It might be easy to dismiss Columbus as an outdoor destination, but a quick trip north up High Street to the beautifully serene Highbanks Metro Park will quickly change that tune ― and make you forget you're even in the city.

It might be easy to dismiss Columbus as an outdoor destination, but a quick trip north up High Street to the beautifully serene Highbanks Metro Park will quickly change that tune ? and make you forget you're even in the city.

Runners-up: Scioto Audubon Metro Park, Alum Creek State Park

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