Celebrate The May Birthdays of Hikers
Hills and Dales MetroPark
3.5 Miles - Moderate
Passport To Adventure Hike
This hike is open to everyone. Join your fellow Dayton Hikers members to celebrate the people in Dayton Hikers who have a birthday in May. We will hike 1.75 miles from White Oak to the end of the park, turn around, and hike back on a slightly different route totaling 3.5 miles. The hike should last about 75-90 minutes and should be considered hilly. Cake and ice cream will be served afterwards.
* * * Hilton Avenue Construction Notice:* * * The parking lot for the meeting location is on Hilton Avenue which is under construction and closed to through traffic. The detour is: go north on South Dixie, at the intersection of Dorothy Lane, turn right (east) On Glenbeck Ave. Take Glenbeck Ave to its end at Hilton Drive and the parking lot. See map in Photos section.
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Earn the Hills and Dales MetroPark sticker. You do not need a passport to participate in this hike
Meet at the parking lot on Hilton Avenue. There are hills on this hike which is why they call the park Hills and Dales. Trekking poles are recommended.
Map link to meeting location: http://goo.gl/maps/6x5K
About Hills & Dales Park: The 63-acre Hills & Dales MetroPark is filled with picturesque creeks, rolling hills, dense woods (including an outstanding example of Ohio natural forest), wild flowers, and wetlands, all conveniently located just south of downtown Dayton.
This historic urban park has been a natural refuge for Daytonians since 1907. Its lush natural atmosphere provides a range of activities for visitors of all ages. With significant restoration planned for 2008, MetroParks will insure that Hills & Dales continues its tradition as an outdoor playground for future generations.
John H. Patterson, chairman of National Cash Register Company, believed that education and outdoor exercise were the pillars of good health for not only himself, but also his employees. The park was a gift by John H. Patterson.