Miami County Parks & Nature Preserves

The following list of parks and preserves includes those managed by federal, state, county, and non-governmental agencies (such as the National Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, various historical societies, etc.).

We have tried to collect information on the activities and facilities available at various parks, but things may change without us knowing about it. So please double-check the information at the official site.




Charleston Falls Preserve (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Brochure
  • Posts at TrekOhio
  • Location:
    • 2535 Ross Road, Tipp City, Ohio 45371
    • GPS coordinates: 39.918212, -84.14772
    • View on Google Maps
  • 216 acres in all
  • 3.74 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Bringing your dog
  • Prohibited activities:
    • Fishing not permitted
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
    • Observation deck
    • Boardwalk
  • Miscellaneous info: Attractions include a 37 ft waterfall and a limestone cave. Fossils of aquatic creatures are embedded in the limestone. The trails pass through both woodland and prairie. Part of the trail consists of boardwalk. There are observation decks near the falls, near the pond and near the prairie. A large variety of programs are offered here.
Farrington Reserve (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Brochure
  • Location:
    • 1594 W. Peterson Road, Piqua, Ohio 45356
    • GPS coordinates: 40.10821, -84.231051
    • View on Google Maps
  • 27 acres in all
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Paddling
  • Miscellaneous info: The park includes 2500 feet of access to the Great Miami River. For those interested in hiking or biking, you can park here as you access the Great Miami River Recreational Trail.
FL Blankenship Riverside Sanctuary (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Location:
    • 4112 St. Rt. 48, Covington, Ohio 45318
    • GPS coordinates: 40.096721, -84.351568
    • View on Google Maps
  • 5 acres in all
  • 0.25 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Paddling
Garbry Big Woods Reserve and Sanctuary (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Brochure
  • Main Entrance:
    • 6660 N Casstown Sidney Rd., Piqua, Ohio 45356
    • GPS coordinates: 40.126457, -84.132271
    • View on Google Maps
  • Sanctuary:
    • 2540 E. Statler Road, Piqua, Ohio
  • 172 acres in all
  • 2.2 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Bringing your dog
  • Facilities:
    • Archery range
    • Observation deck
  • Miscellaneous info: The reserve and sanctuary are two distinct, but nearby, plots of land. The Sanctuary has a 0.7-mile boardwalk loop through a wet beech-maple forest. The Reserve features an educational arboretum, picnic shelters, hiking trails and a stocked, fishing pond.
Goode Prairie (State Nature Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Alternative Official Site
  • Location:
    • 40354 Union-Church Rd., Newberry Twp, Ohio 45318
    • GPS coordinates: 40.168048, -84.40354
  • 28 acres in all
  • 0.5 miles of loop trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Cross-country skiing
  • Facilities:
    • No restroom facilities
  • Miscellaneous info: Owned by the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources, but managed by the Miami County Park District. Attractions include summer prairie wildflowers and a bluff overlooking the Stillwater River.
Great Miami River Bikeway (Bike Path)
Greater Miami River Recreational Trail (Bike Path)
Greenville Falls State Natural Area (State Nature Preserve)
  • Official Site
  • Brochure
  • Posts at TrekOhio
  • Location:
    • 9140 Covington-Gettysburg Rd., Covington, Ohio 45318
    • GPS coordinates: 40.109457, -84.376009
    • View on Google Maps
  • 92 acres in all
  • less than 1 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
  • Miscellaneous info: This site features a glacially-cut gorge with Silurian dolomite and limestone cliffs. There is also a rock arch, plus a 20-foot cascading waterfall on the Greenville Creek State Scenic River. Although owned by the state, the site has been leased to the Miami County Park District.
Hobart Urban Nature Preserve (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Brochure
  • Location:
    • 1400 Tyrone, Troy, Ohio 45373
    • GPS coordinates: 40.046035, -84.228004
    • View on Google Maps
  • 82 acres in all
  • greater than 2 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Good site for bird watching
    • Bringing your dog
  • Miscellaneous info: Visitors can view four statues that have been donated by the Hobart Welding Institute. The site is largely grassland fringed by trees. There also is a 3-acre pond. The preserve is adjacent to the City of Troy’s Menke Park.
Honey Creek Preserve (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Bridle Trail Map
  • Brochure
  • Location:
    • 4536 State Route 202, Tipp City, Ohio 45371
    • GPS coordinates: 39.967402, -84.13623
    • View on Google Maps
  • 200 acres in all
  • Trail information:
    • 1 miles of hiking trail
    • 4 miles of bridle / hiking / cross-country skiing trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Good site for bird watching
  • Miscellaneous info: The preserve features woodland, prairie and wetland habitats. It is adjacent to the Great Miami River Recreational Trail.
John A Wannemacher Nature Reserve (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Brochure
  • Location:
    • 1876 Moneroe-Concord Road, Troy, Ohio 45373
    • GPS coordinates: 39.995378, -84.23175
    • View on Google Maps
  • 110 acres in all
  • 1.6 miles of nature trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Good site for bird watching
  • Miscellaneous info: Habitats include wetland, grassland and woodland
Johnston Farm and Indian Agency (Ohio Historical Society)
  • Official Site
  • Ohio Historical Society
  • Location:
    • 9845 North Hardin Road, Piqua, Ohio 45356
    • GPS coordinates: 40.180513, -84.257008
    • View on Google Maps
  • Miscellaneous info: Visitors can ride on the horse-pulled General Harrison Canal Boat, tour a museum and historic buildings, view an Adena mound and earthworks. Many programs and events are offered, including an annual hike around the grounds in April. Closed during part of the year.
Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Brochure
  • Location:
    • 2645 E. St. Rt. 41, Troy, Ohio 45373
    • GPS coordinates: 40.020779, -84.161328
    • View on Google Maps
  • 457 acres in all
  • 3.4 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Cross-country skiing
  • Miscellaneous info: The site includes a working, organic dairy farm and a variety of historic buildings. The trail goes through farmland and woodland and takes you along Lost Creek. A variety of programs are offered.
Maple Ridge (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Brochure
  • Location:
    • 10430 State Route 185, Covington, Ohio 45318
    • GPS coordinates: 40.160804, -84.400885
    • View on Google Maps
  • 120 acres in all
  • 2.5 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Paddling
  • Miscellaneous info: Seventy percent of the land is wooded with trees of varying maturity, including wooded ravines and maple tree groves. The maple trees supply the sap for an on-site, educational facility for making maple syrup. The Stillwater River can be accessed from the park. There are also two wildlife ponds and one fishing pond in the reserve.
Stillwater Prairie Reserve (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Brochure
  • Main Entrance:
    • 9750 State Route 185, Covington, Ohio 45318
    • GPS coordinates: 40.160345, -84.388887
    • View on Google Maps
  • Rangeline Entrance:
    • 7790 N. Rangeline Road, Covington, Ohio 45318
    • View on Google Maps
  • 260 acres in all
  • 3 miles of total trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Good site for bird watching
    • Bringing your dog
  • Facilities:
    • Restroom facilities
    • Boardwalk
  • Miscellaneous info: Habitats include wetland, grassland and woodland. There are two fishing ponds and one wildlife pond.
Twin Arch Reserve (County Park)
  • Official Site
  • Brochure
  • Location:
    • 3147 N. County Road 25A, Troy, Ohio 45373
    • GPS coordinates: 40.089761, -84.224135
    • View on Google Maps
  • 35 acres in all
  • 0.7 miles of hiking trail
  • Supported activities:
    • Fishing
    • Paddling
  • Miscellaneous info: Contains Miami Erie Canal Arch form Erie Canal, plus a fishing pond.

Last Update: Jan 28, 2018





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2 thoughts on “Miami County Parks & Nature Preserves

  1. I want to visit all parks in Miami County, but I cant find a list that has addresses and location of all of the county parks that I can print and take with me. Help

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