408 Square Miles of Fun and Fitness in Ohio’s Largest Playground!


You won’t even realize you’re burning calories while having fun in Warren County

June 2006 – LEBANON, OH – Plan to have fun and get healthy at the same time. The Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) invites all outdoor enthusiasts to experience our natural wonders. In the process, they’ll enjoy how fit they are and better they’ll feel while playing outside.

A fun getaway that also gives you a healthy boost, is the best gift you can give yourself and your family.

Just north of Cincinnati, this scenic southwest Ohio area offers a variety of the BEST family outdoor fun with soft adventure activities and natural beauty.

Lace up your hiking boots or sneakers for an awe-inspiring journey along the naturally preserved sections of the 70+ mile paved and shaded path of the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail. Most of the path lies within Warren County overlooking the Little Miami River, providing a fantastic hiking, biking, horseback riding or Rollerblading trail that has attracted visitors from around the country. Located just off the trail are a number of bed and breakfast spots, and convenient access to dining and shopping in quaint towns and villages.

The Little Miami River is nationally recognized as one of the Top Ten Scenic Rivers in the U.S. Rent a canoe, raft or kayak; stroll the banks looking for wild flowers; plan a picnic; or pull out the binoculars and go bird-watching for species indigenous to our area. There are many opportunities to appreciate the environmental significance of this local water gem on a river excursion with trained ecology lovers.

For the more adventurous, try Morgan’s Rock!, a safe rock-climbing experience at Morgan’s Canoe and Outdoor Center. The experience is designed for up-to three climbers at one time, offering three levels of difficulty.

Caesar Creek State Park features 10,000 acres of mature forests and a 2,830-acre lake for boating and fishing. Picnics among the trees, swimming, fossil hunts, nature hikes and bird-watching are just a few of the ways to appreciate this natural setting.

Give your body healthy fuel with organic foods deliciously prepared at local eateries. Making their own specialties with fresh (and vegetarian) products are: Cobblestone Café in Waynesville, Lebanon’s Copperfield’s Coffee Café or Gourmet on Broadway, and Wild Oats in Mason.

The bottom line is to get healthy, get out and have fun in our backyard. It’s a big county – come out and play!

As Ohio’s Largest Playground™, Warren County offers plenty to see and do, from world-renowned theme parks and award-winning water parks, to world-class sporting events and popular villages and towns filled with shopping treasures and local dining spots that you can’t find anywhere else.

Warren County is the perfect hub-and-spoke destination to take advantage of attractions in nearby Cincinnati and Dayton. A variety of professional sports, acclaimed art

and natural history museums, the #1 family-friendly aquarium in the Midwest, one of the top five zoos in the nation, and first-class shopping and dining experiences are accessible within a 30 minute drive.

Relax and play in Warren County – Ohio’s Largest Playground!™. Warren County is easily accessible off Interstates 71 & 75. Contact the Warren County CVB, the official resource for Warren County, Ohio destination information at 800-791-4FUN or www.ohioslargestplayground.com.

You won’t even realize you’re burning calories while having fun

in Warren County, Ohio’s Largest Playground!™

How many ways do you plan to have fun and get healthy in Warren County?

Calorie counter:

Activity / Calories per hour

Brisk walk 456

Jogging 648

Running (9 min. mile) 918

Cycling (10 mph) 384

Family bike ride 362

Rowing 462

Water skiing 429

Kayaking 353

Golf (with cart) 240

Rock climbing 750

Beach volleyball 600

Horseback riding 300

Source: ACE: Fitness Matters and NabiscoWorld.com.

Warren County is Ohio’s Largest Playground!™

PHOTO CREDIT: Warren County CVB

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