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January 29, 2023

Hit the Trails! 

This spring, get outdoors with the family; stretch your legs and get some fresh air!

Listen to birds chirping, see how many types of wild flowers you can find and simply enjoy nature together. There are plenty of amazing local parks with wonderful trails to explore this spring.



California Woods Nature Preserve | 5400 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Oh

This 113-acre forest boasts hills to hike, creeks to explore, 53 types of trees and 200 

species of herbaceous plants.

Sharon Woods | 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, Oh     

There are paved trails and more advanced trails for adventurous families. Don’t miss the scenic waterfall.

Smale Park | West Mehring Way, Cincinnati, Oh 

Spend an afternoon wandering the trails near the riverfront. The paths are universally 

accessible, so the fun is for everyone. 

Voice of America MetroPark | 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, Oh 

Grassland areas are designated an “Important Birding Area” by Audubon Ohio. Explore 

nature on the trails or paved paths around the lake. 

Winton Woods | 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Oh 

Families love Parky’s Farm, but there are also more than 5 miles of paved trails, fitness and nature trails to discover at Winton Woods. 




Big Bone Lick | 3380 Beaver Road, Union, Ky 

Learn about the birthplace of American Vertebrate Paleontology, get in touch with nature 

and even see some bison during a walk on the Bison Trace Trail.

Devou Park | 1201 Park Drive, Covington, Ky   

Family-friendly trails, backcountry trails and a phenomenal view of Downtown Cincinnati make Devou a must visit destination. 

Tree Trail | 950 South Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, Ky 

Find out what trees call Fort Thomas home on a mountainous Tree Trail hike. 


About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).