Cincinnati Nature Center
The Cincinnati Nature Center in Milford offers a rare glimpse of what the area looked like more than a century ago. You’ll find family-friendly hiking trails and the Rowe Visitor Center, full of interactive exhibits. Rowe Woods, 4949 Tealtown Rd., Milford, cincynature.org
Highfield Discovery Garden
The Highfield Discovery Garden at Glenwood Gardens, kids will have a ball exploring seven small play areas packed with fun, engaging hands-on educational experiences. Check the website for the times of the daily educational programs, including interactive experiences in the extensive vegetable and herb gardens. 10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn, greatparks.org
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
The big draw at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in Union, Kentucky, about 30 minutes south of downtown? Bison! You’ll get an up-close look at these huge animals, plus get to enjoy tons of hiking trails and a brand new museum filled with displays on ice age mammals and Native American history.
3380 Beaver Rd,. Union, Kentucky, parks.ky.gov
* And don't miss Great Outdoor Weekend every September with hundreds of FREE events at venues around the region!
Written by Jessica Gordon.