Think there's nothing to do in Dayton? Think again! The Miami Valley is a treasure trove of terrific trails, gorgeous gorges, and wonderful waterfalls. Make time to take a hike this week!

TWIN CREEK METROPARK

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LOCATION: 9688 Eby Road, Germantown, Ohio 45327

INFO: (937) 275-7275

PARK HOURS: 

April 1 - Oct. 31, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

Nov. 1 - March 31, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

WEGERZEN GARDENS METROPARK

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LOCATION: 1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45414

INFO: (937) 275-7275

PARK HOURS: 

April 1 - Oct. 31, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

Nov. 1 - March 31, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

HUFFMAN METROPARK

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LOCATION: 4439 Lower Valley Pike, Dayton, Ohio 45424 

INFO: (937) 275-7275

PARK HOURS:

April 1 - Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Nov. 1 - March 31, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

BILL YECK PARK

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LOCATION: 8798 Rooks Mill Lane, Centerville, Ohio 45458

INFO: (937) 433-5155

PARK HOURS: Open during daylight hours

CHARLESTON FALLS PRESERVE

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LOCATION: Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 

INFO: (937) 335-6273

PARK HOURS: 8 a.m. to sunset 

TAYLORSVILLE METROPARK

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LOCATION: 2000 U.S. 40, Vandalia, OH 45377

INFO: (937) 335-6273

PARK HOURS: 

April 1 - Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Nov. 1 - March 31, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

JOHN BRYAN STATE PARK

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LOCATION: 3790 State Route 370 , Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387 

INFO: (937) 767-1274

PARK HOURS: Trails close at dusk

COX ARBORETUM METROPARK

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LOCATION: 6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH 45449

INFO: (937) 335-6273

PARK HOURS: April 1 - Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Nov. 1 - March 31, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

GLEN HELEN NATURE PRESERVE

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LOCATION: 405 Corry Street Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387 

INFO: (937) 769-1902

PARK HOURS: Open daily from dawn to dusk

SUGARCREEK METROPARK

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LOCATION: 4178 Conference Road, Bellbrook, Ohio 45305 

INFO: (937) 275-7275

PARK HOURS:

April 1 - Oct. 31, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

Nov. 1 - March 31, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

CLIFTON GORGE NATURE PRESERVE

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LOCATION: 2381 State Route 343, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

INFO: (614) 265-6565

PARK HOURS: From dawn to dusk

INDIAN MOUND RESERVE

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LOCATION: 2750 US-42, Cedarville, OH 45314

INFO: (937) 562-6440

PARK HOURS: Sunrise to sunset

THE NARROWS RESERVE

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LOCATION: 2575 Indian Ripple Rd, Xenia, OH 45385

INFO: (937) 429-9590

PARK HOURS: Sunrise to sunset

HILLS & DALES METROPARK

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LOCATION: 2655 S Patterson Blvd, Kettering, OH 45409

INFO: (937) 275-7275

PARK HOURS: 

Apr. 1 – Oct. 31, 8 AM – 10 PM

Nov. 1 – Mar. 31, 8 AM – 8 PM