messy after a rain. Trail...More

1  Thank closch7
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Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Not a whole lot of people seem to know about Char-Mar, so it's peaceful! There's a 1-1/2 mile loop through the woods, with a shelter to view waterfowl (small lake) and other birds. Flush toilets and a drinking fountain are available by the parking lot....More

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Reviewed December 7, 2015

Char-Mar Ridge is located just east of hwy 3 a couple miles south of Sunbury. On a December weekend, the parking lot was almost full and we had lots of company on the Glacier Ridge Trail. Some people passed us more than once as we...More

2  Thank Paul S
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