Outdoor Adventures and Excursions
Glacier Ridge Metro Park: Named for the glacial debris left behind more than 12,000 years ago, Glacier Ridge is a 1,037-acre park home to wetlands, boardwalks and a 25-foot watchtower. There are various walking, hiking and bike trails and a three-acre challenge course.
Hayden Run Falls and Indian Run Falls: These two waterfalls are some of Dublin’s most treasured hidden gems. Hayden Run Falls is a 30-foot waterfall that you can view from an observation platform, and the 20-foot high Indian Run Falls are surrounded by nature trails.
Thaddeus Kosciuszko Park: This scenic wooded park is named for the former landowner from the Revolutionary War. The park has walking trails, ponds and plaques that provide historical information about the area.
Scioto Park: This Dublin favorite has picnic areas, playgrounds, views of the Scioto River and an amphitheater. Scioto Park is also home to a 12-foot memorial statue of Chief Leatherlips, the leader of the Wyandot tribe who gifted the land to white settlers.
Fun Shops and Unique Eateries
Dublin Village Tavern: This Irish-inspired staple is a local favorite and a must for newcomers. Dublin Village Tavern is in Historic Dublin and has mixed drinks, craft beers and Irish fare like shepherd’s pie and fish and chips.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: Jeni’s offers sweet classics and unique ice cream blends. The shop is on the corner of West Bridge and South High streets and a short walk from the shade of the Scioto River Bridge. There are many different “street treats” that you can order by the pint.
The Morgan House: The scenic gardens, shops and restaurant at The Morgan House make it the perfect location to eat, shop and unwind. Stop by the restaurant for lunch, then browse through the selection of clothing, jewelry and home goods.
Irish Fairy Door Trail: What better way to explore Dublin’s many shops and boutiques than hunting for fairies? The Dublin Irish Fairy Door Trail takes you through 11 businesses, each containing a hidden fairy door. You can pick up a passport at the visitor center and submit all the fairy names for a complimentary T-shirt.
Seasonal Events and Attractions
The Dublin Market: Head to Longshore Street from 9 a.m. to noon on Sundays throughout the summer and enjoy the fresh produce and retail goods at the Dublin Market. There are more than 120 local farmers, bakers and crafters selling food and handmade goods.
The Memorial Tournament: The annual PGA golf tournament is a mid-spring event hosted in Dublin since Jack Nicklaus opened the Muirfield Village Golf Club in the 1970s. The tournament takes place the week after Memorial Day.
Dublin Irish Festival: Each August, The Dublin Irish Festival returns to Coffman Park for three days of Irish music, dancing, folklore and food. The festival hosts live bands, whiskey and beer tastings, workshops, vendors and a genealogy team to help you trace your Irish heritage.
Ghost tours: Dublin is chock full of haunted history, and you can take a ghost walk through the historic district at night on Saturdays from May through September and on Fridays in October.
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