Camden Devil’s Backbone/Wagers Memorial Park https://preblecountyparks.org/wagers-park-1
Devil’s Backbone/Wagers Memorial Park is a 24-acre park just outside Camden. The Wagers Family donated the land to the Preble County Park District who developed several hiking trails and are planning additional upgrades and enhancements to the park to be a wildlife sanctuary with native plants and animals. The park is scenic with limestone formations, fossils, a beautiful creek and waterfalls.
Eaton County Club
Eaton Country Club’s challenging par 36 course was designed by Alex Campbell and features watered fairways, tees and greens, sand hazards, a driving range and a lovely view all in walking distance of downtown Eaton and the historic Roberts Bridge.
Fort St Clair
Fort St. Clair was a fort built during the Northwest Indian War. Now operated by the City of Eaton, the 77 acre site features playground area, picnic tables, a cabin, an outdoor fireplace with grill, large wooded areas, a gazebo, hiking paths and more. The Fort also now houses Miss Preble, a WWII Sherman tank.
Garber Nature Center
The Allen and Adaline Garber Nature Center is Preble County’s first county park. The Preble County Park District developed and maintains the Nature Center and the Garber Forest at the rear of the property provides 33 acres for hiking, nature observation and education. A mile-long loop trail and some shorter trails traverse the forest. A handicapped accessible boardwalk travels 400 feet from the rear parking lot to a viewing platform/picnic table at the Old Oak Tree. Near the rear parking lot is the Sandpiper Wetland which was created October 2008. Ducks, herons, frogs, deer, raccoons, dragon flies, other insects, and even cattails have found the wetland. The Nature Center also features a Picnic Pavilion with handicapped accessible picnic tables and the restored Garber farm house where the Park District maintains its office.
G & J Kartway
Located among the cornfields and pastures of Southwestern Ohio lies a WKA Master Track known as G & J Kartway. In addition to hosting many races, G & J Kartway is open for practice throughout the year, weather permitting. If you’re in Southwest Ohio and looking for a great track, make your way to Camden and look for the silos…there is a true gem of a track waiting for you.
Hueston Woods State Park
Adventure awaits at Hueston Woods State Park. The outdoor enthusiast will find diverse opportunities at Hueston Woods State Park. Whether boating on Acton Lake, hiking through the 200-acre virgin forest, fishing, camping, swimming at the beach or relaxing in the lodge, visitors enjoy the finest of recreational facilities in southwest Ohio at this scenic park.
Hueston Woods Golf Course
The golf course at Hueston Woods is an 18-hole championship course. It has been laid upon a generous 260 acres of land and has over 30 sand traps as well as unique water holes. Bent grass tees and greens accompanied by Kentucky bluegrass and rye blended fairways create ideal playing surfaces.
Lewisburg Community Walking Path
At just over 1 mile, the Lewisburg Walking Path is perhaps the most beautiful place in the Village for a morning run or an evening walk. It offers jogging, walking and biking opportunities in one of the most scenic settings, wrapping around the village’s well-maintained community park system.
Mullberry Pheasant Farm
Mulberry Pheasantry aims to bring you the best hunting experience possible. Whether your choice of game is pheasants, quail, or partridge, Mulberry Pheasantry promises to make every hunter’s experience a memorable one!
Quiet Harmony Ranch
Experience Elk. Discover Amazing. At Quiet Harmony Ranch, our vision is to embrace Truth, discover opportunity, and encourage participation. Our mission is to produce unique farm products, pass learning to others, and point to the Provider. We approach everything with quality in mind. Our elk meat products are raised only on our ranch and are free of antibiotics. We use top grade velvet antler for our EVA products and maintain Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA)-monitored herd health status. Our elk receive premium care to maintain their health. The cows are prolific, the bulls are majestic, and the calves are happy and frisky.
Preble Co. Historical Society
Dedicated to preserving and protecting Preble County heritage, artifacts, memories, and ideas. From the early 1800s to modern day, Preble County has rich farming and rural traditions to treasure. The Historical Society has a wealth of historical materials, from family photographs and records to old-time clothing, buggies, and a 1903 Model A Ford. Through its programs, exhibits, educational programs, special events, library and archives, the Preble County Historical Society puts you in touch with local history.
Preble County Park District
The PCPD’s mission is to create, preserve, protect and manage system of parks, nature preserves, green spaces and outdoor facilities held in pubic ownership with a focus on local, natural, historical and cultural resources maintained for the leisure use and enjoyment of present and future generations. They offer lots of programs for the community and visitors throughout the year. A few of the programs offered in 2023 include:
Safari Junction is organized specifically to provide a learning environment for area youth to be properly educated about animals, their care, and their habitats. Safari Junction is a great place to take the kids!
Tyler’sville Community park
Tyler’sville Community Park in Camden has a new splash pad (the first in Preble County), three large sets of playground equipment, a full basketball court, picnic shelters, large grassy play area, benches and coming soon, a walking path.
Valley’s Edge Snow Tubing
Come the winter months, there’s no better place to be in Preble County. Located in New Paris, Valley’s Edge has something fun for you in the cold months. There’s also a lodge in which to warm yourself, grab a bite to eat, and watch others come down the hill from the large viewing area!
Wild Hearts African Farm and Petting Zoo
You’ll be led on a guided walking tour where you’ll learn about conservation practices and meet animals from all over the world. Set on working farm, you’ll see African dairy goats, tortoises, ducks, hawks a bald eagle and more. Many animals are touchable, some you can hand-feed and others you can watch at feeding time. Great for families and groups. Reservations required -call or book online today!