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Blendon Woods (653 acres)
Open 6:30am to 10pm April through September /
6:30am to 8pm October through March
40.07987    -82.88470

Blendon Woods contains spectacular stream-cut ravines with exposed ripple rock sandstone and open fields surrounded by beech-maple and oak-hickory forests. The 653-acre park is a great place to see a variety of songbirds, waterfowl and other wildlife, especially the flock of wild turkeys meandering about in search of food.

  • cross-country skiing
  • day camp
  • disc golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • natural play area
  • nature center

  • pet trail
  • picnicking
  • play areas
  • shelters/lodges - reservable
  • sledding - kiddie's hill
  • Walden waterfowl refuge

    4265 E. Dublin-Granville Road
    Westerville, OH 43081
    (northeastern Franklin County)

    From I-270, take State Route 161 exit (30B) toward New Albany onto E. Dublin-Granville Road. Go 1.6 miles then take the Little Turtle Way exit and turn right. Go to Old State Route 161 and turn right. Entrance is 1/2 mile on left.

    Four reservable picnic areas.

    Disc Golf Course: Enjoy a great round of disc golf on the 3,500-foot, 18-hole course. Nominal fee per round. The course is open daily year-round (closes one hour before sunset.) Loaner discs are available from the booth or the park ranger. For information, call 614.620.1861 or visit

    Camp Sugarbush: Available for rental to organized youth groups.

    Nature Center: Your gateway to outdoor discovery. Ask a naturalist questions, discover nature through displays and look through the nature center's windows to see wildlife and get a view of The Creek, a 100-foot-long construction mirroring natural creeks in the park.

    Monarch Mansion: From June through September, visit this screened-in gazebo outside the nature center, home to free flying monarch butterflies raised at Blendon Woods for release on the annual Monarch Day.

    Skating Pond: Winter outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy this one-foot deep pond.

    Kiddie's sledding hill: A low hill provides just the right height and speed for young kids and beginning sledders to enjoy this fun winter activity.

    Natural Play Area: Kids and adults can go off-trail and interact with nature in a more direct way than usual, by climbing trees and rocks, digging in the dirt, playing in streams and generally having fun in the 10-acre area.