Rowe Woods and Cincinnati Nature Center
Excerpt from a past edition of OhioTraveler
Ahhh, there’s nothing like a winter hike. Every season has its bonuses when hiking Ohio. Winter allows you to see much further than any other time of year. You can scan the ridges and hills and see wildlife galore.
Rowe Woods is a special treat because it offers a diverse landscape spanning more than 1,000 acres of hilly terrain mixed with meadows, forest, and wetlands. Some 14 miles of loop hiking trails crisscross the scenery allowing deep exploration into wild Ohio. Rowe Woods, operated by the Cincinnati Nature Center, is located in Milford, Ohio.
Perhaps the best part of a nice winter hike is afterward with a mug of hot cocoa warming the hands and innards while toes toast in front of a fireplace hearth in an old hickory rocking chair. Sprinkle in some good conversation and laughter and you feel life can’t get any better than this.
If you find yourself unable to bear being cooped up indoors another weekend in February, don’t fret. Rowe Woods offers several great opportunities to get out and breathe again.
Rowe Woods Visitor Center is open daily from 9am – 5pm. The grounds times vary from month-to-month. Admission is $9/adult, $6/senior and $4/child (age 4 – 12). Rowe Woods is located at (Map It) 4949 Tealtown Road in Milford, Ohio. For more information, call 513-831-1711 or visit www.cincynature.org.