On this trail you may see a snake sunning himself on the ground or hunting for some food in a tree. The park is home to many species of snakes, including ring necked, black rat and the northern water snake that is often misidentified as a cottonmouth.
Sharon Woods has a 30-acre lake with a 3.5-mile shore line. The average depth of the lake is around six feet. Some of the more common species of fish in Sharon Lake are bluegill, channel catfish and small mouth and largemouth bass.
Look for wood ducks in quiet coves at the lake’s edge. This colorful and unique species is one of the few Ohio ducks that lay their eggs in tree cavities, which are sometimes 50 feet above the ground!
Eliminated from Ohio in 1830, beaver are slowly returning to Sharon Woods. It’s the largest rodent in North America, weighing up to 60 pounds. Flat, paddle-like tail and webbed feet enable it to navigate its aquatic environment with ease, sometimes staying underwater for up to 15 minutes.
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.