Boone County

The Boone County Arboretum is 121 acres of nature with a 2- mile paved pathway that the whole family can enjoy. You’ll see walkers, runners, bikers, skaters and strollers. There are beautiful gardens, an interactive children’s garden and a lovely wooded area. A “must see” for all Northern Kentucky families.

Parks and Recreation offers an amazing array of affordable, fun ways to be active. For info about Boone County parks, skate park, dog parks, disc golf, golf courses, pools, trails, horseback riding, natural spaces, boating and shelter rentals visit

Recreation Trails in Boone County—Wouldn’t it be cool to have your family visit every one of these over the course of several months or a year? You could find your favorites to revisit. Copy and put on your refrigerator and check them off as you visit them.
Boone County Cliffs
State Nature Preserve
2.4 mile hiking trail. Located on Middle Creek Rd. off Rt. 18 in Burlington.
Boone Woods ParkPaved/mulched walking and hiking trails. Located off of Route 18 on VeteransWay in Burlington.
Central ParkPaved walking/biking trails. Located off of Route 18 on Camp Ernst Road inBurlington.
Connor High SchoolWalking/running track surrounding grassy area; open to public after schoolhours. Located on Route 18 on Cougar Path, off of North Bend Road, in Hebron.
Dinsmore HomesteadMulched hiking trails that travel throughout the homestead. Located off of Route18 west to Burlington and continue 6.5 miles.
England-Idlewild ParkHiking/walking trails and wetlands. Located west on Route 18 on IdlewildRoad in Burlington.
Florence MallThe Florence Mall opens its doors daily for “mall walkers”; two laps aroundequals the distance of one mile. The mall opens its doors early to mall walkersMonday-Saturday (7am – 9pm) and Sunday (11am – 6pm). Located west onRoute 18, on Mall Road in Burlington.
Florence Nature Park15 acres of concrete surfaced walking trails. Located west off of Route 18 onBanklick Street in Burlington.
Giles Conrad ParkA marked path for walking and hiking. Located on River Road in Hebron.
Gunpowder CreekNature ParkMulched walking and hiking trail. Located on Sperti Lane in Burlington.
Larry A. Ryle HighSchoolWalking/running track; open to the public after school hours. Located off of I-75on Mt. Zion Road in Hebron.
Middle Creek Park228 acres of pristine forest with 6 miles of trails. Located west off of Route 18 inBurlington.
Oakbrook ParkPark with no marked path. Located on Oakbrook Drive in Florence.
South Fork ParkPark with a bike/hike path. Located off of U.S. 42 on South Fork Drive inFlorence.
Waller-Stephenson MillParkPark has a marked path for walking and hiking. Located on Verona MudlickRoad in Verona.
Walton Community ParkPark has a paved trail for walking and hiking. Located on Old Stephenson-MillRoad in Walton.
Wildflower/Nature Walk at Big Bone ParkPark has mulched trails for walking and hiking. Located at Big Bone Lick StatePark on Beaver Road in Union.

To find a YMCA near you go to:

Sports Teams
There are many sports teams in Northern Kentucky that are connected with churches, schools, parks and city recreation department. Check the recreation department in the city nearest you, and/or the school nearest you. If you attend a church ask about youth and adult sports teams. For high school sports teams go to

Community Walk/Runs
Walks and runs can be accessed at theis regional website: