9 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Loveland

If you’ve been considering a new home for you and your family, Loveland may be a great fit. It’s perfect for families who appreciate small town vibes with big city amenities. Here are nine family-friendly things to do in Loveland, home to HOMEARAMA® 2022.

1. Bike (or Walk) the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail

It’s affectionately called “the Loveland Bike Trail” because Loveland is arguably the most active stop along the 78-mile paved route. The bike path, which is a mostly shaded trail along the Little Miami River, is lined with food and drink options, picnic tables, restrooms and more.

2. Escape to Nature

Park your car in the lot, cross a small bridge over the creek and step into the heavily wooded East Loveland Nature Preserve. You’ll find peace and quiet in this hidden gem, along with bike trails, benches and a peaceful creek.

3. Grab a Snow Cone or Have a Picnic

Nisbet Park is in the heart of Loveland and situated along the Loveland Bike Trail and Little Miami River. A lively attraction, It’s the site of holiday events, school field trips and outdoor concerts. Bring your own picnic spread or pick up food from several nearby vendors and restaurants.

4. Spend the Day in Historic Downtown Loveland

Take the family to one of the locally owned restaurants, speciality shops, an art gallery or more. It’s the perfect area to wander on a summer day. When you have that long-overdue date night or an evening with friends, grab a cocktail at one of the rooftop bars to soak in the views.

5. See a Show at Loveland Stage Company

This not-for-profit theater company produces plays and musicals that are both educational and entertaining. The theater is run by volunteers, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved if you or your kids are interested in performing arts.

6. Feel Like Royalty at the Loveland Castle

The Loveland area is home to several landmarks and museums; including the full-scale Loveland Castle that began construction in the 1920s. Take a walk through the pathways of the castle garden, or set up a picnic overlooking the Miami River. The castle is even available to rent for photoshoots, small weddings, scout sleepovers and other private events.

7. Get the Local Scoop

Top of the list of family-friendly activities in Loveland? Going out for ice cream on a summer day. Take your pick from several delicious local brands: Loveland Dairy Whip, Graeter’s or Loveland Sweets.

8. Celebrate the Holidays

Since 2016, the City of Loveland has hosted Light Up Loveland, an annual holiday decorating contest for both residents and businesses. Get creative with lights on your house or drive the neighborhoods to enjoy. You and the kids can make an evening of it and cast your vote for the best display.

9. Step Back in Time

Discover the lives of Ohio’s pioneers through exhibits, photo galleries and presentations at the Loveland Museum Center. Tour a log cabin that dates back to 1797 or step into the home of Dr. John S. Law, father of Loveland’s first mayor, which was completed in 1862. Admission is free.

Family Friendly Things to Do in Loveland and at HOMEARAMA®

Obviously, Loveland is a family friendly place; another great reason to consider building a new home in ChimneyRidge. This new development in Loveland sits high on 26 wooded acres off of Butterworth Road. It also offers easy access to I-275 and is a short drive to Kenwood Towne Center, Kings Island and more.

Ready to learn more about ChimneyRidge or even reserve your lot in time for HOMEARAMA® 2022? Contact us today.

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