Membership

Rules for Visiting Rowe Woods

Long Branch Farm & Trails remains open to members only. Registration is no longer required to visit Long Branch.
 
Spending time in nature is so beneficial to the mental, physical, and emotional health of all people. Beginning June 1, Cincinnati Nature Center will welcome everyone to our Rowe Woods site, including members and nonmembers. The Rowe Visitor Center, the Nature Shop, and all trails & boardwalks also are opening on June 1. 
 
To optimize your experience and safety, all visitors must register online for a specific timed ticket before coming. Registration will open three days in advance with a new day opening every day at 9:00 am.
  • Please register the total number of people planning to visit. All children and adults of any age must be registered.
  • You are registering for a “timed ticket” and your visit needs to occur within this time frame. We ask that you leave the Nature Center when your time is up.
We have new protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff, based on the current guidelines from Governor DeWine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
While at the Nature Center, we ask that you adhere to all social distancing rules, including:
  • Step Aside: When encountering others on the trail, please respect one another by stepping aside. You can do this on most trails easily while still staying on the trails. If you must go off trails, be careful of the wildlife and plants – especially the three-leaves of poison ivy!
  • Wear a Mask: For the safety of others, please wear a mask or face covering. Masks are required while you’re inside all facilities, including the Rowe Visitor Center. We realize this is difficult while on the trails, and it is not mandated outside, but when passing others, please pull your mask up. 
  • Avoid Group Gatherings: Please walk in groups of 10 or fewer and distance your group 6 feet from others at pavilions, picnic areas, and all other spaces.

Restrictions Still in Place

  • At Rowe Woods, restrooms are available at the Nature PlayScape  and at our Rowe Visitor Center. All other restrooms on that property remain closed.
  • All water fountains remain turned off.
  • Benches and picnic tables are available with social distancing measures in place. Please allow for at least six feet of space between you and others. Only those who live under the same roof may sit in close proximity.
  • Please pack-in/pack-out. 

For the safety and courtesy of all visitors and staff

  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Practice social distancing. Leave six feet of space between you and others. If you wish to pass another person on the trail, please announce yourself and your intentions so that other person may move out of your way.
  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer before and after your visit.
  • Only walk or hike with those who live under the same roof.
  • Dogs are allowed, but you must abide by all current pet rules.
  • Please do not register to visit every day to allow time for others to visit.
  • Grounds may close if unsafe weather conditions arise.
  • Gate opens at 8 am and is locked at 9:00 pm at the exit for security. 

The health and safety of our members, volunteers, and staff is our first priority. Mandates and recommendations from government officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may change our ability to follow this new limited opening plan. If we find that guests are not following appropriate social distancing or other guidelines, we may be forced to completely close again. Please check our website and social media sites for any changes or updates. 

Registration closes one hour before the time slot begins or when no more openings for reservations are available. "Sold out" will appear in the upper left corner of the page when no more reservations are available.

Registration for Members ONLY 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Please use caution while visiting.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is no longer required at Long Branch Farm & Trails, which remains members-only access. Registration is still required to visit Rowe Woods.  

REGISTRATION FOR EACH TIME SLOT CLOSES 30 MINUTES BEFORE THAT TIME SLOT BEGINS.

For instance, registration for the 8 am time slot closes at 7:30 am. 

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Visit Date: Thursday, July 2

Registration opens Monday, June 29, at 9 am. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-9 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm

 

Visit Date: Friday, July 3

Registration opens Tuesday, June 30, at 9 am. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-9 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm

 

Visit Date: Saturday, July 4

Registration opens Wednesday, July 1, at 9 am. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-9 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm

 

Visit Date: Sunday, July 5

Registration opens Thursday, July 2, at 9 am. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-9 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm

 

Visit Date: Monday, July 6

Registration opens Friday, July 3, at 9 am. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-9 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm

 

Visit Date: Tuesday, July 7

Registration opens Saturday, July 4, at 9 am. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-9 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm

 

Visit Date: Wednesday, July 8

Registration opens Sunday, July 5, at 9 am. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-9 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm

 

Visit Date: Thursday, July 9

Registration opens Monday, July 6, at 9 am. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-9 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm

 

Visit Date: Friday, July 10

Registration opens Tuesday, July 7, at 9 am. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-9 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm

 

Visit Date: Saturday, July 11

Registration opens Wednesday, July 8, at 9 am. Registration closes 30 minutes before the beginning of each time slot. Click your preferred visit time below to register.

Visit Rowe Woods

8-11 am — Registration closes at 7:30 am

11 am-2 pm — Registration closes at 10:30 am

2-5 pm — Registration closes at 1:30 pm

5-9 pm — Registration closes at 4:30 pm