GREAT MIAMI VALLEY

SHAWNEE LOOKOUT PARK,
MIAMI FORT

From Harrison’s Tomb, take either the uphill route (Cliff Road) or continue on Brower Road to reach the entrance of Shawnee Lookout Park, the first (and still the largest) archaeological preservation district in Ohio. There are many layers of history here, plus an extremely rich natural area: varieties of fish, plants, game, and waterfowl; with spectacular annual bird migrations.

The large Hamilton County park encompasses a golf course and other modern amenities, surrounded by steep bluffs. The winding park drive ends beneath a narrow ridge on which the ancient Ohioans built and maintained for centuries a hilltop enclosure, still well preserved. Trails lead among the walls and gateways, some walls dropping into deep ravines, and some still creating water-holding ponds similar to those at Fort Ancient.

Shawnee Lookout Park also contains pioneer era buildings like this log cabin, and a nearby stone school house.

Great Miami Valley

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