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The 6 Best Nature Parks in Dayton

Rachel Gilchrest

Treating clients like family is key to any successful business! As the newest member of theTylerMortonGroup, Rachel brings over 12 years of customer ...

Treating clients like family is key to any successful business! As the newest member of theTylerMortonGroup, Rachel brings over 12 years of customer ...

Feb 8 3 minutes read

Dayton has an abundance of beautiful nature that you can experience during any time of the year. We have compiled a list of our favorite nature parks in the area, for enjoying the great outdoors! 

1. Sugarcreek Metropark

Where: 4178 Conference Rd Bellbrook, OH 45305
When: April - October, 8:00am - 10:00pm; November - March, 8:00am - 8:00pm
What To Do: Birding, Camping, Cross-country Running, Equestrian Trails, Fossil Collecting, Hiking, Nature Study, Outdoor Play, Picnicking, Walking


2. John Bryan State Park


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Where: 3790 State Route 370 Yellow Springs, OH 45387
When: Park gates are always open; Trails close at dusk
What To Do: Camping, Natural Features, Hiking trails, Scenic views of the Great Miami River & Miami Shores Golf Course, Beautiful wooded area, Historical Features, 2 Historic locks, Historic Twin Arches


3. Charleston Falls Preserve


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Where: 2535 Ross Rd Tipp City, OH 45371
When: 8:00am - Sunset
What To Do: Hiking Trails, Nature Programs, Wildlife Pond Observation Deck, Prairie Viewing Platform, Picnicking, Falls Observation Boardwalk, Hands-on Environmental Education, Campfire Programs, 3.74 miles of trail, Observation platforms, Viewing boardwalk


4. Taylorsville Metropark

Where: 2000 State Route 40 Vandalia, OH 45377
When: April - October, 8:00am - 10:00pm; November - March, 8:00am - 8:00pm
What To Do: Bicycling, Birding, Canoeing & Kayaking, Cross-Country Skiing (seasonal), Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Historical Features, Nature Study, Outdoor Play, Picnicking, Skating, Sledding (seasonal), Walking


5. Eastwood Metropark


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Where: 1385 Harshman Rd Dayton, OH 45431
When: April - October, 8:00am - 10:00pm; November - March, 8:00am - 8:00pm
What To Do: Bicycling, Birding, Cross-country, Skiing (seasonal), Hiking, Nature Study, Outdoor Play, Picnicking, Walking, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Canoeing/Kayaking, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Tubing, Power boating, Walking


6. Huffman Metropark


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Where: 4439 Lower Valley Pike Dayton, OH 45424
When: April - October, 8:00am - 10:00pm; November - March, 8:00am - 8:00pm
What To Do: Bicycling, Birding, Cross-country Skiing (seasonal), Hiking, Historical Features, Nature Study, Outdoor Play, Picnicking, Walking, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Canoeing/Kayaking

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