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Local stream?

Hi everyone! We're in Columbus right now and having a great time. Thanks for all of the advice so far. We've enjoyed everything suggested.

My boys (5 and 7) had asked if there was a stream they could play in? This is something we often do at home- looking under rocks, scooping with a net while wading in, etc. Is there any place like that around? A state park maybe? Extra points if it's on the east side of the city back towards Pittsburgh.


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1. Re: Local stream?

I can't help with any in Columbus, but I can suggest a couple on your drive to Pittsburgh from Columbus.

1) At Salt Fork State Park, the hiking trail to Hosak's Cave goes out on once side of a small stream and back on the other side. There is also a beach if you prefer to go swimming. Here is the location on google maps: https://maps.google.com/maps…


2) At Oglebay Park, there is a creek with a waterfall next to the road. Here is the location on google maps: https://maps.google.com/maps…


Chicago, IL
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2. Re: Local stream?

There's a waterfall at Griggs reservoir you can probably do that. Also, check Sharon Woods or Highbanks Metro Parks

Columbus, Ohio
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3. Re: Local stream?

Three Creeks metro park! Lots of water access, though the water may be high right now because of the recent thunderstorms. It's on the east-ish side of town, too. http://metroparks.net/ParksThreeCreeks.aspx

Edited: 4:48 pm, May 13, 2014
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