Kelley Nature Preserve

Clermont County, Ohio

River Access and Summer Wildflowers

This 42-acre riverside forest preserve has almost two miles of trails. It provides views and access to the Little Miami River. Because of the exceptional quality of the river’s aquatic ecosystem and riparian habitat, the Little Miami is designated a National Wild and Scenic River. Only one quarter of one percent of the nation’s rivers receive this distinction. The preserve also includes a three-acre prairie area that offers abundant summer wildflowers.

Protected by Clermont County Park District

The preserve began as a 21-acre land gift from Virginia Kelley in honor of her late husband, Walter A. Kelley. The park district later acquired an additional 21 acres.

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How to Find Kelley Nature Preserve

The preserve is located on Glendale-Milford Road (State Route 126) immediately west of Miamiville.

Many of the trails are level and wide with grass, dirt, and gravel surfaces, providing Level 2 accessibility for persons with disabilities.

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