I have a goal to visit all the nearby state (Ohio) and county parks by the end of the year. I’ve been to several of the Butler County parks, but I haven’t explored too many north of there, particularly in Warren County, where we live.
I’m also a huge fan of lists. They help me organize my thoughts, and while I may not get to all of these by the end of the year, it’s a goal to get me outside and to learn more about the part of Ohio I moved to when we got married.
So here is the list of the parks for Warren County, Ohio:
50 acres – 200 Corwin Ave, Waynesville, OH 45068
3741 acres – 8570 E St Rt 73, Waynesville, OH 45068
Caesar Creek Gorge
State Nature Preserve
483 acres – 4080 Corwin Rd, Oregonia, OH 45054
Clint Fultz Park
30 acres – 6102 Corwin Ace, Corwin, OH 45068
Ohio Historical Society
764 acres – 6123 St Rt 350, Oregonia, OH 45054
Gulley Park & Trails
119 acres 0 2168 Middleboro Rd, Clarksville, OH 45113
Hall Creek Woods
State Nature Preserve
278 acres 0 3232 Morrow-Mason-Millgrove Rd, Morrow, OH 45152
158 acres – 5443 Middletown Rd, Corwin, OH 45068
Landen Deerfield Park
95 acres – 2258 W St Rt 22/3, Maineville, OH 45039
Mathers Mill Nature Preserve
42 acres – 5349 Wilmington Rd, Oregonia, OH 45054
Now, Warren county aside, Matt and I decided to go exploring another nearby park this past week. It had been a long time for him and a first time for me to visit the Germantown MetroPark. We didn’t spend a ton of time there, but we enjoyed what we did see. I am looking forward to going back another time and trying out one of the other paths. We walked only part of the orange trail and then drove up to where the scenic overlook is – um, majorly disappointing, but I was spoiled on all the scenic overlooks up in Michigan at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park (I’ll work on getting those posts up soon enough). I think that, even with conservation and such, I would either trim down the trees in that spot, OR build the platform higher. The Five Rivers Metroparks are all about the Greater Dayton area. I’m going to have to go check them out as well at some point. But I am going to focus first on the list above. Yep, I’m going to be good and stick to one plan. 😀
Five Rivers Metroparks
7101 Conservancy Road, Germantown, Ohio 45327
We dubbed this the fire tree. It looks like a flame.
Isn’t he handsome?