Slate Run Metro Park
1375 S.R. 674 North, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
(northeastern Pickaway County)
Slate Run Metro has miles of trails and a 2.5 mile trail where pets are allowed. Next to the park is the Slate Run Living Historical Farm that provides year round glimpse of an 1880s Ohio farm complete with cattle, hogs, poultry, and crop planting through harvest.
Slate Run Youth Group Camp: This primitive 55-acre camp is available by reservation only for youth groups.
Buzzard's Roost Lake: Wildlife viewing opportunities are abundant as you walk the trail near this 15-acre lake. Children 15 and younger can fish off the dock.
Slate Run Wetlands: Trails through the 156-acre wetlands and observation decks make this a destination for visitors and school groups who want to explore this fragile ecosystem.
Slate Run Living Historical Farm: This is the highlight of Slate Run: the preserved and restored historic 1880s farm. See for yourself what farm life was like not so long ago in Central Ohio including livestock and plantings. Included is the 1856 Gothic revival style farm house that was built in 1856 and the barn built in 1881. You can speak with costumed staff and volunteers that are actually working the farm. The Slate Run Historical Farm has been actively farm since the early 1800s. Numerous families lived on the property and have modernized the buildings to suit their changing needs. After purchasing the land for a public park, the Metro Parks researched and restored the building to their original 1880s uses.