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Miami Whitewater Forest Tallgrass Prairie Trail
Miami Whitewater Forest
When is a field not a field? When it’s a prairie! Prairies are distinguished by the unique plants that grow there. Most of Ohio’s prairies have been lost to development. Look for tall grasses like big bluestem and Indian grass offering food and cover to birds and insects as you meander through this rare habitat.
Home is where the habitat is! Keep your eyes peeled for the changing habitats along this trail as you experience young woodlands, mature forest and tallgrass prairie. This diversity of habitats leads to an exciting array of wildlife by providing food, water, shelter and space to many different species.
Which tree features mitten-shaped, ghost-shaped and oval-shaped leaves all on the same tree? It’s the sassafras! Rub one of the leaves between your fingers to release an aroma that may conjure up memories of a refreshing treat. This understory tree was used by early Americans to make root beer.
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.