Carriage Hill MetroPark Photos & Engagement Session Location Information

Carriage Hill MetroPark Description

This park in Huber Heights Ohio is a farm-themed engagement location near Dayton Ohio. This less-crowded Dayton park is minutes from downtown Dayton and features historic buildings, a creek, and a working farm. There are many options for engagement session spots at this Dayton area park. I like to use the red exterior of the visitor center but have never ventured back to the riding center.

I often take couples to the historic working farm to start their engagement session. The historic home and wooden barns provide beautiful backgrounds for engagement photos as well as insight into family farm life from more than a century ago. During the warmer months, there are full trees and flowers in bloom, each making the park more beautiful. The second half of the engagement session is usually spent by the water walking on the boardwalk of Cedar Lake, just to the east of the visitor’s center. A swampy heavily wooded area can be used to create several unique photography backdrops. Lastly, if you live north of Dayton or want a more historical engagement session location, Carriage Hill MetroPark may be for you.

Carriage Hill MetroPark Highlights

  • Address: 7800 E. Shull Rd., Dayton, OH 45424
  • Permit Requirement: A daily or yearly permit is required for photo sessions
  • Historical farm
  • Open fields
  • Farm animals
  • Nature walk
  • Cedar Lake
  • Reasons You Should Choose: The nature walk around the lake is beautiful.
  • Reasons To Not Choose: If you are not into the farm vibe, this may not suit you.
  • Warning: Permit required

TIP: Check the operating hours of this park because certain parts close earlier than others.