Hike along the Ohio River watching for black vultures soaring high above. Note the white feathers on their wing tips.
Fernbank was once three separate areas: Lee Park, Dam Site 37 and River Park. Before that the property belonged to John Cleves Symmes in the 1790s. You are currently walking in the property formerly known as Lee Park. Its varied history includes experimental stock breeding and a race track.
Where the railroad is now was once part of the Whitewater Canal, built in the 1830s to transfer produce from Indiana to Cincinnati. In the 1850s, the canal was abandoned and converted to a railroad bed.
Exercising outdoors is one of the best ways to start a fitness routine that’s actually fun. We’re fortunate to live in a region rich in wonderful walking paths and hiking trails.
Great Cincy Strides is a regional movement to discover new trails while getting fit outdoors. Track your miles and your progress towards personal goals, find events to join up with walkers and discover new trails and walking routes to try. A new journey begins with just one step.
A valid Great Parks' Motor Vehicle Permit is required to enter the parks. Buy online
Armleder and Fernbank Parks are cooperative ventures with the Cincinnati Park Board; a Motor Vehicle Permit is not required.