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At Carriage Hill Farm, daily farm activities, historical talks and demonstrations are given during seasonal hours. Please call ahead for more details or stop by and see us!

Morning Chores
Come help the farmer with various farm chores like feeding the animals and collecting eggs. Program is on the third Saturday of each month from 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Registrations Required and Limited. To register, check the program listings or call (937) 278-2609.

  Carriage Hill MetroPark
Carriage Hill MetroPark
7800 E. Shull Road, Dayton, Ohio 45424
(937) 278-2609
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Join us for spring at Carriage Hill MetroPark! The activity level at the farm will increase as we start getting our fields ready for planting at the farm. Our horse trails are open, but may be muddy through the spring season. Hiking trails will also be slick after substantial rains, so watch your step! If you see a team of yellow-suited staff members setting the tall-grass prairie on fire, don't be alarmed; it's just time for our conservation crew to manage prairie habitat through controlled burns. Learn more about the importance of burning prairies by visiting our conservation habitat page.

    • Farm life in the 1880s comes alive at Carriage Hill MetroPark. Visitor Center exhibits start the journey back in time while demonstrations, reconstructed and historical buildings, and even period farm animals paint the picture. There are also acres of natural beauty to enjoy and a horseback riding center.

    • Carriage Hill MetroPark was the first park established by the new park district back in April 1965, when the district bought 224 acres with donated funds, mainly from Eugene Kettering. The land was targeted for its proximity to Huber Heights, the most rapidly growing section of the metropolitan area – and the most in need of open space preservation.


    • There are disabled parking sites at the Visitor Center's parking lot and lake lots. Both the farm and Visitor Center public restrooms have an accessible stall. Current drinking fountains are of the older style and work well for some, but not all wheelchair users. An accessible fishing pier is also provided. The Visitor Center does contain an elevator.

    • Directions
      Carriage Hill MetroPark is located off of I-70 at State Route 201/Brandt Pike. Go North for one mile to the park entrance at E. Shull Road.

      Public Transportation
      RTA Bus Routes 18 or 19
      Take route 18 north on Main Street or #19 east on Third Street through downtown to the intersection of 201 and E. Shull Road in Huber Heights. The entrance to Carriage Hill MetroPark is across the street and north a short distance.

      Plan a Bus Trip!
      Learn about RTA's Bike Rack Program

    • The natural areas of Carriage Hill MetroPark consist mainly of former farmland and woodlots. Large, open grasslands, diverse successional areas, created ponds and wetlands, a 14-acre lake, and two forest tracts make for a very diverse experience.

Visitor Information

GPS Coordinates
Latitude: 39.878327
Longitude: -84.094407

Park Hours:
April - October, 8am – 10pm
November - March, 8 am – 8 pm

Park is closed Christmas and New Year's Day.

Historical Farm & Visitor Center

April - October:
Visitor's Center: Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm
Historic Farm Grounds: 8am-5pm
Historic Farm Buildings: Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. Sun 12-5pm
Country Store: Tues-Sun 12-4:45pm

November - March:
Visitor's Center: Tues-Sun, 12-4pm
Historic Farm Grounds: 8am-4pm
Historic Buildings: Sat-Sun, 12-4pm
Country Store: Tues-Sun, 12-3:45pm*
* Effective January 1 through March 10, 2016, the Country Store will be open Fri-Sun, 12-3:45pm

All farm facilities are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.

Riding Center

Barns are open 9am-4 pm every day except Christmas and New Years Day.

Parking: Free parking is available: See map

School Group Tours:
(Field trips cannot be scheduled during our seasonal hours November - March)
Available by request. Call to schedule.
View a list of Field Trips

Pet Policy:
Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and under control at all times. No pets are allowed in the Historical Farm or Visitor Center, unless they are guide dogs.

Park Features/Amenities
Carriage Hill MetroPark was established in 1968 in order to interpret both the natural and cultural history of the Miami Valley. Comprised of over 900 acres, it provides the public with many experiences. Carriage Hill offers scenic woodlands, prairies, a lake and a pond. Featured amenities include:
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"Protecting the region's natural heritage and providing outdoor experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature."
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