Three Creeks Metro Park–Heron Pond Area

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Three Creeks Metro Park–Heron Pond Area
Coordinates: 39.8913354, -82.9128742
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Ohio Birding Day Hike
Three Creeks Metro Park Trails
Also, see Blacklick Creek Greenway Trail

About Heron Pond Area
Use this hotspot to submit checklists when you park at the Heron Pond Area.

The Heron Pond Trail is an easy, paved .6 mile trail that loops around Heron Pond.

About Three Creeks Metro Park
Named for the confluence where Alum, Big Walnut, and Blacklick creeks join, this 1,086-acre park is operated through a partnership of Metro Parks and Columbus Recreation and Parks.

Three Creeks is a major hub in the Franklin County Greenways program, an interconnected system of trails along the seven major streams in Central Ohio. Hikers, bicyclists, and joggers can enjoy 15 miles of trails that parallel the stream corridors as they wind through forests, fields, prairies, and wetlands.

Owls, great blue herons and more than 100 species of birds have been sighted. Visitors may catch a glimpse of beaver, mink, coyote, deer and other wildlife as they walk or bike along the trails.

Three Creeks features five areas, each with a separate entrance and connected to one another through the Alum Creek Greenways Trail: Confluence Trails Area, Heron Pond, Madison Mills, Sycamore Fields, and Smith Farm.
From Three Creeks Metro Park webpage

Restrooms at locations identified on Three Creeks Metro Park map.