Winter Scenes
In Miami County

Photos by Matt Bayman

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Charleston Falls Preserve
2535 Ross Rd., Tipp City

There are two very good reasons to visit and hike at Charleston Falls Preserve in the winter. The first is a chance to see the falls frozen in place. This includes massive ice pillars that build up behind the frozen falls. The second is, with the lack of foliage, it’s a chance to see just how large the falls area and gorge are.

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Ludlow Falls
In Ludlow Falls off of State Route 48

Pull in the parking lot next to the bridge and walk down for a look!

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The stone walls on Falknor and Fletcher Roads

Falknor and Fletcher Roads off of State Route 48 near Covington

The old stone wall and pine trees.

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Greenville Falls
9140 Covington-Gettysburg Rd., Covington

Greenville Falls, looking west and the natural arch, as seen from the south side of Greenville Creek.

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­­The Icicles of the Greenville Falls Scenic River Area (above & below)
9140 Covington-Gettysburg Rd., Covington

The icicles that form along the north rim of the Greenville Falls gorge are stunning. They cling to an outcropping of limestone that seems to run for several hundred yards to the east, maybe more. They can best be seen by parking on the south side of the gorge and walking down to Greenville Creek on foot.

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Farrington Reserve Waterfall

1594 W. Peterson Rd., Piqua

Visible from Peterson Road, the waterfall at Farrington Reserve has quick, short limestone steps that drop toward the nearby Great Miami River. Because of the quick drops, when frozen, the waterfall jumbles up and creates a rare-looking, rounded formation.

Below: The Civil War Soldier Monument in Pleasant Hill.

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Johnston Farm & Indian Agency 

9845 N. Hardin Rd. Piqua

One of the oldest structures, and barns, in Ohio at the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency. 

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Eldean Covered Bridge 
On Eldean Road off of County Road 25-A between Troy and Piqua

Eldean Covered Bridge after a morning snow.

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Charleston Falls Preserve
2535 Ross Rd., Tipp City

Above and below - the prairie at Charleston Falls.

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The Stillwater River

As seen from the Falknor Road Bridge and Owens Road

The Stillwater River frozen and covered by snow.

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Painter Creek

As seen from Owens Road

Painter Creek as it approaches its confluence with the Stillwater River.

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Calumet Waterfall

Located on Calumet Road in West Milton at the Brukner Nature 2 location.

A cascading waterfall is a highlight of the loop trail at this park operated by Brukner Nature Center. There is a small fee to enter the park.

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Ludlow Falls
In Ludlow Falls off of State Route 48

Upclose view of the falls.

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Stillwater River
As seen from Sugar Grove Road

The winding river.

Greenville Falls video