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Staycation: Glenwood Gardens

Your travel correspawndent, Truffles, found herself in Cincinnati again this summer. She was sheltering in place for five weeks and took in a few social distancing sites while she was in town. One park that she loved was Glenwood Gardens. You’ll love it too—especially if you come across (or bring your own) large butterfly wings like I did!

Glenwood Gardens is part of the Great Parks of Hamilton County network. There’s ample parking and it’s dog-friendly outside. We visited in early July 2020 so there were social distancing protocols in place in the gift shop and  parts of the park were closed.

There’s a great paved nature trail that is one mile. They also have a longer 1.6 mile wetland loop trail. Both provide many great sniffs for your pet and a place to stretch your legs outside the house. We saw several pretty flowers blooming while we were there—I’m sure they change throughout the seasons.

There is a gift shop and visitors center that has a Little Free Library if you want a good book.If you have an annual permit the cost is very small. We invested in the annual membership rather than paying for each visit, even though we were only going to be in the area for five weeks, the cost was only $16 and it would’ve cost us $8 daily otherwise. We went to a Great Parks network park quite a few times so it was worth our while. If you are a resident it’s even cheaper. It’s only $10 for the annual permit and $5 for a daily visit.

Glendale Gardens is a nice park to explore whether you’re in town to stretch your legs and have a picnic, in town for a short time, or a local Cincy resident. It’s even Truffles pupproved.

Full-time dog mom and traveler SHAE PEPPER is on a five-year, 50-state road trip with her  husband, Stephen Pepper, and their dog, Truffles. You can follow their adventures on their website, No Home Just Roam.

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