Ohio is represented on the rail-trail roll call by the impressive Little Miami Scenic Trail. Stretching nearly 80 miles from Springfield to the eastern outskirts of Cincinnati, this state-maintained (it's actually a linear State Park!) paved trail offers walkers, bikers, hikers, and families an easily accessed and accessible recreational facility.
Trail towns such as Milford, Loveland (pictured below), and Xenia own their position and cater to trail users with restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, bike repair facilities, and more located on or near the path.
In addition to the adjacent Little Miami State and National Scenic River, sights along the trail range from the historic Peters Cartridge factory at Kings Mills to the skyscraping roller coasters of Mason's Kings Island amusement park.
We here at the Cincinnati Rambler will certainly have much more digital ink to spill about the Little Miami Trail in the future - it's concurrence with seven other long-distance trails, being part of the largest network of paved off-road pathways in the United States, the soon-to-be-completed connection to Downtown Cincinnati, a cross-county network of trails linking to the Great Miami River corridor - but for now, I encourage you to grab family and friends and get outside on one of the best trails in the country, right in our backyard!