The way things have been going in 2020, it can feel like summer (and the foreseeable future) has been ‘canceled’. Thankfully, that’s just simply not the truth. For residents of our Dayton apartments, there are so many fun things to do this summer and they’re all happening nearby. Of course, some things have changed, there may be certain safety and health precautions in place at some of your favorite spots and outings. Be sure to check individual websites and social media accounts for up-to-date information.
Here is just a handful of summer activities you can enjoy with your friends and family near our Dayton apartments.
Feast on local, fresh foods at 2nd Street Market. Five Rivers MetroParks’ 2nd Street Market is an outdoor, fresh food shopping venue that takes place on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. Visitors will be expected to wear face coverings and maintain a 6-foot social distance, however, that doesn’t stop you from picking up some of the freshest produce and baked goods you can find. Veggies, fruit, honey, chocolate, flowers, and more can be found at the eclectic market. Visit the 2nd Street Market’s website for a full list of COVID-19 precautions and current vendors.
Places to Walk
Hop in the car and take a short drive to Patrica Allyn Park and take a stroll on the walking loop. Moderately-trafficked, the 1.1-mile paved loop is perfect for all skill levels and you can even bring your pooch – just be sure to keep them on a leash at all times. Along the trail, you’ll find walkers, bikers, hikers, and runners enjoying the peaceful lake and manicured grounds. Patricia Allyn Park is also home to a disc golf course, basketball court, and volleyball nets.
Envelop yourself in nature, get some fresh air, and enjoy the crown jewel of the wetland corridor at Siebenthaler Fen. The 1-mile trail at the fen is a wheelchair-friendly, flat boardwalk made with recycled plastic and fiberglass. The trail is a popular destination for school groups, bird watchers, and wildflower enthusiasts. While enjoying your walk in the 130-acre property, prepare to see gorgeous plant diversity and a diverse array of colorful birds.
Places to Kayak or Canoe
Make your way up to downtown Dayton for some action-packed adventures on the water at RiverScape River Run. There are two features for kayakers at the RiverScape River Run, both features offer something a bit more challenging for experienced paddlers as well as chutes that are easier to navigate for the novice paddler. Both kayaks and paddleboards can be rented and guided tours are offered as well. Visit the website for more details and safety information.
Eastwood MetroPark is your local hub for outdoor recreation. There are numerous trails, a lake for boating and fishing, Mad River Water Trail for fishing and paddling, Mad River Run for kayaking, canoeing, and more fishing – what more do you really need? The park is a go-to destination for summer fun with lots of places to cool off or go for a paddle. Check out all the amenities and download a brochure via the website.
Who doesn’t love a fun game of miniature golf? Round up your friends and participate in some friendly competition at Your Adventure Golf. The open-air facility features 18 holes of themed and obstacle-filled holes that will definitely make any sunny day better. Due to the recent health crisis, the staff is taking extra precautions in sanitizing the facility, clubs, and balls. Visit their website for pricing, hours, and group deals.
For people who take golf a little more seriously, head to one of the state’s premier public golf courses – Heatherwoode Golf Club. Heatherwoode boasts a championship golf course with incredible views at every hole. They offer a variety of memberships, private lessons, practice facilities, and more. Visit the Heatherwoode website for tee times, membership information, and more.
Learn About Local History
Explore the history of Dayton and all of its accomplishments at the Carillon Historic Park. The 65-acre museum and park features exhibits and buildings regarding the history of technology and the history of the city and its residents from 1796 to now. The four major sections include settlement, transportation, invention, and industry. It’s a wonderful place to spend a summer afternoon while learning a thing or two. Check the website for hours and admission prices.
Pick Local Fruit
Head east, just outside of Xenia, to pick a bucket of berries at Berryhill Farm. Blueberry season starts in July and runs through August while red raspberries and blackberries will be ready to pick at the beginning of August and run at least through labor day. They’ll provide you with the buckets or bags, and you’ll pay by the pound. If you’d prefer, they also provide drive-up sales for pre-picked berries as well. Take a look at their website for details and information.
Find Some Outdoor Summer Fun Near our Luxury Springboro Apartments
Summer might feel a little different this year but there are still plenty of fun activities to do near our apartments in Dayton. Visit our Dayton apartments page to view the many options you have for your new home and tour our gorgeous floorplans today.