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.
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)