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Glacier Ridge Metro Park, Plain City

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Glacier Ridge was named for the end moraine or glacial debris left behind when the glaciers retreated some 12,000 to 17,000 years ago. Much of the 1,037-acre park was once covered with farmland. Visitors can traverse a boardwalk through the Honda Wetlands Area or climb a 25-foot observation tower to see waterfowl and other animals. Walk, jog or bike the paved 3 mile Marshhawk trail, or the paved 2.5 mile Ironweed trail (not a loop so out and back is 5 miles). Bring your disc and play the 18 hole disc golf course. There is a playground for the kids, along with picnic tables, grills and a first come first serve picnic shelter. Entrance to the park is free, in thanks to the tax levy supported by Franklin County voters.
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  • We enjoyed our trip to Glacier Ridge. My kids (9&5) loved the play area in the woods with the log structures they could play in. The wooden climbing area was also a hit. And of course, they enjoyed... 
    We enjoyed our trip to Glacier Ridge. My kids (9&5) loved the play area in the woods with the log structures they could play in. The wooden climbing area was also a hit. And of course, they enjoyed...  more »
  • Visited Glacier Ridge Metro Park in Plain City on a nice winter day in December when there was not much ice on the trails and I was able to cover the full park riding my bike. The park runs north... 
    Visited Glacier Ridge Metro Park in Plain City on a nice winter day in December when there was not much ice on the trails and I was able to cover the full park riding my bike. The park runs north...  more »
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  • My son loves the outdoor play area! The dog park is great as well. It has a nice wooded area and also a turf/obstacle area. As for the trails, I've only been on the mixed use trail but everything was well kept and clean. Plenty of things for the whole family to do.
  • This is my favorite metro park. It has a nice loop around the park which is around 3 miles. The park has woods, prairie, playground, jungle gym, dog park and disc golf course. The wind and solar education area is quite popular with the kids. Love this park!

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