Valley View Preserve
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Valley View Preserve is a quiet, 190-acre gem in Milford, Clermont County, Ohio. Having been open to the public for less than 20 years, it is a new and under birded hotspot that has 153 recorded species on eBird and includes a tallgrass prairie, hillside and streamside forest, and successional and riparian wetlands. The site, a historic farm at the confluence of the East Fork and the Little Miami Rivers was conserved by and is managed by the Valley View Foundation, a grassroots, nonprofit organization. Five total miles of trails loop throughout the property and include the Historic Barn Trail, Prairie Trail, River Trail, Canopy Trail, and Arrowhead Farm Trail.
Valley View Preserve is an excellent place to view raptors, sparrows, and migrating songbirds. The list of observations boasts 28 species of warblers including Prairie and Kentucky Warblers. Yellow-breasted Chat and Orchard Oriole are present through the summer months. Rarer bird sightings include Connecticut Warbler, Mississippi Kite, Henslow’s Sparrow, and Sedge Wren.
Parking is located off the gravel road at the south end of the property behind Pattison Elementary School. The address is 5330 South Milford Rd. Milford, OH 45140. Another access is to the north at Arrowhead Farm, 790 Garfield Ave. There are no restroom facilities and no entrance fees. Some of the trails can be completely waterlogged at times and impassable without waterproof footwear.
From the Ohio Ornithological Society
About Valley View Preserve
Valley View is a 130-acre nature preserve and education facility located near the confluence of the East Fork and Little Miami Rivers in Milford, Clermont County, Ohio. Valley View Foundation is a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation. It was formed in 2002 by residents of Milford and others who were interested in preserving a historic farm and ecosystem for current and future generations to enjoy and learn from.
The property is open to the public at no charge and includes miles of walking trails.
From Valley View Preserve webpage
No restroom facilities.