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


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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


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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