Roundtown Trail

The Roundtown Trail is a beautiful, 10-foot-wide, paved path that runs between the Pickaway County YMCA (440 Nicholas Drive, Circleville) and Ohio Christian University 1476 Lancaster Pike or US 22 Circleville). This trail is about 1.5 miles and is wonderful for biking, running, walking and even roller-blading.  It also provides an excellent opportunity to bird watch as you move past wetlands, small creeks and streams, farmland and wooded boundaries. You can access the trail form parking lots at the back of the YMCA and Ohio Christian University as well as from Circleville Elementary School.


Pickaway Trail

The Pickaway Trail is a apart of the “Rails to Trails” endeavor that will ultimately be a 16 mile paved trail that runs form Circleville to New Holland built on the old Penn Central rail bed. Currently only about 2 miles of this trail are cleared from the Scioto River and Canal Road to Sisk Road. Currently, the first mile and a half from Canal Road to S.R. 104 is paved. This trail can be easily accessed from the parking lot on Canal road south of Canal Park and from the Calamus Swamp Parking lot on state route 104.


Pumpkin Show Park

Located in the heart of Downtown Circleville, this park features a stage and shelterhouse availabla for rent for private and community events.


Slate Run Metro Park and Living Historical Farm

Slate Run features a variety of habitats ranging from the open areas of grasslands, wetlands and meadows to the forested areas of beech, oak, hickory and sugar maple. Wildlife viewing opportunities abound at the 1,705-acre park. Sandhill cranes have nested in the 156-acre wetland and the northern bobwhite quail have been reintroduced in the park.


Stages Pond State Nature Park

These 178 acres of land are a beautiful mixture of woodland, marsh, and aquatic lands, with the distinctive kettle lake, a feature of a glaciated area. The preserve is nature's own monument to the great ice fields that covered most of Ohio thousands of years ago. During the fall, many varieties of waterfowl stop at the preserve during migration to rest and feed on the pond and marshy areas.


Ted Lewis Park

Donated to the city of Circleville by jazz music legend Ted Lewis, this park includes athletic facilities and shelter houses


Washington Twp - Martha Hitler Park

Beautiful little park with a disc golf course.


Metzger Preserve

This site preserves and protects unique geological features called concretions that can be found in Deer Creek along the edge of the Metzger Preserve property. There is a wooded trail along Deer Creek and access to the creek for fishing and canoe/kayaking.


A.W. Marion Sate Park

309 acres located on the quiet waters of Hargus Lake, the park features rolling woodlands and a variety of recreational activities including boat rentals and launches, kayak and canoe rentals, picnic areas, camping and nature trails.