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Shale Hollow Preserve

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A tiny, tucked away preserve

Shale Hollow is well maintained in all seasons. It has miles of beautiful and safe trails. The... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Lewis Center, Ohio
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Great kid zone for nature experience

This park is very good for young kids. They can walk into a very shallow 1-3" deep stream, play in... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Mike N
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6320 Arte-sian Run, Lewis Center, OH 43035
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Shale Hollow is well maintained in all seasons. It has miles of beautiful and safe trails. The stream that runs through the metropark is a favorite. Kids love it. They spend hours finding slate rocks and enjoying the cool water.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Zaara_D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This park is very good for young kids. They can walk into a very shallow 1-3" deep stream, play in the stream, look for tadpoles, sit on a log, and get to experience a natural wooded area. Wear boots or shoes and clothes on the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mike N
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful park. The trails are nicely marked and easy to navigate. On our walk we saw a lot of wildlife, Deer, turkeys and birds. The fall colors were beautiful as well.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jarratt G
Reviewed 28 August 2017

JUST BEAUTIFUL. Great park, with plenty of shade. Kids LOVED the shallow creek. Easy hiking & trails.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Steven K
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Love this place! You'll never know you're right off the highway. Quiet, peaceful, beautiful trails, shallow creek walking and gorgeous scenery.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Bethanie S
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

My 4 grandkids ages 6-8 had a wonderful time creek walking, hiking and a kitties rock climbing. Easy trails and shallow creek. Great for little ones

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank BeckyBuckeye
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great little park next to a new housing development. See the brown sign to turn left right after Home Rd. At least four directions to walk with different environments - woods, meadows, sunny, shady, creek, cliff. The best shale wall is near the Nature Center....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We went here last summer for a scavenger hunt that the Delaware Co library was putting on. Great place for a hike and the water was low so we were able to walk in the creek. They also have a "natural playground " for the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Sltay2007
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We like to hike in the woods and near the creek. There is always something beautiful to see. It is fun in all seasons! And it is also a good location for senior pictures or other photos in nature!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank stmichael94
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is an off the beaten path park; very quiet and so far not a lot of people/dogs running around. Quiet!

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank anniecurranwolfhound
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15 August 2018|
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Response from Mike N | Reviewed this property |
Yep, bring your dog, but clean up.
Liz D
31 May 2017|
Response from Sltay2007 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of a date of establishment, but if you go to the preservation park website they have lots of info on the parks around the county.