For more information, about Preservation Parks, visit www.preservationparks.com or call (740) 524-8600. The offices of Preservation Parks are at 2656 Hogback Road in Sunbury.

For more information, about Preservation Parks, visit www.preservationparks.com or call (740) 524-8600. The offices of Preservation Parks are at 2656 Hogback Road in Sunbury.

Hound Hike. 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 4. Bring your socialized canine for a 1- to 2-mile walk along pet-friendly trails at Hogback Ridge Preserve, 2656 Hogback Road.

New Year's Day family hike, 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 1. Join us on a 1.7-mile hike through beautiful Char-Mar Ridge Preserve, 7741 Lewis Center Road, west of state Route 3. Afterward, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa.

Golden Marathon. Inaugural walk of the weekly Winter Golden Marathon series, a partnership with the Delaware Senior Center, 1:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 5, Polaris Fashion Place Food Court, 1500 Polaris Parkway.

The Golden Marathon is a project of Preservation Parks of Delaware County and Senior Citizens Inc. of Delaware County. Each hike is about two miles. At the end of three months, participants will have walked at least 26.2 miles.

Walks are set for nearly every Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Preservation Parks' preserves and other central Ohio nature sites. Some indoor hikes are sprinkled among the outdoor venues during this cold season.