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Weekend Walker: Kathy along the Ripley Ohio Riverwalk

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

If you’re looking to combine outdoor exercise with some amazing American history, look no farther than the riverside walk at Ripley, Ohio.  The beautiful half-mile stretch in Brown County along the Ohio River packs a powerful punch of scenic views, lovely historic homes, and informative signs telling of the part the town played in the [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker:
Kathy at Pierce Township Nature Trail

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

The Pierce Township, Ohio, Nature Trail is easy to find, right off Locust Corner Road with a convenient gravel parking lot, but finding our way around the trails was another story.  Located at 871 Locust Corner Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45245, it is just down the road from the Pierce Township Park that has a paved [ Read More ]

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East Fork State Park

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

At a park as large as East Fork State Park, it can be hard to quickly find a simple nature trail, so we came, we saw, and we conquered, and have hopefully made it easier for you.  Covering over 4870 acres, with several entrances, and various types of terrain, the park is huge, and we felt [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker:
At Serpent Mound

Friday, September 15th, 2017

(Editor’s Note: The print version of this story in the Sept. 14 edition of the newspaper incorrectly titled this column, “Weekend Walker: At Serpent Mountain.” Our sincere apologies for the error.) If you’d like to soak up some ancient culture with your nature walk, you can’t ask for more than a visit to Serpent Mound [ Read More ]

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At William Harsha Dam

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Beautiful William Harsha Dam is the perfect place to soak up nature on a large scale as you get in a good walk.  The dam was built to create East Fork Lake, and can be reached by taking Route 222 to Slade Road.  Slade Road takes you across the top of the dam, giving a gorgeous view [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker at Cliff Path Loop

Friday, July 14th, 2017

If you’ve ever wondered how the trails in our parks measure up to a famous nature trail in a place like Dublin, Ireland, here’s your chance to get the scoop.  The renowned Cliff Path Loop attracts people from all over the world to walk along the edge of Howth Peninsula, a seaside town made famous [ Read More ]

Weekend Walker:
Kathy at Burke Park

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Burke Park mixes small town charm, school athletics, and nature into one great place for a hardy walk, run, or bicycle ride.  Located at 120 N. Main St., Bethel, Ohio 45106, it is easy to find, and a pleasure to explore.  The park is a nicely landscaped area, full of large trees, an outdoor stage, basketball [ Read More ]

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Otto Armleder Memorial Park

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Walking the trail at the Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Recreation Complex is an easy way to stretch your legs, quiet your mind, and indulge yourself in the sights and sounds of nature.  Even though it has soccer fields, picnic shelters, a dog park area, and a pavilion, the multi-use trail surrounds a flat, wide open space, [ Read More ]

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Stonelick State Park

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

If you’re looking for a hike on a larger scale, Stonelick State Park has well-marked trails, a beautiful lake, camping amenities, and more.  Located at 2894 Lake Drive in Pleasant Plain, Ohio, it is covers 1,058 acres, and is surrounded by country roads and small towns.  We found the main entrance after driving into the park a ways [ Read More ]

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Chilo Lock 34 Park

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

It’s a riverside walk, it’s a nature preserve, it’s a park, it’s an historical site, and it’s even got yurts! Chilo Lock 34 Park had much more than we expected, and we were delighted with our walk despite the cold temperature and windy conditions. Located at 521 County Park Road in Chilo, Ohio, it is [ Read More ]

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