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Enjoy nature, right outside your back door

The region’s vast network of bike trails and riverways may have sparked Outside’s interest, but the region offers so much more. Experience all four seasons at hundreds of parks spanning tens of thousands of acres. Hike, bike, camp and explore. With 300 miles of hiking trails, 400 miles of state and nationally designated water trails, and the nation’s largest paved trail network — more than 340 miles of connected, off-road bikeways — downtown workers and residents can be whitewater paddling in 5 minutes, rowing in 10 minutes, mountain biking in 15 minutes, and backpacking a 22-mile wilderness trail in 30 minutes.

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Five Rivers MetroParks

Five Rivers MetroParks was founded in 1963 to preserve and protect open space and natural areas for the citizens of Montgomery County. Today over 16,000 acres of forests, grasslands, farmlands and wetlands have been protected through the 18 parks that make up the Five Rivers MetroParks.

2nd St Market

2nd Street Market

The 2nd Street Market is a vibrant, local produce, food and crafts market managed by the Five Rivers MetroParks. You will find unique handmade items, pastries, chocolates, and everything in between.

Riverscape with boats


This popular park, found along the Great Miami River in the heart of Downtown Dayton, is a hub of activities for all ages -- from concerts and community events to popular river rentals. Beautiful floral plantings, hanging baskets and fountains make RiverScape the Miami Valley's favorite community gathering place.

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Hiking & Backpacking

The Twin Valley Backpacking Trail combines the existing network of trails in Germantown and Twin Creek MetroParks with a connection to create a longer, more integrated trail system totaling over 43 miles throughout 2600 acres.

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