This #FridayFunday we wanted to feature one of our favorite city parks in Columbus- Antrim. According to the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department’s website, Antrim is nearly 120 acres! This park was a gift to the city from the Antrim family and dedicated to John C. Antrim, who quarried the property. This park is perfect for running, biking, playing soccer or basketball, walking the dogs and fishing! *No boats or swimming permitted.
Antrim Lake is stocked once a year with Rainbow Trout by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Remember, you must have a fishing license! Read about fishing licenses here.
The walking trail around the lake is our personal favorite. It is easily accessible from the Olentangy Trail, or you can park in the lot accessible from Olentangy River Road. Take the family for an early morning walk around the lake to beat the heat. You will be able to spot the many ducks starting their days on the lake. If you’re visiting in the afternoon, keep an eye out for turtles- they love sunning themselves. There are many paths to explore.
Dogs are also welcome. Well behaved, obedient dogs can be walked off leash once you’re established on the path and out of the way of bikes. After a few laps together, allow your furry friend to cool off in the lake. You won’t miss the spot where many pups love to congregate and romp in the water. Dogs can also play fetch on the soccer fields as long as they aren’t in use. Remember to always clean up after your pet and make sure they are obedient if you’re allowing them to be off leash!!!
We also recommend picnicking at Antrim. You will be able to find several spots near the soccer and rugby fields to enjoy your outdoor meal, or even just sit out and enjoy nature. The park has picnic tables and a shelter house, which can be reserved.
Read more about Antrim on Columbus’ Recreation and Parks Department website.
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