As the trail passes through a native prairie land, visual rewards abound with birds and butterflies enjoying the abundant food sources of this habitat. The indigo bunting seems to “out-sing” other birds in an enthusiastic rush of notes that sound like “What! What! Where! Where! See it! See it!” About the size of a sparrow, the male indigo bunting is easy to spot with his brilliant blue coloring.
Forested hills roll down to the Ohio River, offering opportunity to view a bald eagle in flight. The sun drops behind the river at day’s end, creating spectacular sunsets.
Wild turkeys may meander through, scratching and pecking at the ground, always on the search for tasty morsels, such as seeds or insects. The occasional large, unearthed caterpillar is considered a prize by these birds. Wild turkeys tend to band together in groups, so if you see one, there are probably more very close by.
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.