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Tipp City Horse Trails
were developed in
cooperation and with
volunteer assistance by:


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Kyle Park, Tipp City – Tipp City Parks Department is pleased to announce the opening of two new trails. Working in concert with the Miami County Equine Initiatives Task Force, a bridle trail—the first of its kind in Miami County- has been established marking the beginning of a horse trail network for equine use. The Kyle trail offers approximately 1.5 hour riding time and is made possible in part through a grant from the Tipp City Area Community Foundation’s Warren Mitenburger Fund. In addition, a new hiking trail will open providing prairie land foot trails for walkers and hikers, leashed dogs are permitted. The trails are separate and distinct paths but do cross at one juncture.

Come join in the celebration with grand opening events set for Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The festivities will be held at the trailhead located at the east side of Kyle Park, adjacent to the Dog Park. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be led by Mayor Dee Gillis followed by the official trail opening for public use. A horse trailer staging area is part of the new trail addition and the public is welcome to come out and ride or hike after the opening ceremonies.

Directions to Kyle Park
From I-75 take Exit 68 east through Tipp City's Historic Downtown to First Street (approximately 1.1 miles). Turn right (south) onto South First Street and proceed about ½ mile to the entrance of the park at Kyle Park Drive on the left. NAWA (Northern Area Water Authority) is on the right just past the entrance to the park. Proceed to the back of the park towards the dog park. The horse staging area is just to the right or South side of the dog park.

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East side of Kyle Park (behind dog park)
 
   
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1.5 hours of trail, terrain flat to slightly rolling w/open grass land, river side & wooded trail with loops
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A natural recreation and attraction in combination with bike trails
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Bird watchers on horseback; most wildlife are not disturbed by horseback riders (horses are recognized as prey animals by wildlife, even with riders on their back; recognized by the cadence sound of a four-footed hoofed prey)
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Usage
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Locals,  2-3 horses each group  <8 total,  dispersed on trail
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Weekends  or week day late  afternoon = peak periods
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Minimal trail construction
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Trail head/parking area & overflow lot
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Mounting block
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Signage, rules & maps
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Expanded Recreational Use For Residents/Local Community


Download the Kyle Park Horse Trails Map
(PDF Download)


1 Source: The American Horse Council1
2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agritourism
3 http://www.americantrails.org/resources/planning/RBellPlan.html