Trails of Colerain Township
Whether you are a seasoned walker, a newbie, or use a wheelchair to get around, some of the best places to see the changing leaves are the Trails of Colerain Township. There are seven different trails for you to enjoy. Most are handicapped accessible and also suitable for bicycling, skating, roller blading, or skateboarding with pedestrians taking priority.
There are also ways to get off the beaten (or blacktopped) path by following one of the nature trails into beautifully wooded areas. Each trail is well marked and easy to follow. Below is a list of the Colerain Trails including their location, length of trail and any extra amenities found there:
Clippard Park, 3500 Bevis Lane , is spread out over 21 acres and contains both a paved walking trail that meanders past playgrounds and ballparks, and a nature walk in a wooded area off of the main walking loop. This park also features a 10,000 square foot playground, 3 shelters, basketball courts and restrooms.
Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road, contains 29 acres with a paved 1-mile walk that includes a boardwalk area and benches from which to view wildlife, and a nature walk area with a path bordered with wildflowers. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy seating at the available picnic tables located within the four shelters. You can also enjoy two baseball fields, horseshoe pits, restrooms, and even an outdoor amphitheater at this park.
Drew Campbell Memorial Commons, 4160 Springdale Road, is a very picturesque park and has 6.5 acres that includes a ½ mile round trip trail that leads you down to Stone Creek. This park also contains large open areas perfect for kite flying and hosts soccer fields.
Heritage Park, 11405 E Miami River Road, said to be the site of Fort Coleraine, borders the Great Miami River and includes 1.2 miles of walking trails as well as a dog park, Disc golf course, ecolab, and rain garden.
Wert Family Park, 3460 W Galbraith Road. This is a heavily wooded 10 acre park that includes a ½ mile natural trail. This trail includes markers that identify the unique trees you will see along the way. Here you can also rent a community garden box for spring planting and enjoy the playground.
All the trails mentioned here are open every day from dawn to dusk. Trails are not cleared of snow during the winter months so be sure and dress appropriately with the proper footwear. For more information about the Colerain Township walking trails and the parks that contain them, see the Colerain Township website.