Meet Valley View


Valley View is a grassroots, nonprofit organization with a simple mission- Conserving Land, Preserving History and Sharing it with the Community.  In 2002, it was all but a foregone conclusion that what was then 190-acres of farmland would be bulldozed for development. Valley View was created and changed the outcome. A group of passionate volunteers have had the vision and tenacity to raise over $4 million to purchase and permanently preserve one of the last family farms in eastern Cincinnati.  We have transformed from a grassroots organization started in a Milford living room into the responsible stewards of 190 acres of beautiful open land along the East Fork River with a rich history dating back 12,000 years.  This land includes rivers, streams, wooded hillsides, prairie, streamside and isolated wetlands on a compact, easily-walkable site in the heart of Milford.

June 15, 2020

Night Hike this coming Saturday June 20th!

Join us for our first "stretched out" night hike of the summer ~ easy to stay safely distanced and enjoy this fun opportunity to be on the property after dark so don't miss out!

We will meet at Valley View's southern entrance behind Pattison Elementary. The hike is approximately 2 miles of winding trails through both forest and field. Our lead hiker will start at 8pm and we will have st...

July 16, 2019

Celebrate the beginning of autumn with a Run for the Bottoms 

Saturday, October 5th!  The Valley View property was affectionately nicknamed "the bottoms" many years ago.  In 2004, we created the Run for the Bottoms to help raise money to preserve the property and we decided to reintroduce the race in 2018. Run the new 5K or *single loop 10K and enjoy the post-race cookout at the barns. A great way to support Valley View an...

July 16, 2019

Join us for a casual night hike on the trails!

We've chosen 6 evenings to meet at sunset (8:30-8:45pm) at Valley View's southern entrance behind Pattison Elementary and enjoy the moon lit sky along the winding Valley View trails.  The guided hike will be approximately 2 miles through both forest and field.

No RSVP necessary~ BYOB~ Dress appropriately~ All ages welcome!

Hikes are weather permitting~

Please check the Valley View Fou...

December 4, 2018

We are gearing up for our annual strategic planning meeting and we need your help!

As the land stewards of the Valley View property, we give very careful consideration to the decisions we make about our future aspirations, direction and priorities. A few clicks of the mouse from you will be invaluable feedback to us.

Thank you for volunteering your time and sharing your input.  

March 12, 2018

If you have been on the trails recently you have probably seen a few areas that our land management team has been clearing. The invasive trees and plants have taken over a number of our fields that we are working to reclaim. In particular, the red cedars and honeysuckle spread rapidly and eventually choke out all the native plants and grasses.

Returning the property to quality prairie and forest will greatly improve the animal...

January 15, 2018

If you would like to take a winter hike and stay warm, check out this great drone video of the Valley View trails. 

It's so beautiful when it snows!

July 5, 2017

Proud to see this well deserved acknowledgement for years of hard work and dedication!  Thanks for the great article Cincy Magazine.  Read more here.

July 5, 2017

This map will help you navigate the Valley View property.  We have 5 marked trails to enjoy.  If you take pictures while on the trails be sure to share them to our facebook page:

Historic Barn Trail

Prairie Trail

River Trail

Canopy Trail

Arrowhead Farm Trail

Get directions to Valley View here.

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Valley View Foundation

790 Garfield Avenue Milford, Ohio 45150

Tel: 513.218.1098

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