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Char-Mar Ridge Preserve

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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 4 April 2018
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 15 October 2017
Columbus, OH
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7741 Lewis Center Rd, Westerville, OH 43082-9474
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

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
Reviewed 15 October 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
Reviewed 23 May 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

Thank Jrjrockwell
Reviewed 11 April 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

1  Thank massaginchick
Reviewed 20 February 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
Reviewed 25 January 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
Reviewed 17 January 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
Reviewed 30 September 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
Reviewed 15 June 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

Thank breadbaker5632
Reviewed 7 December 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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