Have you ever ventured out to discover the hidden gems in your own backyard? Greene County boasts an array of parks and trails just a short drive away. Whether you’re young or old, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re seeking solitude or adventure, you’ll find it here. With endless options for fun, relaxation, and excitement, you won’t be disappointed. Check out some of our top picks from the Greene County Parks & Trails.
Beaver Creek Wetlands Reserve
Phillips Park (access) – 2090 Dayton-Xenia Rd. Beavercreek, OH 45434
Birds fly wherever they want. Come to the Beaver Creek Wetlands Reserve to see why they want to be here so often. Stroll or hike the trails through woodlands and you’ll feel like you’re walking through an entire world of beauty – including marshes, wet prairies, woodland pools and the Beaver Creek.
Indian Mound Reserve
2750 US Rt. 42 E. Cedarville, OH 45314
Indian Mound Reserve is a park with an eventful past – both anthropologically and geologically. There are 169 acres of beautiful sights to take in, and a rich history to discover. Complete with eight trails, a waterfall, unique rock formations, and a pre-1825 restored log house, the Indian Mound Reserve beckons you to come and experience it.
Spring Lakes Park
2191 Ferry Rd. Bellbrook, OH 45305
Fishing isn’t for everyone…ONLY COOL PEOPLE SEEM TO LIKE IT. Okay, okay – we admit there are some cool people who don’t fish. No matter where you stand on the cool-not-cool issue, Spring Lakes is the best place to go fishing. Bring your dad or grandfather. Bring your kids. Bring your mama.
4535 Byron Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324
A fen is one of the rarest wetlands classes and contains a very high diversity of plant and animal life. In many cases, these plants and animals live nowhere else. Their unique makeup produces organic peat soil – sometimes as much as six feet deep – which acts as a natural water purification system. This is like no other natural setting you’re likely to see. It’s an amazing view of plants – flowering and otherwise. And if you take your time, you’ll be able to see some amazing critters and birds as well.
Mill Bridge Launch
2754 Graf Mill Rd. Bellbrook, OH 45305
One of many parks in Greene County along the Little Miami River, Mills Bridge is a great place to start your canoe trip. Or, if you start your trip farther north, this is a perfect spot to come ashore and relax while you eat lunch. And if you come out here on an early Saturday morning, you can fish surrounded by the peace and quiet of a Bellbrook morning.
Glenn Thompson Reserve
509 Trebein Rd. Xenia, OH 45385
The beautiful Glenn Thompson reserve is nestled between Xenia and Beavercreek and it’s the perfect place to get away for a little river love in Greene County. Nestled. We love that word. But you know what we love more? River fishing with friends, canoeing, and hiking trails with people we love while we can hear the sounds of a river rippling along nearby, nestled in the forest between the trails and the elderberry bushes. And yes, we used the word nestled twice in the same paragraph. The Glenn Thompson Reserve is just that good.
From all of us at Simms, we hope you find time in your day exploring everything outside your backyard!
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