Wouldn’t it be great if America had a cross-country trail where hikers could ramble from coast to coast, meeting locals and bonding over shared experiences? Actually, we already do. And it’s as close as your own backyard.
Look Up. That lush canopy of leaves you take for granted? It could be history if we don’t act fast.
For a really good view of the heavens, you have to go dark. Head north to Warren County’s Hisey Park, where the Warren County Astronomical Society gathers for occasional star parties.
Think “Cincinnati park wedding,” and you’re likely to conjure an image of Ault Park Pavilion. But the city park system offers so much more.
Sixty-five acres of the Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Woods are a vestige of the Eastern Deciduous Forest that once covered all of Ohio. These maple, oak, and beech trees—some of them predating the American Revolution—are now a major reason to visit the Center.
Sitting while you paddle is so last summer. Starting Memorial Day weekend, you can rent a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) at the Miami Whitewater, Winton Woods, and Sharon Woods boathouses.
335 acres of rolling hills covered with monumental sculptures
Come here to search for the leavings of the Ordovician Period—the trilobites, brachiopods, crinoids, and other remnants of the huge, shallow sea that once covered our area.
There were already three great miles of paths in place when, last summer, a coalition of Ohio and Kentucky riders cut the ribbon on another four-plus miles of natural surface single-track.
The field at Heritage Village in Sharon Woods is a time machine masquerading as a baseball diamond, home park to the 1869 Red Stockings and the Cincinnati Buckeyes, a pair of local squads belonging to the Vintage Base Ball Association.
The 2009 monument features the work of sculptors John Hebenstreit and Carolyn Manto, writer Tyrone Williams, and graphic designer Erik Brown.
Sublime greenery. Beautiful vistas. Raptors soaring overhead, deer and wild turkeys in the tall grass. The hills are formidable and the woods will claim any errant shots.
Most local parks—including Shawnee Lookout in North Bend and Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in Union—allow you to register and hide a geocache for free.
In her memoir Mermaid, the author reveals what it took to survive being young, Catholic, and physically disabled in 1970s Cincinnati.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph is a moving target, which may be part of the reason his art speaks to so many different kinds of people.
Fountain placement, misdirectional signage, and the means of egress from the Hyde Park Graeter’s
Who says farewell is forever? Certainly not Nickel Creek.
A great band makes arena-rock for the arenas in their minds.
The backstory to one piece you’ll hear at the May Festival.
The twisted sisters take on Cincinnati with their synth-heavy pop melodies.
Epps brings his “Comedy for the Grown and Sexy” to the U.S. Bank Arena. Fair warning, this show is not for those with delicate sensibilities.
Ease into festival season with a laid-back weekend of Bluegrass tunes and craft table perusing.
The CAC’s Diamond Jubilee festivities include dinner, a silent auction, and an after-party dubbed “Diamonds and Debauchery.”
He flies, never ages, crosses swords with pirates—and drinks the house lager at Arthur’s. Joshua Steele is taking on a century-old role this month at the Cincinnati Music Theater: Peter Pan.
Unconventional artists and risk-taking performers move to center stage for this celebration of experimental art.
Winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee when she was 14 didn’t just mean prizes and glory for Paige Kimble. The Bee became her career: Kimble is now executive director of the popular competition and spectator sport.
His design mantra? Live with things you love.
Occupation: Stylist, High Five Salon; Her Style: Funky, feminine, vintage
Old designs are new again, like Louise Abel’s bunnies.
Spun Bicycles in Northside is a little noisy, a touch ’90s, and a lot of fun.
What’s on the market downtown.
When we redesigned the magazine in 2008, one of the things we wanted to add was an advice column in the front of the book. What we ended up with was Dr. Know—an advice column of sorts.
Love it or hate it, first you need to understand it.
The brain is not our friend, friend.
In the current culture of scrupulously curated restaurant experiences, it’s reassuring to know there are still a few spots with pure bloodlines.
With a four-page lunch menu stacked with southeast Asian staples, you would think that Saigon Café has Vietnamese cuisine down to a science. But in some cases the kitchen could use a refresher course.
Meatball madness has swept the city. But not every ball is created equal.
As the popularity of Mexican food has grown around Cincinnati, we’re starting to see menus with more traditional dishes and even some downright creativity that’s born of Mexican (rather than culinary school) sensibility.
If you’re willing to wait, Jo An’s traditional Japanese cuisine still hits the sweet spot.
“I’ve always been a big strawberry shortcake fan, and chocolate and strawberry go really well together.” A recipe from Bill Sands, creator of the locally sourced jams and jellies from Marble Hill Provisions and Fox 19’s resident on-air chef.
Popsicles are nostalgic, and available in so many different flavors that you never get sick of them…
Saving species, one spider milkweed at a time.