I am participating in the Friday My Town Shoot Out where this week's theme is PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.
There is no public transportation - in the sense that it is transportation supported by tax dollars - in Historic Loveland, Ohio, although commuter buses from Cincinnati may make it to somewhere within the city limits, but outside of the downtown area.
Having said that, there ARE many different modes of transportation available in Historic Loveland!
Here is the old train depot. It used to serve as a stop for passenger trains. But, now it is a retail business called "The Running Spot."
It serves running enthusiasts and is right on the Loveland Trail. It is no coincidence that it is right on the trail, because the trail is in an old rail right of way. The rails carried Abraham Lincoln during his second inaugural trip and some of them were preserved to commemorate that trip.
Below, you can see the trail on one side of the bridge and the old railroad, which the forest is gradually reclaiming, on the right side.
On the trail...there are runners and walkers, bikers and the occasional horseback rider. It is easy to remember what you can and cannot do on the trail if you just look at the helpful signs.
One of my kids looked at this sign and said, "So, it would be really bad to ride a motorcycle on the trail with your friend on the back. And, your friend is shooting a rifle."
And, I agreed that that would be really bad trail manners.
Two more fun modes of transportation that we've got going are canoeing and kayaking! There is a place right downtown that rents both, and then you get to paddle around in the scenic Little Miami River! The picture of the river was actually taken off of the trail bridge that I showed you earlier.