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Char-Mar Ridge Preserve

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We hike here a lot! This is only one trail of about a mile and a half, but it is all woods. It also... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Westerville, Ohio
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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 April 4, 2018
Donna R
Galena, Ohio
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7741 Lewis Center Rd, Westerville, OH 43082-9474
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We hike here a lot! This is only one trail of about a mile and a half, but it is all woods. It also has a large pond with a blind for viewing some water fowl. These include wood ducks and green heron. They have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Donna R
Reviewed October 14, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed May 22, 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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jrjrockwell
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

Date of experience: March 2017
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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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank AggieJoe79
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank closch7
Reviewed January 16, 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!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Jonathan J
Reviewed September 29, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank closch7
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

Date of experience: June 2016
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