Spring is a time for new beginnings, and what better way to start fresh than by getting out and enjoying all that Cincinnati has to offer in terms of outdoor activities? There’s something for everyone, whether you’re into sports, the arts or just want to relax in nature. So get outside and have some fun!
Here are 10 outdoor activities to enjoy in Cincinnati this spring:
1. Take a hike on one of the many trails in the area. There are options for all levels of ability, so everyone can enjoy the great outdoors.
2. Go for a bike ride. There are plenty of trails to explore, or you can take your bike out on the street. Just be sure to wear a helmet!
3. Go for a bike ride. Cincinnati is home to over 80 miles of off-street bike paths, so you can explore the city on two wheels.
4. Play some tennis or pickleball at one of the public courts around town. Or, if you’re feeling competitive, join a league.
5. Go fishing at one of the many lakes or ponds in the area. You don’t need a license if you’re fishing from shore.
6. Spend a day at the beach. There are several to choose from, including Winton Woods Beach and California Woods Nature Preserve.
7. Visit the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. It’s one of the top zoos in the country and there’s always something new to see.
8. Catch a Reds game at Great American Ballpark. Baseball season is in full swing and there’s nothing like watching America’s pastime outdoors on a warm spring day.
9. See a show at Kings Island amusement park. Thrill-seekers will love the roller coasters, while there are also plenty of rides and attractions for younger kids.
10. Check out a museum. Cincinnati is home to many museums, including the Cincinnati Art Museum, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and the Taft Museum of Art.
11. Take a scenic drive. There are plenty of beautiful roads to explore in and around Cincinnati.
12. Pick your fruits and vegetables at one of the many local farms that offer u-pick options. Spring is the perfect time to get fresh, locally-grown produce.
13. Visit an animal sanctuary. There are several to choose from in the area, including Sanctuary One in Loveland and the Center for Animal Rescue Education (CARE) in Georgetown.
14. Go bird watching. There are over 300 species of birds that have been spotted in Cincinnati, so you’re sure to see some interesting feathered friends if you go exploring.
15. Get involved in a cleanup effort. Help make Cincinnati beautiful by taking part in a litter cleanup or river clean-up.
16. Play golf. There are over 50 public and private courses to choose from in the area.
17. Go tubing down the Little Miami River. It’s a great way to relax and enjoy the scenery.
18. Take a scenic walk or run. There are plenty of beautiful places to walk or run in Cincinnati, including along the Ohio River, through Eden Park, and around Mirror Lake.
19. Visit an outdoor market. There are several to choose from, including Findlay Market, Hyde Park Farmer’s Market, and the Loveland Farmers’ Market.
20. Have a picnic in one of Cincinnati’s many parks. Some of our favorites include Ault Park, Burnet Woods, and Mount Echo Park.
21. Go kayaking or canoeing on the Little Miami River. It’s a great way to get out on the water and explore nature.
22. Play frisbee or disc golf at one of Cincinnati’s many parks. There are courses for both beginner and advanced players.
23. Go horseback riding at a local stable. Some stables even offer lessons for those who have never ridden before.
24. Go geocaching. It’s like a real-life treasure hunt using GPS coordinates to find hidden cache boxes around town.
25. Spend a day exploring all that Cincinnati has to offer! There’s always something new to see and do in this vibrant city.
So get out there and enjoy all that Cincinnati has to offer this spring!