August Dayton Dozen :: A Guide to Family-Friendly Events

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Due to COVID-19 many events that typically take place in August are canceled or postponed. This month, we thought it would be fun to put together a list of the amazing hiking/ walking trails that are located all around our beautiful Dayton area.
It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced hiker, someone out for a leisurely stroll, or a family seeking adventure this August – check out these beautiful locations to explore trails, campsites, and designated fishing and swimming areas. Be sure to click through their websites for all the amenities and activities each park has to offer. Hours and services may vary.

  1. Englewood Green Trail 

    4361 W National Rd. Vandalia, OH 45377

  2. Huffman Metro Park

    4095 Lower Valley Pike, Dayton, OH 45424

  3. Possum Creek Metro Park

    4790 Frytown Rd, Dayton, OH 45417

  4. Woodmen Fen

    2490 Newcastle Dr, Dayton, OH 45420
    Mom Tip: This one is great for kids

  5. Island Metro Park

    101 E Helena St, Dayton, OH 45405

  6. Wegerzyn Gardens Metro Park

    1301 E Siebenthaler Ave, Dayton, OH 45414
    Mom Tip: This park has nice paved walkways that are wheelchair accessible

  7. Cox Arboretum Metro Park

    6733 N Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH 45449

  8. Bill Yeck Park

    2230 E Centerville Station Rd, Dayton, OH 45459

  9. 4178 Conference Rd, Bellbrook, OH 45305

  10. 789 Little Sugarcreek Rd, Sugarcreek Township, OH 45440

  11. Hills & Dales Metro Park 

    2655 S Patterson Blvd, Kettering, OH 45409

  12. 501 Normandy Ridge Rd, Dayton, OH 45459


DMC Mom Tip: Pack plenty of water, snacks, and even a change of clothes. The ponds and creeks are too nice not to splash in on those hot days. Don’t forget the sunscreen! Toss everything in a back pack, leaving you hands-free.

If you visit one of these beautiful locations snap a picture and tag us along with the hashtag #MomsAroundDayton. Don’t see your favorite park/trail – let us know in the comments. Happy exploring!

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