The bustling city of Cincinnati offers plenty for those living in the city, including a thriving downtown, retail center, and busy streets that will keep plenty of people active. To enjoy a little bit of nature, you and Fido should head out to Stanbery Park, where the 1.8-mile looping trail of Stanbery Creek Trail begins and allows people a great escape from the hustle and bustle.
The large path begins on the southeast part of Stanberry Park, near the parking area. There's a small loop that starts off the trail, which provides access to restrooms, a playground, trash bins, clean-up stations for pups, and water fountains. After getting all you need, you and Fido can start the path by traveling on the northern entrance of the trail, entering the 125-acre forested park.
The park is pretty big and offers a great natural area to explore. With large oak and birch trees lining the trail, hikers will enjoy a completely shaded walk around the entire loop. Explore some open areas with pups, spot wildlife like birds, squirrels, turtles, and foxes, or watch as bicyclists and rollerbladers travel past.
About half a mile into the path, there's a larger resting area, with a gazebo and picnic tables, although if you and Fido don't want to stop, there are plenty of benches that line the path around the entire loop. Once finished with the hike, you'll come up on the southern exit of the trail which connects back to the original smaller loop, which will lead you back to your car and park amenities to use if needed.
The easy-going atmosphere of the park and quiet walk that it provides is a perfect getaway for you and Fido to get away from the loud city life, and enjoy some peaceful one and one time with each other.