Day Tripper: Little Miami Scenic Trail
A while back, I selected five places to view fall foliage. Those were places to do so on foot. If you're looking to get out amid the turning leaves on a bike, look no further than the Little Miami Scenic Trail, one of the paved multiuse paths that have popped up in suburban Dayton.
All told, the trail runs from Springfield to Milford, just outside Cincinnati. I did the 20 miles between Springfield and Xenia last week and fell in love with this straight, flat, beautiful stretch that provides a great way to get into longer country rides.
It's kind of like the Olentangy Greenway Trail -- minus pets, roller-skaters, crowds, street noise and busy intersections. For nearly the entire way, a friend and I were left alone to our thoughts. And trees.
I'll have a full trip guide in Thursday's Venture column. For now, a trip in pictures...