Man-made nesting platforms in this park provide an opportunity and encourage Ospreys to nest in hopes of increasing their population. They prefer an open habitat near water and these “fishing hawks” are often seen soaring along the river in search of their next fish dinner.
You might notice birdhouses all along the trail; these were put in place to provide shelter and encourage our native blue birds to nest. Other bird species, such as the tree swallow, may often be seen making use of the boxes too.
The park is home to many species of birds, including various sparrow and hawk species and even short-eared owls and northern harriers. It offers diverse habitats and therefore attracts all types of wildlife, including more elusive animals, like coyotes and fox.
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.