May turned out to be a busy month for my sons' scout troop, the older boys are busy with prom, graduations and such. The Memorial Day weekend eliminates one more weekend for camping so they decided on a day hike to get the new scouts past their five mile hike requirement.

Just such a hike exists around the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky riverfront, it is called the Dan Beard Trail. We met at Sawyer Point and walked across the Purple People bridge into Newport, Kentucky. Along the flood wall to the bridge crossing the Licking River into Covington, Kentucky. We found Dan Beard’s home and then walked down the Covington river walk to the Roebling Suspension Bridge. Back in Ohio we walked along the Cincinnati river walk back to our cars.

This is pretty flat hike. Even the young scouts can do this in under a couple of hours. Leave the hiking boots at home, walking shoes or sneakers are all you need. You can even turn it into outing if you want to stop for lunch at Newport on the Levee or at one of the restaurants on the Cincinnati side.