If you love nature and are thinking about a day out, but not sure where to go, here’s a suggestion. Visit the delightful Little Darby State Scenic River Preserve in Madison County, Ohio. It’s actually Ohio’s 144th state nature preserve!
The preserve is made up of 430 acres of beautiful high-quality stream corridor that feeds into the Little Darby State and National Scenic River. It’s definitely a must-visit if you’re into nature and scenic beauty!
A review on the Trip Advisor website says the main entrance, also known as the Ranger Station, is the perfect spot for picnics and barbecues. Visitors will find numerous tables with grills scattered all around, perfect for both small and large groups. There’s even a sand volleyball lot in great shape, in case you feel like having some friendly competition.
The trails in the park are top-notch for walking and hiking. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced hiker, there are various trail lengths and difficulty levels for you to choose from. Visitors just need to keep in mind that the trails are not handicap accessible.
The park has been designated as a wild and scenic river. It’s home to a wide array of animals, plants, and birds, making it a nature lover’s paradise. For all those hunting enthusiasts out there one end of the park also features a public hunting ground.
Located just a short 15-minute drive away from Columbus, this park offers a nice, peaceful, and rural escape from the bustling city life. It’s simply breathtaking which makes it the perfect weekend getaway for families, hikers, canoeing enthusiasts, and even avid fishermen.
Why not plan a visit to this amazing park and create some unforgettable memories!