Top 5 Winter Hiking Events This Week

    Kick the cabin fever and break free from hibernation with these refreshing, organized winter hikes.  

    1. Jan 19: Full Moon Walk
    Mother Nature’s grand night-light illuminates paths during this two-mile, moderate terrain stroll while you learn about nature and history from your guides. Though January’s full moon is the dubbed the “Wolf Moon,” we suggest you try to resist howling.
    Registration required: members free, nonmembers $5
    Wed 7:30–9 pm
    Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Rd., Milford, (513) 831-1711

    2. Jan 22: Hamilton County Park District Winter Hike Series
    Shed those remaining few holiday pounds with this rigorous multi-mile hike. PERK: After the hike, warm up with hot chili and crackers.
    Registration required: $5 per person
    Sat 10 am
    Miami Whitewater Forest, 9001 Mt. Hope Rd., Harrison, (513) 521-7275 ext. 240

    3. Jan 22: Winter Bird Walk
    Spot the resident birds braving the brisk Ohio winter, plus some seasonal winged visitors. Even if you have eagle eyes, bring binoculars for optimal sightings.
    Admission: members free, nonmembers $5
    Sat 9–11 am. Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Rd., Milford (513) 831-1711

    4. Jan 22: FunForSingles Nature Hike
    Mingle with other singles on this easy-to-moderate hike that encourages socializing and meeting new friends (or maybe your next date!).
    Mt. Airy Forest, 5083 Colerain Ave., Colerain
    For more information, visit www.fun4singles.com/cincinnati 

    5. Jan 23: Shake Off the Winter Blues Hike
    Ditch the boring stair-stepper routine at the gym and blaze the trails and hills of Ault Park. The challenging inclines are rewarded with scheduled resting stops during the trek to enjoy the scenic surroundings. Presented by Cincinnati Parks.
    Admission: free
    Sun 10–11:30 am
    Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Ave., Hyde Park, (513) 231-8678
     
    —Elizabeth Miller

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