Outdoor Recreation

Dayton, Ohio is incredibly fortunate to have an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, and the start of spring is the perfect time to explore and enjoy them!


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Explore the Outdoors in #Destination Dayton


Great Miami Riverway

The Great Miami Riverway stretches 99 miles across multiple riverfront communities, each with their unique cultural experiences just waiting to be explored.  We are home to the nation’s largest paved trail network.

Great Miami Riverway

Woodland Cemetery

Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum remains open to the public between 8 AM and 7 PM each day. The Cemetery is a much needed green-space, offering a place of retreat and reflection.  Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum offers many self-guided walking tours and the Woodland mobile app.

Woodland Cemetery App

Aullwood Audubon

Aullwood Audubon teaches, leads and inspires people to preserve, protect and enjoy nature, farming and the environment. Visit the Aullwood Farm and Aullwood Nature Center.


Dayton Bike Yard

Dayton Bike Yard, located in Welcome Park, covers seven acres and features pump tracks, flow tails, slope-style trails, a climbing hill, jump lines, a rock skills trail, and a bike playground for kids and novices. 

Dayton Bike Yard, showing a man riding a mountain bike on a wood plank path

Pursue outdoor adventures such as kayaking, cycling, fly-fishing and bird watching, all while enjoying the wonderful sights and sounds around you. Serene lakes; striking waterfalls; lush greenery and much more. You can also enjoy a hike in one of our many trails or read a book under a great big tree near a meadow. This is Ohio recreation at its best.