Recently ranked fourth-best in the nation for parks, Greater Cincinnati is home to an abundance of beautiful green spaces, nature preserves, parks, and trails — and each year Green Umbrella encourages everyone to get outside and choose from over 100 free, family-friendly events during Great Outdoor Weekend.
Now in its 19th year, the two-day event will take place on September 24 and 25 at locations across Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. Throughout the weekend, kids and adults of all ages can sample a wide range of outdoor recreation and nature awareness programs. Canoe the Little Miami River, help install an orchard, stargaze, or venture out on a nature scavenger hunt. From hiking and paddling to butterfly tagging, birding, and fishing, there’s something for everyone!
We continue to learn more about the countless benefits that spending more time outdoors provides to our mental and physical health. From reducing stress and anxiety to increasing vitamin D, outdoor activities help improve self-esteem, ability to focus, and quality of sleep. Connect with nature during Great Outdoor Weekend and take some time for yourself, meet up with friends, or plan a family outing.
This free event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society, Cincinnati Metro, University of Cincinnati Office of Research, Cincinnati Magazine, Great Parks of Hamilton County, MetroParks of Butler County, Southwest Ohio Parent Magazine, and others.
Learn more and find your adventure here.