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The Riverside Natural Area is a managed wildlife preserve that is the result of the 1913 Great Flood. The Miami Conservancy District changed the course of the river after that flood to help alleviate future problems, what was left behind is a wonderful 200 acre tract of land that has a 17 acre lagoon with a 5 acre marsh all managed by our resident engineers, the Beaver and their very able assistants the Muskrats. We have a herd of White Tail Deer, Coyote, Raccoons, Mink, Weasels, Baltimore Orioles, American Bittern, Cuckoos, Meadow Larks, Northern Flicker, Hummingbirds, Red Winged Black Birds, Eastern King-bird, American Kestrel, Osprey and The Bald Eagle just to name a few. The variety of living creatures is only challenged by the diversity of plant life you'll find here. Situated along the Great Miami River Recreational Bike-way you can walk through our prairies, forests and savannas on your way to enjoying a wonderful evening in Downtown Hamilton just a short 2 miles away.

The Riverside Natural Area is cared for by the Hamilton Conservation Corps.; a totally volunteer non-profit tax exempt organization whose only mission is to preserve and manage this wonderful resource. If you are interested in helping the HCC in its mission either with muscle or finances please e-mail us at Naturalist@riversidenaturalarea.org

Food & Drink

After the Run: Local Favorites

Lindenwald Station Family Diner I liked it. My first time here, my hubby ran into someone he knew. Staff. Friendly! Limited menu but good food.
Frisch's Big Boy If you need great service and food come here. Personally, I'm the cook
2949 Dixie Hwy, Hamilton OH — (513) 863-6159
SONIC Drive In Strawberry slush #ftw and the workers are super friendly.
1550 S Erie Hwy, Hamilton OH — (513) 863-5550
Skyline Chili Cheese fries are my go to. So good.
1496 S Erie Hwy, Hamilton OH — (513) 737-3330
Lee's Chinese Restaurant Get a combo. You get free drink and spring roll.
Donut Spot They run out of donuts early so make sure you get here in time for pretty tasty donuts.
Richard's Pizza Best pizza in town, without question. The steak sandwiches are the tops. Hold the onion unless you REALLY like onion.
427 Main St, Hamilton OH — (513) 894-5555
Kostas Great place, only takes cash though, great little mom and pop place
Court Street, Hamilton OH — (513) 892-4189
Cassano's Pizza & Subs This is how I remember Casinos
4761 Dixie Hwy, Fairfield OH — (513) 829-8880
High Street Cafe Loved the eggs Benedict. Will certainly go again to try more items on the menu
Hyde's Restaurant Very good food. Home cooking
130 S Erie Hwy, Hamilton OH — (513) 892-1287
Jolly's Drive-In They don't make their own root beer at this location anymore. Only the west side.
Ross Bakery so expensive yeast glazed donuts are 1.00 each. Most other bakery's have been around 10 a dozen. For a variety of types today's trip for a dozen donuts 21.00 never again!!!! Taste doesn't =price
1051 Eaton Ave, Hamilton OH — (513) 894-9016
Jolly's Drive In Homemade root beer, brown cows, hot dogs, and French fries. Doesn't get any better than this. It's one of my summer time favorites. I wait for it to open every year as winter draws to a close.
Texas Roadhouse Great bread and cinnamon butter. Can't get past the beef tips to try anything else. So good!
1366 Main St, Hamilton OH — (513) 894-7427
Culver's Hamburger and ice cream
SONIC Drive In Everything!!!
1421 Main St, Hamilton OH — (513) 863-1140
El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant Great food and service!!!
Panera Bread French Onion in a bread bowl... nom
Chick-fil-A Anything chicken

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