Outdoor activities in Cincinnati

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  • Chicago_Mr_B_645
    Indianapolis, IN111 contributions
    I had long heard that this was an excellent zoo and it was. In fact it may be my new favorite. Facilities were clean, information was interesting and understandable, variety of animals and plants was outstanding. Parking was convenient as well. Setup is really helpful for getting around even on little legs. Staff on the rides and food service were noticeably disinterested and unenthusiastic, but those who worked with animals were passionate about their jobs and about conservation in general. I'd be happy to visit again.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Claudette C
    Washington1,642 contributions
    We loved the river walk. The walkway is well maintained and the area is clean. The views of the river, bridge, ballparks and skyline can’t be beat
    Written 29 July 2022
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  • Rspene s
    Cincinnati, OH568 contributions
    Nice place to relax, play some tennis, do some walking, running or whatever, many things to see around the area, it's a bit of a drive to get to anywhere to eat, but it's a great place to visit, maybe even bring your own food and picnic, great for kids and families or alone to read, relax, or people watch.
    Written 19 August 2018
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  • DoctorPaul
    Cincinnati, Ohio651 contributions
    I never knew this park existed. It is surrounded by streets and avenues as well as residential and commercial development on the west side of Cincinnati. It is contiguous with the Buttercup Valley Nature Preserve. Some of the hiking trails pass through both parks. Parkers Woods is rather inconspicuous. There is not even a parking lot. The park itself is entirely wooded. There are several good hiking paths. I visited in the Spring and enjoyed the emerging wildflowers including May Apple, blue bells, Dutchman's breeches, Spring beauty and many others. One sad sight was the many ash trees which had been killed by the emerald ash borer. There were few people in the park, despite the clear skies and warm weather. Just that much better for a quiet commune with nature.
    Written 5 April 2016
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  • Kim T
    Gate City, VA166 contributions
    Great viewing of all matches. Saw quarter finals of Westwr Southern Open last week and enjoyed the tennis, food, and total atmosphere. Great views inside and outside do center court. Oh he’s and seating abound to eat and watch large screen TVs. Very well organization to keep everything on schedule. Parking was abundant and FREE!! Yes I said free. I am not a huge tennis buff but I throughly enjoyed my time at this event.
    Written 22 August 2019
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  • Cello12345
    Urbana, IL376 contributions
    This park has a Cincinnati address, but it's really not your typical city park. It's wooded and hilly, with a road almost a mile long that is so narrow I was wondering what would happen if I were to meet someone coming the other way - even my subcompact felt a bit squeezy. There's supposed to be a visitor center, and possibly that's what was there, but it was locked up tighter than a drum on a Saturday afternoon, so don't count on it. This is mainly a place to do a spot of hiking - trail maps are available even when the visitor center is closed. Bring your bug spray.
    Written 17 June 2019
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  • HandsomeMoose
    Mason, OH107 contributions
    Nice trails for a walk. Some spots were were kinda muddy. The creek bed was very calming. Plenty of dogs around. People were very friendly. Nice up and downs to get the heart rate up. Very nice park.
    Written 29 December 2019
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  • DoctorPaul
    Cincinnati, Ohio651 contributions
    Cincinnati has many great parks. Some are located within the city itself, providing easy access to hiking trails, streams and meadows. I had never heard of LeBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve but am currently trying to visit a different Cincinnati Park each weekend. This is an interesting place.

    A bit difficult to find, you have to drive down what appears to be a small street or perhaps someone's driveway to reach the parking lot. There is an interpretive center next to it (closed on the Sunday I visited). The hiking trails begin at the end of a meadow near the parking lot. The signage is poor throughout the park, but this seems to be the norm for Cincinnati parks.

    I hiked several of the trails. All are relatively easy with many ups and downs, small bridges and in places stairs. There were few people and after a while it was difficult for me to believe that I was still in the city. Hiking in LeBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve was a pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
    Written 4 April 2016
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  • Gwen D
    Cincinnati, OH2,004 contributions
    This is a wonderful trail system in a beautiful wooded suburb for enjoying a walk, hike, run or bike ride. I am fortunate to live in a subdivision nearby so can pick up the trail. It's nice and shaded even for hot days!
    Written 10 July 2019
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  • Elle H
    Sharonville, OH1 contribution
    Pedalwagon with Max was amazing!!! Loved him! Ride with him definitely fun! Great day to ride and great views of the city!
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • Grace L
    New York City, NY3 contributions
    There were 12 of us on this ride and we had an great time!! Our Captain Steve and his Deckhand, Tim, were absolutely amazing and helped make the experience special and fun for our group.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • RNTessie
    Chicago Heights, IL16 contributions
    The river is perfect- some riffles, some flat. It is a rocky bottom so wear water shoes or old tennis shoes. There is a brewery with pizza and salads along the way. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable, and the reserving process is smooth. I highly recommend this company and kayak trip.
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • Haley M
    Washington Court House, OH1 contribution
    So much fun! Our guides took us to places that were upbeat and fun, just like we wanted! Highly recommend! I would definitely have a playlist ready if you are going to choose to listen to your own music!
    Written 18 July 2022
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  • Ginger H
    7 contributions
    The tour was a great time - captain was a lot of fun ..I would recommend this to all my friends and family
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • Peter Teremi
    Cincinnati, OH62 contributions
    Murphy and I were out inspecting the preparations for the 21st Annual Flying Pig Marathon. Food venders, sound systems, and signage were all getting ready for one of the biggest events of the year. There will be a half and full marathon, plus a 2 mile Flying Fur event for dogs and their human companions. Murphy and I will not participate directly but will certainly cheer on the participants. Over 36k are expected to take part in the festivities. The half and full Marathons start and finish in the same locations and will be run the same day. Racers may use their times to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

    Since streets will be closed all over town, Murphy and I will be doing our thing on foot as usual. Hope to see you down town this weekend. Happy Murphy-Cam!

    #riverfront #igerscincinnati #YearOfTheFlood #TheMurphyCamProject #PeterTeremi #Cincinnati #schnauzerlovers #schnauzerdoglovers #FlyingPigMarathon
    Written 12 November 2019
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