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In Delaware County, Ohio you'll enjoy camping, boating, fishing, hiking, swimming, and other outdoor fun activities. Delaware, Ohio is also home to two of Ohio's State Parks.

Parks, campgrounds and trails

Alum Creek State Park

(740) 548-4631

3615 South Old State Road
Delaware, OH 43015

3,387 acres of water - Swimming (3,000 ft. beach), Boating, Water Skiing, Picnicking, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Mountain Bike Trails, Bridle Trails, and Winter Recreation.

Camping (740) 548-4039
Marina (740) 548-6056 / 548-4068

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Autumn Lakes Campground

(740) 625-6600

8644 Porter Central Road
Sunbury, OH 43074

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Berkshire Lake Campgrounds

(740) 965-2321

1848 Alexander Road
Galena, OH 43021

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Big Walnut Community Trail

(740) 524-8600

168 South Vernon Street
Sunbury, OH 43074

The Big Walnut Community Trail features a path that extends for 2/3 miles along a former railroad bed. This trail is popular as a place for walking, jogging and walking pets. This park also includes picnic tables so you can relax and enjoy your time at the park. One weekend a month, the Delaware County Model Railroaders hold open houses in the Trail House; the public is welcome to come and view the model trails and miniature village. (Visit the web site for information about the Railroad Open Houses).

Trail open hours
Summer (March-October) 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Winter (November-February) 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

View Big Walnut Community Trail Website

Blues Creek Preserve

(740) 524-8600

9627 Fontanelle Road
Ostrander, OH 43061

Blues Creek Preserve offers 2-1/2 miles of hiking trails through the woods and prairies, which provide opportunities for hiking and jogging, and walking pets. Blues Creek also includes a catch-and-release fishing pond (no license required), a playground, picnic shelters and a sledding hill -- making this park a fun place to bring the entire family.

Park Open Hours
Summer (March-October) 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Winter (November-February) 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

View Blues Creek Preserve Website

Char-Mar Ridge Preserve

(740) 524-8600

7741 Lewis Center Road
Westerville, OH

Char Mar Ridge Preserve includes 1.7 miles of trails for hiking, up hill and down through a ravine system. This location also features a wildlife viewing blind that overlooks a pond, and picnic tables to relax and enjoy your time at the park. Leashed pets are welcome.

Park Open Hours
Summer (March-October) 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Winter (November-February) 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

View Char-Mar Ridge Preserve Website

Cross Creek Camping Resort

(740) 549-2267

3190 South Old State Road
Lewis Center, OH 43035

View Cross Creek Camping Resort Website

Deer Haven Preserve

(740) 524-8600

4183 Liberty Road
Delaware, OH 43015

Deer Haven Preserve includes 1.5 miles of hiking trails that will take you through the beautiful woodland areas, around prairies and through wetlands. The park includes a wildlife blind and the Lodge nature center, which provides rentable meeting space. Pets are welcome on the pet trail, and on the trails in the adjacent Havener Park.

Park Open Hours
Summer (March-October) 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Winter (November-February) 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

View Deer Haven Preserve Website

Delaware State Park

(740) 369-2761

5202 U.S. Highway 23 N
Delaware, OH 43015

1,330 acres of water - Swimming (800 ft. beach), Boating, Water Skiing, Picnicking, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Wildlife Area, Bird Watching, and Winter Recreation.

Camping (740) 363-4561
Marina (740) 363-6102

View Delaware State Park Website

Emily Traphagen Preserve

(740) 524-8600

5094 Seldom Seen Road
Powell, OH 43065

Emily Traphagen Preserve features over a mile of trails for hiking through woodlands, near the pond and wetlands, and through a meadow. The park includes a reservable picnic shelter with a fireplace, along with a playground for the kids. Leashed pets are welcome.

Park Open Hours
Summer (March-October) 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Winter (November-February) 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.

View Emily Traphagen Preserve Website

Gallant Farm

(740) 524-8600

2050 Buttermilk Hill Road
Delaware, OH 43015

Gallant Farm is a representation of a 1930s-1940s family farm. The 19-acre farm includes a barn, granary, implement, shed, crop fields and a pond. Regular programs allow visitors to experience farm life of this earlier era, making Gallant Farm a fun and educational family destination.

Farm Open Hours
Noon-5 p.m., Thursday-Sunday year round

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Gallant Woods Preserve

(740) 524-8600

2151 Buttermilk Hill Road
Delaware, OH 43015

Gallant Woods Preserve includes over 2 miles of trails for hiking through a variety of habitats: woodland, wetland and prairie. This park includes the Interpretive Gateway, where displays engage the park visitor and illustrate how the park was converted from farmland to parkland, with a focus on vernal pools. The park features a playground and a sledding hill for the children, along with a reservable picnic shelter. Leased pets are welcome on the trails.

Park Open Hours
Summer (March-October) 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Winter (November-February) 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

View Gallant Woods Preserve Website

Genoa Bike Trail

Westerville, OH

4.1 miles - Plumb Rd. at St. Rt. 3 to Max Town Rd. in Westerville

Highbanks Metro Park

(614) 891-0700

9466 U.S. Route 23 South
Lewis Center, OH 43035

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Hogback Ridge Preserve

(740) 524-8600

2656 Hogback Road
Sunbury, OH 43074

Hogback Ridge Preserve includes over a mile of hiking trails through the woods and across a ravine. This location also features the Mary McCoy Nature Center with a nature display, and a bird viewing area. A wildlife blind overlooks a pond to give visitors a closer look at nature. This park is also pet friendly and includes picnic tables to enjoy your time at the park.

Park Open Hours
Summer (March-October) 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Winter (November-February) 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

View Hogback Ridge Preserve Website

Hoover Reservoir

(614) 645-3305

Galena, OH 43021

Boating, Fishing, Sailing

Hoover Scenic Trail

(740) 524-8600

Plumb Road
Galena, OH 43021

The Hoover Scenic Trail features a 0.6 mile trail that connects to the Genoa Trail. This bike, and hiking path begins at Plumb Road and ends at Weise Road south of village of Galena. At this location you will experience beautiful scenery including many different types of wild life species.

Park Open Hours

Winter Hours: (November 1 - February 28) 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Summer Hours: (March 1 - October 31) 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Magic Mountain Fun Center

(614) 840-9600

8350 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH 43240

(close to I-71 and Polaris Parkway)

Magic Mountain at Polaris features eight indoor and outdoor attractions designed to appeal to all age groups. More than 100 video and skill games make up the Fun Center Arcade. Other places to play at the Fun Center include a kid's playland, as well as laser tag, miniature golf, go karts and bumper boats when weather permits. Call or check the website for hours.

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Mingo Park

(740) 203-1450

500 East Lincoln Avenue
Delaware, OH 43015

North Orange Park

(740) 548-5430

7560 Gooding Boulevard
Delaware, OH 43015

Orange Township near Lewis Center

Aquatic Center (740) 657-8881

O'Shaughnessy Reservoir

(614) 645-3305

Shawnee Hills, OH 43065

Boating, Fishing, Skiing

River Run Preserve

158 Main Road
Delaware, OH 43015

Shale Hollow Preserve

(740) 524-8600

6320 Artesian Run
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Shale Hallow Preserve includes 1.1 miles of hiking trails along the ravines and creek bed. You'll see beautiful concretions and 30-foot shale cliffs, along with wildlife including wild turkeys, red-bellied woodpeckers, and horned owls. The parks also includes picnic tables and a reservable meeting space. Leashed pets are welcome on the trails.

Park Open Hours

Summer (March-October) 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Winter (November-February) 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

View Shale Hollow Preserve Website

Tree Haven Campgrounds, Inc.

(740) 965-3469

4855 Miller Paul Road
Westerville, OH 43082

View Tree Haven Campgrounds, Inc. Website

Whitesands Campgrounds

(740) 363-1896

State Route 42 North
Delaware, OH 43015

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Zoombezi Bay

(614) 724-3600

3550 West Powell Road
Powell, OH 43065

Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day

Play in the water at Zoombezi Bay, a 22.7 acre water park! The park features state-of-the-art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie play pool, and a whole lot more. Ride the slides with your family and friends! The 55 foot Cyclone features a four-person raft and the 55 foot Tahitian Twister features a five-person raft. Little tykes will enjoy the Katoomba Lagoon. Drip your way through the bay and experience all Zoombezi has to offer, including great refreshments.

And while you're at the Zoo or Zoombezi Bay, don't forget to buy your ride tickets for Jungle Jack's Landing!

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Indoor Fun activities

Big Walnut Skate Club

(740) 965-3022

345 McGill
Sunbury, OH 43074

Chiller North Ice Rink

(740) 549-0009

8144 Highfield Drive
Lewis Center, OH 43035

A premier Central Ohio ice skating and hockey facility, the Chiller North offers public skating. Try the ice during a Monday-Friday Noon Skate or Friday Night Meltdown. The facility also features meeting and party space, hockey leagues, skating lessons, corporate events, and birthday party packages. Call or check the web site for hours.

Available for: Meetings, Corporate Events, Party Packages

View Chiller North Ice Rink Website

Colony Lanes

(740) 369-7949

451 Pennsylvania Avenue
Delaware, OH 43015

Delaware Lanes

(740) 363-6634

State Route 36 and 37 East
Delaware, OH 43015

Lazer Kraze

(740) 548-7788

459 Orange Point Drive, Suite B
Lewis Center, OH 43035

The Ultimate Laser Tag and Family Fun Center, home of over 19,000 square feet of "Out of the World Fun," features world class laser tag in the area's largest and only multi-level space themed laser tag arena, "Zero Gravity" inflatables room (with obstacle course, jousting, boxing, 20 ft. slide, bounce house and basketball), huge arcade, xbox gaming on HD video projectors, and snack bar with fresh made pizzas.

Conveniently located just 4 miles north of I-270 off of US 23 at 459 Orange Point Drive, Lazer Kraze is great for birthday parties, team events, group outings and corporate team building. Visit one of the most unique area attractions with fun for all ages and groups from 2 to 400 people.

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Sky Zone (Indoor Trampoline Park)

(740) 548-4004

459 Orange Point Drive, Suite E
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park has created and built the world's first all-trampoline, walled playing courts. It's a playing court so original and unique, it was awarded a United States patent.

Sky Zone offers fun physical activities, games and entertainment for people of all ages, size and abilities. We host birthday parties for kids, corporate team building events for adults, SkyRobics fitness classes, high performance cross training for athletes at the high school and collegiate level to the professional level, intramural sports for colleges and more.

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