Smell the rich aroma of the northern spicebush as you enter the trail. Look for small yellow blooms in the spring and their bright red fruit in the summer. Further on, look for tall prairie plants in the clearings.
View the oxbow from the overlook above the Great Miami River. The oxbow hosts many waterfowl species. Bald eagles are commonly seen cruising the river as are black vultures, red-tailed hawks and the occasional osprey.
Looking down you may find an eastern box turtle crossing your path. Looking up, watch for woodland birds such as ovenbirds, wood thrush, rufous-sided towhees and gray catbirds.
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.