Outdoor Recreation

Whether paddling or boating along sun-soaked waterways or hiking and biking through tree-lined paths dappled with light and leafy shadows, adventure awaits in the clear mountains and hills that earned Clermont County its name when French explorers first discovered the area’s natural beauty for themselves.


  • Cedar Trace Golf Club, located east of Cincinnati in Stonelick Township, is an 18 hole regulation length course skillfully designed to provide a challenge to the advanced golfer as well as an enjoyable experience for the intermediate and beginner golfer. The course boasts a distinctive layout set amidst 197 beautiful acres of countryside featuring natural hills, valleys and lakes. The clubhouse is located between the 9th and 18th greens. It features a pro shop, concessions and a rental space for outings and events. You can enjoy a drink and sandwich while taking in the magnificient view of the 18th hole... 

    5466 Hutchinson Rd.
    Batavia, OH 45103
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    (513) 625-4400
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  • Located on the banks of the Ohio River, this 39 –acre park features a historic river museum, wildlife nature preserve, river walk and picnic shelters. Dock your boat here for a scenic lunch stop, make a reservation with a youth or scout group for an overnight yurt experience or combine the museum with nearby points of interest for a day trip throughout southeastern Clermont County on Highway 52, the Ohio River National Scenic Byway. 

    521 County Park Rd.
    Chilo, OH 45112
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    (513) 876-9013
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  • Rowe Woods features trails winding through Eastern deciduous forest, fields, streams, and past ponds and wetlands. It spans 1,022 acres (including 96 acres of old growth forest) and offers more than 14 miles of hiking trail. Long Branch Farm & Trails spans 758 acres of forest and farmland, with over five miles of hiking trails. Trails wind through Eastern deciduous forest, fields, streams, and past ponds and wetlands. Please note: Long Branch Farm & Trails is accessible to Cincinnati Nature Center members only. 

    4949 Tealtown Rd.
    Milford, OH 45150
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    (513) 831-1711
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  • Clermont Parks manages over 1,000 acres of land and growing! This includes five community parks, four nature preserves and the Williamsburg to Batavia Bike Trail. Facilities include: Wilson Nature Preserve, 222 Roadside Park, Chilo Lock 34 Park, Crooked Run Nature Preserve, Kelley Nature Preserve, Pattison Park, Hartman Log Cabin, Shor Park, Sycamore Park, Williamsburg to Batavia Hike & Bike Trail. 

    2228 US Highway 50
    Batavia, OH 45103
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    (513) 732-2977
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  • Community Park is a beautiful 17 acres of land on Buckwheat Rd. and was created with picnic areas and grills, tables, a playground, picnic shelter, walking trails and parking lot. Today's park includes two tennis courts, two pickleball courts, a sand volleyball court, 9 hole disc golf course and the wonderful Performance Pavilion. The amphitheater is perfect for the "Summer Concert Series" that takes place each year. Community Park also is the home of the Leming House, which offers indoor facilities for receptions, parties and meetings. The original house was built around 1840 by settler Randall Leming and is... 

    5951 Buckwheat Road
    Milford, OH 45150
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  • Cross Creek Farm is nestled on a secluded 54 acres in rural Clermont County Ohio, 30 minutes southeast of downtown Cincinnati. Our competition-size dock (8’X40’) is located on a well-maintained 1 1/4 acre pond. The dock is fenced for safety, covered in AstroTurf for comfort, and fully equipped to handle all aspects of dock diving. Next to our shaded pond is a beautiful 1 1/4 acre flat grassy field. Our field is used for UpDog (Frisbee) competitions, seminars, and training days for fieldwork. As a paying guest, you are welcome to use this field along... 

    2200 Black Road
    New Richmond, OH 45157
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  • Deer Track Golf Course boasts an exceptional 18-hole course located in the picturesque countryside of Goshen, Ohio. With challenging terrain and stunning vistas, this course is perfect for both seasoned golfers and beginners looking to improve their skills. Our friendly staff and affordable rates make Deer Track Golf Course the perfect destination for a day of golf with friends, a corporate outing or special event. We also offer a full-service pro shop and clubhouse, making us the perfect destination for any golf enthusiast. Come play a round at Deer Track Golf Course and experience the best golf experience Ohio has... 

    6160 St. Rte. 727
    Goshen, OH 45122
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    (513) 625-2500
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  • Eagles Nest Golf Course is an exciting 18 hole regulation course located near Cincinnati, Ohio. From the longest tees it offers 6,145 yards of golf for par of 71. The course was designed by Taylor Boyd and opened in 1962. The course rating is 69.4 with a slope rating of 122. Eagles Nest is a daily fee golf course with an ” Open to the Public” guest policy. 

    1540 St. Rte. 28
    Loveland, OH 45140
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    (513) 722-1241
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  • Located in southwest Ohio, the 4,870-acre East Fork State Park is one of the largest state parks in Ohio. The park offers diverse recreational and natural history opportunities only 25 miles from Cincinnati. Rolling hills, winding rivers, and a large lake provide a beautiful backdrop for a wonderful getaway. The park's Harsha Lake offers unlimited horsepower boating and is also an excellent lake for paddling, fishing, and swimming. Other amenities include a large scenic campground, picnic shelters, nature center, and a vast trail system for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and backpacking. 

    3294 Elklick Road
    Bethel, OH 45106
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    (513) 734-2730
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  • Elks Run Golf Club, rated top 10 in Ohio by Golf week in 2010, is a 4-Star rated facility by Golf Digest. Enjoy friendly service at the pub as well as splendid views of the course on the outdoor dining patio. Situated on 163 acres of lush, rolling hills in Batavia, Ohio, Elks Run Golf Course is a 6,845-yard championship course that is both challenging and enjoyable to play. Utilizing bentgrass greens, tees and fairways, this Greg Norman design takes advantage of the rolling hills and creeks to provide a course that works within its natural characteristics. This only maximizes... 

    2000 Elklick Rd.
    Batavia, OH 45103
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    (513) 732-0295
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  • Friendly Meadows Golf Course provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere on some of the most beautiful and picturesque terrain this country has to offer. Taking advantage of its rural setting, the golf courses' secluded, country setting offers a complete escape from the headaches of every-day life. Boasting several naturalized and protected wildlife areas and absolutely no houses on the course, playing Friendly Meadows Golf Course is your ticket to an 18-hole vacation from all things annoying and all things that bring reminders of the man-made world outside. 

    809 St. Rte. 125
    Hamersville, OH 45130
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    (937) 379-1050
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  • The Grail in the US is a movement where all members are encouraged to advance the shared vision in the manner that best befits their interests, abilities and the needs of their community. The International Grail has had NGO Observer status at the United Nations as part of UFER since 1953, and Special Consultative status through ECOSOC since 1998. Therefore, the US Grail members—while acting in small groups or independently—frame activities under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals advancing The Grail mission at all levels: personally, locally, nationally, globally. 

    931 O'Bannonville Rd.
    Loveland, OH 45140
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    (513) 683-2340
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  • This historic log cabin, dating back to 1838, was restored by CECOS International in 1993, when it was donated to the park district. The park features a picnic shelter and barn as well as a walking trail to the Jackson Township Pioneer Cemetery. The cabin, barn and picnic shelter are all available to rent for small gatherings and celebrations. 

    5272 Aber Rd.
    Williamsburg, OH 45176
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    (513) 732-2977
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  • Welcome to the stunning Hickory Woods Golf Course in Loveland, Ohio! Our 18-hole course offers breathtaking views and challenging greens for players of all levels. With beautiful, well-maintained fairways and affordable rates, you won't find a better golfing experience in the area. Relax at our clubhouse and enjoy a bite to eat or a refreshing drink after your round. Come tee off with us and experience the best golfing in Loveland! 

    1240 Hickory Woods Dr.
    Loveland, OH 45140
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    (513) 575-3900
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  • This former property of Kathryn Stagge-Marr was transferred to Clermont County Parks in 2022 after years of care from the Goshen volunteer park board. Stagge-Marr’s vision was to keep the 82-acres as a community resource, and we are happy to be a part of carrying out her wish! The park features the popular Osage Grove Disc Golf Course, a small fishing pond, Veteran’s Memorial, shelter and playground. It has been the site of many concerts, kickball tournaments, markets and more. 

    6662 Goshen Rd
    Goshen, OH 45122
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  • Created in part with a gift to the Park District by Virginia Kelley as a memorial to her husband, Walter A. Kelley, the 42-acre nature preserve located along the scenic Little Miami River features more than a mile of hiking trails, canoe/kayak access to the Little Miami River, scenic river views and a meadow with a spectacular display of summer wildflowers. 

    297 Center St.
    Loveland, OH 45140
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    (513) 732-2977
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  • The Arthur Hills designed 6,936-yard Golf Course opened in 1997 and features four sets of tees to ensure a challenging yet fun test of golf. Scottish links-style golf courses inspired the front nine layout, which sits on 200 acres of land and features six lakes. The holes are named accordingly: Troon, St. Andrews and Turnberry, just to name a few. It's a different story on the back nine, as the layout weaves through several densely wooded areas, influenced by famous holes much closer to home, such as those found at Augusta, Winged Foot and Shinnecock Hills. Legendary Run is part... 

    915 E. Legendary Run
    Cincinnati, OH 45245
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    (513) 753-1919
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  • Sparkling sunshine and cool shade with miles of paved flat trail along the Little Miami River. It’s a treat in Historic Loveland, Milford, Miami Township, Newtown and Lebanon. Affectionately called the “Loveland Bike Trail” it is the Little Miami State Park and it is 70 miles long with connections to well over 100 miles. Free parking, picnic tables, rest rooms, easy access, coffee, ice cream shops, restaurants and entertainment have made Loveland, Milford, Newtown, Miami Township & Lebanon excellent staging areas. 

    206 Railroad Ave.
    Loveland, OH 45140
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  • At Loveland Paddlesports we strive to create a family friendly environment that encourages the exploration and appreciation of the Little Miami River through fun, outdoor adventures. You can kayak, solo or tandem, with your friends, family, team or co-workers and leave the work to our friendly, professional staff. You will enjoy the Little Miami River as you paddle through some of the most beautiful, natural surroundings in the Tri-State region. With it’s designation as a State and National Scenic River this section of the Little Miami looks much the way it did 200 years ago with rolling,... 

    174 Karl Brown Way
    Loveland, OH 45140
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    (513) 683-4611
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  • With approximately 300 acres of green space, Miami Township has one of the best park systems in the area. There are five parks in Miami Township: Community Park on Buckwheat Rd, Paxton Ramsey Park on Price Rd, Miami Meadows Park on St Rt 131, Miami Riverview Park on Branch Hill Loveland Rd, and Longfield Acres in the Longfield Subdivision. There’s something here for everyone, whether it’s playing basketball, tennis, football, volleyball or soccer. Fishing at our catch and release lake; trying out your latest moves at our Skate Park; enjoying a day with your favorite dog at our... 

    6101 Meijer Dr
    Milford, OH 45150
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    (513) 248-3725
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  • Milford abounds in outdoor recreational opportunities, ranging from canoeing, walking, biking and camping. Park amenities include: playground equipment, grills, picnic tables, trash & recycling receptacles, and water fountains. Additionally, eight long distance trails, totaling over 22,000 miles, intersect in the City. Visit the trailhead and hop on the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail, hike the ValleyView Nature Preserve or go canoeing on the Little Miami River. 

    745 Center St. Suite 200
    Milford, OH 45150
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  • Make a reservation at Morgan Stables and experience a horseback trail riding experience. Discover new and challenging trails, explore the park, and bond with nature and your horse. 

    3872 Cain Run Rd.
    Batavia, OH 45103
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    (513) 724-0105
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  • Venture along the Ohio River in the spirit of trailblazers and freedom seekers! Between Portsmouth and Cincinnati tour Freedom’s Landing – a glimpse of the Underground Railroad in Ripley. Ripley is the home of abolitionist Rev. John Rankin and the place that inspired Eliza’s story of crossing the frozen Ohio River in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. The Rankin House, a National Historic Landmark, tells the story of the escaped slaves that sought refuge at the station. The John P. Parker House Museum also commemorates the conflict – through the eyes of a former slave who was determined... 

    241 Front St.
    Mariette, OH 45750
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  • This 45-acre park, donated by the Aletheia Pattison, is the perfect stop to relax alone or enjoy with family and friends. Take a walk around on the paved trail around the pond or bring a fishing pole and cast a line at the handicapped-accessible deck. The park also features a new playground, picnic shelter, hiking trails and upgraded restroom facilities. 

    2228 U.S. Hwy 50
    Batavia, OH 45103
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    (513) 732-2977
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  • RAPTOR Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey via rehabilitation, education, research and community service. They rehabilitate over 300 birds of prey annually and deliver over 350 educational presentations each year at schools, libraries, senior centers, and other community events. They strive to cultivate respect for nature, inspire conservation action in our community, and protect raptor habitat. RAPTOR is an acronym for the Regional Association for the Protection and Treatment Of Raptors. RAPTOR Inc’s facilities are open to the public during Open House events and by appointment only. On the last... 

    961 Barg Salt Run Rd.
    Milford, OH 45150
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    (513) 825-3325
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  • River Dogs Paddlesports offers a perfect gateway to explore this majestic river with friends, family, and co-workers. The friendly, professional staff will provide the kayaks, equipment, and transportation letting you focus on some of the most beautiful, natural surroundings in the Tri-State region. 

    110 Ferry St.
    Milford, OH 45150
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    (513) 748-3647
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  • Scenic River Canoe Excursions offers a beautiful, scenic canoe route along Ohio's most beautiful river. They are located just a few miles from beautiful Historic Old Milford. There are 6 mile and 8.5 mile trips offered along the river. 

    4595 Round Bottom Rd.
    Cincinnati, OH 45244
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    (513) 576-9000
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  • Rent a kayak and take a ride on the river to experience nature and have fun while doing it. Clermont County is beautiful and the river makes up a big part of that beauty, discover it all on your kayak ride. 

    400 Front St.
    New Richmond, OH 45157
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    (513) 718-8548
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  • Clermont County obtained this diverse 56-acre property in 2003. The park was donated in honor of S. David Shor, who formerly used what were once large fields to raise and train horses. Clermont Park District wanted to honor the owner's passions by integrating horse-themed architecture into the parks, including the restored weather vane atop the main shelter and preserve the history of the land. Today, Shor Park features walking paths, the county’s first inclusive playgrounds, updated restrooms and picnic shelters. Natural restoration projects, including a rain garden and wetlands, help to improve habitat and invite birds,... 

    4659 Tealtown Rd.
    Milford, OH 45150
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    (513) 732-2977
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  • Tucked away in the rolling hills of southwest Ohio, Stonelick State Park's 1,258 (1,058 acres of land and 200 acres of water) offer a quiet retreat for visitors. The still waters of the lake and tranquil woodlands provide the perfect setting for a host of outdoor recreational pursuits. Camping, boating, fishing, disc golf, swimming, hiking and picnicking are some of the fun and relaxing activities here. Stonelick is leashed pet friendly in all areas, except in beach sand area. 

    2895 Lake Dr.
    Pleasant Plain, OH 45162
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    (513) 625-6593
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  • Sycamore Park is one of the largest and well-known parks in Clermont County. Along with its four shelters and paved trails, the park offers East Fork river access and a peaceful nature escape at the adjacent Wilson Nature Preserve. The park also features a tennis court, accessible playground and updated restrooms. Reserve a shelter for a gathering or stop by to let the children walk on the paved riverside storybook trail. The park is available for the use of larger events, such as festivals, fairs and small expos. 

    4082 St. Rte. 132
    Batavia, OH 45103
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    (513) 732-2977
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  • Enjoy your round with a relaxing stroll through nature as golfers will appreciate the uniqueness of each hole. Rated the #1 Best Public Golf Courses in Ohio in 2016 and #34 Best Golf Course in the WORLD by Golf Advisor, this course is designed to impress. 

    3155 Sherilyn Ln.
    Batavia, OH 45103
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    (513) 735-4653
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  • Valley View is a grassroots, nonprofit organization with a simple mission- Conserving Land, Preserving History and Sharing it with the Community. In 2002, it was all but a foregone conclusion that what was then 190-acres of farmland would be bulldozed for development. Valley View was created and changed the outcome. A group of passionate volunteers have had the vision and tenacity to raise over $4 million to purchase and permanently preserve one of the last family farms in eastern Cincinnati. They have transformed from a grassroots organization started in a Milford living room into the responsible stewards of... 

    790 Garfield Ave.
    Milford, OH 45150
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    (513) 218-1098
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  • This 6-mile paved trail is the perfect opportunity for runners, walkers, skaters or cyclists to enjoy the outdoors and connect with their communities. This diverse trail includes flat sections, as well as rolling hills and inclines. It shares the road with vehicles in some spots and winds through abandoned roadways originally created during the construction of East Fork State Park. It is a collaborative effort that was realized when several agencies came together to design a bike path that would encourage recreation, connectivity for the region, and an opportunity for economic growth. 

    285 W. Main St.
    Williamsburg, OH 45176
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