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Licking County’s parks, bike paths & trails provide excellent enjoyment of outdoor activities and our nature areas. Individuals and families use them to participate in healthy recreation and educational programs, and to support local environment protection and conservation.

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Licking Park District Trail Status Update:

Trails at Taft south at the Nature Center will NOT be open to horses today due to wet, slick parking conditions in the grass field and wet conditions on the trails.

Trails at Taft North (accessed from Flint Ridge Road), Infirmary Mound Park and Lobdell Reserve are open to horses and all other users.

Remember to ~Call Before You Haul~ to the Trail Hotline (740.349.4823) or check our facebook page before heading out to the trails at any of our Park locations.
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Happy Thanksgiving from the Licking Park District! The Park Office will be closed today and tomorrow. The parks will remain open, however, so you can still get outside with family and friends and work off some of that holiday meal! ... See MoreSee Less

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As we approach Thanksgiving, we thought we would take a moment to share some fun facts about the star of the show, the Turkey!

Wild Turkeys are native to North America and were domesticated in Mexico. They quickly became a favorite of Europeans after they were brought home by European explorers in the early 1500s. In fact, the name Turkey most likely originated from the fact that the trade route for the birds went through the country of Turkey. Later, when English colonists came to America, they brought domesticated turkey with them!

The Wild Turkey is Ohio’s largest game bird, at up to 37 pounds. Unlike their domesticated kin, Wild Turkeys can fly up to 50mph in short bursts and actually prefer to sleep in tree branches as protection from predators. When they need to, they can even swim by tucking their wings in close, spreading their tails, and kicking. Imagine that!

These birds are the descendants of a much larger animal, the T-rex! Yep, you are eating the descendant of a dinosaur! Researchers have found that the wishbone - — the one you pull from opposite ends to see who gets the larger half — dates back more than 150 million years to a group of meat-eating dinosaurs that includes T. rex and Velociraptor.

Oh yes, one final fact. The Wild Turkey had a huge advocate in Benjamin Franklin, and had it been left to him, our National bird would be the turkey. Now you can wow family and friends with turkey trivia this holiday! Happy Thanksgiving!
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