Fun Fall Things to Do Near Troy, Ohio

Fun Fall Things to Do Near Troy, Ohio
Autumn brings cooler weather, sports and Halloween to the forefront of everyone's mind. Located less than an hour from three major cities including Cincinnati, Troy embraces a variety of activities that outdoor enthusiasts enjoy such as hiking, canoeing, biking and kayaking. The season causes the foliage to morph into bright colors, changing the scenery into something new, even if you have been to the location previously. Like many destinations, Troy, Ohio, only gets better in autumn.

The Great Miami River Recreational Trail

The Great Miami River Recreational trail covers 29.5 miles near the Great Miami River and downtown Dayton, Ohio. Dayton is only 20 minutes away from Troy by car. The entire trail is paved. The trail is broken into four segments and connects with several other hiking or biking trails in the area. The original creator, Horace M. Huffman Jr. preferred the bicycle for transportation and recreation. So, the intended purpose of the trail was biking. However, the trail can easily be hiked or walked. The river and Dayton make a perfect background for the 29.5-mile trek.

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Dayton hosts The Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. The park marries biking and aviation with a guided bike tour, which is free. The area is known for the Wright Brothers and Paul Laurence Dunbar. The park hosts the Huffman Prairie Flying Field, Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center and the Aviation Trail Visitor Center and Museum.

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
16 South Williams St.
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 225-7705
nps.gov/daav/

Troy Bruins

For the city of Troy, hockey is the sport of choice. The Troy Bruins duke it out with other local rival teams on the ice. The Bruins are a Junior A league team, playing at the 3,700-seat Hobart Arena. The name of the team comes from the IHL Troy Bruins of the 1950s. The team consists of individuals between 16 and 21 years of age.

Troy Bruins Hockey Team
255 Adams St.
Troy, OH 45373-1495
(937) 339-2911
troybruins.com/

For Kids

Brukner Nature Center's Haunted Woods brings educational value to Halloween. The event takes place on two weekends in October, most often the ones nearest Halloween. Kids and adults hike along the Haunted Woods Trail, stopping for refreshments, games and activities. Live animals make an appearance. The evening event is Halloween-themed fun that adds to the spooky feeling of the time and area.

Brukner Nature Center
5995 Horseshoe Bend Road
Troy, OH 45373
(937) 698-6493
bruknernaturecenter.com/annual-events.htm

Article Written By Amy L. Gouger

Amy L. Gouger holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from East Stroudsburg University. Previously a technical agent, she now serves as a ghostwriter and contributor to various online publications.

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