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Shale Hollow Preserve

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A tiny, tucked away preserve

Shale Hollow is well maintained in all seasons. It has miles of beautiful and safe trails. The... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Lewis Center, Ohio
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Great kid zone for nature experience

This park is very good for young kids. They can walk into a very shallow 1-3" deep stream, play in... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Mike N
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6320 Arte-sian Run, Lewis Center, OH 43035
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Shale Hollow is well maintained in all seasons. It has miles of beautiful and safe trails. The stream that runs through the metropark is a favorite. Kids love it. They spend hours finding slate rocks and enjoying the cool water.

1  Thank Zaara_D
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This park is very good for young kids. They can walk into a very shallow 1-3" deep stream, play in the stream, look for tadpoles, sit on a log, and get to experience a natural wooded area. Wear boots or shoes and clothes on the...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful park. The trails are nicely marked and easy to navigate. On our walk we saw a lot of wildlife, Deer, turkeys and birds. The fall colors were beautiful as well.

Thank Jarratt G
Reviewed August 28, 2017

JUST BEAUTIFUL. Great park, with plenty of shade. Kids LOVED the shallow creek. Easy hiking & trails.

Thank Steven K
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Love this place! You'll never know you're right off the highway. Quiet, peaceful, beautiful trails, shallow creek walking and gorgeous scenery.

Thank Bethanie S
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

My 4 grandkids ages 6-8 had a wonderful time creek walking, hiking and a kitties rock climbing. Easy trails and shallow creek. Great for little ones

Thank BeckyBuckeye
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Great little park next to a new housing development. See the brown sign to turn left right after Home Rd. At least four directions to walk with different environments - woods, meadows, sunny, shady, creek, cliff. The best shale wall is near the Nature Center....More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

We went here last summer for a scavenger hunt that the Delaware Co library was putting on. Great place for a hike and the water was low so we were able to walk in the creek. They also have a "natural playground " for the...More

1  Thank Stephanie T
Reviewed January 20, 2017

We like to hike in the woods and near the creek. There is always something beautiful to see. It is fun in all seasons! And it is also a good location for senior pictures or other photos in nature!

Thank stmichael94
Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is an off the beaten path park; very quiet and so far not a lot of people/dogs running around. Quiet!

Thank anniecurranwolfhound
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August 15, 2018|
Response from Jarratt G | Reviewed this property |
I can’t answer this. Sorry.
Liz D
May 31, 2017|
Response from Stephanie T | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of a date of establishment, but if you go to the preservation park website they have lots of info on the parks around the county.