Family Fun in the Sun
Go Fishing Day is June 18. Channel your inner Andy and Opie Taylor, grab a rod, and hit your favorite fishing hole with your kids. Donâ€™t know a trout from a catfish? Lake Isabellaâ€™s Family Fishing Center, in addition to rangers and naturalists from other parks in the Hamilton County Park District, is a good place to start in your search for old-timey fun.
- Paddlefest begins June 21 at Coney Island with the Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo (which is free!) and continues with the Ohio River Music & Outdoor Festival on Saturday. The actual paddle races are on Sunday. If your kids have only experienced the mighty Ohio River from the car on a bridge, this is the place to get up close and personal to the river that gives Cincinnati our identity.
The Great American Backyard Campout is June 23. The National Wildlife Foundation has an entire website dedicated to helping your family explore the outdoorsâ€¦under the stars. You can register to be officially involved, or simply ask the neighbor to pitch a tent in the backyard, catch fireflies, and eat sâ€™mores.
If the dates donâ€™t work with your schedule, remember, these activities can be a hit all summer long!