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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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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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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

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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Friendly Meadows Golf Course

East

Approximately 21.23 miles from your location

Friendly Meadows Golf Course

East

Approximately 21.23 miles from your location

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

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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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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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.

Lake Waynoka

East

Approximately 33.47 miles from your location

Lake Waynoka

East

Approximately 33.47 miles from your location

  Located on Lake Waynoka great for fishing, boating, and skiing with a campground, lodge, restaurant, health center, beach and lounge.  

  Located on Lake Waynoka great for fishing, boating, and skiing with a campground, lodge, restaurant, health center, beach and lounge.  

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

Loveland Canoe and Kayak

East

Approximately 13.28 miles from your location

Loveland Canoe and Kayak

East

Approximately 13.28 miles from your location

Enjoy the Little Miami River as you paddle through some of the most beautiful, natural surroundings in the region. With it's designation as a State and National Scenic... Read more

Enjoy the Little Miami River as you paddle through some of the most beautiful, natural surroundings in the region. With it's designation as a State and National Scenic River this section of the Little Miami looks much the way it did 200 years ago with rolling, majestic banks, pristine waters and natural vegetation. Paddle Happy...

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Busse's Farm

West

Approximately 31.28 miles from your location

Busse's Farm

West

Approximately 31.28 miles from your location

The farm offers a wide variety of bedding plants for purchase, including 19 different varieties of tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, eggplant and herbs. In the fall, choose... Read more

The farm offers a wide variety of bedding plants for purchase, including 19 different varieties of tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, eggplant and herbs. In the fall, choose from approximately 2,500 pumpkins and 500 gourds, or pick from the farm's vast selection of mums.

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.

Northern Kentucky Ice Center

South > Southeast

Approximately 11.87 miles from your location

Northern Kentucky Ice Center

South > Southeast

Approximately 11.87 miles from your location

Enjoy some time on the ice. The Northern Kentucky Ice Center has afternoon sessions on the weekends and a special Friday night skate. Great for the family, a date or just... Read more

Enjoy some time on the ice. The Northern Kentucky Ice Center has afternoon sessions on the weekends and a special Friday night skate. Great for the family, a date or just on your own.

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.

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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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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Loveland Bike Rental

East

Approximately 13.52 miles from your location

Loveland Bike Rental

East

Approximately 13.52 miles from your location

Loveland Bike Rental is conveniently located at the Loveland/Nisbet Park trailhead of the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail. Choose from a large variety of bikes to rent... Read more

Loveland Bike Rental is conveniently located at the Loveland/Nisbet Park trailhead of the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail. Choose from a large variety of bikes to rent including hybrids, single speed cruisers, child trailers, tandems, tag-a-longs, higher-end road bikes and recumbents. Reservations are not required. The staff... Read More

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Doe Run Lake Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 12.18 miles from your location

Doe Run Lake Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 12.18 miles from your location

Doe Run Lake is a 30 acre lake located on Bullock Pen Road off of KY 17. The lake is surrounded with hiking trails and secluded picnic areas for a total of 183 acres of... Read more

Doe Run Lake is a 30 acre lake located on Bullock Pen Road off of KY 17. The lake is surrounded with hiking trails and secluded picnic areas for a total of 183 acres of park space. Trolling motors are only permitted.

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J.D. Legends Entertainment Complex

North

Approximately 32.62 miles from your location

J.D. Legends Entertainment Complex

North

Approximately 32.62 miles from your location

Fabulous food and drinks, bowling, beach volleyball, a great tiki bar, the best live music and events you'll find anywhere, a huge arcade and accommodating staff, make J.D... Read more

Fabulous food and drinks, bowling, beach volleyball, a great tiki bar, the best live music and events you'll find anywhere, a huge arcade and accommodating staff, make J.D. Legends absolutely one of a kind. 

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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

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

Robins Nest Par 3

West

Approximately 23.01 miles from your location

Robins Nest Par 3

West

Approximately 23.01 miles from your location

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

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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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

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

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.

Tri County Golf Ranch

North

Approximately 13.59 miles from your location

Tri County Golf Ranch

North

Approximately 13.59 miles from your location

The 9-hole Tri County Golf Ranch course (previously known as the Golden Tee At Tri-County) facility in Springdale, Ohio, features 1,207 yards of golf from the longest tees... Read more

The 9-hole Tri County Golf Ranch course (previously known as the Golden Tee At Tri-County) facility in Springdale, Ohio, features 1,207 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 27. The course rating is 35.0 and it has a slope rating of 113 on Bent grass. Designed by Jose Casterjon, the Tri County Golf Ranch golf course... Read More

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Florence/Boone County Skate Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.93 miles from your location

Florence/Boone County Skate Park

South > Southwest

Approximately 15.93 miles from your location

This 20,000 sq. ft. park is designed for in-line skates, roller blades and skateboards and has beginner, intermediate and advanced areas with various challenging elements... Read more

This 20,000 sq. ft. park is designed for in-line skates, roller blades and skateboards and has beginner, intermediate and advanced areas with various challenging elements. Included are a shelter, spectator area, emergency telephone and parking lot. There is no fee to enter. Park hours are from dawn to dusk. Safety equipment... Read More

Fernbank Golf and Tennis Club

West

Approximately 17.34 miles from your location

Fernbank Golf and Tennis Club

West

Approximately 17.34 miles from your location

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Potters Park Golf Course

North

Approximately 26.24 miles from your location

Potters Park Golf Course

North

Approximately 26.24 miles from your location

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! 

Taylor Glen Golf Club

East

Approximately 14.50 miles from your location

Taylor Glen Golf Club

East

Approximately 14.50 miles from your location

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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Fairfield Greens North Trace

North

Approximately 17.87 miles from your location

Fairfield Greens North Trace

North

Approximately 17.87 miles from your location

Fairfield Greens North Trace is a fun and challenging executive nine-hole course. The 1,885 yards course is par 31, with four par four holes and five par three holes.... Read more

Fairfield Greens North Trace is a fun and challenging executive nine-hole course. The 1,885 yards course is par 31, with four par four holes and five par three holes. Outings, tournaments, and weekly leagues are offered and available to the public.

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.

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.  

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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East Fork Stables

East

Approximately 12.18 miles from your location

East Fork Stables

East

Approximately 12.18 miles from your location

East Fork Stables has an indoor arena and miles of trail riding. Enhance your knowledge of defensive riding. Lessons cover everything from grooming and tacking to advanced... Read more

East Fork Stables has an indoor arena and miles of trail riding. Enhance your knowledge of defensive riding. Lessons cover everything from grooming and tacking to advanced horsemanship skills. Western, endurance, and English riding lessons are available. Lessons are offered year round.

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

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. 

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

Hueston Woods Golf Course

North

Approximately 38.10 miles from your location

Hueston Woods Golf Course

North

Approximately 38.10 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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Giles Conrad Park

South > Riverfront

Approximately 18.40 miles from your location
Giles Conrad Park (photo: Katie Scheper)

Giles Conrad Park

South > Riverfront

Approximately 18.40 miles from your location

Giles Conrad Park is a 43-acre park situated along the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky.  It provides a 1.3 mile paved, level path, a picnic shelter, a basketball... Read more

Giles Conrad Park is a 43-acre park situated along the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky.  It provides a 1.3 mile paved, level path, a picnic shelter, a basketball court, fitness stations and a playground.

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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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

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