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Parks and Nature

Enjoy miles and miles of hiking, biking, and walking trails. Across our county, the parks offer opportunities for people of all interests and ages to play and have fun. Our parks also provide a vast array of scenic beauty, from covered bridges to climbing peaks overlooking the city of Lancaster and the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Outdoor enthusiasts take note: Fairfield County offers some of the most gorgeous and unique nature preserves in the state. You won’t regret the trip!


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A covered bridge.
2340 Meister Rd SW, Lancaster, OH, 43130

Arney Run Park

The main feature of this park is the 1887 Mink Hollow Covered Bridge. It has the longest official name of...
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Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail-Bridge over state route 33.
6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg, OH, 43068

Blacklick Creek Greenway

The Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail is a 14.7-mile one-way hike that weaves users through the scenic Blacklick Creek greenway corridor....
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Colorful trees above a road inside Walter Tucker Nature Preserve in the fall.
6975 E Livingston Ave, Reynoldsburg, OH, 43068

Blacklick Woods Metro Park

Blacklick Woods features 643 acres of woods, fields, seasonal swamp ponds, a small prairie, a nature center, 6 trails, and...
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2905 Leibs Island Rd NE, Millersport, OH, 43046

Buckeye Lake State Park

Buckeye Lake State Park is a 3,349-acre Ohio state park near Millersport, in Fairfield, Licking and Perry counties, Ohio in...
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Cenci Lake Park
581 S Broad St, Lancaster, OH, 43130

Cenci Lake Park

This park is a hidden gem in downtown Lancaster. Stop by for some of the best fishing in the area,...
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2805 Old Logan Rd SE, Lancaster, OH, 43130

Charles Alley Memorial Park

Charles Alley Memorial Park has been a city park with the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department since 1978. This 350-acre...
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