Governor Bebb MetroPark
1979 Bebb Park Ln., Okeana, OH 45053
The Bebb Cabin, built in 1799, was the birthplace and boyhood home of William Bebb. Mr. Bebb was Ohio's 19th Governor. The cabin is one of six authentic log structures that were relocated to Governor Bebb MetroPark to form a representation of an early 19th century Pioneer Village.
2070 Woodsdale Rd., Trenton, OH 45067
Christian Augspurger, leader of the Amish-Mennonite settlement in the river valley, built the original home at the Chrisholm Historic Farmstead. A fire destroyed this home in 1873. The year following the fire (1874), Christian's son, Samuel Augspurger, built the brick farmhouse that is presently on the Farmstead. The Augspurger House is open during scheduled programs and for special events.
Indian Creek MetroPark
3000 Indian Creek Rd., Reily Township, OH 45056
Dated back to 1810, the cemetery is home to the gravesites of some of the area's earliest settlers. Built in 1829, the brick meeting house is on the three-acre wooded site.
5351 Reily-Millville Rd., Reily Township, OH 45056
Veterans from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War are buried at the one-acre Bunker Hill Cemetery.
Historic Sites at a Glance
The City of Middletown Begins Repairs on the Great Miami River Trail Today - October 17, 2019 todayThe City of Middletown will begin pavement repairs on sections of the Great Miami River Trail (GMRT) today. The repair work may cause intermittent closures of these sections over the next couple of weeks. As you plan your next walking, biking, or running trip on the GMRT , please look to MetroParks website to find daily updates regarding the specific areas that are closed.
Elk Creek MetroPark - Sebald Park Area and Meadow Ridge Area Will Have Daily Closures for MetroParks Controlled Bow Hunting ProgramBefore heading out to Elk Creek MetroPark for a visit to the Sebald Park Area or the Meadow Ridge Area, please note that the parks will be closed to the public between the hours of 8 am until noon each day during 2019-2020 hunting season. As a part of the park system’s Wildlife Management Program a controlled Bow Hunting program will be held during these hours to control the over population of white-tailed deer in these areas. After noon each day the park will be OPEN & READY for YOU! MetroParks appreciates your patience during this time. Hunting Season is from September 28, 2019 – February 2, 2020.
2/26/19 CLOSED - Stander PreserveStander Preserve in Reily Township is closed and shall remain closed until further notice. Please, visit the "NEWS" section for more information regarding this closure.
2/6/19 CLOSED - Sycamore Bluffs PreserveEntire parcel of real property now known as Sycamore Bluffs Preserve, including parking area adjacent to Four Mile Creek, is closed to the public effective February 6, 2019, and shall remain closed until further notice due to upcoming bridge construction work by Butler County. Please, visit our "news" section for more information regarding this closure.
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