Explore Outdoors

Find Unique Places to Visit this Spring in Butler County, Ohio!

 Start planning your adventure to Butler County with our top picks for scenic spots, sweet treats, and fun activities.

Explore Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, Hamilton Ohio

Explore 300+ acres of beautiful nature and 80+ monumental sculptures at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum. This sculpture park is a serene spot for a walk, picnic, and an afternoon of art gazing.

Get Soft Serve at The Cone

The Cone

There's something that feels so right about ordering soft serve served from a gigantic ice cream cone! Your ice cream adventure doesn't have to stop here; check out even more delectable ice cream destinations in Butler County. 

Un-WINE at a Local Winery

Hanover Reserve

We're lucky to have two great wineries in Butler County! Be sure to check out both Hanover Winery and Seven Mile Winery to unwind with friends, try a variety of wine and maybe find your new favorite.

Mountain Bike Through Harbin Park

Harbin Park Mountain Bike Trails, Fairfield Ohio

Harbin Park features a number of regionally-renowned mountain bike trails, ranging from beginner to advanced. Discover around 7 miles of technical track, as well as beautiful nature trails perfect for leisure hiking.

Take a Scenic Guided Trail Ride

Nation Road Horse Rental, Oxford Ohio

Saddle up for a ride through the stunning trails of Oxford. Nation Road Horse Rental offers scenic guided trail rides for all ages and experience levels.

Sip, Stroll, & Explore in a DORA

DORA Butler County Ohio

Enjoy a DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) in Hamilton, Liberty Center, Middletown, Fairfield, and Oxford. Purchase a beverage from a participating business to sip, stroll, and explore. Learn more about the DORA locations in Butler County here!

Watch a Movie Under the Stars

Holiday Auto Theatre, Hamilton Ohio

Did you know that Holiday Auto Theatre is one of the last remaining drive-in theaters in Ohio? Holiday Auto Theatre shows the latest movies along with the classics starting in the spring each year so load up the car, pack your blankets, and enjoy an evening under the stars with a bucket of popcorn and the silver screen.

Explore Rentschler Forest MetroPark

Rentschler Forest, Fairfield Ohio

Explore nearly 400 acres at this beautiful park, including views along the Great Miami River, acres of woodland, remnants of the old Miami-Erie Canal, a prehistoric Indian earthwork, and so many opportunities for outdoor activities with friends, families, and your four-legged friends, too! 

Take a Leap at Start Skydiving

Start Skydiving, Middletown Ohio

Make the leap from 13,000 feet at Start Skydiving! Experience the rush of free fall followed by tranquil canopy flight, as you take in a unique perspective of the world below. "Breathtaking" has a whole new meaning as you free fall from the sky at this top-rated skydiving facility in Middletown. 

Discover Liberty Center

Liberty Center Ohio

You'll discover a wide variety of outdoor and indoor fun at Liberty Center. With over 70 dining, shopping and entertainment options, there's something for everyone to enjoy. One of our favorites? The #WhatLiftsYou murals by Kelsey Montague. 

Admire the Spring Flowers

Beautiful blooms are popping up all around Butler County this season. Uptown Oxford is known for their gorgeous tulips that surround the area in the spring! You can also check out Two Little Buds and Running on Blooms for floral workshops and building beautiful bouquets.

Experience a Classic Drive-In  

Jolly's Rootbeer

Grab a burger or coney and finish it off with a classic slice of Americana - root beer float. Root Beer Floats are really the best of both worlds; ice cream and root beer and they're a total spring/summer signifier. Treat the family to a classic pastime at The Jug or J&E Root Beer in Middletown or Jolly's Drive-In in Hamilton.

Mosey Through a Farm Market

Vegetables at West Chester Market

From fresh produce to flowers to collectibles and gifts, you never know what you may uncover while exploring spring's seasonal offerings. Be sure to keep an eye on the events calendar for farmers markets throughout Butler County!

Cool off at Wake Nation

Wakeboarding at Wake Nation

No boat, no problem! Check out Wake Nation for the perfect place where you can wakeboard, wakeskate, water-ski and kneeboard all without a boat! Featuring a cable system suspended 30 ft above a 10 acre lake that can tow up to 6 riders at a time. 

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