Top 5 Parks to Hike at this Summer

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There have been some very nice, sunny days this spring. This would be a great time to go hiking, which is a good solo activity or one that you can perform with at least three other people!

Hiking is a great way to get outside, see the world around you and get some exercise. There are many benefits to hiking. It can improve your mental and physical health, as well as improve the relationships you have with the people you love.

There are many beautiful places around the Dayton area where you, friends and family can go hiking. For the person who wants to hike solo or with a group, this list will provide places where you can see what Mother Earth has to offer. 

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Clifton Gorge Nature Preserve/John Bryan State Park

 This amazing nature preserve takes you through some amazing waterfalls with breathtaking views of the Gorge. You’ll for sure enjoy looking through the gorge and looking at the lower and higher trails.

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Eastwood MetroPark

 This metro park is very scenic and has a lake, river, and picnic shelters. Many people say there are great hiking areas and that this park is beautiful. 

Possum Creek MetroPark

 There are prairies, woodlands, and plenty more to do at this beautiful MetroPark. Lots of interesting adventures can happen here!

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Huffman MetroPark

 If you took a hike on this Metropark, you would see a beautiful lake and would be able to hike with some stunning views. 

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Englewood MetroPark-

This is a large park with North, South, East and West parks as well. There are many activities you can do besides hiking and many hiking trails you can explore. 

These parks provide many ways where you can see the beauty of the Earth. Since it is warm out, this summer would be a great time for you to go hiking or do any kind of outdoor activities, whether it would be done solo or with a family!

Jackie Kasner
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