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. You can also access the current Stillwater river map here.
Maple Ridge Reserve, located along the Scenic Stillwater River, has a 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.
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.
- Wildlife observation
- Nature programs
- Maple sugaring operation (January – March)
- 20 Acres
- Mature woodland area
- Scenic Stillwater River
- Prairie (part of the Annie Oakley Corridor)
- 2 wildlife ponds and a fishing pond
- Rolling hills and ravines
- Replica sugar camp
- 2.5 miles of trail
- River access
- Sugar camp
Miami County Park District offers many education programs throughout the year. Below is a list of just a few of the programs offered at Maple Ridge Reserve, check out the program calendar to see what programs are coming up at the Reserve.
Possible programs at Maple Ridge Reserve
- Naturalist Adventure Series
- Music in the Park
- Adult Exploration Hike
- Intro to Geocaching
- Syrup Sundays
- Owls & Howls