Continue your curiosity for the natural world or learn a new recreational skill by participating in programs designed specifically for an adult audience.
You can try trail running, horseback riding and kayaking, develop a green thumb, take a local history tour or just learn of the natural world around you all while meeting others with similar interests. Programs are offered year-round at most Great Parks throughout the Cincinnati area. Whatever your age and wherever your interests’ lie, an adventure awaits you at a Great Park!
Meet friends and stay motivated to exercise in a safe and friendly environment! The Walk Club is a free, flexible exercise program designed for adults ages 50 and up featuring regularly scheduled walks and activities from March through November. Members meet up to three times a week at and at these four parks: Fernbank Park, Miami Whitewater Forest, Sharon Woods and Winton Woods. Stick to your favorite park or enjoy a new one each week. You choose where and how often you want to walk!
It’s never too late to learn a new skill! Brush up on your outdoor education with adventure experiences that include: a variety of canoe and kayak floats, instruction and river trip opportunities; wilderness skills; archery; backpacking skills and trips; group bike rides; climbing and belaying; orienteering; trail running; and more!
Winton Woods Riding Center
The Winton Woods Riding Center offers a variety of year-round riding opportunities for adults of all ages and riding abilities! This includes English, Western, Contesting, Jumping, Dressage and Natural Horsemanship lessons for beginners to advance rider, as well as trail rides. We even offer a variety of adults-only lessons throughout the year.
Parky's Farm in Winton Woods offers affordable programming options to create and awaken a lifetime of memories. Senior groups are invited to enjoy a relaxing farm luncheon while visiting with the animals, fishing or taking a wagon ride. Or schedule a visit in November and December for the special Holiday Affair program, which includes a variety of festive activities.
The Great Parks of Hamilton County has five visitor centers that offer exhibits and programs for all ages to discover more about the natural world in our region:
Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve – Ellenwood Nature Barn
Glenwood Gardens – Cotswold Visitor Centre
Miami Whitewater Forest – Visitor Center
Sharon Woods – Sharon Centre
Woodland Mound – Seasongood Nature Center