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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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Pleasant Hill Golf Club

North

Approximately 26.24 miles from your location

Pleasant Hill Golf Club

North

Approximately 26.24 miles from your location

George Rogers Clark Park

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.13 miles from your location
George Rogers Clark Park (photo: Katie Scheper)

George Rogers Clark Park

South > Riverfront

Approximately 7.13 miles from your location

This charming urban park in Northern Kentucky is a favorite spot for photographers and riverwalkers. Situated on Riverside Drive and on the Covington Riverfront, the park... Read more

This charming urban park in Northern Kentucky is a favorite spot for photographers and riverwalkers. Situated on Riverside Drive and on the Covington Riverfront, the park provides a shaded respite to read a book, eat lunch on a bench or watch barges travel down the Ohio River.

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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.  

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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Campbell County Log Cabin Museum

South > Southeast

Approximately 16.61 miles from your location

Campbell County Log Cabin Museum

South > Southeast

Approximately 16.61 miles from your location

This museum is a privately built and owned non-profit museum. The mission of this museum is "to educate today's generation about yesterday's rural Campbell County; 1845... Read more

This museum is a privately built and owned non-profit museum. The mission of this museum is "to educate today's generation about yesterday's rural Campbell County; 1845 through about 1965." The museum consists of two re-constructed log cabins, which were built before the Civil War. From 1982 to 1996, both cabins were rebuilt by... 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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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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World of Golf

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.82 miles from your location

World of Golf

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.82 miles from your location

World of Golf includes an 18-hole golf course, miniature golf, practice range, indoor range, golf simulator and Divots Grill. Facility can host birthday parties and... Read more

World of Golf includes an 18-hole golf course, miniature golf, practice range, indoor range, golf simulator and Divots Grill. Facility can host birthday parties and banquets.

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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.

Boone County Arboretum at Central Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 20.74 miles from your location
Boone County Arboretum (photo: Cincinnati Enquirer)

Boone County Arboretum at Central Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 20.74 miles from your location

Boone County Arboretum at Central Park is the nation's first arboretum within an active recreation park setting. It is located just outside Union, Ky. A short, 25-minute... Read more

Boone County Arboretum at Central Park is the nation's first arboretum within an active recreation park setting. It is located just outside Union, Ky. A short, 25-minute drive southwest from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, will put you in Northern Kentucky's only arboretum. There is no charge for admission or parking. The arboretum... Read More

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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.

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! 

Indian Ridge Golf Course

North

Approximately 29.88 miles from your location

Indian Ridge Golf Course

North

Approximately 29.88 miles from your location

Weatherwax Golf Course

North

Approximately 29.93 miles from your location

Weatherwax Golf Course

North

Approximately 29.93 miles from your location

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Kent's Harbor Marina

West

Approximately 44.75 miles from your location
Kent's Harbor Marina

Kent's Harbor Marina

West

Approximately 44.75 miles from your location

Located on Brookville Lake, features a full service 380-slip deep water marina with seasonal and transient slips, daily boat rentals, waterfront restaurant and bar,... Read more

Located on Brookville Lake, features a full service 380-slip deep water marina with seasonal and transient slips, daily boat rentals, waterfront restaurant and bar, overnight condo lodging, boat sales and service, and 18 hole golf course.

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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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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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Brook Hill Golf Club

West

Approximately 42.27 miles from your location

Brook Hill Golf Club

West

Approximately 42.27 miles from your location

A Classic design, nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana, Brook Hill Golf Club features bent grass greens and tees with lush rolling bluegrass fairways.... Read more

A Classic design, nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana, Brook Hill Golf Club features bent grass greens and tees with lush rolling bluegrass fairways. Strategically placed bunkers and crystal blue lakes will challenge both the casual and the low handicap golfer.

Shelter Cove Marina

East

Approximately 2.73 miles from your location

Shelter Cove Marina

East

Approximately 2.73 miles from your location

Located on the Little Miami River with valet launch services and less than a mile trip to the Ohio River.

Located on the Little Miami River with valet launch services and less than a mile trip to the Ohio River.

Frederick's Landing

South > Southeast

Approximately 6.45 miles from your location

Frederick's Landing

South > Southeast

Approximately 6.45 miles from your location

Park and Boat Launch located on the Licking River with a four mile trip to the Ohio River.  

Park and Boat Launch located on the Licking River with a four mile trip to the Ohio River.  

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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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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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

Reeves Golf Course

East

Approximately 2.37 miles from your location

Reeves Golf Course

East

Approximately 2.37 miles from your location

Wide, friendly fairways greet players at Reeves, whose traditional layout and small, elevated greens add some challenge to eth game. Reeves’ nine hole , par 3 course and... Read more

Wide, friendly fairways greet players at Reeves, whose traditional layout and small, elevated greens add some challenge to eth game. Reeves’ nine hole , par 3 course and expansive driving range are great for a quick warm up or to learn the game. 18 Holes, Par 70 – 6,371 yards Course Rating: 69.4 Slope: 110 9 Hole, Par 3... Read More

Houdini's Room Escape

North

Approximately 8.99 miles from your location

Houdini's Room Escape

North

Approximately 8.99 miles from your location

Houdini’s Room Escape is the premier escape room venue in Cincinnati. Our uniquely designed escape rooms put you in the game with your friends, family, coworkers, or... Read more

Houdini’s Room Escape is the premier escape room venue in Cincinnati. Our uniquely designed escape rooms put you in the game with your friends, family, coworkers, or fellow puzzle-lovers. You will need to use teamwork, keen observation skills, and your power of deduction to find clues and solve puzzles with one end goal – to... Read More

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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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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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Blue Ash Golf Course

North

Approximately 9.90 miles from your location

Blue Ash Golf Course

North

Approximately 9.90 miles from your location

Golf Digest magazine has rated the award-winning Blue Ash Golf Course as one of its top 75 municipal golf courses in the United States – out of approximately 10,000... Read more

Golf Digest magazine has rated the award-winning Blue Ash Golf Course as one of its top 75 municipal golf courses in the United States – out of approximately 10,000 such courses! Recently, the course was proven again as a favorite public course within the Cincinnati area as it was chosen as the “reader’s pick” by the Cincinnati... Read More

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Vista Verde Golf Club

North

Approximately 21.76 miles from your location

Vista Verde Golf Club

North

Approximately 21.76 miles from your location

Twin Run Golf Course

North

Approximately 27.13 miles from your location

Twin Run Golf Course

North

Approximately 27.13 miles from your location

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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Sugar Bay Golf

South > Southwest

Approximately 35.80 miles from your location

Sugar Bay Golf

South > Southwest

Approximately 35.80 miles from your location

Family-owned by locals, you're sure to have fun at this friendly golf course.

Family-owned by locals, you're sure to have fun at this friendly golf course.

Whitewater Memorial State Park

West

Approximately 46.85 miles from your location

Whitewater Memorial State Park

West

Approximately 46.85 miles from your location

Whitewater Memorial State Park is a great family getaway because of its 200-acre Whitewater Lake. Many guests enjoy hiking, boating, swimming, fishing, and camping. The... Read more

Whitewater Memorial State Park is a great family getaway because of its 200-acre Whitewater Lake. Many guests enjoy hiking, boating, swimming, fishing, and camping. The park also offers nine miles of horseback riding for experienced riders or hayrides, guided trail rides, and sleigh rides for new riders.

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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

Ruby's Boat Dock

South > Southwest

Approximately 29.29 miles from your location

Ruby's Boat Dock

South > Southwest

Approximately 29.29 miles from your location

Located on Williamstown Lake featuring a Boat launch, Storage & Service, and Trailer & Camping area.

Located on Williamstown Lake featuring a Boat launch, Storage & Service, and Trailer & Camping area.

Little Miami Canoe and Campground

North

Approximately 22.25 miles from your location

Little Miami Canoe and Campground

North

Approximately 22.25 miles from your location

Canoe, kayak, raft, or tube your way down the Little Miami Scenic River, exploring the vibrant wildlife, wandering trails and family-friendly campgrounds of Lebanon, Ohio... Read more

Canoe, kayak, raft, or tube your way down the Little Miami Scenic River, exploring the vibrant wildlife, wandering trails and family-friendly campgrounds of Lebanon, Ohio. 

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Kincaid Lake State Park

South > Southeast

Approximately 26.23 miles from your location

Kincaid Lake State Park

South > Southeast

Approximately 26.23 miles from your location

Wide variety of outdoor activities make it a favorite retreat for campers and fishermen. Park features boat dock, junior Olympic-size swimming pool, 9-hole golf course,... Read more

Wide variety of outdoor activities make it a favorite retreat for campers and fishermen. Park features boat dock, junior Olympic-size swimming pool, 9-hole golf course, miniature golf, hiking trails, athletic courts, picnic area and playground. The Campground offers 84 water and electric sites, open April–Oct.

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Holly Hills Golf Club

North

Approximately 34.30 miles from your location

Holly Hills Golf Club

North

Approximately 34.30 miles from your location

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.

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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Glenview Golf Course

North

Approximately 13.39 miles from your location

Glenview Golf Course

North

Approximately 13.39 miles from your location

Glenview is Cincinnati’s premier public championship golf course, offering 27 beautiful golf holes with lush landscapes, panoramic views, and demanding hazard features.... Read more

Glenview is Cincinnati’s premier public championship golf course, offering 27 beautiful golf holes with lush landscapes, panoramic views, and demanding hazard features. Once ranked among Golf Digest’s Top 75 Public Courses and site of a U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, Glenview’s challenge and allure are both remarkable.

Robins Nest Par 3

West

Approximately 23.01 miles from your location

Robins Nest Par 3

West

Approximately 23.01 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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Harbor Links at Sagamore Resort

West

Approximately 46.27 miles from your location
Harbor Links

Harbor Links at Sagamore Resort

West

Approximately 46.27 miles from your location

Public, 18 Hole, P.B. Dye designed championship golf course, located at Kent’s Harbor Marina on beautiful Brookville Lake.  Stay and Play packages available.

Public, 18 Hole, P.B. Dye designed championship golf course, located at Kent’s Harbor Marina on beautiful Brookville Lake.  Stay and Play packages available.

Greentree Golf Club

North

Approximately 25.68 miles from your location

Greentree Golf Club

North

Approximately 25.68 miles from your location

Greentree Golf Club occupies a refreshingly rural parcel of Southwestern Ohio land between Cincinnati and Dayton, perfect for getting in a relaxing round, and with easy... Read more

Greentree Golf Club occupies a refreshingly rural parcel of Southwestern Ohio land between Cincinnati and Dayton, perfect for getting in a relaxing round, and with easy access to I-75. Enjoying the scenery at Greentree will be a far more simple task than making par, as there are no roads, no houses and no noise to take away... Read More

Rivertowne Marina

East

Approximately 2.87 miles from your location

Rivertowne Marina

East

Approximately 2.87 miles from your location

Located 6 miles down the Ohio River from Cincinnati with a clean and secure inlet harbor.  

Located 6 miles down the Ohio River from Cincinnati with a clean and secure inlet harbor.  

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

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

Colonial Pines Golf Club

East

Approximately 20.86 miles from your location

Colonial Pines Golf Club

East

Approximately 20.86 miles from your location

Come out and enjoy a round of golf at Colonial Pines Golf Club. Six holes have been lengthened or redesigned to make this 18 hole par 70 golf course a beautiful yet... Read more

Come out and enjoy a round of golf at Colonial Pines Golf Club. Six holes have been lengthened or redesigned to make this 18 hole par 70 golf course a beautiful yet challenging experience for both the beginner and the accomplished player. Only 30 minutes from I-275 and Beechmont.

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