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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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Boone Cliffs Nature Preserve

South > Southwest

Approximately 23.13 miles from your location

Boone Cliffs Nature Preserve

South > Southwest

Approximately 23.13 miles from your location

Boone Cliffs contains 74 acres of old growth forest and unique cliff formations. There are 2.4 miles of unpaved trails that are rated moderate to difficult for hiking.

Boone Cliffs contains 74 acres of old growth forest and unique cliff formations. There are 2.4 miles of unpaved trails that are rated moderate to difficult for hiking.

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Straight Creek Marina

East

Approximately 33.43 miles from your location

Straight Creek Marina

East

Approximately 33.43 miles from your location

Located 55 miles from downtown Cincinnati and is convenient to Dayton residents who can reach the marina via US 68.  The Marina sits on 15 acres of land, providing... Read more

Located 55 miles from downtown Cincinnati and is convenient to Dayton residents who can reach the marina via US 68.  The Marina sits on 15 acres of land, providing boaters with plenty of elbow room.   Hot showers, plenty of parking, a live-in care taker and launch ramp open to the public.

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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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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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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Blooms & Berries Farm Market

East

Approximately 13.33 miles from your location

Blooms & Berries Farm Market

East

Approximately 13.33 miles from your location

Garden Center They grow 90% of their own flowers exhibiting them at the Cincy Flower Show and their Garden Center. Their hanging baskets are continuously talked about by... Read more

Garden Center They grow 90% of their own flowers exhibiting them at the Cincy Flower Show and their Garden Center. Their hanging baskets are continuously talked about by their customers as being the best value and the most impressive seen at any garden center. This season lasts from mid April through Late June. Pick Your Own... Read More

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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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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Haspin Acres

West

Approximately 50.76 miles from your location

Haspin Acres

West

Approximately 50.76 miles from your location

Haspin Acres Off Road & Motocross Park in Laurel, Indiana has 750 scenic acres of wooded hills and trails, nestled in the heart of beautiful, rustic, rural Indiana!... Read more

Haspin Acres Off Road & Motocross Park in Laurel, Indiana has 750 scenic acres of wooded hills and trails, nestled in the heart of beautiful, rustic, rural Indiana! Relax and enjoy the great outdoors with us, doing the things you REALLY enjoy, like off road riding, racing, camping, fishing, and so much more! 

Licking River Greenway and Trails

South > Riverfront

Approximately 9.59 miles from your location

Licking River Greenway and Trails

South > Riverfront

Approximately 9.59 miles from your location

Gravel and paved trails (biking, walking, running) along the Licking River in Covington spanning approximately two miles from the corner of Levassor and Eastern Ave. (... Read more

Gravel and paved trails (biking, walking, running) along the Licking River in Covington spanning approximately two miles from the corner of Levassor and Eastern Ave. (behind Holmes High School – 2500 Madison Ave.) to Randolph Park. The paved portion can be accessed at Clayton Meyer Park at the corner of Glenway and Thomas St.... Read More

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

Eagle Tee Golf Center

North

Approximately 15.77 miles from your location

Eagle Tee Golf Center

North

Approximately 15.77 miles from your location

Eagle Tee offers golfers the opportunity to work on all aspects of your game. Golf instruction is available from two of the area's best teaching instructors - Ted Steed,... Read more

Eagle Tee offers golfers the opportunity to work on all aspects of your game. Golf instruction is available from two of the area's best teaching instructors - Ted Steed, and Roger Parks. Both have years of experience and can help improve your game rapidly. Eagle Tee always has the best value for golf practice, instruction and... Read More

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Golf Club at Stonelick Hills

East

Approximately 10.72 miles from your location

Golf Club at Stonelick Hills

East

Approximately 10.72 miles from your location

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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

Hidden Valley Lake Golf Club

West

Approximately 25.46 miles from your location

Hidden Valley Lake Golf Club

West

Approximately 25.46 miles from your location

Lassing Pointe Golf Course

South > Southwest

Approximately 20.10 miles from your location

Lassing Pointe Golf Course

South > Southwest

Approximately 20.10 miles from your location

Boone's Landing

South > Southwest

Approximately 27.16 miles from your location

Boone's Landing

South > Southwest

Approximately 27.16 miles from your location

Located near Big Bone Creek with access to the Ohio River, Boone's Landing offers boat storage, launching, mooring, and rentals of pontoons and canoes.  

Located near Big Bone Creek with access to the Ohio River, Boone's Landing offers boat storage, launching, mooring, and rentals of pontoons and canoes.  

Lavender Hills of Kentucky

South > Southeast

Approximately 35.34 miles from your location

Lavender Hills of Kentucky

South > Southeast

Approximately 35.34 miles from your location

Lavender Hills of Kentucky is a family owned and operated lavender farm established in 2005. Located in the northern Kentucky county of Bracken, this family farm was... Read more

Lavender Hills of Kentucky is a family owned and operated lavender farm established in 2005. Located in the northern Kentucky county of Bracken, this family farm was purchased in 1965 with tobacco and cattle being the main source of income. Over 40 years later, the farm's goals have changed to include the production of lavender... Read More

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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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.

Neumann Golf Course

West

Approximately 17.32 miles from your location

Neumann Golf Course

West

Approximately 17.32 miles from your location

Fast, true greens and rolling, wooded fairways set among three distinctly different nines make Neumann Cincinnati’s most popular golf course. Known for its welcoming... Read more

Fast, true greens and rolling, wooded fairways set among three distinctly different nines make Neumann Cincinnati’s most popular golf course. Known for its welcoming atmosphere and scenic, quiet wooded setting, Neumann’s four sets of tees provide the right challenge for every player. 27 Holes, Driving Range, Practice Green... Read More

Orleans Park

South

Approximately 19.07 miles from your location

Orleans Park

South

Approximately 19.07 miles from your location

Acquired in 2002, Fischer Development donated 9.5 acres and the City purchased an adjoining 1.5 acres to make this active 11 acre park. The park is located in the Orleans... Read more

Acquired in 2002, Fischer Development donated 9.5 acres and the City purchased an adjoining 1.5 acres to make this active 11 acre park. The park is located in the Orleans North subdivision on the west side of the city. The Park Master Plan recommends development of a gazebo and fishing pier. Facilities include the following:... Read More

Green Crest Golf Club

North

Approximately 19.88 miles from your location

Green Crest Golf Club

North

Approximately 19.88 miles from your location

Green Crest Golf Club offers group lessons, leagues, private instruction, on-course beverage service, practice green, pro shop, snack bar and dining room.

Green Crest Golf Club offers group lessons, leagues, private instruction, on-course beverage service, practice green, pro shop, snack bar and dining room.

Dave and Buster's

North

Approximately 14.10 miles from your location

Dave and Buster's

North

Approximately 14.10 miles from your location

Create your own experience inside a world of entertainment where great food, signature drinks and video games are located under one enormous roof. With two large bars, an... Read more

Create your own experience inside a world of entertainment where great food, signature drinks and video games are located under one enormous roof. With two large bars, an array of TVs, a large, elegant dining area and more than 300 interactive games, this is a sweet destination to hang out, unwind and let loose. Billiards is... Read More

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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.

Whitewater Canoe Rental

West

Approximately 46.86 miles from your location

Whitewater Canoe Rental

West

Approximately 46.86 miles from your location

Canoe, kayak, raft, tube, and camp on the scenic Whitewater River in Brookville, Indiana. Let's Go Canoeing!

Canoe, kayak, raft, tube, and camp on the scenic Whitewater River in Brookville, Indiana. Let's Go Canoeing!

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Wilmington Elks 797 Golf Club

North

Approximately 40.15 miles from your location

Wilmington Elks 797 Golf Club

North

Approximately 40.15 miles from your location

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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. 

Sunrock Farm

South > Southeast

Approximately 6.26 miles from your location

Sunrock Farm

South > Southeast

Approximately 6.26 miles from your location

Sunrock Farm is an educational farm dedicated to providing children and other visitors with a rich and varied experience emphasizing the senses and the realization that we... Read more

Sunrock Farm is an educational farm dedicated to providing children and other visitors with a rich and varied experience emphasizing the senses and the realization that we are deeply connected to the natural world. Their mission is to cultivate a sense of wonder, adventure, and respect for the diversity of life in the world... Read More

California Golf Course

East

Approximately 3.37 miles from your location

California Golf Course

East

Approximately 3.37 miles from your location

Situated on gently sloping terrain overlooking the Ohio River, California’s beauty is only outdone by a spectacular layout. Both challenging for advanced players and... Read more

Situated on gently sloping terrain overlooking the Ohio River, California’s beauty is only outdone by a spectacular layout. Both challenging for advanced players and welcoming of beginners, the course is known for its friendly atmosphere and towering old growth trees. 18 Holes, Par 70 – 6,245 yards Course Rating: 69.3 Slope:... Read More

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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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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

Vista Verde Golf Club

North

Approximately 21.76 miles from your location

Vista Verde Golf Club

North

Approximately 21.76 miles from your location

Stillmeadow Country Club

East

Approximately 6.61 miles from your location

Stillmeadow Country Club

East

Approximately 6.61 miles from your location

Stillmeadow Country Club is one of the top rated courses in the metro Cincinnati area, and after many years of being an exclusive private country club, Stillmeadow is now... Read more

Stillmeadow Country Club is one of the top rated courses in the metro Cincinnati area, and after many years of being an exclusive private country club, Stillmeadow is now open to the general public. The curse is well known throughout the city for having some of the truest rolling and fastest greens. The tree-lined layout makes... Read More

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Aston Oaks Golf Club

West

Approximately 19.23 miles from your location

Aston Oaks Golf Club

West

Approximately 19.23 miles from your location

Eighteen holes of championship golf will wind their way through Aston Oaks wooded terrain. This world class golf course has been designed by Nicklaus Design, Inc. These... Read more

Eighteen holes of championship golf will wind their way through Aston Oaks wooded terrain. This world class golf course has been designed by Nicklaus Design, Inc. These spectacular golf holes offer not only a distinctively different course, but one of incredible beauty. You're sure to enjoy a challenging game of golf... Read More

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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.

Little Britain Stables

South > Southwest

Approximately 16.76 miles from your location

Little Britain Stables

South > Southwest

Approximately 16.76 miles from your location

Located in Burlington Ky. Little Britain Stables has been welcoming horses and riders for over 45 years. With indoor and outdoor arenas, the 90 acres of varied landscapes... Read more

Located in Burlington Ky. Little Britain Stables has been welcoming horses and riders for over 45 years. With indoor and outdoor arenas, the 90 acres of varied landscapes makes this facility an asset to many disciplines of riding and driving. There have been as many as twenty different breeds of horses and ponies stabled at the... Read More

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Harmon Golf Club

North

Approximately 25.30 miles from your location

Harmon Golf Club

North

Approximately 25.30 miles from your location

Curtis Gates Lloyd Wildlife Management Area

South > Southwest

Approximately 24.52 miles from your location

Curtis Gates Lloyd Wildlife Management Area

South > Southwest

Approximately 24.52 miles from your location

1,179 acres of virgin forest, nature trails, archery, trap and skeet ranges and fishing.

1,179 acres of virgin forest, nature trails, archery, trap and skeet ranges and fishing.

Dunham Golf Course

West

Approximately 11.63 miles from your location

Dunham Golf Course

West

Approximately 11.63 miles from your location

An ideal short course for the new player learning the game or the skilled player sharpening iron play, Dunham’s seven par threes and two par fours provide the perfect mix... Read more

An ideal short course for the new player learning the game or the skilled player sharpening iron play, Dunham’s seven par threes and two par fours provide the perfect mix of challenge and fun. 9 Holes, Par 29 – 1,310 yards Practice Green

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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Paintball Country

North

Approximately 22.84 miles from your location

Paintball Country

North

Approximately 22.84 miles from your location

Located with the Niederman Family Farm, Paintball Country is the largest paintball facility in the Cincinnati area! Bring the family out for some fun, organize a company... Read more

Located with the Niederman Family Farm, Paintball Country is the largest paintball facility in the Cincinnati area! Bring the family out for some fun, organize a company event, set up a birthday or even plan bachelor and bachelorette parties here! Large groups of 15 or more are welcome.

Brookville Lake & Beach

West

Approximately 41.34 miles from your location

Brookville Lake & Beach

West

Approximately 41.34 miles from your location

Stretching for 17 miles from north to south, Brookville Lake offers camping, boating, fishing, sailing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding and hunting. Or relax in the... Read more

Stretching for 17 miles from north to south, Brookville Lake offers camping, boating, fishing, sailing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding and hunting. Or relax in the splendor of 11,000 acres of pristine lake waters, wildlife habitat, and wetlands. The Beach at Brookville Lake offers modern bathhouses with dressing facilities... Read More

Scenic River Canoe Excursions

East

Approximately 4.86 miles from your location

Scenic River Canoe Excursions

East

Approximately 4.86 miles from your location

Scenic River Canoe Excursions invites you to relax on the river and enjoy a peaceful canoe or kayak trip on the Little Miami River, a State and National Scenic River... Read more

Scenic River Canoe Excursions invites you to relax on the river and enjoy a peaceful canoe or kayak trip on the Little Miami River, a State and National Scenic River long considered one of Ohio’s most beautiful waterways. A beautiful way to enjoy your day-- Mother Nature provides the gorgeous setting, and we can provide... Read More

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Wilder Boat Launch Ramp

South > Southeast

Approximately 6.72 miles from your location

Wilder Boat Launch Ramp

South > Southeast

Approximately 6.72 miles from your location

Located only a few miles away from downtown Cincinnati with a short trip to the Ohio River.  

Located only a few miles away from downtown Cincinnati with a short trip to the Ohio River.  

Stringtown Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.37 miles from your location

Stringtown Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.37 miles from your location

Stringtown Park is located on Kentucky Route 18 (Burlington Pike) between Kathryn and Wallace Avenues on 8 acres in the eastern section of the City. The City purchased the... Read more

Stringtown Park is located on Kentucky Route 18 (Burlington Pike) between Kathryn and Wallace Avenues on 8 acres in the eastern section of the City. The City purchased the property in the spring of 2001 from the estate of Isabella Schmidt. It is the newest neighborhood park that was named in a city-wide contest. The playground... Read More

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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.

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.

Veterans Memorial of Boone County

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.80 miles from your location

Veterans Memorial of Boone County

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.80 miles from your location

The Veterans Memorial of Boone County was conceived in 1995 when H.B. Deatherage, a Viet Nam veteran, was deeply moved by the fact that veterans in Boone County had no... Read more

The Veterans Memorial of Boone County was conceived in 1995 when H.B. Deatherage, a Viet Nam veteran, was deeply moved by the fact that veterans in Boone County had no place to heal wounds and memories of war. The names and etchings were brought to the forefront with beautiful black granite, making up the memorial honoring WWI... Read More

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Mariner's Landing

West

Approximately 17.94 miles from your location

Mariner's Landing

West

Approximately 17.94 miles from your location

Full service marina located 14 miles out of Cincinnati with access to the Ohio River, shaded picnic area, and in ground pool and deck.  

Full service marina located 14 miles out of Cincinnati with access to the Ohio River, shaded picnic area, and in ground pool and deck.  

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