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Why we love it ...Who wouldn’t find it charming to shop for locally grown produce, flowers, unique gift items or satisfy your hunger in a renovated, historical B&O railroad building? In warmer weather a traditional farmer’s market is set up outside offering organic and tr...

Located along the Stillwater River, Wegerzyn Gardens offers beautiful formal gardens, a children’s garden and woodland walks. At Wegerzyn Gardens, visitors will find inspiration for plant combinations and learn about cultivation techniques suitable for the Miami Valley.  Venture int...

Are you riding with kids? Looking for a place with parking to begin a longer ride? Located within the city limits of Dayton, Eastwood MetroPark offers a variety of opportunities not just for biking, but also for water-based activities, playgrounds and is also a ...

Dayton Art Institute (DAI), sits on top of Grafton Hill overlooking the Great Miami River and downtown Dayton. The museum is a great destination for both adults and children. The regular collection includes art spanning over 5,000 years of history from around the world. DAI is considered one o...

One of the oldest garden cemeteries in the United States, Woodland Cemetery has long been a respected guardian of Dayton's history and culture. Located near the University of Dayton, the 200 acre cemetery has over 3,000 trees and hundreds of native Midwestern plants. Many of the trees are over...

Medlar Conservation Area is 416 acres of open space with woods, wetlands, a forest, fields and  a 2.5 mile paved, winding path connecting the Great Miami River bikeway trail to the Great-Little Trail. While the main entrance is on Medlar Road, a popular access point is from the Great Miam...

The Contemporary Dayton was founded in 1991 by a coalition of Dayton-area artists, art supporters, and visual arts professionals who saw a need for more interaction between the public and regional artists. The founders established an organization that allows the community to see and experience...

Accessible from downtown by bicycle using dedicated bike lanes and eventually picking up the Dayton-Kettering Bike Trail by the University of Dayton, the city of Oakwood offers riders many opportunities. Whether riding leisurely through its quiet neighborhoods, on a ride to experience its arch...

The village of Yellow Springs takes its name from a nearby natural spring that is rich in iron ore, which leaves a yellowish-orange coloring on the rocks.  The spring can be found within nearby Glen Helen Nature Reserve. Many individuals traveled to such springs, believing the waters had ...

This 33-acre natural area contains a rare groundwater-fed wetland known as a fen. Fens contain thick deposits of peat and support many rare and usual plants. Restoration of the fen included planting over 100 types of native wetland plants. Due to its location, it's a spot you can easily miss u...