Day Tripper: Little Miami Scenic Trail

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

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.

[Trail system] [Little Miami Scenic Trail]

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...