By 1808Delaware

This May, Alum Creek State Park is a blooming haven for wildflower enthusiasts and nature lovers. With a variety of events designed to celebrate the beauty of spring wildflowers, the park offers a perfect getaway for families and individuals alike. From leisurely walks to more challenging hikes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy amid the fresh blooms.

Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk

Date: Sunday, May 12, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Start the celebrations with a Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk. This family-friendly hike covers a 2-mile route of moderate difficulty, offering stunning views of the lake and an immersive experience in the woodlands. Gather at the Park Office at 3615 S. Old State Rd., Delaware, OH, and be sure to dress appropriately as trails may be muddy.

Party at the Playground: Wildflowers Edition

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Visit the Nature Center at Alum Creek for a fun-filled morning at the playground, where kids can engage in wildflower-themed crafts and games. This event is perfect for young families and aims to educate and entertain in an interactive setting. Location details: 2911 S. Old State Rd., Delaware, OH.

Campground Wildflower Exploration

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Enjoy a gentle walk around the campground area, exploring and learning about the diverse wildflower species that adorn the park in spring. This easy hike is ideal for those preferring a less strenuous activity. Meet at the same location as the Party at the Playground.

Spring Wildflower Hike

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

For those seeking a bit more adventure, join the Spring Wildflower Hike in the north section of the park. This 4-mile hike is more challenging, navigating through ravines and offering a unique landscape view. Participants should meet at the Howard Rd. Boat Ramp parking lot at 5940 Howard Rd, Delaware, OH.

Important Safety Information

Alum Creek State Park emphasizes that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during these events. It is important to note that while these programs provide an excellent opportunity to connect with nature, they also come with inherent risks. The park and its staff are not responsible for any injuries or damages that occur during these activities. Participants are encouraged to engage with caution and responsibility.

Join us at Alum Creek State Park this May to experience the natural spectacle of spring wildflowers. These events are designed not just to celebrate these beautiful blooms, but also to foster a deeper connection with nature and community.


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