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MetroParks of Butler County celebrates National Trails Day in Early June

May 25, 2021, 12:19 PM by Becky Vanderpool

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 

Date: May 24, 2021

Submitted by:  D. Chadwick Smith, Deputy Director


                         513-867-5835, ext. 203

MetroParks of Butler County celebrates National Trails Day in Early June

MetroParks of Butler County will celebrate National Trails Day this year beginning June 4th as natural surfaced hiking trails open or reopen for public use at various MetroPark locations including: Four Mile Creek MetroPark, Antenen Preserve, and the Mill Race Preserve Areas, as well as Governor Bebb MetroPark.

  • The Mill Race Preserve Area of Four Mile Creek MetroPark. Be among the first to visit this new 75-acre preserve area which will offer 2 miles of hiking through meadows and wooded stream corridors along Four Mile Creek. The Mill Race Preserve is accessible by the Oxford Area Trail System (OATS) by pedestrians Black Covered Bridge on Corso Rd. just north of the City of Oxford in Oxford Township. This new natural area park will remain open for daily public visitation 8:00 a.m. through dark following a short ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on June 4, 2021.
  • The Antenen Preserve Area of Four Mile Creek MetroPark, located on Treiber Road, St. Clair Township, just north of the village of New Miami, will be opening a new trail accessing Four Mile Creek which replaces an old trail that has washed out frequently in past years. Stroll under the canopy of sycamore trees and amid the covered ground consisting of wild ginger, mayapples and trilliums on your way to the open water.
  • The reopening and renaming of The Discovery Ridge Trail at Governor Bebb MetroPark in Okeana will provide hikers familiar views of the ridge and now features a new vista overlooking beautiful Dry Fork Creek Valley. This trail had been closed for safety reasons to allow for footbridge repair and slight rerouting.

All are welcome to celebrate this special day by getting out and exploring all 80 plus miles of trails on Saturday June 5th at a MetroPark near you! 

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