About Us


The Friends of the Little Miami State Park (FLMSP) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization working to maintain and improve the 50-mile Little Miami State Park paved trail. We work closely with the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources to preserve the park’s natural river setting while creating a safe, enjoyable experience for all trail users.

FLMSP conforms to the highest industry standards applied to non-profits, making it well qualified for grant consideration and for donor confidence.  The Friends volunteer their labor and skills because we love the trail and want others to enjoy it as much as we do. 

Consider joining us on—or off—the trail.  We're always looking for volunteers.  You can pick up brush and litter on an Adopt-a-Trail team, share a special skill or resource in Special Ops, or help promote our work in the community and through media. Everyone is welcome; every effort helps.  The amount of time you devote is always your decision, and your work will always be sincerely appreciated. 

Adapting a Gift from the Past

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Last winter, Friends volunteers doing some routine culvert-cleaning on the trail discovered a hidden gem near South Lebanon: a sturdy drainage culvert built in our trail’s railroad past.

Trail Closings and Alerts

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Amazing Charity Race: Saturday, June 18, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. about 1400 racers on trail between Loveland and Milford.
I-71 Bridge:
Monday & Tuesday June 12 - 13, trail open but watch for possible safety detour around a temporary hazard.
North End of Trail:
Rolling closures planned July 5 - 8 and 11 - 13, Greene Cty line to Morrow, for asphalt crack sealing.

Root Cutting Complete!

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In what will probably be the biggest volunteer effort of 2016, volunteers logged 250 hours of work April 18-20 cutting tree roots along the trail berms from Grandin Rd. north to the park boundary at Hedges Rd.

Trees for the Trail

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Our park wouldn’t be what it is without volunteers getting down and dirty!  Recently, nine of them descended on 200 empty plastic containers and 200 baby trees & shrubs in Rick Forrester's backyard to pot them up until they can be planted along the trail later in the fall. 

Our Partners

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