Blendon Woods Trails

Blendon Woods Metro Park
Westerville, Ohio 43081
Blendon Woods Metro Park webpage
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Blendon Woods Metro Park
Coordinates: 40.0730854, -82.8726196
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Blendon Woods Metro Park–Disc Golf Course
Coordinates: 40.0780332, -82.8886703
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Blendon Woods Metro Park–Goldenrod Trail
Coordinates: 40.0669222, -82.8740895
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Blendon Woods Metro Park–Nature Center
Coordinates: 40.0704913, -82.8730738
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Blendon Woods Metro Park–Sugarbush Trail
Coordinates: 40.0709227, -82.8815746
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Blendon Woods Metro Park–Thoreau Pond
Coordinates: 40.0742189, -82.8705275
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Blendon Woods Trails
There are 7 trails at Blendon Woods Metro Park:
Brookside Trail – .8 mile – easy
Goldenrod Trail – 1.3 miles – easy
Hickory Ridge Trail – .3 mile – easy
Lake Trail – .3 mile – easy
Overlook Trail – .6 miles – easy
Ripple Rock Trail – .4 miles – easy
Sugarbush Trail – 2 miles – moderate to difficult

A description with photos of a hike at Blendon Woods is on the TrekOhio website.

There are descriptions and maps of 2 hikes on the AllTrails website:
Blendon Woods Loop
Sugarbush Trail

Tips for birding Blendon Woods Metro Park
One of the biggest draws to Blendon Woods is the excellent birding opportunities the park presents. In fact, more than 220 species of birds have been spotted at Blendon. Many of the trails in the park, and particularly the Sugarbush, are heavily populated with many different species of birds. Several feeders behind the Nature Center and the windowed viewing area inside make this another great place to spot and learn about the wild songbirds of central Ohio. This viewing area even includes a microphone and speakers that transmit the chirping and trilling of the birds from outside.

However, the biggest birding draw at the park is Thoreau Lake. There are two birding shelters on this lake, just a quarter-mile from the Nature Center. Thoreau draws many species to the park, including a variety of ducks, great blue herons, and the more elusive green heron. It is also home to many turtles, frogs, and more, and special fishing programs are held on its banks throughout the summer.
From Columbus Examiner news article

About Blendon Woods Metro Park
Spectacular stream-cut ravines surrounded by beech-maple and oak-hickory forests highlight this 653-acre Metro Park. The 118-acre Walden Waterfowl Refuge with its 11-acre Thoreau Lake provides a sanctuary for hundreds of birds and other wildlife. The refuge is open year-round and features two elevated observation shelters with spotting scopes for viewing waterfowl. More than 220 species of birds have been sighted at the park.

Explore the beautiful outcroppings of exposed bedrock as you hike more than 5 miles of trails.
From Blendon Woods Metro Park webpage

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