The Village of Covington and the surrounding area offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities for families to enjoy. Whether it’s canoeing or fishing on the Stillwater River, taking strolls through the majestic scenery of historic Greenville Falls and the Stillwater Prairie Reserve, having a family get-together at the Covington Community Park or enjoying a family bike ride at the Miami Valley Bikeways, there is so much to enjoy around Covington.
Please review the following options available for recreation and enjoyment in and around Covington, Ohio.
Community Park / Schoolhouse Park
The Village has two parks within our boundaries that are managed and maintained by the Village of Covington and that serve the needs of our community and beyond! Both parks have different amenities and provide a multitude of opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy!
Greenville Falls (Miami County Parks District)
Greenville Falls has 92 acres and nearly 1 mile of trail. It’s a wonderful place to take a stroll, admire historical features and view wildlife. Situated along Greenville Creek, Greenville Falls State Scenic River Area is full of unique natural features. The 20 foot cascading waterfall is a beautiful sight in any season. Also along the river is a natural limest
Stillwater Prairie Reserve (Miami County Parks District)
Stillwater has 260 acres with 3 miles of trails that go through varying ecosystems, making it a perfect place to hike or cross-county ski. Enjoy the shelter with electricity and a grill for your next picnic or sit at one of the benches to bird watch. Stillwater Prairie Reserve is situated along the Scenic Stillwater River. A circular hiking trail passes through fields, woodlands, marshy habitats and shrub lands.
Maple Ridge (Miami County Parks District)
Maple Ridge has 120 acres of rolling hills with over 2.5 miles of trail. It’s a wonderful place to hike, fish and observe wildlife. One unique feature of this Reserve is the sugar house which was rebuilt as a replica from past decades. A new suspension bridge crosses the Scenic Stillwater River connecting to Stillwater Prairie Reserve.
F.L. Blankenship Riverside Sanctuary (Miami County Parks District)
F.L. Blankenship is comprised of over 5 acres with .25 miles of trail. It’s a great place for fishing, canoeing or just watching wildlife. A bicentennial time capsule is actually buried on the property.
Miami Valley Bikeways
Ohio’s Miami Valley region provides over 350 miles of paved, multi-use recreational trails. Stretching across county lines, these trails connect schools, parks, historic landmarks and area attractions. Travel through meadows, scenic countryside, forested areas and city centers while on the path. Our great system of trails enhances both the wellness and quality of life of Miami Valley residents and visitors. 350+ miles of trail to explore every day of the year, from dawn till dusk.
The Stillwater River is a 69.3-mile-long (111.5 km) tributary of the Great Miami River in western Ohio in the United States. Via the Great Miami and Ohio rivers, it is part of the Mississippi River watershed. It rises near the Indiana state line, in western Darke County, approximately 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Greenville. It flows east-southeast and is joined by Greenville Creek in Covington, approximately 5 miles (8 km) west of Piqua. It flows south past Covington and Englewood, where it is dammed for flood control, then southeast to join the Great Miami River in Dayton.