5 places you must visit this spring

After being cooped up during this wet and unusually warm winter, it’s to make plans for getting out and enjoying the spring weather that’s coming.

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Geocache around Dayton

Geocaching is like a scavenger hunt spread out across many miles. This treasure hunt involves using a hand-held GPS or a smartphone to download a GPS app to find hidden caches around the city. According to geocaching.com, there are more than 3,104 near Dayton.

If you aren’t quite ready to traipse through the city, many of the local parks have caches littered throughout select parks. Some of the select parks include 2nd Street Market, Carriage Hill, Possum Creek, Germantown and Twin Creek.

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Carriage Hill

The historical Carriage Hill offers a visitor center, hiking trails, horseback riding and wetlands. As one of the first MetroParks, visitors to the park will be able to experience 19th century and demonstrations of farm life.

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Glen Helen Raptor Center

The Raptor Center is a great place to have a fun educational afternoon with the kids. The center, which began in 1970, includes an outdoor education space, bird study programs, outdoor cages, an intensive care room and flight cages for recuperating birds. The center is open from 9 am. to 6 p.m. during the spring.

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Dayton Dragons 

A great way to celebrate spring is with American’s favorite past time: baseball. The Dragons will start their season at home at 7 p.m. on April 6 against Lake County.

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Mad River Run

It was announced that in May the RiverScapr River Run project will have its grand opening.

At Eastwood MetroPark, visitors are able to enjoy many types of water recreation due the Mad River Run. The run was opened in 2013 and improved both the public’s access to the river and the aquatic habitat.

The types of water recreation included are a Class 3 whitewater paddling play area, recreational paddling, and fishing.

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