Explore some Curated Itineraries for great things to do all throughout the Great Miami Riverway!
City of Sculpture Cycling Trail Explore the Riverway's City of Sculpture, Hamilton. Start at Rentschler Forest MetroPark, take the Great Miami River Recreational Trail and be inspired by the many murals and sculptures scattered throughout downtown Hamilton. You’ll wind through Marcum Park, enjoy a splash pad, and end your ride at Municipal Brew Works. https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2452814023
*please remember that cycling under the influence is a criminal offense. Please cycle and drink responsibly!
Riverfront Parks Trail These diverse riverfront parks offer more than quiet relaxation and a casual stroll. From aviation history, a world renowned sculpture park and whitewater runs, concert arenas to kayak launches, these parks are on the extreme.
Thomas Kyle Memorial Park Dog Park, Hiker Trails, & Horse Trails
Coffee Lover's Trail For those in need of a little caffeine fix, or just a great place to relax, write that book, or take a study break, the Riverway is home to several must-try coffee shops. Each location offers a unique theme and menu that is sure to satisfy every coffee lover’s taste.
National Aviation Heritage Area Trail Along the Great Miami River, the National Aviation Heritage Area tells the region’s rich aviation heritage starting with the Wright Brothers in 1903. Whether you cycle, drive, or hike, visit seven sites and earn an adorable aviator teddy bear, Wilbear. Don’t forget your National Parks Passport book! To register for your Wilbear, visit Aviation Trail, Inc.'s website.
Riverway Beer Trail
A refreshing craft brew is just around the corner - or just around the river bend, if you prefer. Grab a pint in any of our fourteen local craft breweries whether you are on the trail, on the river, or in our communities.
Use #greatmiamiriverway and post a pic with your friends at a location on the Beer Trail to receive a stainless steel Riverway Beer cup!
*please remember that cycling or paddling under the influence is a criminal offense. Please drink responsibly!
Sweet Treats Trail Follow this trail to the sweetest treats in the Riverway. Award-winning homemade pie, a historic downtown bakery, an internationally-known cupcake shop, sweet candy shops, and plenty of donuts and ice cream. You will want to visit them all!
Camping on the Great Miami Riverway Spending time in nature is one of the easiest ways to excel academically, spiritually, and physically. The best memories are made outside: like eating s’mores with your family and friends. Make a reservation at one of the parks below. Become adventurous and spend that Saturday night under the stars - you can even camp overnight in a floating tent on the river.
We are always trying to add to this list - so check back for new sites soon!
Pizza Trail Munch your way along the Great Miami Riverway’s PIZZA TRAIL. Locally-owned pizza shops are a source of pride for communities, and serve as part of the fabric of each Riverway community.
Your favorite is probably on this list, but pick a new one to try – or travel the whole trail and try them all!
Great Miami River Water Trail The 156-mile Great Miami River Water Trail includes 60 public access points for trail users to paddle, boat, fish, row, surf, and wildlife watch. The Great Miami River contains some of Ohio’s best smallmouth bass fishing. A majority of the river is appropriate for hand-carried boats but there are several deeper sections where the use of motorized boats is popular. All access and river hazards are listed here. Safety Information can be found HERE.
River Access at Barbee Memorial Park- GM River Mile at 106.0
River Hazard - DAM South of Columbia Road Bridge - GM River Mile 33.8
River Hazard - DAM at City of Dayton Wellfield - Mad River Mile 4.1
Shopping Trail - Riverway Style The Great Miami Riverway is home to historic downtown retail districts that are perfect for finding that unique gift. Whether you are looking for custom leather works, vintage vinyl, boutique clothing, or irreverant art, these stores have something just for you. Even Riverway-themed gifts!
Around the Riverway Food Trail Embark on a global culinary tour right here in the Riverway! From traditional Irish breakfasts, sweet Columbian arepas, or authentic Thai cuisine, our local restaurants will take you around the globe one dish at a time.