Just like the citizens of central Ohio, Metro Parks are a wide-ranging lot, offering everything from herb gardens to strenuous hikes for the 8 million people who visit them annually.
In its 19 parks, Metro Parks boasts 200 miles of trails on more than 27,000 acres of land in seven counties.
But people tend to have their favorite parks, the ones that draw them for afternoons out. (My favorite is Highbanks, but more on that another day.)
Realizing that I’ve explored only eight of the Metro Parks, I put visiting all of them on my list of goals.