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Best Place for a Cherry Blossom Picnic

Cherry trees in bloom at Ault Park

There’s no better way to say goodbye to winter than by welcoming spring under Ault Park’s cherry blossom trees. According to Cincinnati Parks’ website, 1,000 Japanese cherry blossom trees were gifted to the city in the 1930s; and in 2008, 121 Somei Yoshino trees were planted by the Japan America Society. Come March and April, park-goers are now greeted by the beautiful weeping, pale pink wonders in multiple of the park’s groves. If you pack a picnic, be prepared to stake out a spot, as Ault Park’s blooms attract crowds of onlookers, painters and photographers.