20 Free Cincinnati Date Ideas For Romance on a Budget

Dating during a pandemic is difficult enough, but throw in the financial strain and it's a recipe for stress (the worst ingredient…

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Sip, Bite and Stroll Your Way Through Findlay Market
    Free to wander
    While Findlay Market is free to wander, they do offer a free 30-minute guided tour bi-monthly to introduce you to special market vendors and recount tales of the market’s 160 year history. Grab a bite to eat — or groceries to make dinner later — and stop by Market Wines 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for the famous wine tasting. For under $10 each, you can get hefty samples of four handpicked wines. 1801 Race St., Over-the-Rhine.
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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19 Greater Cincinnati Hiking Trails Perfect For Social Distancing

These Greater Cincinnati trails, parks and paths are perfect for a socially distant stroll and some sweet ole' time with Mother Nature.…

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Withrow Nature Preserve
    7075 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township
    The Trout Lily Trail in the Withrow Nature Preserve is a moderately difficult 1.7-mile nature trail through verdant green woods, bushes and grass. This trail is rarely crowded so it makes for a great peaceful walk.  
    Photo: Paige Deglow
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These 24 Cincinnati Hiking Destinations Are Calling Your Name

Greater Cincinnati is home to myriad free parks with their own unique vibe offering plenty of reasons to get outside. The outdoors…

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Caldwell Nature Preserve
    430 W. North Bend Road, Carthage
    This 2.6 mile hike leads through ridges carved by the Mill Creek Watershed. Gorges, bridges and sights of trees and flowers fill this loop for an easy walk or jog. 
    Photo via Facebook.com/CaldwellNaturePreserve
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All The Beautiful Butterflies We Saw at Krohn Conservatory's 'Butterflies of Ecuador'

The Krohn Conservatory welcomes back its annual butterfly show: The Butterflies of Ecuador will be on display through June 16. If you’re…

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All The Beautiful Butterflies We Saw at Krohn Conservatory's 'Butterflies of Ecuador'
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Everything We Saw at Krohn Conservatory's 'Fabulous Foliage' Show

We all know Cincinnati weather is not the most predictable. Luckily, the Krohn Conservatory is giving us a sneak peek into the…

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Everything We Saw at Krohn Conservatory's 'Fabulous Foliage' Show
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Inside Krohn Conservatory's Whimsical Seasonal Display 'A Crystal Holiday'

Inside Krohn Conservatory's Whimsical Seasonal Display 'A Crystal Holiday'The Krohn Conservatory opened its annual holiday floral show on Saturday (Nov. 10) with…

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Inside Krohn Conservatory's Whimsical Seasonal Display 'A Crystal Holiday'
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All The Real Good Pups We Saw at the Annual Ziegler Park Dog Swim in OTR

On Sunday, Sept. 16, Ziegler Park's Ziegler Pool hosted their second annual Dog Swim. Well behaved, licensed and vaccinated pups were invited…

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All The Real Good Pups We Saw at the Annual Ziegler Park Dog Swim in OTR
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Explore These Nine Cincinnati Hiking Destinations

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends 87 percent of their life indoors and another 6 percent in cars. That…

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Mount Airy Forest
    
    5083 Colerain Ave., Westwood
    
    “Mount Airy is the heart and soul of hiking for Cincinnati Parks because it has so many trails,” says Explore Nature’s Ruthann Spears. “It’s a historical, man-made forest that can only evoke gravitas.” Red Oak Trail is 1 mile long and is the primary artery cutting through the western woods of the park. Many other trails stem from Red Oak, namely Ponderosa, a 3-mile trail, and Beechwood, a 1.3-mile trail. Runners often compile the Beechwood, Quarry and Red Oak Trails into a 7.5-mile jogging loop. All are considered intermediate.
    
    Want a challenge? The Stone Steps is a strenuous 90-stair uphill climb that runners often tackle. 
    
    For an easier alternative, there’s the 1.75-mile Treehouse Trail, which starts at Everybody’s Treehouse, the park’s wheelchair-accessible hidden gem wooden treehouse. Although Mount Airy Forest’s trails are numerous, all of them delve deep into a forest of woods and wildlife. The sheer size — a whopping 1,500 acres — is breathtaking. Both standing and fallen trees span for miles and miles, accompanied by a bed of shimmering, silver-gold leaves leftover from winter.
    
    Photo: Hailey Bollinger
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