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.

woman and two children walking on a path in the fall
woman and two children walking on a path in the fall
snow covered pond
snow covered pond
sugar shack in the woods
sugar shack in the woods
close up of two tree trunks
close up of two tree trunks
path in the fall
path in the fall

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.

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)

Natural Features

  • 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

Historical Features

  • Replica sugar camp

Facilities

  • 2.5 miles of trail
  • River access
  • Sugar camp
  • Health Trekkers
  • Night Hike
  • Syrup Sundays
  • Nature Sketching with Sketch Pad
  • Syrup Sundays
  • Syrup Sundays
  • Nature Sketching without Sketch Pad
  • Owls & Howls