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Clifton Gorge in winter. (Photo from Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves Facebook page.)

Clifton Gorge in winter. (Photo from Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves Facebook page.)

Winter hike along gorge to be revived

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A winter hike in the Little Miami River Gorge will be held Saturday, Feb. 17. A former annual tradition, this hike is being revived for the second year in a row and is co-sponsored by ODNR’s John Bryan State Park and Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve.

The guided hike, which is free to the public, will follow the river for approximately six miles, passing several historical sites. Hikers will enjoy living history encounters along the route and will learn some of the unique geological features and cultural history of the sites.

Guided groups will leave at 10-minute intervals from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., starting at the day lodge at John Bryan State Park; signs will be placed at the entrance of the park to lead hikers to the starting point. Hot beans and cornbread will be available for donations at the half-way point of the hike at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve’s nature center. The event will be held regardless of weather, so warm clothing and sturdy shoes are recommended.

For more information, contact the preserve manager at 537-6173 or the park manager at 614-949-7998.

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Winter hike along gorge to be revived

by YS News Staff