Ohio Outdoor Clubs

Last updated: June 29, 2015

The following groups are located in Ohio and engage in such outdoor activities as hiking, canoeing, nature photography, painting, archery, camping, or backpacking. They agreed to be listed here because they welcome new members. If you’d like to add your organization to the list, please fill out this form. Club listings are free and may include groups that focus on outdoor activities that have yet to be listed here (such as birding, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, habitat restoration, wildlife rescue, etc.). Since we are just launching this list, be sure to check back later for new additions.

Zaleski Backpack Trail parking off of US-278

Buckeye Trail Association
Location: Ohio
Interests: Hiking, walking, backpacking, long distance hiking, trail maintenance, and volunteering
Contact: Web Site: BuckeyeTrail.org
Meetup: BuckeyeTrailFriends.org
Central Ohio Hiking Club
Location: Columbus and surrounding area
Interests: We are an adult hiking club that does 4 to 6 mile hikes twice a month throughout the year
Contact: Web Site: www.ymcacolumbus.org/hike
E-mail: cohc_hikingclub@yahoo.com
Central Ohio Plein Air
Location: Central Ohio
Interests: We are a group of artists who paint outdoors each Saturday morning in the warm months at nature areas, parks, and private lands
Contact: Web Site: centralohiopleinair.com
E-mail: centralohiopleinair@gmail.com
Additional Info: EVERY Saturday morning year round. Warm months outside at various outdoor spots. Winter – we paint inside at the McConnell Arts Center, Worthington.
Dayton Hikers
Location: Southwest Ohio
Interests: hiking, walking, backpacking, camping, bicycling, paddling, outdoor recreation, making friends
Contact: Web Site: www.daytonhikers.org
Additional Info: No meetings, no officers, no dues, no newsletter. We just go hiking! Joining is fast, free and easy.
Erie MetroPark Hikers
Location: Erie County, Ohio
Interests: Preserve, conserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources of the park district
Contact: Meetup: www.meetup.com/Erie-MetroParks-Meetup/
Additional Info: MetroPark Hikers meets every Wednesday, year round, morning and evening. Hikes happen at a various Erie MetroPark properties
Happy Few Sportmans Club
Location: Medina County, OH
Interests: Outdoor recreation, enhancing veteran community through networking conservation volunteering and outdoor activity.
Contact: Facebook Page
Additional Info: Outreach organization to help veterans find means to hunt, fish, hike and just get outdoors together to make a difference together within our communities.
The Hopeless Wanderers
Location: Northeast Ohio
Interests: Backpacking, hiking, and wilderness education
Contact: Meetup: The Hopeless Wanderers Cleveland Backpacking Group
Additional Info: Aside from our frequent backpacking trips to locations all over the map, we have regularly scheduled dayhikes (we call them “Wanders”) the 3rd Saturday of every month, all year long.
Location: Central Ohio
Interests: Hiking
Contact: Meetup: www.meetup.com/hiking-555
Miami Group of Sierra Club
Location: Cincinnati-Dayton area
Interests: Outdoor activities and environment action
Contact: Meetup: www.meetup.com/SierraOutings/
Web Site: miamigroup.org/
Miami Rivers Chapter of the Buckeye Trail Association
Location: Southwest Ohio
Interests: Buckeye Trail, Hiking, Backpacking, Camping, Volunteering, Fun Times
Contact: Web Site: www.miamiriverschapter.org
E-mail: miamirivers@buckeyetrail.org
Additional Info: We have several hikes posted each month of varying length, pace, and difficulty. We usually hike within a two hour drive of Cincinnati/Dayton at places such as Red River Gorge, Hocking Hills, and numerous other locations.
Ohio Archers Association
Location: Ohio
Interests: Promoting archery throughout the state of Ohio
Contact: Web Site: www.ohioarchers.com
The Ohio Society of Traditional Archers
Location: Various locations all around the state.
Interests: OSTA is a family organization dedicated to fellowship and a source of information for the traditional archer.
Contact: Webiste: TradArchers.org
Contact: Email: BuckeyeMike@tradarchers.org or Honeysucklewoodworks@yahoo.com
Portage Area Fit & Active Singles
Location: Portage county and surrounding areas
Interests: Our group is for singles who want to meet others who share their passion for a fit and active lifestyle
Contact: Meetup: www.meetup.com/Portage-area-fit-and-active-singles
Additional Info: Members are notified via email about upcoming events
Toledo Hikers Bikers Paddlers and Other Adventurers
Location: Northwest Ohio
Description: We are a FREE meetup group that walks/hikes the trails in NWO. We encompass all areas of getting outdoors and have over 1000 members.
Contact: Meetup: www.meetup.com/toledoadventurers
Additional Info: Free to join – we also have a Facebook page (information at the meetup site)
Tri-State Hiking Club
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Interests: Dayhikes around Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Meet other fun people who love the outdoors as much as you do!
Contact: Meetup: TriStateHikingClub.com
Westlake Hiking Club
Location: Westlake, Ohio
Interests: Hiking, outdoor sports. But primarily hiking
Contact: Meetup: www.meetup.com/Westlake-Hiking-Club/
Phone: 440-781-8801

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4 thoughts on “Ohio Outdoor Clubs

    1. Sarah, we don’t have a listing for an outdoor club in Clermont County, but that doesn’t mean there are none. Basically we invited people to list their club here, so it is a matter of represntatives of various clubs taking advantage of our offer. However, I have noted that there are lots of outdoor clubs listed at MeetUp.com. You could try that.

    2. Sarah,

      You may want to check with the folks at RRT, in Milford (very knowledgeable and helpful). If there are any groups in Clermont County, they will know.

      Website: http://www.roadsriversandtrails.com
      Facebook: Roads Rivers and Trails (https://www.facebook.com/RRT50/)

      If you haven’t visited their store in Old Milford yet, you should check it out. Address is 118 Main Street, Milford, OH 45150. Very cool place for hikers and other adventurers!

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