Hidden Gem: New Richmond on the River

A short drive east of Woodland Mound — one of Cincinnati’s favorite parks — you’ll find yourself in the most charming little country town of New Richmond. Winter in New Richmond shines a warm light on cozy coffee shops, art classes, boutiques, eateries, museums and parks, complete with a rural feel.  

Front Street has seen its share of recent redevelopment plans, bringing more attention to the charming business district with new family-owned shops and restaurants. Including the newly passed DORA (designated outdoor refreshment area) on Front Street.  

Little ones will enjoy the unique museums found in New Richmond, such as the World’s Only Cardboard Boat Museum, Ulysses S. Grant’s Birthplace and the Ross-Gowdy House. New Richmond is home to the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta during the River Days Festival. After a visit to the museum, you might find yourself preparing to compete in the summer Regatta with family and friends.  

The river town is famous for its beautiful waterfront views of the Ohio River. Spend hours with the kids watching barges and boats float by with a warm Wholy Beans hot cocoa and out-of-this-world brownie in hand. In town, newer playsets at Rose Vesper and Plum Street parks await little hands and feet steaming off energy before their trip back into the city. For the creative family, stop into the Artful Gathering, a fun space for kids to get artsy! Drop in for a Saturday mixed media class or sign up for one of many camp offerings including evening adventure camps, girls art retreats, Tuesday artful storytime and more!

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artful gathering

Whether your family is listening to live entertainment at Front Street Cafe, touring alpacas and a real working farm at the New Richmond Alpaca Farm, strolling along the river at Haussermann Park, exploring an art gallery at The Collective or bulking up toy collections at River Village Shoppe, rural New Richmond has many hidden gems for you!  

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