Are you an outdoor enthusiast who's ready to change it up from softball and tennis? Try out some of these different activities that aren't far from our Springs Cincinnati luxury apartment communities.
1. Jimco's Riverside Pizza & Kayaking
2401 Carmody Blvd, Middletown
16.8 miles from Springs at West Chester
Pizza and kayaking may seem like a strange combination, but once you visit Jimco's it will make perfect sense. Rent a kayak and take a peaceful ride down the Miami River before enjoying what customers call the "best pizza in Middletown" along with a cold beer. Kayaking is available seven days a week from daybreak until dark, weather permitting.
2. Start Skydiving
Middletown Regional Airport, 1711 Run Way, Middletown
15.5 miles from Springs at West Chester
Celebrate a milestone birthday or just indulge a desire for adventure at Start Skydiving, ranked as one of the top five largest and fastest-growing drop zones in the world. First-time skydivers start out with tandem jumps accompanied by one of 60 professional instructors. Document your experience with one of three different photo and video packages and if you get hooked, their Accelerated Free-Fall program will prepare you to earn your license. Office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily with jumping until sunset each day but Tuesday.
3. Wake Nation
201 Joe Nuxhall Way, Fairfield
10.8 miles from Springs at West Chester
Can't make it to California or Hawaii? Ride the waves right here in Cincinnati at Wake Nation. The park features a cable system suspended 30 feet above a 10-acre lake that lets you fly across the water without a boat. An introductory lesson is required for wakeboarding newcomers or those who have never ridden a full-size cable system. Just want to get wet? An aqua park with a water trampoline and giant slide is available for visitors age 6 and older. Wake Nation is open from noon – 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
4. Millikin Mile
194 N. Washington Blvd, Hamilton
12.6 miles from Springs at Liberty Township
Have you joined the disc golf craze yet? This popular sport is similar to golf but uses flying discs (like Frisbees) instead of golf balls for some high-flying fun. Millikin Mile's nine-hole course winds through a grove of trees to test the abilities of both newbies and advanced players. A nine-hole expansion is planned for the upcoming year and there's an adjacent playground to keep the kids happy and occupied.
5. Old Stone Riding Center
2920 Minton Rd, Hamilton
15.8 miles from Springs at Liberty Township
Whether you're an experienced rider or a novice who's excited to try it out, Old Stone Riding Center is the spot for you. The grounds include 70 acres of pasture and wooded trails along with a lighted sand area for evening riding. Experienced instructors offer group lessons for $35 per session or $150 for a series of five, and private lessons for $50 per session. All lessons are one hour long and scheduled by appointment.
Which activity will you be trying? Let us know in the comments below!