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11-18-2012, 20:42
Does anybody know the specific route of the ADT on the Kentucky side of the Cincinnati Area? I can't find any detailed information on this area.

Spirit Walker
11-18-2012, 22:57
ADT website - Ohio section: http://www.discoverytrail.org/states/ohio/index.html
and more specifically: http://www.discoverytrail.org/states/ohio/oh_trail.html

SR 774 & Oakland-Locust Ridge Road at Grant Lake to Eden Park, Cincinnati

The ADT goes along Grant Lake near Mount Orab, then over the East Fork of the Little Miami River into Williamsburg. Twenty eight miles of the Buckeye Trail are in East Fork State Park with its 2,160-acre lake. After going through the small town of Batavia, the ADT enters Milford, a suburb of Cincinnati, and the trail takes on a definite urban character after going under I-275. From Milford to Krugerhill, the ADT follows an abandoned railbed along the Little Miami River.

The town of Mariemont is a planned community founded in 1923 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. From the village of Fairfax, the ADT is mostly on sidewalks into Eden Park where it leaves the Buckeye Trail. Eden Park offers splendid views from high above the Ohio River, which allow you to see well into Kentucky. See Williamsburg and Loveland Buckeye Trail map.

Ohio-Kentucky (southern route)
Eden Park, Cincinnati to Elizabethtown

On sidewalks through Mount Adams, a historic part of Cincinnati, the ADT heads downhill to the Riverwalk on the Bicentennial Commons. The South Western Ohio Trails Association has mounted a bronze plaque at Yeatman's Cove recognizing that the American Discovery Trail comes through Cincinnati. The ADT passes the famous statue of the Flying Pigs and Riverfront Stadium and crosses the Roebling Suspension Bridge into Covington, Kentucky.

Covington experienced a major influx of German immigrants in the 1840's and their history and settlement is preserved in an area known as MainStrasse. A steep climb up a set of cement steps takes the ADT to Devou Park where there are outstanding views of Covington and downtown Cincinnati. After crossing the Ohio River (for the third time) on the historic Anderson Ferry, the ADT is back in Ohio. The trail passes the tomb of President William Henry Harrison as it follows close to the Ohio River. Near Elizabethtown the Southern Midwest Route of the ADT enters Indiana on State Line Road.

Elizabethtown to Richmond, Indiana (northern route)

The Northern Midwest Route of the ADT turns north, to Miami Whitewater Forest, passing near Okeana and into Reily. On this route the ADT passes the Governor Bebb Preserve, Bunker Hill Haven for Boys, and Indian Creek Preserve. Oxford is the home of Miami University, founded in 1809. In Hueston Woods State Park the ADT takes the West Shore, Sugar Bush, Big Woods, and Hedge Apple trails. Continuing north the trail is on little-used country roads, going through Fairhaven and over the Harshman Covered Bridge to Concord Church. The Northern Midwest Route of the ADT enters Indiana east of Richmond on Stateline Road.

11-18-2012, 22:58