Bike Month is this May and you can set yourself up for an entire spring full of cycling fun by checking out MetroParks programs this March and April: Bike touring: For those who want to see local sights or perhaps even make a vacation out of a cycling adventure, bike touring is a great option. […]

For the second year in a row, winter’s flip-flopping temps and wet weather have probably resulted in many of your favorite natural surface trails being muddy. When this happens, regional park manager Mike Osborne encourages parkgoers to avoid these trails or take your adventures to the region’s many paved trails. “When there are muddy patches […]

Perhaps the most underrated outdoor adventure season, winter is still a great time to explore the outdoors. Beautiful land formations, habitats and wildlife are on full display since there’s less foliage on the trees. Your family can do and explore so many things, you just need to  bundle up and plan ahead. Additionally, staying active […]

The new year has many people feeling the pressure to improve their lives by adopting new habits. “New Year, new you,” is the common trope associated with resolutions, although studies show that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail. So, rather than “new year, new you,” perhaps think, “new year, new habits” — and look to […]

There are just few days left to get out and wrap up the 2022 MetroParks Trails Challenge. Whether you completed just a few trails or all 28, you should feel great about moving your body in the great outdoors – and perhaps even finding a new favorite MetroPark. Remember, you can’t be selected to win […]

Celebrate National Dog Day on Aug. 26 by treating your pooch to some quality time outdoors. Just like humans, dogs need outdoor time and exercise to maximize their happiness and wellbeing, according to Animal Wellness Magazine. Also like humans, spending time outdoors helps your pup with weight control, depression and boredom. Once you review MetroParks’ […]

It’s getting warmer and you might be ready to boat – but do you have everything you need for a fun, safe paddling or boating experience? Watch our outdoor recreation team teach you how to prepare to paddle: Whether you are a seasoned paddler or new to the water, you should take these critical steps […]

Five Rivers MetroParks will host the Twin Valley Trail Challenge on Saturday, June 4. Participants in this free, noncompetitive event choose their own adventure by hiking any distance from 1 to 28.7 miles, following marked routes on the Twin Valley Trail (TVT), located in and connecting Germantown and Twin Creek MetroParks — one of the […]

May is National Bike Month, and Dayton has a lot to celebrate. Home to more than 340 miles of paved trails — the nation’s largest paved trail network — the Dayton region is the perfect place to explore on two wheels. It takes a village to help connect people to these amazing amenities, which is […]

Biking is good for your health, your wallet, and the environment – but how good? Laura, from Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, shares how you can use their rideshare program, Gohio Commute, to tally these stats.

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