Incorporating exercise into your daily routine can be as simple as taking a walk in your local park. The physical and mental health benefits of exercise are countless and Cincinnati offers many opportunities to get out and get moving so you can make fitness a priority.
Local Trails 1 Mile or Less
The oldest park in Great Parks of Hamilton County, Sharon Woods has countless features for the nature lover including 2 walking trails that are a mile or under. This park
This one mile trail is designated as "moderate" for difficulty and features fitness obstacles along the route for those interested in more of a challenge.
Gorge Nature Trail
This trail measures 0.7 miles in distance and is considered "moderate" for difficulty. While the walk is shorter, you may be spend more time on this stroll to take in the splendor of the 3 waterfalls visible from this trail.
*Bonus Features: For those interested in local history, check out the Heritage Village Museum located within the park, for a self guided tour of a recreated 19th century village. Interested in making your park visit a family affair? Engage children with this interactive geo-tracking app that offers educational missions that inspire park exploration.
Otto Armleder Memorial Park & Recreation Complex
This park, maintained through a collaboration between the Cincinnati Park Board, Cincinnati Recreation Commission and Great Parks of Hamilton County has scenic views of the Little Miami River and Lunken Airport where take-offs can be observed. Otto Armleder Memorial provides access to the 5 mile Lunken Airport Loop that is widely utilized for walking, running and even biking.
This trail, named for its purpose of connecting 2 pre-existing paths, is a mile in length and paved for those looking for a walking path with a designation of "easy."
*Bonus Feature: This is the perfect place to visit with your 4 legged companion. After your walk, visit the Armleder Dog Park which features 10 acres of dog friendly roaming, benches and water fountains.
Located in the heart of Montgomery, Dulle Park features several recreation areas, a picnic shelter and the popular Terwilliger Lodge.
Natural Turf Walking Trail
The trail measures 0.67 miles and loops around the Terwilliger Lodge and many playing fields that are located within the park.
*Bonus Feature: Those interested in locating fossils can walk along the banks or wade in the shallow waters of Sycamore Creek.
Several playing fields and an accessible playground that was installed by volunteers in the community, are prominent features of the Francis RecreAcres.
Walkers, runners and bikers are welcome to utilize this one mile path that circles the park in a small and large loop. The trail offers an "easy" course that is wide and fairly flat.
*Bonus Feature: Taking your stroll while games are underway on the fields may give you the chance to stop by the snack bar located within the park. Perfect for a post walk refuel.
Whole-person wellness is a cornerstone of life at Twin Lakes. At The Connection, you have a fitness center, aquatic center, integrative therapy, and full schedule of classes at your fingertips to help you live a healthy lifestyle. The Connection serves adults 50 years and older and welcomes non-residents from the surrounding community to become members and enjoy the benefits and services.