Program Details

This year the Great Outdoor Weekend is happy to offer more than 150 events and programs—all free and open to the public. See the list below to find an event to attend--Programs are listed alphabetically by hosting organization. Click on the title of each event for a detailed description and map.

Anderson Township Parks District

Explore Johnson Hills Park in Anderson together as a family during Great Outdoor Weekend! Join us any time between 6 pm and 8pm to go on a park scavenger hunt or...

Johnson Hills Park
7950 Bridle Rd
Dry Run, Anderson Township, OH 45244
Drop in between 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Benchmark Outfitters

A presentation by Raptors, Inc about birds of prey, with live birds.

Saturday, September 28th
Benchmark Outfitters
9525 Kenwood Road #24
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Drop in any time between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Tour the trails at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology. Paleontologists, archaeologists, and historians from the Cincinnati...

Saturday, September 28th
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
3380 Beaver Road (859) 384-3522
Union, KY 41091
From 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day; multiple tours throughout the day.

Tour the trails at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology. Paleontologists, archaeologists, and historians from the Cincinnati...

Sunday, September 29th
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
3380 Beaver Road (859) 384-3522
Union, KY 41091
From 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day; multiple tours throughout the day.

Boone County Arboretum

An event for the whole family! Tour our newly expanded Butterfly Garden. You will leave with ideas and information to start your own butterfly garden at home. Staff and volunteers will be on hand...

Saturday, September 28th
Boone County Arboretum
9190 Camp Ernst Road
Union, KY 41091
Drop in anytime between noon and 2 pm.

Boone County Parks

Join Boone County Parks, the  NKU Center for Environmental Education, and the Foundation for Ohio River Education at Shelter #3, located near the pond and small stream.  We'll learn...

Saturday, September 28th
England/Idlewild Park
5550 Idlewild Road (Kentucky 338)
Burlington, KY 41005
This program will take place from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Drop in at any time!

Brazee Street Studios

BRING THEM, TRADE THEM, TAKE ONE HOME.

Have your hostas taken your yard hostage? Is your mint driving you mad? Diversify your garden (and your neighbor's) by bringing unwanted plants to...

Saturday, September 28th
Brazee Street Studios parking lot
4426 Brazee Street
Cincinnati, OH 45209
1:00-3:00 pm

Buckeye United Fly Fishers

Come learn about fly fishing!  A group of our members will offer fly tying and casting demonstrations and the opportunity for personal participation to interested individuals. Materials and...

Saturday, September 28th
Izaak Walton Lodge
544 Branch Hill- Loveland Road
Loveland, OH 45140
Open House Style 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Camp Joy

Please join Camp Joy in celebrating 75 years of service to the community.  The Harvest Fest is a free family friendly event. Try a ropes course, enjoy a nature hike, take a hay wagon ride,...

Saturday, September 28th
Camp Joy
10117 Old 3-C Hwy
Clarksville, OH 45113
1:00-5:00 pm

Campbell Conservancy

Join the Campbell Conservancy for a fall hike at the NKMB inCampbell County as part of the Great Outdoors Weekend

Join the Campbell Conservancy on Saturday, October 28th,...

Saturday, September 28th
Northern Kentucky Mitigation Bank
12800 block of Wolf Road
Campbell County, KY 41001
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. start

Children's Meeting House Montessori School

Please sit by our crackling campfire and enjoy some marshmallows, whether you like them lightly toasted or blackened. Regular and vegan marshmallows provided. Please feel free to bring your own...

Sunday, September 29th
Children's Meeting House Montessori School
927 O'Bannonville Road
Loveland, OH 45140
Ongoing activity between noon and 3:00 pm.

Bring your toddler or preschooler to hear books and learn about ladybugs, crickets, and other itty bitty creepy crawlies. The books about these amazing insects will fascinate, entertain, and...

Sunday, September 29th
Children's Meeting House Montessori School
927 O'Bannonville Road
Loveland, OH 45140
1:00 pm.

This hike is sure to please whether you seek reptiles, amphibians, birds, or bugs. Bring binoculars and your enthusiasm as we hike over a pond, though woods, and by an early...

Sunday, September 29th
Children's Meeting House Montessori School
927 O'Bannonville Road
Loveland, OH 45140
Event happens twice: 10:00 am and again at 2:00 pm

Raptors Inc. will have three native birds of prey on display and will discuss their many fascinating adaptations. Get an up close look at some of these amazing birds and ask questions. Learn how...

Sunday, September 29th
Children's Meeting House Montessori School
927 O'Bannonville Road
Loveland, OH 45140
Presentation will be given at noon and again at 1:30 pm.

Use natural objects such as leaves, twigs, flowers, pebbles, and feathers to create a unique design on a plain t-shirt or towel. Participants can choose to hike our beautiful...

Sunday, September 29th
Children's Meeting House Montessori School
927 O'Bannonville Road
Loveland, OH 45140
Ongoing activity between 9:30am and 3:00pm.

Come discover what life lurks beneath the surface of a pond! See turtles, frogs, and salamanders, as well as critters that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. You can take pond water...

Sunday, September 29th
Children's Meeting House Montessori School
927 O'Bannonville Road
Loveland, OH 45140
Between noon and 3:00 pm.

Participants will have an intimate encounter with native songbirds that are usually only viewed from a distance. Join master bird bander, Lester Peyton, as he examines and...

Sunday, September 29th
Children's Meeting House Montessori School
927 O'Bannonville Road
Loveland, OH 45140
Between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm

Bring your toddler or preschooler to hear books and learn about caterpillars, butterflies & moths, and metamorphosis. The lifecycles of these amazing creatures will fascinate, entertain, and...

Sunday, September 29th
Children's Meeting House Montessori School
927 O'Bannonville Road
Loveland, OH 45140
11:00 am.

Cincinnati Astronomical Society

You will want to come early to catch brilliant Venus and lovely Saturn in the western sky at sunset. Learn the constellations and their stories. View colorful double stars, exploding stars, our...

Saturday, September 28th
Cincinnati Astronomical Society
5274 Zion Road
Cleves, OH 45002
Open House Style: Drop in any time between 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm.

You will want to come early to catch brilliant Venus and lovely Saturn in the western sky at sunset. Learn the constellations and their stories. View colorful double stars, exploding stars, our...

Sunday, September 29th
Cincinnati Astronomical Society
5274 Zion Road
Cleves, OH 45002
Open House Style: Drop in any time between 7:30 pm and 10:30 pm.

Cincinnati Museum Center

Play the old fashioned way! You are just a hop, skip and a jump away from playing some 18th century children’s games! 

Saturday, September 28th
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45203
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Explore the science of bubbles by learning about their properties and testing different wands. 

Saturday, September 28th
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45203
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Juggling is good for your mind and body. Join us and give it a try!

Saturday, September 28th
Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45203
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for some fun in the sun in front of Cincinnati Museum Center.  Learn about sun safety and UV light with fun hands-on activities.  (Weather permitting activities will be held...

Saturday, September 28th
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45203
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Play the old fashioned way! You are just a hop, skip and a jump away from playing some 18th century children’s games! 

Sunday, September 29th
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45203
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Up, up and away! Join us as we launch rockets and discover some of Newton’s laws of motion!

Sunday, September 29th
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45203
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Cincinnati Nature Center

The early bird catches the worm! Come out early to see birds up close with CNC's licensed bird bander as he demonstrates bird banding techniques and tracks their migratory patterns.

Saturday, September 28th
Cincinnati Nature Center's Rowe Woods
4949 Tealtown Road
Milford, OH 45150
Drop in between 8:00 am. - 11:00 am.

Nothing beats the thrill of looking into the eyes of a live hawk, owl or falcon! You can see these amazing birds up-close as RAPTOR Inc. brings them to you live! Visit them...

Saturday, September 28th
Rowe Woods at Cincinnati Nature Center
4949 Tealtown Road (513) 831-1711
Milford, OH 45150
Open house Style - Drop in any time between Noon - 3:00 pm.

Representatives from Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association will share about the history and qualities of the pawpaw, North America's largest native fruit. The talk will cover growing pawpaw trees,...

Saturday, September 28th
Cincinnati Nature Center's Rowe Woods
4949 Tealtown Road
Milford, OH 45150
2:00 pm

Join us in the Nature Playscape as we cook and eat 'Smores over a fire and then head out in to the Playscape to explore. Play Facilitators will be present to attend the fire and provide...

Saturday, September 28th
Cincinnati Nature Center's Rowe Woods
4949 Tealtown Road
Milford, OH 45150
Drop in from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

See how CNC supports the "nature of children" through "children in nature" at CNC's nature preschool. Join CNC's Nature Preschool Director, Tisha Luthy and Lead Teacher...

Sunday, September 29th
Cincinnati Nature Center's Rowe Woods
4949 Tealtown Road
Milford, OH 45150
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 to peer into monarch butterflies' amazing migration to their wintering grounds in Mexico. Find out how monarchs say "back off!" and flowers say "...

Sunday, September 29th
Cincinnati Nature Center's Rowe Woods
4949 Tealtown Road
Milford, OH 45150
Drop in between 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Learn the characteristics of an old-growth forest in a lecture and then enjoy a three mile hike through the mosaic of forest types at Rowe Woods to learn native and non-native plant communities. 3...

Sunday, September 29th
Cincinnati Nature Center's Rowe Woods
4949 Tealtown Road
Milford, OH 45150
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Join us in the Nature Playscape as we cook and eat 'Smores over a fire and then head out in to the Playscape to explore. Play Facilitators will be present to attend the fire and provide...

Sunday, September 29th
Cincinnati Nature Center's Rowe Woods
4949 Tealtown Road
Milford, OH 45150
Drop in from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Join us at Long Branch Farm & Trails during Great Outdoor Weekend on Sunday, September 29th between 9 am and 1 pm. Cincinnati Nature Center staff and volunteers will be planting native trees,...

Sunday, September 29th
Long Branch Farm & Trails
6926 Gaynor Road
Goshen, OH 45122
Sign up to volunteer anytime between 9 am and 1 pm.

Cincinnati Observatory Center

Come early to catch brilliant Venus and lovely Saturn in the western sky at sunset. Celebrate the autumn equinox and discover why the seasons change. View through the beautiful...

Saturday, September 28th
Cincinnati Observatory Center
3489 Observatory Place
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Drop in anytime between 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Come early to catch brilliant Venus and lovely Saturn in the western sky at sunset. Celebrate the autumn equinox and discover why the seasons change. View through the beautiful...

Sunday, September 29th
Cincinnati Observatory Center
3489 Observatory Place
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Drop in anytime between 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm.

Cincinnati Parks

Drop by for a tasty snack or two - we have crunchy crickets and BBQ flavored mealworms for you to try! Learn how to make tarantula stew or some other tasty treats. Take a look at...

Saturday, September 28th
Ault Park Shelter (Look for our colorful van)
Observatory and Ault Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Program runs from 1 pm – 2 pm.

Cincinnati State

Cincinnati State’s campus may not be in the same category as such neighbors as Spring Grove Cemetery or Mount Airy Forest or the Cincinnati Zoo in terms of the size or reputation of its...

Saturday, September 28th
Cincinnati State Greenhouse
Ludlow & Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH
Accessible Dawn until Dusk

There is a gem of a Frisbee Golf Course waiting for you at the Cincinnati State Main Campus. Bring your own disks!  The course will be open rain or shine.  Restrooms are available....

Saturday, September 28th
Copperleaf at Cincinnati State
Ludlow & Central Parkway
Cincinnati , OH 45223
Course is available dawn until dusk Saturday and Sunday.

The green infrastructure controls take in everything from the parking lot at the intersection of Ludlow and Central Parkway to the Greenhouse to the hillside facing the Mill Creek. Large,...

Saturday, September 28th
Cincinnati State Greenhouse
Ludlow & Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Accessible dawn through dusk.

Cincinnati State’s campus may not be in the same category as such neighbors as Spring Grove Cemetery or Mount Airy Forest or the Cincinnati Zoo in terms of the size or reputation of its...

Sunday, September 29th
Cincinnati State Greenhouse
Ludlow & Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH
Dawn through Dusk

There is a gem of a Frisbee Golf Course waiting for you at the Cincinnati State Main Campus. Bring your own disks!  The course will be open rain or shine.  Restrooms are available....

Sunday, September 29th
Copperleaf at Cincinnati State
Ludlow & Central Parkway
Cincinnati , OH 45223
Accessible dawn until dusk

The green infrastructure controls take in everything from the parking lot at the intersection of Ludlow and Central Parkway to the Greenhouse to the hillside facing the Mill Creek. Large,...

Sunday, September 29th
Cincinnati State Greenhouse
Ludlow & Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Accessible dawn through dusk.

Mark Deacon, Chair, Landscape Horticulture Technologies Program at Cincinnati State, will talk about the joint effort of Cincinnati State and the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati...

Sunday, September 29th
Cincinnati State Greenhouse
Ludlow & Central Parkway
Cincinnati , OH 45223
2 PM

Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society

Join hike leaders Wayne Wauligman and Denis Conover for this hands-on program. The confluence of the Ohio and Great Miami rivers is a great place to be in September when the water is low and the...

Sunday, September 29th
Oxbow Nature Conservancy
17000 Main Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Hike starts at 10:00 am.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Let’s get healthy, have fun, and eat like an animal! The Zoo goes around the globe, sparing no expense, to procure the very freshest whole foods, anywhere for our animals. Join us and...

Saturday, September 28th
Harold C. Schott Education Center (inside Cincinnati Zoo)
3400 Vine Street
Cincinnati 45220
This program starts at 10:00 am.

Did you know the Cincinnati Zoo has a farm in Warren County? Part of the land is farmed by Green BEAN Delivery for their home delivery business as well as the Zoo’s animals...

Saturday, September 28th
The Zoo's Farm: EcOhio
Start at 8am - 9:30am at the Green Bean Barn.

Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati

Growing food isn’t just for farmers! At the Civic Garden Center we grow food in pots, on rooftops and in our own "backyard.” Learn easy strategies for getting started with urban (or suburban...

Saturday, September 28th
Green Learning Station
2715 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45206
10:00 am - 11:00 am

When gardening enthusiast Cornelius J. Hauck landscaped this property in the first half of the 20th century, he named it Sooty Acres in reference to the smoggy air of this urban site. ...

Saturday, September 28th
Green Learning Station
2715 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45206
2:00-3:00 pm

Stop by the front desk of the Civic Garden Center to pick up a scavenger hunt that will have you exploring across the grounds of this historic oasis in the city. When you are finished, bring your...

Saturday, September 28th
Green Learning Station
2715 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45206
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Did you know that you can help improve the quality of the Ohio River from your own backyard? Visit the Green Learning Station to find out how we are keeping rain where it falls and what you can do...

Saturday, September 28th
Green Learning Station
2715 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45206
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Clermont County Park District

Enjoy a naturalist guided canoe adventure down the East Fork of the Little Miami River as you search for beaver, wood ducks, turtles and other aquatic wildlife. Participants will be given a brief...

Saturday, September 28th
Sycamore Park
4082 State Route 132
Batavia, OH 45103
9:30-11:30 am 12:00-2:00 pm

Grab a net and join us as we splash around in the river searching for aquatic insects and other critters. We'll use the bugs we catch to determine how clean the water is. Bring boots or old...

Saturday, September 28th
Sycamore Park
4082 State Route 132
Batavia, OH 45103
Drop in Anytime between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Delhi Township Parks and Recreation

Join us for a relaxing evening in the gardens and enjoy the beauty of the season at Floral Paradise Gardens during the Great Outdoor Weekend!

Experience a bit of history as we step back in...

Saturday, September 28th
Floral Paradise Gardens
461 Greenwell Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45238
4:00-8:30 p.m.

Fernald Preserve

Become involved in the citizen-scientist program of tagging monarch butterflies! We tag so that we can learn amore about their migration patterns and population. Information...

Saturday, September 28th
Fernald Preserve
7400 Willey Road (513) 648-4026
Harrison, OH 45030
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Become involved in the citizen-scientist program of tagging monarch butterflies! We tag so that we can learn amore about their migration patterns and population. Information...

Sunday, September 29th
Fernald Preserve
7400 Willey Road (513) 648-4026
45030, OH 45030
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council

Come kick off the new Girl Scout year while celebrating the outdoors! Enjoy the Girl Scout experience through activities that include canoeing (ages 5 and up; 5-8 year olds with...

Sunday, September 29th
Erlanger Girl Scout Office
607 Watson Road (859) 342-6263
Erlanger, KY 41018
Drop in any time between 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

Gorman Heritage Farm

Learn what “Home on the Farm” really means as you wander the pathways of our working family farm. Take a self-guided scavenger hunt to discover the wonders of our historic buildings, friendly...

Saturday, September 28th
10052 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Open house, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday; 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sunday.

Learn what “Home on the Farm” really means as you wander the pathways of our working family farm. Take a self-guided scavenger hunt to discover the wonders of our historic buildings, friendly...

Sunday, September 29th
10052 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Open house, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Saturday; 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sunday.

Grailville Retreat and Program Center

Hike our Trails or Hop on a hay wagon ride and enjoy Grailville’'s 315 acres. While you're here, stop at the Earthshares CSA garden and learn about the benefits of joining a CSA. Stroll...

Sunday, September 29th
Grailville Retreat and Program Center
932 'O Bannonville Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Drop in anytime between 2 pm and 4 pm.

Great Miami Rowing Center

It's never to late to try rowing! With people taking part in the sport from ages 12 to 90, you should never feel like you missed your chance to get involved. Join us at Great...

Saturday, September 28th
Great Miami Rowing Center
110 North B Street (513) 892-4672
Hamilton, OH 45011
Starts at 12:00 pm and Finishes at 3:00 pm

Great Parks of Hamilton County

Buzz over to Parky'’s Farm and check out the honeybees. Grab a partner and do the waggle and round dances. Explore the life of the honeybee. Investigate how a hive is made and how bees make...

Saturday, September 28th
Winton Woods Parky's Farm - Hayloft Barn
10073 Daly Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Drop in any time, open house style from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm.

See live birds up close and learn about tagging, or banding, wild birds! A professional bander will show the process of banding and speak about neotropical migrant birds. Steady rain or high wind...

Saturday, September 28th
Sharon Woods - Sharon Centre
11450 Lebanon Road
Sharonville, OH 45241
Drop in any time between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Explore Sharon Creek with the naturalist to find out what lived in Sharon Woods long ago. At the end of the program, all fossils will be returned to the creek for others to enjoy...

Saturday, September 28th
Sharon Woods Sharon Centre
11450 Lebanon Road (513) 563-4513
Sharonville, OH 45241
Program starts at 4pm at the Sharon Centre. As a group we will go to creek and end around 5pm back at the Sharon Centre.

Enjoy a magical hike through lantern-lit woods. Guided hikes will depart every eight minutes between 7 pm and 8:30pm. You will meet a tree, take a look at its leaves and bark and...

Saturday, September 28th
Glenwood Gardens
10397 Springfield Pike (513) 771-8733
Cincinnati, OH 45215
6:30 - 8:30 pm. We will start distributing tickets at 6:30 pm, hikes begin between 7 pm and 7:30 pm. Hikes will depart every eight minutes, each group will be on the trail for about 1 hour, finishing by 8:30 pm.

Join a naturalist for a leisurely stroll through the prairie to discover this unique community of plants and animals.

For more information about Woodland...

Saturday, September 28th
Woodland Mound
8250 Old Kellogg Rd (513) 474-0580
Anderson Township, OH 45255
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Rain Gardens utilize beautiful native plants in a conservation strategy to take advantage of occasional wet garden zones. We will learn the basics and then caravan to visit a...

Saturday, September 28th
Winton Centre at Winton Woods Park
10245 Winton Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Program starts at 2 pm and will finish about 3 pm.

You will learn how to identify at least 20 trees during this nature hike! Anyone is welcome from students with projects to tree hobbyists to general nature lovers.

...

Saturday, September 28th
Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve
3455 Poole Road (513) 385-4811
Cincinnati, OH 45251
Hikes start at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Enjoy five miles of fall hiking in Miami Whitewater Forest! Families, scouts and other happy hikers can check in and pick up a trail route map between noon–3 p.m. Return by...

Sunday, September 29th
Miami Whitewater Forest Visitor Center
9001 Mt. Hope Road (513) 367-4774
Harrison, OH 45030
Anytime between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm

Visit the Adventure Outpost in Winton Woods! Challenge your family and friends to our 23-foot outdoor climbing wall. Then test your skills on our archery range using a compound...

Sunday, September 29th
Winton Woods Adventure Outpost
McKelvey Road (513) 521-2345
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Drop in anytime between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

Rain Gardens utilize beautiful native plants in a conservation strategy to take advantage of occasional wet garden zones. We will learn the basics and then caravan to visit a...

Sunday, September 29th
Winton Centre at Winton Woods Park
10245 Winton Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Program starts at 2 pm and will finish about 3 pm.

Have you ever tasted sunshine? We’ll spend some time learning about our closest star, the sun, and then build solar ovens to bake our own delicious treats!

Directions: Located at 11450...

Sunday, September 29th
Sharon Woods, Sharon Centre
11450 Lebanon Road
Sharonville, OH 45241
Starts at 3 pm, finishes by 4 pm.

You will learn how to identify at least 20 trees during this nature hike! Anyone is welcome from students with projects to tree hobbyists to general nature lovers.

...

Sunday, September 29th
Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve
3455 Poole Road (513) 385-4811
Cincinnati, OH 45251
Hikes start at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

We’ll hike the paved trail in search of unnatural items. These silly clues will help us discover real nature around us! Fun for the whole family.

For more...

Sunday, September 29th
Woodland Mound
8250 Old Kellogg Road (513) 474-0580
Anderson Township, OH 45255
Starts at 2:00 pm, finishes at 3:00 pm.

Green Acres

Come make a fish print and learn about the ancient practice called "Gyotaku" (fish rubbing). Fish printing originated in Japan or China in the early 1800's to...

Saturday, September 28th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Open House Style, drop in any time between 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

We'll use equipment the pros use to see how healthy the water is in the Little Miami River and learn about Greenacres Saturday Stream Snapshot Citizen Monitoring Program....

Saturday, September 28th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Open House Style: drop in any time between 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Green Umbrella

TAKING ROOT is a collaborative, broad-based campaign to address the current historic loss of our region’s tree canopy by planting trees, better managing our local forests, promoting the many...

Presidential Grove, Eden Park
950 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202
10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Start your Sunday right with a bracing dip in the Ohio River! The Ohio River Swim is an annual race across our region's biggest and most beloved waterway. Watch the brave swimmers cross over...

Sunday, September 29th
Serpentine Wall at Sawyer Point/Yeatman's Cove
705 East Pete Rose Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
On site registration begins at 7:00 am at the Serpentine Wall and closes at 7:45 am. The mandatory swimmer orientation meeting will begin at 7:30 am. Race begins at 8:00 am.

Groundwork Cincinnati/Mill Creek

Laughing Brook is a uniquely innovative project combining public art and environmental education at a constructed wetland in Salway Park.  The center piece is a biosculpture created by...

Saturday, September 28th
Laughing Brook Constructed Wetland
4520 Spring Grove Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223
Ongoing throughout the day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District

We will be exploring a hidden gem in Hamilton County, the Trammel Fossil Park! Join us as we talk about the geologic history of Ohio and what lived here millions of years ago: even before...

Sunday, September 29th
Trammel Fossil Park
Tramway Drive
Sharonville , OH 45241
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.

Izaak Walton League

This is a basic introduction to canoeing. Participants will learn how to select the proper equipment, maneuver the canoe with different strokes, and what supplies and equipment are needed for a...

Saturday, September 28th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Multiple Times Throughout Day Session 1: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Session 2: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Ever wanted to try your hand at archery?  Instructors will show you the proper way to load and shoot arrows at a stationary target.  Instructors will provide youth and adult bows, arrows...

Saturday, September 28th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Open House Style: drop in any time between 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Come and learn how to catch a fish in the Little Miami River with Izaak Walton League experienced guides. We'll start with a short lesson on how to use a rod and reel type...

Saturday, September 28th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Multiple Times Throughout the Day Session 1: 11:00am - 12:00am Session 2: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Ever wanted to try your hand at sports shooting? This basic introduction session is for beginners with minimal gun handling experience who may be interested in taking a rifle course. Instructors...

Saturday, September 28th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Open House Style: drop in any time between 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Loveland Primary and Elementary Schools

An old fashioned fun time for all kids and their families!
Join us for free family fun and food, and pick a bouquet of flowers!

Take exit 52 off of I-275.  At exit, turn left...

Sunday, September 29th
Granny's Garden School
550-600 Loveland Madeira Road
Loveland, OH 45140
1:00-5:00 p.m.

MetroParks of Butler County

Hike the wilder side of Governor Bebb MetroPark. Meet in the lower parking lot.  Look for the bright green signs . This program is a FREE exploratory hiking program designed for active adults...

Saturday, September 28th
Governor Bebb MetroPark
1979 Bebb Park Lane
Okeana, OH 45053
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities

The Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities is hosting the second annual Mill Creek ReCreation Celebration at our newly-constructed stream restoration and...

Saturday, September 28th
Twin Creek Preserve
12072 Best Place (513) 563-8800
Sharonville, OH 45241
Open house style between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM

The Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities is hosting the second annual Mill Creek ReCreation Celebration at our newly-constructed stream restoration / wetland creation project, Twin Creek...

Saturday, September 28th
Twin Creek Preserve
12072 Best Place
Sharonville, OH 45241
The bike ride will begin at 3:00 PM and end at 4:00 PM.

The canoe outing is part one out of our three-part event on Saturday, September 28. The event is free of charge; paddlers will receive a Mill Creek Yacht Club t-shirt.  We will paddle appx. 3...

Saturday, September 28th
Twin Creek Preserve
12072 Best Place
Sharonville, OH 45241
Canoe outing begins at 1:30 pm and ends at 4:00 pm.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

ODNR Watercraft staff will take 4 trips of 8 paddlers from the Ikes Lodge to Lake Isabella on Ocean” Kayaks, a unique and forgiving open-cockpit type kayak. Before you depart, staff will teach you...

Saturday, September 28th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Multiple Times throughout the day: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Come early to reserve your spot! Reservations are required in advance.

Participants will learn about boating saftey including lifejackets and rescue techniques. They will then get a chance to rescue a 'drowning sailor' in a game called "Rescue Me."...

Saturday, September 28th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Open House Style, Drop in any time from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Learn how to catch and identify critters found in rivers and streams. Learn how these critters are used to determine the health of a river. Actual sampling will take place in the Little Miami...

Saturday, September 28th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Multiple times throughout the day: 10:00 am - 11:00 am 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Come tour the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Patrol Boat and learn about boating safety. Learn how to select and use a personal floatation device and how to operate your boat safely.

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Saturday, September 28th
Izaak Walton League Lodge - Cincinnati Chapter
544 Branch Hill-Loveland Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
Open House Style: drop in any time between 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Oxbow Nature Conservancy

Take an approximately 1.5 mile hike on flat terrain (gravel road) to see the animals settling into the wetland floodplain of the Great Miami River as the day comes to a close. Large numbers of...

Saturday, September 28th
Oxbow Nature Conservancy
17000 Main Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Starts at 6:00 pm and finishes by 8:00 pm.

Take an approximately 1.5 mile hike on flat terrain (gravel road) to see the animals settling into the wetland floodplain of the Great Miami River as the day comes to a close. Large numbers of...

Sunday, September 29th
Oxbow Nature Conservancy
17000 Main Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Starts at 6:00 pm and finishes by 8:00 pm.

Park + Vine

Join Park + Vine and Peaslee Neighborhood Center for a leisurely lunch and community walk during Great Outdoor Weekend 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28.  Start at Park + Vine, 1202 Main Street,...

Saturday, September 28th
1202 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Queen City Bike

Do you know all you need to know to safely ride a bike with traffic? Do you feel you know enough to teach your children how to ride cautiously and conspicuously while on their own? Find out how to...

Saturday, September 28th
Hyde Park Plaza near the Oakley Recreation Center
3880 Paxton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Open House Style: Drop in any time between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

Do you know all you need to know to safely ride a bike with traffic? Do you feel you know enough to teach your children how to ride cautiously and conspicuously while on their own? Find out how to...

Sunday, September 29th
Hyde Park Plaza near the Oakley Recreation Center
3880 Paxton Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Open House Style: Drop in any time between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

RRT

Join the staff from Roads Rivers and Trails on a paddle down the scenic Little Miami River. This will be a group paddle event down the river to Jim Terrell Park in Milford lasting approximately 2...

Saturday, September 28th
Kelley's Nature Preserve
297 Ohio 126
Loveland, OH 45140
The event begins at the canoe/kayak launch at 4:00 pm. Please come early for introductions. The event should finish at roughly 6:00 pm.

The Kenton Conservancy

Hike the beautiful 40 acres of Wolsing Preserve along Banklick Creek. Wildlife, wild flowers and a well developed trail await you. The trail is mostly flat to slightly sloping. Strollers would be...

Saturday, September 28th
Woolsing Preserve
300 Webster Road
Independence, KY 41051
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open House Style event. Please drop by and hike Woolsing Preserve and soak in beautiful Kenton County and Banklick Creek. If you have never spent time on the Banklick watershed, you will be amazed at its beauty and serenity. The Kenton Conservancy volunteers will be there to great you and provide information.

Three Valley Conservation Trust

Walk on trails through four nature preserves highlighting short and tall grass prairies, wetlands, forests, and agricultural habitats. Guides at each site will share their knowledge of the various...

Saturday, September 28th
Edge of the Farm Conservation Area
5398 McCoy Road
Oxford, OH 45056
Edge of the Farm Conservation Area 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Walk on trails through four nature preserves highlighting short and tall grass prairies, wetlands, forests, and agricultural habitats. Guides at each site will share their knowledge of the various...

Saturday, September 28th
Indian Creek Preserve
2550 Indian Creek Road
Oxford, OH 45056
Indian Creek Preserve 9:30-10:30 am

Walk on trails through four nature preserves highlighting short and tall grass prairies, wetlands, forests, and agricultural habitats. Guides at each site will share their knowledge of the various...

Saturday, September 28th
Silvoor Lane Natural Area
Silvoor Lane
Oxford, OH 45056
Silver Lane Natural Area 2:30-3:30 pm

Walk on trails through four nature preserves highlighting short and tall grass prairies, wetlands, forests, and agricultural habitats. Guides at each site will share their knowledge of the various...

Saturday, September 28th
Talawanda High School
5301 University Park Blvd (US 27)
Oxford, OH 45056
Talawanda High School 1:00-2:00 pm

Valley View Nature Preserve

The Valley View Nature Preserve located in the City of Milford, offers 5 miles of mowed walking trails through fields, wooded areas, past our historic barns and along the East Fork River. Visitors...

Saturday, September 28th
Valley View Nature Preserve
5330 S Milford Road
Milford, OH 45150
Open all weekend - stop by any time! Hayrides and Community Garden Tours from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

The Valley View Nature Preserve located in the City of Milford, offers 5 miles of mowed walking trails through fields, wooded areas, past our historic barns and along the East Fork River. Visitors...

Sunday, September 29th
Valley View Nature Preserve
5330 S Milford Road
Milford, OH 45150
Open all weekend - stop by any time! Hayrides and Community Garden Tours from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Western Wildlife Corridor

WWC is hosting two hikes – strenuous and moderate. The strenuous hike at 9:30 am will  climb the mountain through a beautiful forest. At the top we will be treated to a spectacular view of...

Saturday, September 28th
Delhi Township
P. O. Box 389077
Cincinnati, OH 45238
9:30am - 11:30am.

Whitewater Canal Trail, Inc.

The Whitewater Valley Walkers is a hiking club sponsored by Whitewater Canal Trail. Whitewater

Valley Walkers has scheduled their first Brookville 10K walking event for September 28. The...

Saturday, September 28th
Brookville Town Park
1020 Franklin Ave.
Brookville, IN 47012
Walk begins at 9:00 am Registration/Starting line closes at 1:00 pm

On Sunday afternoon, join us for a walking tour of the Whitewater Canal lock 21. We have been working to improve the access to the lock and to provide more information to visitors – we would...

Sunday, September 29th
Whitewater Canal Trail
15040 US 52
Brookville, IN 47012
1:00 pm

Whole Foods

The Whole Foods Market store located in the Deerfield Town Center will play host to the first Whole Foods Market Food & Wine Festival, a first of its kind for Northern Cincinnati. The Mason...

Saturday, September 28th
Whole Foods--Mason
5805 Deerfield Blvd.
Mason, OH 45040
3:00-9:00 PM

YMCA Camp Ernst

Feel the breeze as you zip through the trees on YMCA Camp Ernst's zipline! Pack a snack and enjoy a fall day in our beautiful wooded ropes course area with your family!

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Sunday, September 29th
YMCA Camp Ernst
7615 Camp Ernst Road (859) 586-6181
Burlington, KY 41005
Drop in any time between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

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