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Find Outdoor & Recreation Activities in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

Don’t just sit there, get out and explore our vast river region! From the peace and quiet of the back roads of Kentucky to the urban oasis of downtown Cincinnati to water adventures both on the river and off, outdoor fun is all around. And when you want to escape indoors, there are plenty of indoor activity options for both kids and kids at heart.

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Highland Cemetery Hiking Trails

South > Southwest

Approximately 9.91 miles from your location

Highland Cemetery Hiking Trails

South > Southwest

Approximately 9.91 miles from your location

Explore 6 color-coded trails covering 4 miles on 150 acres of undeveloped cemetery property. Witness something unique with each season. Spring and summer are ideal for... Read more

Explore 6 color-coded trails covering 4 miles on 150 acres of undeveloped cemetery property. Witness something unique with each season. Spring and summer are ideal for bird watching and getting to see both native species and neotropical migrants. Fall boasts gorgeous colors from the maple trees, and winter is great for... Read More

Beckett Ridge Golf Club

North

Approximately 17.73 miles from your location

Beckett Ridge Golf Club

North

Approximately 17.73 miles from your location

Amid the rolling hills near Cincinnati, you'll find one of Southwest Ohio's top-ranked golfing experiences. Beckett Ridge has a classic course with a great tradition in... Read more

Amid the rolling hills near Cincinnati, you'll find one of Southwest Ohio's top-ranked golfing experiences. Beckett Ridge has a classic course with a great tradition in the area. The layout was designed by Jack Kidwell, one of the best known names in the world of Ohio golf. He skillfully combined the ups and downs of the... Read More

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Grand Oak Golf Club

West

Approximately 28.06 miles from your location

Grand Oak Golf Club

West

Approximately 28.06 miles from your location

Jump Stop Safari

North

Approximately 24.75 miles from your location

Jump Stop Safari

North

Approximately 24.75 miles from your location

A mega indoor playground for children under age 12, Jump Stop Safari is locally owned and operated in the heart of Historic Lebanon. Featuring a custom-designed, multi-... Read more

A mega indoor playground for children under age 12, Jump Stop Safari is locally owned and operated in the heart of Historic Lebanon. Featuring a custom-designed, multi-level, padded play center with 2 enclosed slides, a glider, punching bags, a ropes course, climbing mats, and a fun hippo lookout, it's the perfect stop for... Read More

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Buttermilk Falls Golf Course

East

Approximately 28.30 miles from your location

Buttermilk Falls Golf Course

East

Approximately 28.30 miles from your location

The 9-hole course at the Buttermilk Falls Golf Club facility in Georgetown, Ohio features 3,000 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35 . The course rating is... Read more

The 9-hole course at the Buttermilk Falls Golf Club facility in Georgetown, Ohio features 3,000 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 35 . The course rating is 35.0 and it has a slope rating of 116. The greens are bent grass and the fairways are bluegrass.

Smugglers Cove Marina

South > Southwest

Approximately 36.64 miles from your location

Smugglers Cove Marina

South > Southwest

Approximately 36.64 miles from your location

Full service marina located just off the Ohio River offering fuel, restaurant, motel and RV hookups.

Full service marina located just off the Ohio River offering fuel, restaurant, motel and RV hookups.

Legendary Run Golf Course

East

Approximately 7.01 miles from your location

Legendary Run Golf Course

East

Approximately 7.01 miles from your location

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RiversEdge Outfitters Canoe and Kayak Rental

North

Approximately 37.69 miles from your location

RiversEdge Outfitters Canoe and Kayak Rental

North

Approximately 37.69 miles from your location

RiversEdge Outfitters is located on 45 acres of riverfront property along one of the least crowded and most secluded sections of the Federal and State Designated Scenic... Read more

RiversEdge Outfitters is located on 45 acres of riverfront property along one of the least crowded and most secluded sections of the Federal and State Designated Scenic Little Miami River. RiversEdge Outfitters is conveniently located just 30 minutes from Dayton, 45 minutes from Cincinnati and a quick 1 hour drive from... Read More

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Putt-Putt Fun Center

South

Approximately 12.67 miles from your location

Putt-Putt Fun Center

South

Approximately 12.67 miles from your location

The classic game of skill for all ages. 18 holes of stiff competition, or just plain fun. Just make sure that you keep score! Price per 18 holes: $5.00 Children 5 and... Read more

The classic game of skill for all ages. 18 holes of stiff competition, or just plain fun. Just make sure that you keep score! Price per 18 holes: $5.00 Children 5 and under - $1 with paying adult 36 Holes | $7.00 10 game ticket | $27.00

The Golf Center at Kings Island

North

Approximately 18.00 miles from your location
Golf Center at Kings Island

The Golf Center at Kings Island

North

Approximately 18.00 miles from your location

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Pleasant Hill Golf Club

North

Approximately 26.24 miles from your location

Pleasant Hill Golf Club

North

Approximately 26.24 miles from your location

Best Case Farm

South > Southeast

Approximately 35.88 miles from your location

Best Case Farm

South > Southeast

Approximately 35.88 miles from your location

1500 acres for hunting and fishing

1500 acres for hunting and fishing

Cedar Trace Golf Club

East

Approximately 15.22 miles from your location

Cedar Trace Golf Club

East

Approximately 15.22 miles from your location

Cedar Trace is a breathtaking challenge over hills and valleys with each hole skillfully designed. Built in 2000, Cedar Trace Golf Club boasts a distinctive layout set... Read more

Cedar Trace is a breathtaking challenge over hills and valleys with each hole skillfully designed. Built in 2000, Cedar Trace Golf Club boasts a distinctive layout set amidst 220 beautiful acres of countryside featuring bent grass greens, tees and fairways.

Lincoln Woods Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 16.99 miles from your location

Lincoln Woods Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 16.99 miles from your location

The land for this park was acquired by the City in 1959 as a part of the water treatment plant land acquisition. This 15 acre park was developed in 1985 into an active... Read more

The land for this park was acquired by the City in 1959 as a part of the water treatment plant land acquisition. This 15 acre park was developed in 1985 into an active park. Amenities include the following: Two asphalt surface enclosed tennis courts. City sponsored clinics are conducted at the courts and have priority use.... Read More

Hickory Sticks Golf Club

South > Southeast

Approximately 10.53 miles from your location

Hickory Sticks Golf Club

South > Southeast

Approximately 10.53 miles from your location

Walden Ponds Golf Club

North

Approximately 22.50 miles from your location

Walden Ponds Golf Club

North

Approximately 22.50 miles from your location

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Thaxton's Canoe & Paddlers Inn

South > Southeast

Approximately 21.39 miles from your location

Thaxton's Canoe & Paddlers Inn

South > Southeast

Approximately 21.39 miles from your location

Camp in a cabin or rent a canoe and paddle along the Licking River.

Camp in a cabin or rent a canoe and paddle along the Licking River.

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S&S Western Bowl

West

Approximately 14.10 miles from your location

S&S Western Bowl

West

Approximately 14.10 miles from your location

Western Bowl Strike and Spare offers 68 lanes of bowling and state-of-the-art scoring system. 

Western Bowl Strike and Spare offers 68 lanes of bowling and state-of-the-art scoring system. 

Flagg Springs Golf Course

South > Southeast

Approximately 15.73 miles from your location

Flagg Springs Golf Course

South > Southeast

Approximately 15.73 miles from your location

Kincaid Lake Beach

South > Southeast

Approximately 30.06 miles from your location

Kincaid Lake Beach

South > Southeast

Approximately 30.06 miles from your location

Sun worshippers will love the lakeside swimming pool with warm gentle breezes off Kincaid Lake. A bathhouse serves the pool.

Sun worshippers will love the lakeside swimming pool with warm gentle breezes off Kincaid Lake. A bathhouse serves the pool.

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Cricket Ridge Golf Course

West

Approximately 46.82 miles from your location

Cricket Ridge Golf Course

West

Approximately 46.82 miles from your location

Public golf course and restaurant

Public golf course and restaurant

Middle Creek Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 24.64 miles from your location

Middle Creek Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 24.64 miles from your location

The park contains 230 acres of forest full of wildflowers, wildlife and 8.5 miles of unpaved trails that range from moderate to difficult for hiking and horseback riding.

The park contains 230 acres of forest full of wildflowers, wildlife and 8.5 miles of unpaved trails that range from moderate to difficult for hiking and horseback riding.

Vista Verde Golf Club

North

Approximately 21.76 miles from your location

Vista Verde Golf Club

North

Approximately 21.76 miles from your location

The Links at Rising Star Casino

West

Approximately 27.07 miles from your location
The Links at Rising Star Casino

The Links at Rising Star Casino

West

Approximately 27.07 miles from your location

The Links at Rising Star Casino Resort is Southern Indiana's only true Scottish links-style golf course. This Tim Liddy designed gem features gently rolling bent grass... Read more

The Links at Rising Star Casino Resort is Southern Indiana's only true Scottish links-style golf course. This Tim Liddy designed gem features gently rolling bent grass fairways and greens nestled among traditional long waste bunkers, winding lakes and heather rough. Many holes boast panoramic views of the Ohio River Valley.

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GameWorks

South > Riverfront

Approximately 6.47 miles from your location

GameWorks

South > Riverfront

Approximately 6.47 miles from your location

GameWorks is the incredible high-tech entertainment, restaurant and bar experience where guests can eat, drink, party and play. Each GameWorks venue provides all the best... Read more

GameWorks is the incredible high-tech entertainment, restaurant and bar experience where guests can eat, drink, party and play. Each GameWorks venue provides all the best elements of a great night out in one location, including a full-service restaurant with a fantastic menu and casual decor; a cool, high-energy bar serving... Read More

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Schmidt Boat Launch Ramp

Uptown

Approximately 4.27 miles from your location

Schmidt Boat Launch Ramp

Uptown

Approximately 4.27 miles from your location

Ohio River boat ramp located on the east side of Cincinnati with On-Site Attendant, Indoor Restroom, and Concession.

Ohio River boat ramp located on the east side of Cincinnati with On-Site Attendant, Indoor Restroom, and Concession.

Cincinnati Circus Company

North

Approximately 7.68 miles from your location

Cincinnati Circus Company

North

Approximately 7.68 miles from your location

The Cincinnati Circus Company is an entertainment and event provider that offers more than 100 different forms of entertainment; from jugglers to fire performers and... Read more

The Cincinnati Circus Company is an entertainment and event provider that offers more than 100 different forms of entertainment; from jugglers to fire performers and aerialists, to setting up large events complete with disc jockeys and green screen photographers. Did we mention that they also have the only flying trapeze rig in... Read More

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Skatetown USA

North

Approximately 17.43 miles from your location

Skatetown USA

North

Approximately 17.43 miles from your location

Skatetown USA is a family roller skating facility located in West Chester, Ohio, just 3 miles north of the Tri-County Mall. We are just off of the intersection of State... Read more

Skatetown USA is a family roller skating facility located in West Chester, Ohio, just 3 miles north of the Tri-County Mall. We are just off of the intersection of State Route 747 and Union Centre Boulevard. Skatetown USA is a clean, safe and fun place to enjoy roller skating.

ClearCreek Golf Course

North

Approximately 31.37 miles from your location

ClearCreek Golf Course

North

Approximately 31.37 miles from your location

ClearCreek offers 18 holes of fun and enjoyment for golfers of all ages and abilities. Targeted towards a faster round of golf and the development of the short game,... Read more

ClearCreek offers 18 holes of fun and enjoyment for golfers of all ages and abilities. Targeted towards a faster round of golf and the development of the short game, the course offers multiple tee locations to fit even the most gifted player. But there are Par 4s on the course, too.

A.J. Jolly Golf Course

South > Southeast

Approximately 14.68 miles from your location

A.J. Jolly Golf Course

South > Southeast

Approximately 14.68 miles from your location

The 18-hole A.J. Jolly Golf Course at the A.J. Jolly Park facility in Alexandria, Kentucky features 6,219 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course... Read more

The 18-hole A.J. Jolly Golf Course at the A.J. Jolly Park facility in Alexandria, Kentucky features 6,219 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71 . The course rating is 69.3 and it has a slope rating of 118 on Rye grass. Designed by William H. Diddel, ASGCA, the A.J. Jolly Park golf course opened in 1962.

Riverside Boat Launch Ramp

West

Approximately 11.30 miles from your location

Riverside Boat Launch Ramp

West

Approximately 11.30 miles from your location

Ohio River boat ramp located just west of downtown Cincinnati with On-Site Attendant, Indoor Restroom, and Concession.

Ohio River boat ramp located just west of downtown Cincinnati with On-Site Attendant, Indoor Restroom, and Concession.

Morgan's Canoe & Outdoor Adventures Ft. Ancient

North

Approximately 26.05 miles from your location

Morgan's Canoe & Outdoor Adventures Ft. Ancient

North

Approximately 26.05 miles from your location

Morgan’s Canoe Livery at Ft. Ancient was the first livery on the Little Miami River, built by Bob Morgan in 1969. It remains to this day the only Canoe, Kayak, and Rafting... Read more

Morgan’s Canoe Livery at Ft. Ancient was the first livery on the Little Miami River, built by Bob Morgan in 1969. It remains to this day the only Canoe, Kayak, and Rafting Outfitter located in the pristine Ft. Ancient Gorge of the Little Miami River. It was home to the ancient Hopewell Indian tribe also known as "The Mound... Read More

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The Golf Courses at Kenton County

South > Southwest

Approximately 13.89 miles from your location

The Golf Courses at Kenton County

South > Southwest

Approximately 13.89 miles from your location

Courses: The Pioneer is the shortest of the courses playing to a par 71. The Willows, designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, offers golfers a scenic and challenging test... Read more

Courses: The Pioneer is the shortest of the courses playing to a par 71. The Willows, designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan, offers golfers a scenic and challenging test of tree-lined fairways and undulating greens. Fox Run, designed by renowned architect Arthur Hills, is consistently rated one of the most challenging public... Read More

Delhi Hills Golf Course (Par 3)

West

Approximately 14.95 miles from your location

Delhi Hills Golf Course (Par 3)

West

Approximately 14.95 miles from your location

Manhattan Harbour

South > Riverfront

Approximately 4.83 miles from your location

Manhattan Harbour

South > Riverfront

Approximately 4.83 miles from your location

Located just 2 miles east of downtown Cincinnati on the Ohio River offering full service marina and yacht services. Other services include Valet Service, Restaurant... Read more

Located just 2 miles east of downtown Cincinnati on the Ohio River offering full service marina and yacht services. Other services include Valet Service, Restaurant including Bar and Boater’s Lounge.

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Deer Track Golf Course

East

Approximately 15.79 miles from your location

Deer Track Golf Course

East

Approximately 15.79 miles from your location

Beech Creek Golf Course

North

Approximately 14.20 miles from your location

Beech Creek Golf Course

North

Approximately 14.20 miles from your location

Opened in 1995, Beech Creek has become known as a local favorite for golf the whole family can enjoy. The par-70 golf course measures over 5,400 yards from the back... Read more

Opened in 1995, Beech Creek has become known as a local favorite for golf the whole family can enjoy. The par-70 golf course measures over 5,400 yards from the back tees. It was designed by Joe and Tom Macke. The shorter length of the golf course, along with affordable anytime rates, make Beech Creek Golf Course a great choice... Read More

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Liberty Country Club

West

Approximately 47.63 miles from your location

Liberty Country Club

West

Approximately 47.63 miles from your location

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The Nature Academy

South > Southwest

Approximately 44.58 miles from your location
The Nature Academy

The Nature Academy

South > Southwest

Approximately 44.58 miles from your location

The Nature Academy's signature program, Windows into the Wild, gives adults, children and seniors the opportunity to experience nature and learn about the benefits it has... Read more

The Nature Academy's signature program, Windows into the Wild, gives adults, children and seniors the opportunity to experience nature and learn about the benefits it has on their everyday life. Stories connected with history, nature, plants and animals are used to help educate, engage, enrich, and entertain. Facility rental... Read More

Sugar Ridge Golf Club

West

Approximately 25.16 miles from your location

Sugar Ridge Golf Club

West

Approximately 25.16 miles from your location

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Aquaramp Marina

South > Southeast

Approximately 3.45 miles from your location

Aquaramp Marina

South > Southeast

Approximately 3.45 miles from your location

A full service marina located in Fort Thomas, Kentucky on the south shore of the Ohio River.

A full service marina located in Fort Thomas, Kentucky on the south shore of the Ohio River.

Shaker Run Golf Club

North

Approximately 25.87 miles from your location

Shaker Run Golf Club

North

Approximately 25.87 miles from your location

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South Fork Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 18.32 miles from your location

South Fork Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 18.32 miles from your location

This 42 acre park located on the west side of the city was originally planned as part of Farmview Subdivision Approval (mid 1980s). The developer donated five acres to the... Read more

This 42 acre park located on the west side of the city was originally planned as part of Farmview Subdivision Approval (mid 1980s). The developer donated five acres to the City in 1997 and 37 acres in late 2000. The park has a nautical theme and is the largest city park. Current amenities include the following: Concrete masonry... Read More

Logan's Gap

East

Approximately 40.00 miles from your location

Logan's Gap

East

Approximately 40.00 miles from your location

Located in the Ohio Valley along Eagle Creek in Ripley, Ohio. Logan's Gap is a family-friendly camping destination.

Located in the Ohio Valley along Eagle Creek in Ripley, Ohio. Logan's Gap is a family-friendly camping destination.

Fifty West Canoe & Kayak

East

Approximately 3.17 miles from your location

Fifty West Canoe & Kayak

East

Approximately 3.17 miles from your location

Enjoy the Little Miami Scenic River with tubing, canoes and kayaks, or shuttle options for fellow river lovers.

Enjoy the Little Miami Scenic River with tubing, canoes and kayaks, or shuttle options for fellow river lovers.

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Riverside Marina

South > Riverfront

Approximately 3.92 miles from your location

Riverside Marina

South > Riverfront

Approximately 3.92 miles from your location

Provides Boat Storage for both private and commercial boats plus overnight transient business just east of downton Cincinnati on the Ohio River. Enjoy Riverside Marina bar... Read more

Provides Boat Storage for both private and commercial boats plus overnight transient business just east of downton Cincinnati on the Ohio River. Enjoy Riverside Marina bar which has food, drinks, and live music on weekends.  

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Cycling Backroads: Over-the-Rhine Tour

Downtown

Approximately 7.50 miles from your location
Cycling Backroads: Over-the-Rhine

Cycling Backroads: Over-the-Rhine Tour

Downtown

Approximately 7.50 miles from your location

This guided cycling adventure highlights historic buildings, restored homes, artist inspired murals, eclectic shops, cafes, restaurants, and theaters while broadening your... Read more

This guided cycling adventure highlights historic buildings, restored homes, artist inspired murals, eclectic shops, cafes, restaurants, and theaters while broadening your knowledge and appreciation of the heritage and culture that make this urban neighborhood a popular destination to visit and reside. Bike rental is available... Read More

Trammel Fossil Park

North

Approximately 13.78 miles from your location

Trammel Fossil Park

North

Approximately 13.78 miles from your location

Dig for fossils dating back over 440 million years at this unique 10-acre park. The park also includes picnic tables, drinking fountains and a hiking trail. Portable... Read more

Dig for fossils dating back over 440 million years at this unique 10-acre park. The park also includes picnic tables, drinking fountains and a hiking trail. Portable toilets and hand washing stations are available April-October.

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Boone Links Golf Course

South > Southwest

Approximately 17.57 miles from your location

Boone Links Golf Course

South > Southwest

Approximately 17.57 miles from your location

Boone Links, owned and managed by Boone County since 1979, offers 27 holes covering 200 acres in the heart of Oakbrook in Florence. Challenging enough for the experienced... Read more

Boone Links, owned and managed by Boone County since 1979, offers 27 holes covering 200 acres in the heart of Oakbrook in Florence. Challenging enough for the experienced golfer but friendly enough for the beginner.

A.J. Jolly Park

South > Southeast

Approximately 14.21 miles from your location

A.J. Jolly Park

South > Southeast

Approximately 14.21 miles from your location

A.J. Jolly Park & Campground is an award-winning, 1000 acre park that offers many outdoor activities It also offers approximately 20 miles of trails for horseback... Read more

A.J. Jolly Park & Campground is an award-winning, 1000 acre park that offers many outdoor activities It also offers approximately 20 miles of trails for horseback riding and 18 holes of golf on the banks of A.J. Jolly Lake. Visit the Park & Campground and Equestrian Campground pages for more information, and be sure to... Read More

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