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6 historical places you must visit before fall ends

Fall has once again come to the Miami Valley, and with it the perfect time to discover some of Dayton’s historical treasures.

We have complied a list of locations with historical markers that are near parks or public areas that is perfect for a fall walk or hike.

Here is a link to the all historical markers in the area.

Address: Covered bridge over Anderson Fork on W. Engle Mill Road, Greene County

The Engle Mill Covered Bridge is one of the longest Smith Trusses in the country and was originally built in 1877. It was recently restored in 2015, where a historical marker was unveiled by the Ohio Historical Society.

For more information click here.

Clifton Gorge offers lush forest, rocky cliffs, trails and Little Miami River in 360 degrees @OhioStateParks #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Address: 2381 State Route 343, Yellow Springs

The Clifton Gorge is located just minutes west of Yellow Springs and was registered as a National Natural Landmark in 1968. The 268-acre preserve contains a dolomite and bedrock canyon that was formed 400 million years ago.

For more information click here.

Heritage VillageBobbye Sweny of the Miamisburg Historical Society greets a tour group from Honolulu, Hawaii at the Kercher Cabin Schoolroom in Miamisburg's Heritage Village during a trip to the community. Contributed photo

Address: 140 Lock St, Miamisburg

This village in Miamisburg lets visitors explore the Gebhart Tavern Museum, an authentically furnished tavern along the Miami River. The tavern was established in 1811 and was a way-station for boatmen on the river.

For more information click here.

Dave McAfee fishes the Mad River flowing into the Huffman Dam. JIM WITMER/STAFF

Address: 4430 Lower Valley Pike, Fairborn

For a short time in 1838, Huffman Reserve was home to the largest company of Mormon pioneers to migrate west. The Kirtland Camp, made up of 515 members, camped along the Mad River which feeds the Huffman Dam. Cyclists are able to explore the area with over six miles of trails that follow the river to RiverScape.

For more information click here.

Woodland CemetaryContributing photo/iWitness7 dma

Address: 300 College Park Drive, Dayton

Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, adjacent to the University of Dayton, is the final resting place for a number of famous Daytonians, such as the Wright brothers, Erma Bombeck and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Woodland has a number of trails and walking tours available to discover the rich history of those in Dayton.

For more information click here.

Dayton Inventors River Walk a cool reflective stop #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Address: 110 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton

Directly across the street from the Great Miami River’s River Walk is the Engineers Club of Dayton, which hosts the Birth of Aviation marker at its entrance.  

The Engineers Club and historical marker honor the memory of the Wright brothers, while the River Walk honors other notable inventions by Daytonians. 

For more information click here.

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