Shawnee Lookout Miami Fort Trail

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Shawnee Lookout Miami Fort Trail

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Shawnee Lookout

  • Enter the Miami Fort earthwork, built by the Adena and Hopewell cultures, dating back nearly 3,000 years ago. Notice the high, man-made berms to your right as you enter the fort, possible used for water retention and agricultural irrigation. Look for other burial mounds along the trail also constructed by the Adena and Hopewell cultures.
  • View the confluence of the Great Miami River and Ohio River at the point. Indiana and Kentucky are also visible. Keep your eyes open for American bald eagles and black vultures soaring on the updrafts from the river.
  • Commonly found on the trail are Fowler’s toads, zebra swallowtails and their host plant the pawpaw tree, cerulean warblers, American redstarts and fox squirrels.

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Shawnee Lookout Miami Fort Trail