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This group is open to anyone, not just Sierra Club members. There is no charge for trips, other than permit fees (when required). The Miami Group is the local chapter of Sierra Club for Southwest Ohio. Miami Group has a long history of leading various types of outings: Paddling, Hiking, Biking, Backpacking, Camping and Service Outings. All outings are led by leaders who have been certified to meet local and national Sierra Club standards.

Miami Group welcomes participation by the LGBT community, all minority groups, and veterans: Help us broaden the reach of the environmental movement!

Upcoming events (4+)

Evening Walk in Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Strong's Brick Oven Pizzeria; Lawrenceburg

We will walk on the Lawrenceburg/Aurora Trail for 1.5 hours at a pace of roughly 2 mph....3-4 miles roundtrip. This is a flat, paved out and back trail along the Ohio River. Dress for the weather and bring water.

Participants must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note COVID-19 protocols. Because this is an outdoor event, masks are optional. Please feel free to wear one if it makes you more comfortable. Please do not attend if you are ill or have any COVID-19 symptoms.

We will meet in front of Strong's Brick Oven Pizza, 1 E. High Street in downtown Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Please arrive a few minutes early. We will begin walking at 6:00 pm. We will walk rain or shine unless there is lightning or thunderstorms.

If you have any questions, email the hosts using this site.

Bicycle Ride on the Little Miami Scenic Trail

Bass Island

Join us for a beautiful ride along the Little Miami River. We will ride out at an average pace of 12-14 mph for an hour. Then turnaround and ride back, stopping on the way at the The Miamiville Trailyard (MiamivilleTrailyard.com) for a drink and a bite to eat. I have padded the end time for the trip to include wait time at The Miamiville Trailyard. If there is no wait, the trip will end earlier.

Dress for the weather, bring water and a snack. You must wear a helmet to go on this ride.

Participants must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note COVID-19 protocols. Because this is an outdoor event, masks are optional. Please feel free to wear one if it makes you more comfortable. Please do not attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

We will leave from the Bass Island Parking lot at 2:00 pm. If the parking lot at Bass Island is full, park at the Little Miami Golf Center (3811 Newtown Road). Both parking lots require a Great Parks of Hamilton County sticker, available for $10 per year for Hamilton County residents and $16 per year for non-Hamilton County residents.

After-work Training Hikes at CNC

Cincinnati Nature Center

Whether you are training for a trip, for fitness, or just want to get out for a beautiful walk in the woods, join us for a couple of hours on the trails of Rowe Woods, Cincinnati Nature Center. We’ll be there every Monday through the end of September for these moderately paced training hikes. Estimate 2 MPH average hiking speed over easy to moderate to difficult trails. Bring water, snacks, and dress for the weather. Good opportunity to break in new boots or to train with weight in your pack.

Meet at the kiosk in front of the visitor center, every Monday at 5:30pm. Will hike rain or shine; storms may cause the event to be cancelled. Check comments for day-of updates.

Please note COVID protocols:
- Because this is an outdoor event, masks are optional. Please feel to wear one if it makes you more comfortable.
- If you are ill or have any possible symptoms of COVID, please do not come.

Adults pay $9 entrance fee ($6 for seniors and active military) to the Nature Center; members are free. Click here for a link to the Cincinnati Nature Center: https://www.cincynature.org/visit-us/. Click here for trail map: https://www.cincynature.org/media/visit/RoweWoods-FoldedMap-2019.pdf

Savage Gulf - Beginner Backpacking Trip

Stone Door Ranger's Station

$5.00

Cost: $5.00/person permit fee.

Beginner Backpacking - mostly level, moderate pace, and low miles - along the rim of the beautiful Savage Gulf. With some luck we might see a little color in the trees as the fall foliage begins to change!

If you have the gear and basic skills for backpacking, take advantage of this somewhat short-notice opportunity for a beautiful trip with experienced leaders.

We will hike approximately 8 miles over 3 days, with the addition of an optional day hike on Saturday or Sunday. The trails are mostly flat and we will see views of the valley while we hike the rim trail and a waterfall.

Details: Meet at the trailhead at 3:00pm CST (4:00pm EST). If you would like to follow someone to the park, we will meet at Wal-Mart in Florence (7625 Doering Dr. Florence, KY 41042) at 9am EST. We will stop for lunch on the way. Approximately 5 1/2 hour drive from Cincinnati area.

We expect to be back to the Stone Door parking lot by noon on Sunday.

COVID: **Participants must be fully vaccinated.**
Masks are not required for outdoor events but you are welcome to wear one. Please do not attend if you are feeling ill or have a fever.

More information will be provided when you sign up: how to pay, meals, water, plan for weather, what to pack, etc.

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After-work Training Hikes at CNC

Cincinnati Nature Center

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