Long Branch Farm & Trails, where the history is as rich as the soil!
Discover the history of Long Branch Farm on this wonderful hiking tour! The stories told will peel back layers of history to reveal how former residents had local, national and even international influence ranging from the first land surveys in the area to the space race. By touring some of the trails and the exterior of three historic houses (circa 1830, 1850 and 1880), we’ll discern past residents’ fingerprints on the land and uncover why Long Branch still bears an agricultural “feel.” Preregistration required. Members $12; nonmembers $21 (includes daily admission).
Wine, food AND nature! Join us at the historic Groesbeck Estate for a “taste of the land.” Enjoy nature’s bounty as you savor the flavor of a pawpaw harvest. Taste your way around the room as you sample delectable food bites selected to pair with Cincinnati Nature Center’s own pawpaw wine. Discover everything from the extinct animals that used to spread the pawpaw’s seeds to the true meaning of the many names for pawpaw. Learn from the winemaker as he reveals the process he used to create pawpaw melomel.
Food bite offerings include:
- Cheese tray
- At the grill: skewers of flank steak, shrimp or curry chicken paired with pawpaw inspired sauces
- Pawpaw vinaigrette atop mixed greens
- Pawpaw lassi
- Pawpaw crème brulee
- And additional pawpaw-related surprises
Preregistration required. Tickets are limited, so register early as this program is expected to sell out quickly. This unique experience will take place indoors and also outdoors in natural areas surrounding our beautiful estate, please dress to enjoy both. CNC Members $30; nonmembers $39 (includes daily admission).
Join us as we hike and explore the beautiful fall colors of Rowe Woods. We will learn about why leaves change colors and how dead leaves contribute to the forest ecosystem. Click on the Tickets button for more information or to register.
Grab your Hike for Your Health passport and get hiking with Roads Rivers and Trails staff. Click on the “Tickets” button for more information or to register.
Learn to make fire with flint and steel in this hands-on class. Click on the Tickets button for more information or to register.
Grounds are open 8 am to 5 pm. Cincinnati Nature Center’s Rowe Visitor Center is CLOSED.
Hit the trails at night and enjoy the full moon and natural history readings. Please click on Tickets button for more information.
On our naturalist-led hike, we’ll learn to identify signs of voles while we explore how this small hamster-like mammal has such a huge impact. Click on the Tickets button for more information or to register.
Leave the hustle and bustle of the season behind for an easy afternoon of holiday crafting and snacking. Join the fun as we use natural and recycled materials to make wintery decorations. Click on the Tickets button for more information or to register.
This event is SOLD OUT.
|Join us on the “midnight of the year” for a modern observance of an ancient tradition. Gather around a fire and explore the history of this event and the modern day symbolism that is with us today. Lit by the light of the full moon, our group hikes will deepen our understanding of the significance of the solstice as we look forward to the rebirth of spring. Complete with traditional music and bites! This hike is entirely outside; dress accordingly. Geared for ages 9 and up. Meet at the Abner Hollow Cabin.
|Members $8; nonmembers $15.
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