Kayak on the Great Miami River. This summer, Five Rivers MetroParks debuted its newest addition, the RiverScape River Run. It offers a seven-mile paddle from Eastwood MetroPark through downtown to Carillon Historical Park, passing through two white water features.
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Relax on one of the area's best patios. Before fall comes with its scarves and boots weather, enjoy a bite on one the best patios in the Dayton area while the temperatures are still warm. To name just a few, there are The Trolley Stop, Jimmie's Ladder 11 and Lily's Bistro.
» FULL LIST: 15 great patios in the Dayton area
Get on the newest ride at Kings Island. If you have yet to ride the newest ride at Kings Island amusement park, Mystic Timbers, you still have the chance. Kings Island will start its fall schedule this week, opening the gates from Friday through Sunday, Aug. 18 through Sept. 3, and then the schedule once again changes to accommodate Halloween Haunt weekends.
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Journal-News photographer Greg Lynch and writer Eric Schwartzberg ride Mystic Timbers, the new wooden roller coaster at Kings Island.
Go to the drive-in. Make the last of the summer nights memorable with a movie at the drive-in. Two such theaters in the area are: Dixie Twin Drive-In in Dayton, and Melody 49 Drive-In in Brookville.
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