The Little Miami River stretches for over 100 miles and 5 counties starting in Clark County in the north and spilling into the Ohio River near Lunken Airport in the south. In 1968, the river was designated the Little Miami National Scenic River as a result of the federal Wild and Scenic River Act of the same year. In 1969 it was the first river in the state to be designated the Little Miami State Scenic River.
Since then the river has been preserved for its natural beauty. There are many state parks that can be found along the river as well as the Little Miami Scenic Trail, a hike/bike trail, which uses an abandoned railroad track right of way and is over 80 miles long from Springfield to Cincinnati.
The river is not only known for its beauty but for the many recreational activities like canoeing, biking, hiking, fishing, and horseback riding.