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Outdoor Family Fun in Findlay, Hancock County Ohio! VisitFindlay.comSummer is upon us and there is no better place to enjoy the season than outdoors!  Check out some of our suggestions to see Hancock County in its prime.

Play Outdoors 

If you want to enjoy the outdoors, you have to take advantage of our parks.  From the walking the nature trails at Oakwoods Nature Preserve to the Dog Park at Riverbend Park to picnicking at Litzenberg Memorial Woods, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  And the outdoor fun doesn’t stop there.  Choose to play volleyball, shuffleboard, or horseshoes, play disc golf at Riverbend or at McComb Community Park, go geocaching or fishing, the outdoor recreation options don’t seem to stop.  Plus, Hancock Parks has great programming throughout the Spring and Summer for all ages.

Rent Canoes, Kayaks, and Pedal Boats

Arguably the best view of Hancock County is from the waters of the Blanchard River, and Hancock Parks provides opportunities for you to do just that.  Peacefully paddle through the county on your own, or take advantage of an organized group float.  Zonta Landing Boat rentals take place every weekend and holidays, and rentals are $5 per half hour.

Bike Trails

Pump up your tires and hit the trails!  There are plenty of bike trails to take advantage of in Hancock County.  Some trails to enjoy is the Blanchard River Greenway Bike Trail in Findlay, the Van Buren State Park Bike Trail, and the Bluffton Pathway!  For bikers who are looking for a community bike ride, consider joining the Hancock Handlebars who host club rides throughout the week.  If you’re a serious biker, consider joining the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure for their annual ride, which begins and ends in Findlay.  The adventure kicks off on June 17 with a bicycle parade downtown and pre-ride celebration before the bikers take off in the morning.


There is no better way to enjoy a day full of family fun than taking your family to the playground and letting them run off some energy!  Hancock County is home to some great playgrounds!  The All Star Playground at Marathon Diamonds is the perfect place to take your children for a fun few hours, and Fort Findlay Playground at Emory Adams Park is a unique, wooden playground that is guarantee to make their imagination soar!  In addition to these two playgrounds, Riverside Park and Riverbend Park both have playgrounds near picnic tables and shelter houses and walking trails.  Pack a picnic and spend a day at our parks.  If you’re looking to explore more of Hancock County, make sure you visit our community parks as well!

We hope to see you and your family having fun and enjoying the outdoors in Hancock County!  Check out event calendar and make sure you don’t miss any of the fun (indoors or outdoors) coming up!

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