This Nature Preserve Near Cincinnati Was Once A Nuclear Weapons Plant And Its Story Is Truly Fascinating

There are many places around Cincinnati that have been repurposed over the years. Historic homes have been turned into restaurants, run down property has been transformed into lovely green space, but this particular story of change is especially fascinating. Located northwest of Cincinnati, Fernald Preserve was once the home of a nuclear weapons plant and it has been remediated and restored into a beautiful park-like setting. If you don’t know much about this plant-turned-preserve, continue on for its ongoing and fascinating story.

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Fernald Preserve is the source of many tales around Cincinnati, but the fact remains that it is a remediated site that is now filled with natural beauty. Were you aware of the story behind this legendary property? Have you visited and walked its trails? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

Fernald Preserve is located at 7400 Willey Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013. For more facts and information, visit its website here.

And if you enjoy hiking and being outside around Cincinnati, check out more great trails around town here.