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Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm is one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon, especially in the spring. The park is beautiful, but that’s not the only reason to visit. This time of year, there are nearly always some adorable baby animals to meet.
This year, the park has some adorable baby lambs and piglets that you can see up close. If you’ve never visited Slate Run, you’re in for a real treat.
At the park, you’ll step back in time to the 1880s to see what life was like on a 19th-century Ohio farm.
There are tons of adorable animals living on the farm, including pigs, geese, turkeys, Percheron horses, sheep, and more.
When Slate Run opened back in 1981, it was the largest Metro Park in the Columbus and Franklin County Metropolitan Park District. The 212-acre site was purchased from the White family. It had been used as a farm since 1805 and it had a few buildings that the park planned to keep.
The iconic farmhouse was built in 1856 and the barn was built in 1881. Since both buildings were structurally sound, renovations were planned and executed.
The Slate Run Living Historical Farm is one of the most popular destinations for visitors, school groups, and scout troops. Over half of Slate Run’s 1,705 acres are forested, including a contiguous and maturing 350-acre woodland, which is one of Pickaway County’s largest single forested areas.
Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm is open to visitors Tuesday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to the park is free.
The park is located at 1375 St. Rte. 674 North, Canal Winchester, OH 43110. For more information, you can visit the Metro Parks website here.