Hidden Gem: New Richmond 

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, boutiques, eateries, museums and parks, complete with a rural feel.  

The new home to Queen City’s Showboat Majestic, 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. New Richmond has post-COVID plans to showcase local talent on the Showboat Majestic, going hand-in-hand with the newly passed DORA (designated outdoor refreshment area) of 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. 

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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