Top Adventures in Springfield

  • Disc Golf at Snyder Park

    This course, sponsored by Hazy Shade, is not for beginners! It is for disc golfers who have some experience and are willing to challenge themselves and live on the edge. Almost every hole has a water hazard, with several of them being in spots tha...

  • Climb at Mad River Gorge

    Just a short hike down from the parking lot lies a half mile of cliffside full of climbing opportunities! Plenty of variety for different skill levels, although someone in your group will need to lead climb to set up the route first. There are hoo...

    1 miles

  • Stroll along the Dam at the CJ Brown Reservoir

    This walk is safe, open, flat and perfect for getting some exercise with a view!  The dam is 1.2 miles round trip, and open for a variety of activities - walking, jogging, biking, skateboarding, and rollerblading!  At the far end of the dam is a l...

    1.2 miles

  • Hike the Stone's Throw Trail

    This 0.4 trail is tiny but mighty!  It is hidden up the hill from the CJ Brown Reservoir Visitor Center, and leads down a small wooded path to a less accessed part of the lake.  This is a common spot for birdwatching, and a favorite place for Spri...

    0.8 miles

  • Swim at Buck Creek SP

    Officially opened in 1975, Buck Creek State Park is home to a 2,120 acre lake with 1,896 acres of land consisting of forests, meadows, a beach, and two dams. On a warm summer day, this beach is the place to be! Plenty of free parking and plenty of...

  • Explore the History of George Rogers Clark Park

    The George Rogers Clark Park has over 6 miles of nature hiking trails as well as a fishing pond. There are large A-frames at several points in the park to set up for the afternoon and grill some hotdogs, and plenty of field space to lay out some b...

  • Float the Mad River near Springfield

    This section is perfect for the beginner river adventurer or a family with little ones. It is only 2.5 miles long, and is extremely calm and pretty. Depending on river levels and speed, it should take around 60-90 minutes to complete (kayak/canoe)...

  • Visit the Tecumseh Sunflower Field

    If you're driving along US 68 towards Yellow Springs, Ohio in early September, you just may be lucky enough to come upon the Tecumseh Sunflower Field in full bloom!  You only have about two-three weeks where the flowers will be bright, happy and a...

  • Hike Clifton Gorge

    The entirety of this hike is within the Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, a protected park with strict restrictions on off-trail travel with pets prohibited.Starting at the parking lot off of Jackson St, follow the trail northwest allow the nar...

    2.6 miles 200 ft gain

  • Rock Climb at John Bryan SP

    If you are new to climbing, someone who really enjoys toprope climbing or if you live in west central Ohio and are looking to climb somewhere within a reasonable driving distance, John Bryan State Park is a great option. Equipment is not provided ...

  • Hike the North Rim of the Little Miami River

    Starting at the lower parking lot, follow the signs that direct you to the trails near the shelterhouse. Within 0.2 of a mile the trail forks; follow the left fork heading east along the Little Miami River. This is the Pittsburgh-Cincinnati Stagec...

    2.7 miles 250 ft gain

  • Hike to Cedar Cliff Falls

    Starting from the Indian Mound Reserve parking lot, follow the private drive back until the signs indicate to follow the trail through the woods to the right, about 1/4 mile. Make sure you stay right of the painted yellow line on the road, trespas...

    2.6 miles 250 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • 2630 Croft Road

      Cj Brown Dam And Reservoir Dam Site (Oh)

      Overview C.J. Brown Reservoir is located in west-central Ohio, two miles northeast of Springfield; thirty-five miles northeast of Dayton, and forty-five miles west of Columbus.Recreation There are ...

    • Brookville, Ohio

      Dayton Koa

    • Waynesville, Ohio

      Caesar Creek Lake

      Overview Caesar Creek Lake is located in southwest Ohio, centered between Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus. Visitors flock to Caesar Creek Lake for its great fishing, boating, Visitor Center and tra...

    • Williamsport, Ohio

      Deer Creek Lake Day Use

      Overview Deer Creek Lake Day Use Area is located just below the dam at Deer Creek Lake, 35 miles southwest of Columbus, Ohio. The lake provides an ideal location for boating, fishing, camping, hiki...

    • Galena, Ohio

      Alum Creek Below Dam Area

      Overview Alum Creek Lake is located in Delaware County, Ohio, just 30 minutes north of Columbus. The lake provides an ideal location for boating, fishing, camping, hiking and hunting.Recreation Alu...

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