931 O’Bannonville Road
Loveland, Ohio 45140
Grailville Retreat Center webpage
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About Grailville Nature Trails
Grailville is nestled in 242 acres of woods, pasture, creeks, and gardens. The trails are available to nature lovers during daylight hours. No vehicles are permitted.
Our one-mile long South Trail leads from the Welcome Center, through woodlands, streams, and pastures, down to Bares Creek. Nature-inspired art, sculpture, and mosaic pieces enhance the journey. Take a moment to rest and reflect on one of our beautiful natural benches. This trail emerges from the woods near the barns and gardens – follow the gravel drive back.
The North Side trails offer an opportunity to enjoy a peaceful walk in nature. Approximately a mile and a half in total, you can walk along the fields, by the Grail cemetery and see the modern-art telephone pole sculptures installed in the 1960’s. The path also intersects with O’Bannon Creek, one of the most beautiful areas of Grailville and a favorite for bird lovers. Native plant and wildflower lovers also enjoy the diverse plant life that flourishes in the prairies that surround these paths.
+ There are 3 Trails at Grailville
+ Each Trail is marked with a white and green sign
+ 1 Trail on the south side starts behind the Welcome Center
+ 2 Trails criss-cross the north side starting at The Ark and The Oratory
+ The trails are NOT paved and are NOT flat
+ The Trails are open to the community every day of the year during the daylight hours
+ There is no fee for use
+ Dogs on leashes are welcome to walk with you
+ Vehicles are not permitted
+ The Welcome Center (open Mon-Fri) has maps, bird guides, plant and tick info, and poison ivy soap available for your use
+ There is a kiosk behind The Oratory with north side Trails information
+ Thanks to grants from ArtsWave and Ohio Arts Council there are place-based art installations and benches along the Trails
+ Thanks to several Eagle Scouts there are benches and places for reflection along the Trails
+ The Trails are cared for by volunteers
From Grailville Nature Trails webpage