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Buck Creek State Park

The park's recreational facilities center on the 2,120-acre lake, offering endless water-related opportunities including boating, water skiing, fishing and swimming. The park also includes campsites, cottages, endless hiking trails and beautiful...

Repelling in Gorge
Action Sports

Mad River Gorge + Nature Preserve

The recently opened Mad River Gorge + Nature Preserve offers some of the finest natural climbing cliffs in the Midwest ascending to nearly 50 feet! The Access Fund and Ohio Climbers Coalition partnered with the Clark County Park District to...

Water Sports

Eco Sports Corridor Whitewater Park

Thanks to the removal of low-head dams and some significant in-stream improvements, Springfield's Buck Creek is now whitewater country. The ECO Sports Corridor features four recreational whitewater kayaking areas including a large-scale “park...

Biking and Hiking

Springfield offers countless miles of picturesque biking and hiking trails. Ride the Little Miami Scenic Trail to nearby Young’s Jersey Dairy to enjoy their world-famous ice cream, and then continue on to charming Yellow Springs for boutique...

Parks

Ohio Caverns

Ohio Caverns is one of Ohio's most popular tourist attractions. The caverns remain a steady 54 degrees year round featuring some of the most unique formations in America. Guests from around the world come to experience the 35 acre park for an all...

Action Sports

NTPRD Chiller

The coolest place for family fun in Springfield! Chiller's regulation ice surface offers public ice skating, skating and hockey classes, youth and college hockey and special events.

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Snyder Park

Located just blocks from downtown, Snyder Park was established in 1895 as a gift from local businessmen and philanthropists John and David Snyder. Designed by noted landscape architect Herman Haerlin, Snyder Park is known as Springfield's "...

Parks

Buck Creek Nature Park

Buck Creek Nature Park is located directly behind Carleton Davidson Stadium at 1101 Mitchell Blvd. The Park is adjacent to Buck Creek and includes wildflower gardens and multiple active play areas for children. 

Hiking/Biking

Clifton Gorge

This 268-acre preserve protects one of the most spectacular dolomite and limestone gorges in the state. Registered as a National Natural Landmark in 1968, Clifton Gorge encompasses a 2-mile stretch of the Little Miami State and National Scenic...

Hiking/Biking

Ohio to Erie Trail

The Ohio to Erie Trail is a primarily off-street recreational trail from the Ohio River to Lake Erie. It spans the state of Ohio from Cincinnati to Cleveland for the most part following lands formerly occupied by railroads and canals. The...

Action Sports

Markin Farms Zipline Adventure

Enjoy the beauty of our 90-acre farm with your choice of several zipline packages. We offer both Sunset & Twilight zips which offer beautiful sunsets and spectacular views of the night sky. Nothing compares to the sights & thrills of our...

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Ferncliff Cemetery & Arboretum

You are invited to visit the 240-acre grounds during regular visitation hours to pay your respects to the people, history, and natural features that make Ferncliff, and Springfield, truly unique. Ferncliff’s arboretum consists of over 50 common...

Splash Zone
Water Sports

Springfield Splash Zone

Springfield's Splash Zone Waterpark is family fun for everyone including: Over 400 feet of water slides, a 280-foot lazy river, water vortex, sprayground, 25-yard competition pool, 2 one-meter diving boards, zero-depth beach entry, and Ohio's...

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Glen Helen Nature Preserve

Glen Helen is the legacy of alumnus Hugh Taylor Birch, who, in 1929, donated the wooded glen to Antioch College in memory of his daughter, Helen. With this gift, the College accepted the responsibility of preserving the land in perpetuity....

Water Sports

Mad River Fishing

Ohio’s oldest trout stream is the Mad River. Stocking of this river began in the late 1800s with the introduction of brook trout. Then in 1884, rainbow trout were introduced to the stream; and in 1931, ODNR switched to stocking brown trout in the...

Water Sports

Mad River Adventures

Mad River Adventures offers canoe, kayak, and tubing trips on the cool, clear waters of the Mad River.  These family friendly trips can be tailored to people wanting to spend all day or just an hour or two on the water.  Bring a picnic or your...

Hiking/Biking

Estel Wenrick Wetland

Spend an afternoon roaming 145 rich acres of high quality wetlands and woodlands.  The wetlands is a refuge for wildlife and features many thriving species of Ohio waterfowl, including the great blue heron.  Trails provide paths through the...

Golf

Windy Knoll Golf Club

Windy Knoll Golf Club, established in 2001, is one of the newest in the Springfield area and an excellent addition to the rich golf tradition of Ohio. The links style course honors this tradition.

Golf

National Golf Links

National Golf Links (NGL) would like to invite you to play a beautiful championship golf course designed by Jodi Kinney. National Golf Links opened as a family owned and operated 9 hole course in May of 1995. In May of 2000, NGL became an 18 hole...

Golf

Reid Park Golf Course

National Trail Parks and Recreation District is proud to offer our community 36-holes of golf at the Reid Memorial Golf Complex. This facility offers a unique challenge and layout to test your skills. We strive to maintain and operate quality...

Golf

Springfield Country Club

Known as one of the finest private clubs in the region, the Springfield Country Club offers a wide variety of events and programs for men, women, juniors, couples and families. The Club features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by the...

Hiking/Biking

Lower Valley Pike Scenic Byway

This meandering historic road features sweeping vistas, the sites of pioneer town New Boston, the Daniel Hertzler House and the Estel Wenrick Wetlands Park. Begins near the Ohio Masonic Home at US Route 40 in Springfield.

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George Rogers Clark Park

Take a step back in time to explore a Woodland Indian Village, tour the historic 1854 Hertzler House, fish in Hosterman Lake, hike nature trails or enjoy a family picnic at one of the four shelters in this 240-acre park located at 930 S. Tecumseh...

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Spangler Nature Preserve

Search for multiple species of birds and wildflowers found in the Leadingham Prairie, or wade into the Mad River to catch a crawdad at this 165-acre nature preserve located at 3656 Spangler Road adjacent to the Estel Wenrick Wetlands. Nearly 2...

Golf

Rocky Lakes Golf Course

Rocky Lakes Golf Course in Springfield is like playing two courses in one. The shorter front nine is wide-open, offering a gentle start before moving on to the more slightly more demanding, par-36 back nine. Mature trees and water hazards come...

Golf

Locust Hills Golf Club

Locust Hills is a 36-Hole Public Golf Course. The two courses are the Maple and Locust. Both courses are golfer friendly and provides a fun experience to all skill levels. Locust Hills prides itself in great customer service and offering a family...

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John Bryan State Park

John Bryan is the most scenic state park in western Ohio. The 752-acre park contains a remarkable limestone gorge cut by the Little Miami River which is designated as a state and national scenic river. A portion of the gorge itself is designated...

Hiking/Biking

Miami Valley Trails

Springfield offers countless miles of picturesque biking and hiking trails. Ride the Little Miami Scenic Trail to nearby Young's Jersey Dairy to enjoy their world-famous ice cream, and then continue on to charming Yellow Springs for boutique...