Exploring Local Rivers
By Matt Bayman
1. An Ancient Path - Kayaking from Sidney to Piqua on the Great Miami River
Above is one of the numerous caves located just north of Piqua on the Great Miami River.
Seen below is one of the deepest cave and below that the "drive-thru" cave. The furthest below is a small cave in the same area.
(Note: All caves are on private property with no non-river access points)
Watch for more about kayaking from Sidney to Piqua and seeing the caves and other natural beauty in the summer 2022 issue of This Local Life magazine. Click HERE subscribe.
2. The Old Railroad Bridge in Covington on the Stillwater River
Above and below: Kayaking beneath the old railroad bridge in Covington on the Stillwater River.
3. Greenville Falls & The Glacial Canyon Run - Kayaking from Greenville Falls to Covington on Greenville Creek
Above and below: A look at Greenville Falls by kayak, including the ruins of the old power plant seen in the fifth video down.
Above and below: The limestone cliffs on the Glacial Canyon Run section of Greenville Creek, starting at Greenville Falls and flowing into the Stillwater River in Covington. Read more about this trip in an upcoming issue of This Local Life magazine.
4. The 7-Mile Drop - Kayaking the Stillwater River from Maple Ridge Reserve to FL Blankenship Riverside Sanctuary in Covington.
Above and below: The"7-Mile Drop" section of the Stillwater River between Maple Ridge Reserve and the FL Blankenship Riverside Sanctuary in Covington. Read more about this trip in an upcoming issue of This Local Life magazine.
5. Passing through Piqua on the Great Miami River
A tunnel and formation on the Great Miami River in Piqua.
The Great Miami River at Eldean Covered Bridge north of Troy. Below, an old train trestle on the Great Miami River just south of Troy. Below that, the Robert Shook Memorial Bridge south of Piqua.