Join the Miami Group for our annual picnic Sunday Aug. 11

In August, we have a picnic instead of our monthly program (Inning.) This year our picnic will be held on Sunday, August
11, at the Izaak Walton League Lodge, 544 Branch Hill Loveland Rd., Loveland, OH 45140, along the Little Miami River and Bike Trail near Loveland, OH.National Wild and Scenic Little Miami River

Our potluck picnic gathering will be around 4:00 pm, but we invite you to come earlier in the day, (we’ll be there by noon) place your picnic food in the refrigerator or coolers, and enjoy the activities that will be available. Bring your own bike (or rent one near Nesbit Park) and bike on the Miami Bike Trail, on your own or join the group ride about 1:00 with Elizabeth. Bring your canoe or kayak (or rent one at the nearby Loveland Kayak and Canoe Livery.) You can paddle on your own or join with other members of the club (still a work in progress.) There’s a fishing hole not far away – with catfish we hear. It’s a lovely location and you may just want to come, visit with folks and watch the river glide by. Horseshoes, Volleyball, Badminton, Lawn *****, corn hole and croquet sets will be available.

We especially invite families to join us. Depending on the ages of your children, they may want to enjoy a bike ride or join you in a canoe. We’ll have some games for the young ones, and there’s a playground with slides, equipment to climb, and a sand box with toys.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Bring something to share for the picnic — appetizer, salad, vegetable, something to grill or a dessert — and your drink. We’ll have a hot grill, plates, plasticware, cups, napkins and water. After the picnic we’ll be treated to live music. More detailed directions to the lodge will be posted in July and our MeetUp site.

For more information about the picnic, directions, information on the earlier biking and paddling outings, and to RSVP, contact Elizabeth Durrell at 513-481-1926, or Karen Nagel at 513-542-5259.