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Columbus Metro Parks Hikes

by Maureen McCabe on November 20, 2007

Full MoonOr are they Central Ohio Metro Parks? Or just plain old Metro Parks?  I find them pretty easily with just Metro Parks.  We have a full moon this week. Last month must have been the Harvest Moon….

Program Schedule Metro Parks

This week Saturday is the “full Beaver Moon” so the Metro Parks in Central Ohio have a number of moonlight walks this weekend including a Howl at the Moon walk at High Banks Metro Park on Friday at 5:00. I wish my dog, Buddy was getting around better… Blendon Woods has a Friday night hike for people only, call it the “Almost Full Moon Hike.”

Sharon Woods has both Friday and Saturday evening hikes.. Friday is leisurely, Saturday they pick up the pace… no mention of the full Beaver Moon…

Battelle Darby in Southwest Columbus and Blacklick Woods in the Reynoldsburg area (Southeast Franklin County) are the two Central Ohio Metro Parks that use the “Beaver Moon” name proudly…

From the Old Farmers Almanac why the November full moon is called the full Beaver Moon:

“The November full Moon was named the full Beaver Moon, because for both the colonists and the Algonquin tribes, this was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. “

Locations – maps:

Battelle Darby Park – 1775 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway, OH 43119

Blacklick Woods – 6975 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Blendon Woods – 4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Westerville, OH 43081

Highbanks – 9466 Columbus Pike (US Rt 23 N), Lewis Center, OH 43035

Sharon Woods – 6911 Cleveland Avenue, Westerville, OH 43081

I believe the next full moon is the Winter Solstice… December 22, 2007 at 6:08 I believe.. or that’s the moment of the Winter Solstice.. I looked it up earlier today.

Photo credit- GeekPhilosopher.com

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