This Autumn has been unbelievably colorful! We walked 2.5 miles around the small lake at Sharon Woods Park in Cincinnati last night. Although the Lumberjack normally walks slower than I do when we hike, I found myself running to keep … Continue reading
If you’re ever in the Cincinnati area, I highly recommend taking a stroll through the Village of Mariemont. Especially in Autumn! It’s a small community…about 3,500 residents. Yesterday, seeing that we had another glorious fall day, I parked in the town square, where a number of upscale restaurants are located and went exploring. The hiking club I belong to have an urban hike scheduled there on Sunday. I passed the Quarter Bistro Restaurant and thought their outside seating area looked quaint and a bit European…
As I meandered from street to street…I wasn’t prepared for the spectacular and riotous display of color. Everywhere I looked there were varying shades of orange, red, yellow and green! The houses were quaint and most were decorated for Halloween.
I passed by this little park…
If you need motivation to get out and exercise…a place like this will do it!
This was another area with benches to sit and relax and if you stand at the stone wall, there’s a beautiful view of the countryside…
Just when I thought I had seen the most brilliant colors…I walked down this street and was blown away by the beauty!
Here are my two “artsy” photos…
I discovered through the hiking club I belong to that perhaps the world’s largest Serpent Mound is located in Mariemont. This was reported in August of last year! So…having just seen the Serpent Mound in Adams County over the weekend, I was excited to hear about this. A blog called “Goddesschess” has a great post about it–if you’d like to learn more.
At one point on my hike–being the explorer that I am–I saw a tunnel and decided to go through it to investigate. There wasn’t much to see on the other side, but as I was going to return, I heard male voices coming through the tunnel, so I ran up the hill and found a little pathway back to the front of the tunnel. Whew! I was a little scared since there was no one else around. They were probably harmless, but it’s best not to take unnecessary risks!
I had to take this photo of the birds perched on the telephone wire…
A girlfriend met me there after she got off of work and we hiked it again. I’m glad I went early to get my photos…because she’s a fast walker! After hiking we went to another restaurant in the square called The Dilly Cafe. It’s owned by one of our friends Chuck Warinner. We both had the Seared Ahi Tuna Sandwich with Sweet Potato Fries. It was tasty! They have wine tastings and outdoor seating. Lots of fun!
Thanks for coming along and may you find time and motivation to explore your own hometown!!
- Serpent Mound (travelspirit333.wordpress.com)
- Coyote Extermination Conjured in Cincinnati Suburb (earthfirstnews.wordpress.com)
- Fall Running at Mt. Airy Forest (dannykester.wordpress.com)