Winter doesn’t mean activity at MetroParks of Butler County slows down.

There are plenty of wintertime activities for the whole family across the more than 3,000 acres that encompass the 10 parks owned or operated by MetroParks.

Here’s just a sampling:

When there’s snow on the ground, MetroParks offers two Chill Hills for sledding.

For those with a need for speed, the main hill at Voice of America Park in West Chester offers plenty of challenge. There’s also a bunny hill for the little ones. VOA Park is at 7850 Voice of America Park Drive, off the Liberty Way exit of Interstate 75.

There’s also a sledding hill at Rentschler Forest, at the Reigart activity area, 5701 Reigart Road, Fairfield Township. Both chill hills have spots for resting and warming up while taking a break from sledding.

Whether there’s snow on the ground or not, MetroParks has plenty of trails for a brisk winter walk or an extended hike. Paved options range from more than nine miles of hiking and biking trails along the Great Miami River between Trenton and Middletown to the circle around the lake at VOA Park and along Butler Warren County Road.

For more solace, and a challenge, try a forest walk on one of the nature trails throughout MetroParks.

All winter long, MetroParks will be offering programming for all ages. For more information visit the MetroParks website at