Maple Ridge Reserve
Maple Ridge has 120 acres of rolling hills with 2.5 miles of trail.  It’s a wonderful place to hike, fish and observe wildlife.  One unique feature of this Reserve is the sugar house which was rebuilt as a replica from past decades.   Click on the tabs below to find out more!  Click on the link to view the brochure map for Maple Ridge. 

Address:
Maple Ridge Reserve
10430 State Route 185
Covington, Ohio 45318

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  • Maple Ridge Reserve, located along the Scenic Stillwater River, has very unique topography.  Rolling hills stretch from the upland prairie through the woodland ravines and on to the Stillwater River.   Included on the property are woods that cover 70% of the land as mature woods and successional fields, including a sugar maple grove and sugar camp.  This large stand of mature maple trees provides sap for the on-site educational maple sugaring operation.   

    In addition to the River, there is a fishing pond and two wildlife ponds which make this park the perfect place for fishing, viewing wildlife or hiking.

    History

    This property was purchased from the Coy family by the Miami County Park District in two separate transactions over the course of 2005-2006.  The Ohio chapter of the Nature Conservancy worked out a land trade request with the family and then gave the Miami County Park District a letter of intent to sell them the property. The Park Board approved a grant request to the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help the Park District finance the purchase of the property.

    Activities

    Canoeing
    Kayaking
    Fishing
    Wildlife observation
    Nature programs
    Maple sugaring operation (January – March)
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