Indoor Playgrounds

With the weather starting to get cold it’s easy to stay cooped up inside.  Don’t let that happen to you.  There are plenty of things to do, one thing being indoor playground areas.  This could be for adults, kids, or both!  There are many places to go on this list, including Little Gym of Dayton, Scene 75, Run Around Fun Town, EnterTRAINment Junction, and more!  Some of these places cost to go to, but some are free.  Keep moving this winter, don’t let the weather bog you down!

For the whole list with prices and addresses, click here. 

Best Trails for Our Hiking Adventures

The weather is getting perfect for outdoor activities!  One of my favorite things are outdoor trails!  There are great trails to hike, bike, walk, picnicking, or just study nature all around us.  Some of the top trails in this area are:


Huffman Metropark: located at 4439 Lower Valley Pike, Dayton

Eastwood Metropark: located at 1385 Harshman Road, Dayton

Taylorsville Metropark: located at 2000 State Route 40, Vandalia

Deeds Point Metropark: located at 510 Webster Street, Dayton

Island Metropark: located at 101 E. Helena Street, Dayton

Twin Creek Metropark: located at 9688 Eby Road, Germantown

Sugarcreek Metropark: located at 4178 Conference Road, Bellbrook

John Bryan State Park: located at 3790 State Route 370, Yellow Springs

Great Miami River Trail: located at 901 Dye Mill Road, Troy

Charleston Falls Preserve: located at 2535 Ross Road, Tipp City

Iron Horse Trail: located at 6161 Millshire Drive, Centerville

Riverscape Metropark: located at 11 East Monument Avenue, Dayton

I LOVE Basil’s

Basil’s On Market – originally a Troy, Ohio restaurant, expanded into the Downtown Dayton area and has since also added locations in Piqua and Mason. Classified as American Comfort Food – the taste flavors are enriched with all the deliciousness you can enjoy in one seating (and then repeat at another visit soon after!) The Downtown Dayton location is a picturesque setting along the Riverscape area – perfect for a patio table (weather permitting) and don’t forget, during the Dragons Ball Season – a little sound effects from a home run dragon snorting and light spray of water from the river fountains are a BONUS sensation to enjoy!

I LOVE Series was happy to spotlight this gem from our city to share with you…

Happy Halloween!

Hope Everyone Has a Safe Halloween with Delightful Treats and No Tricks!

Strawberry Festival

It’s that time!! Time for the Troy Strawberry Festival! Make sure to go this weekend! It is a family friendly place where you can enjoy many arts and crafts exhibitors. There will be entertainment the whole time on the two stages and they have activities for kids! Of course there is a variety of different food and strawberries! Definitely leave time to go to this festival this weekend!

Historic Building Revitalized!!

I love that instead of tearing down this building that was built in 1855, Troy figured out a way to renovate it! Although it was expensive, it is completely worth it to see a historical building revitalized! This building needed extensive work including a new roof, an elevator, many upgrades, and apartments were added to the second and third floors! Now it is historical and beautiful! There are pictures in this article, which has the whole story. This is what could be done more often!

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