Hog Log Hiking Series
Log some miles, pig-style! Join us for our Hog Log Hiking Series, a set of ten unique hikes designed to engage young explorers in the wonders of nature. Presented in collaboration with the Flying Pig Marathon's 26th Mile, these one-mile adventures combine fun, learning, and the great outdoors. Participants will log their miles leading up to the final stretch of the marathon’s route on race day.
Feb. - April
Embshoff Woods, Fernbank Park, Glenwood Gardens, Miami Whitewater Forest, Mitchell Memorial Forest, Sharon Woods, Shawnee Lookout, Woodland Mound
$2/person per hike
Hog Log Hiking Series: Winter in the Woods
Feb. 24 | 2 p.m. | Glenwood Gardens | Gatehouse
Getting cabin fever? There is no better cure than a walk through the woods! On this one-mile hike, get a peek at what local wildlife is up to in the quiet of winter.
Hog Log Hiking Series: Hikin’ For Lichen
March 3 | 1 p.m. | Miami Whitewater Forest | Timberlakes Program Shelter
Got a likin’ for lichen? Let’s go hikin’! Lichens can range from our backyards to volcanic cliffsides, and they can even survive in outer space! Let’s observe their diversity and experience their complex lifestyles on this one-mile hike.
Hog Log Hiking Series: Riverside Walk
March 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Fernbank Park | Lee Shelter
Oh my oh, it’s the Ohio! Walk along a sliver of the river and be immersed in a river-side forest. Investigate the historic dam structures at Fernbank Park on this one-mile hike.
Hog Log Hiking Series: Signs of Spring
March 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Woodland Mound | Seasongood Nature Center
Log another mile as you use your senses to find early signs of spring. Buds, blooms, and birds are just a few of the things we will find along the forest path.
Hog Log Hiking Series: Mushroom Hunt
March 23 | 10 a.m. | Sharon Woods | Sharon Centre
Discover all the fun sizes and shapes of mushrooms as you log another mile.
Hog Log Hiking Series: Bird is the Word
April 6 | 8 a.m. | Miami Whitewater Forest | Timberlakes Program Shelter
It’s migration season and the birds are a chirpin’! Catch sight as they catch flight along the beautiful trails of Miami Whitewater Forest and log your mile.
Hog Log Hiking Series: Sunset Hike
April 14 | 8 p.m. | Mitchell Memorial Forest | Wood Duck Trailhead
As the sun goes down, the fun goes up; sunset is the most active time for animals in the woods! Let’s see what we can spot on this one-mile hike at Mitchell Memorial Forest.
Hog Log Hiking Series: Tree Time
April 16 | 6:30 p.m. | Embshoff Woods | Rivermount Shelter
Trees can be all sorts of shapes, sizes, shades, and hues. Become a tree expert while logging your mile at Embshoff Woods.
Hog Log Hiking Series: Ancient Ingenuity
April 20 | 10 a.m. | Shawnee Lookout | Miami Fort Trailhead
People have lived on the land of Shawnee Lookout for thousands of years. Become acquainted with the engineering accomplishments and cultural beauty of the people who originally called this land home.
Hog Log Hiking Series: Hog Log Bog Slog
April 27 | 10 a.m. | Miami Whitewater Forest | Visitor Center
Take a romp in the swamp as you thwomp the competition! Exercise in mucky style for another mile by exploring the water of a wetland. We will be getting inside the water, getting muddy, and having fun, so please bring closed-toed shoes and dress appropriately! We recommend guests bring an extra pair of shoes as well.
A valid motor vehicle permit is required to enter all Great Parks.