If you haven’t stopped by Cox Arboretum, a Five Rivers Metro Park just down the street from Austin Springs, you are missing one of the best hidden gems in Dayton. It is easily my favorite place to go when I have an extra hour or so. The 189 acre park is perfect for a lunch break outdoors, or a brisk walk in the woods. It is a great place to escape for awhile, I can’t tell you how many times I went there feeling stressed out and left feeling relaxed and renewed.
My favorite part of the park are the walking trails through the woods. There are several different trails, depending on how far you want to walk and how strenuous you want your walk to be. I love the yellow trail, which is the longest but takes you all through the woods, over creeks and bridges. It is so peaceful, you almost forget where you are! I have also run into a few deer on the trails as I was walking…beautiful!
Water Garden – Enjoy the serenity of a water garden landscaped with a mix of water-loving plants, perinnial and shrub borders and seasonal displays.
Butterfly House – Opens July 7th! Children and adults and view native butterflies in all stages of metamorphosis. Open Mon-Sat 10-4 and Sun 12-4. Weather dependent.
Bell Children’s Maze – Children will discover a path through 1,175 boxwoods to the center of the maze.
Edible Landscape Garden – Edible plants are featured, combining beauty and utility with a unique display of fruits, vegetables and herbs.
The Arboretum also holds classes for children and adults of all kinds of nature topics, including – Gardening tips, Landscaping, Horticulture, Conservation, and Science Experiments.
Looking to volunteer? The Arboretum has lots of options and new volunteers are always welcome!
Visit Cox Arboretum Metro Park at:
6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton Ohio 45449 – Just take a right on 741 (Springboro Pike) and follow past the mall and Home Depot. Cox Arboretum will be on your left!
The awesome new Tree Tower at the Arboretum!
If you love where you live, why not share that love? Refer your friends and family to call Austin Springs home and make some money too!
For every referral we will pay for $100! Just make sure they tell us you sent them and we will take care of the rest.
Contact Austin Springs for more info! 937-434-3300 or email@example.com