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Mt. Airy Forest

Accessible from Mt. Airy and Westwood, Mt. Airy Forest’s 1,459 acres includes miles of hiking trails and bridle trails (located off Diehl Road) for horseback riders. Mt. Airy has Ohio’s only wheelchair accessible public treehouse, an enclosed dog park and disc golf.

Mt. Airy has two forest lodges and three reservable picnic areas. Or just come for a picnic we have tables, charcoal grills and swing sets waiting for you.

Mt. Airy Arboretum

Mt. Airy Arboretum is a 120 acres of which Cincinnati Parks curates and tagged 30 acres of gardens, woody vines, shrubs and trees hardy to the Cincinnati Area.

Features within the arboretum are gazebos and a picturesque lake which are favorite photo and wedding sites.

The Arboretum serves students, gardeners and homeowners as a testing and observation area for plant growth, habit and hardiness of plants in the Cincinnati area. Initially conceived in 1930, many individuals and organizations have contributed to the development and preservation of Mt. Airy Forest and Arboretum. You will see some of their names honored in special plantings.

Address

Mt. Airy Forest

5083 Colerain Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223

Shelter & Garden Wedding Rentals

Mt. Airy Forest hosts three reservable shelters:

  • McFarlan Woods
  • Stone Steps Ridge
  • Area 22

Park History

Mt. Airy Forest is Cincinnati’s largest park at almost 1,500 acres. It was established in 1911 out of several unproductive farms, and was the first municipal reforestation in America.

A crew of young African Americans were employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (a federal jobs program during the Great Depression) to build service roads, the large check dams in West Fork Creek and—along with more skilled laborers working for the Works Progress Administration—most of the shelter, service and restroom buildings. They also planted more than one million trees.

Events and News

With 100+ events we host each year, there is something for everyone to come down and enjoy.

Learn about the new Mt Airy Forest Bike Trail

Volunteer

Volunteers make it happen. We can not do it without you! To learn more on how you can become an engaged volunteer strengthening your community, please visit our Volunteering Page.

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