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 (click on the park’s name to go there).


 

Charleston Falls Preserve (County Park)
  • 2535 Ross Road Tipp City, Ohio 45371
  • GPS coordinates: N39.918212,W84.14772
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 216 acres
  • Total trail length: 3.74 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Fishing not permitted
  • Rock climbing
  • Restrooms
  • 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.
  • Location on Google Maps
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Charleston Falls Preserve
FL Blankenship Riverside Sanctuary (County Park)
  • 4112 St. Rt. 48 Covington, Ohio 45318
  • GPS coordinates: N40.096721,W84.351568
  • Park size: 5.3 acres
  • Total trail length: 0.25 miles
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Fish, canoe or kayak in the Stillwater River. This is also a good place to watch wildlife.
  • Location on Google Maps
Farrington Reserve (County Park)
  • 1594 W. Peterson Road Piqua, Ohio 45356
  • GPS coordinates: N40.10821,W84.231051
  • Park size: 27 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • The park includes 2500 feet of access to the Great Miami River. Canoeing, kayaking and fishing are among the activities supported here. For those interested in hiking or biking, you can park here as you access the Great Miami River Recreational Trail.
  • Brochure
  • Location on Google Maps
Garbry Big Woods Reserve and Sanctuary (County Park)
  • 6660 Casstown-Sidney Road 6660, Piqua, Ohio 45356
  • GPS coordinates: N40.126457,W84.132271
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 272 acres
  • Total trail length: 2.2 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms (in the Reserve, but not the Sanctuary.)
  • The reserve and sanctuary are two distinct, but nearby, plots of land. The Sanctuary is 100 acres and includes a .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. Lost Creek flows through the reserve.
  • The Sanctuary address is 2540 E. Statler Road, Piqua, Ohio
  • Location on Google Maps
Goode Prairie (State Nature Preserve)
  • 40354 Union–Church Rd., Newberry Twp, OH 45318
  • GPS coordinates: N40.168048,W84.40354
  • Location: Located between Union Church Road and Bradford–Bloomer Road north of State Route 185 and north of the Stillwater River
  • Park size: 28 acres
  • No restrooms are provided.
  • 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)
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 41 miles
  • Dog friendly
Greater Miami River Recreational Trail (Bike Path)
  • 901 Dye Mill Road Troy, Ohio 45373
  • Trail map
  • Total trail length: 32 miles
  • This multi-use trail is situated along the Miami River. It passes two historic canal locks and the Historic Twin Arches.
  • The site for the Miami Valley Bike Trails provides detailed information about this and nearby bike trails. Here is a link to their PDF map.
Greenville Falls State Natural Area (State Nature Preserve)
  • 9140 Covington–Gettysburg Rd., Covington, Ohio 45318
  • GPS coordinates: N40.109457,W84.376009
  • Location: 1 mile west of Covington. From U.S. Route 36, proceed south on Range Line Rd and then a quarter mile west on Covington–Gettysburg Rd to the parking lot.
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 79 acres
  • Total trail length: 1.0 miles
  • This site features a glacially–cut gorge with Silurian dolomite and limestone cliffs. There is also a rock arch, plus 20 feet cascades on the Greenville Creek State Scenic River. Although owned by the state, the site has been leased to the Miami County Park District.
  • Location on Google Maps
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Greenville Falls State Natural Area
Hobart Urban Nature Preserve (County Park)
  • 1400 Tyrone (off Dorset Road), Troy, Ohio 45373
  • GPS coordinates: N40.046035,W84.228004
  • Park size: 82 acres
  • Total trail length: 1.5 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Cross country ski trails
  • 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.
  • Location on Google Maps
Honey Creek Preserve (County Park)
  • 4536 State Route 202, Tipp City, Ohio 45371
  • GPS coordinates: N39.967402,W84.13623
  • Park size: 200 acres
  • Total trail length: 1 mile
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Cross country ski trails
  • The preserve features woodland, prairie and wetland habitats. It is adjacent to the Great Miami River Recreational Trail.
  • Location on Google Maps
John A Wannemacher Nature Reserve (County Park)
  • 1876 Moneroe-Concord Road, Troy, Ohio 45373
  • GPS coordinates: N39.995378,W84.23175
  • Park size: 110 acres
  • Total trail length: 1.6 miles
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Habitats include wetland, grassland and woodland.
  • Location on Google Maps
Johnston Farm and Indian Agency (Ohio Historical Society)
  • 9845 North Hardin Road, Piqua, OH 45356
  • GPS coordinates: N40.180513,W84.257008
  • Location: From I–75 take exit #82. Turn left on US 36. Follow highway and stay in right hand lane. Turn right Main St. and then left onto SR 66 (if you go over the bridge, you have gone too far). Follow SR 66 2.5 miles to Hardin Road. At Hardin Road, turn right and follow to main entrance of Johnston farm & Indian Agency.
  • 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.
  • The Ohio Historical Society’s page for Johnston Farm and Indian Agency
  • Location on Google Maps
Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Center (County Park)
  • 2645 E. St. Rt. 41 Troy, Ohio 45373
  • GPS coordinates: N40.020779,W84.161328
  • Park size: 457 acres
  • Total trail length: 3.4 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Cross country ski trails
  • 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.
  • Location on Google Maps
Maple Ridge (County Park)
  • 10430 State Route 185, Covington, Ohio 45318
  • GPS coordinates: N40.160804,W84.400885
  • Park size: 120 acres
  • Total trail length: 2.5 miles
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • 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.
  • There are access points for canoeing and kayaking.
  • Location on Google Maps
Stillwater Prairie Reserve (County Park)
  • 9750 State Route 185, Covington, Ohio 45318
  • GPS coordinates: N40.160345,W84.388887
  • Park size: 260 acres
  • Total trail length: 3 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • Habitats include wetland, grassland and woodland. There are two fishing ponds and one wildlife pond. The trail includes a 1600-foot boardwalk.
  • Location on Google Maps
Twin Arch Reserve (County Park)
  • 3147 N. County Road 25A, Troy, Ohio 45373
  • GPS coordinates: N40.089761,W84.224135
  • Location: The Reserve is located at 3147 North County Rd. 25A, directly across from Upper Valley Medical Center, north of Troy
  • Park size: 35 acres
  • Total trail length: 0.7 Miles
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Contains Miami Erie Canal Arch form Erie Canal, plus a fishing pond.
  • There is a launch for canoes and kayaks, plus a dedicated parking facility for boat trailers.
  • Location on Google Maps

 

Last Update: 2016-04-26 20:25:48

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