This is a fairly reliable spot for a local Peregrine Falcon. Excellent habitat for sparrows and a decent place for waterfowl. Also a reliable spot for herons: Black-crowned included. In the spring check for Cattle Egrets.
The Mill Creek Greenway Trail crosses Mill Creek Road near the bridge over Mill Creek.
Mill Creek Greenway Trail
When all four phases are complete, the off-road Queen City-South Mill Creek hike-and-bike trail will span 3.4 miles along the river, from Mitchell Avenue at the Queen City shopping center to the Mill Creek Road bridge in South Cumminsville.
The multi-purpose trail will connect with existing streets, on-road bike lanes, Metro and Access bus stops, and pedestrian sidewalks. In addition, the trail will link parts of five residential neighborhoods, two business districts, Salway park, and the Spring Grove Cemetery.
The Queen City-South Mill Creek Greenway Trail is the first high visibility segment of the 13.5-mile City of Cincinnati Mill Creek Greenway Trail. Located in the geographic heart of the City and Hamilton County, the bike/hike trail will extend from the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Carthage to the Ohio River. From the mouth of Mill Creek, the trail will extend east to the Cincinnati Riverfront Park, with connections to the Ohio River Trail traveling east and west and to other regional and statewide trails.
The multi-objective Mill Creek Greenway Trail will feature green technology and eco-friendly construction methods, including the use of porous and other green paving materials (e.g., rubber from shredded tires) for the trail and parking lots, and trail furnishings from reused/recycled materials.
The hike-and-bike trail is a major component of the City of Cincinnati’s Mill Creek Greenway Program, managed by the nonprofit Mill Creek Restoration Project (MCRP). The program seeks to create opportunities for bike commuting to work, walking and biking for short trips, and outdoor recreation and exercise. Other objectives are to improve the health of the degraded river and its natural resources, to economically revitalize neighborhoods and communities within the river corridor, to create jobs, and to retain and attract residents and businesses.
Planning is also underway to connect the City’s Mill Creek Trail in the future to other Mill Creek communities in Hamilton County, including St. Bernard, Elmwood Place, Arlington Heights, Reading, Sharonville, Evendale, Blue Ash, Glendale, Wyoming, Lockland, Lincoln Heights, Woodlawn, and Springfield Township.
No restroom facilities.
Content from Jason Cade and Mill Creek Alliance