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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

Aullwood Nature Center and Aullwood Farm

Aullwood Nature Center and Aullwood Farm is a beautiful 200 acre nature sanctuary.  These two locations are connected by six miles of walking trails.  You can start from either site, then enjoy a scenic walk in the Nature Sanctuary along trails leading to the other location or take a quick five minute car trip there instead.  Payment at either location pays admission to both.

Aullwood Nature Center is located at 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton, OH 45414. Aullwood Farm is located at 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton, OH 45414.

Aullwood is open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM. They are closed on most school holidays; check out their Upcoming Events Calendar for the latest information.

General admission is free for children 2 and under, $7.00 for children 3 to 11, and $10.00 for adults 12 and over.