Riverside Natural Area

Butler County, Ohio

Nature Recovering from Sludge

This 200-acre preserve primarily consists of meadows and wetlands surrounding a pond in an old channel of the Great Miami River. An extensive trail system leads to the 17-acre pond, a 5-acre marsh, and an observation mound overlooking the meadows.

Protected by Hamilton Parks Conservancy

Most of this area sits on a sludge disposal site reclaimed by the City of Hamilton in the early 1990s. The Hamilton Conservation Corps, a volunteer organization whose purpose is to help preserve Hamilton’s Natural Areas, oversees this site.

For information on volunteering and contributing, see www.hamiltonparks.net/hcc.

How to Find Riverside Natural Area

The entrance to the trail network is at the west end of Fairview Avenue (Conservation Way) in Hamilton.

The trails are wide, grassy, and essentially level. Accessibility rating for disabled persons is Level 2..

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