5k Outdoor Trail

The Hewett P. Mulford Sr. Nature Trail exists to encourage people of all ages to grow together in their spirit, mind and body through volunteerism, educational opportunities, and activities in the outdoors. Established in 1984 the Hewett P. Mulford Nature Trail is maintained and enhanced through volunteer efforts. The 2.3 miles of trail is open year round. Features on the trail include a wetland, hiking trails, campsites, and watershed. 

Enjoy the Great Outdoors on a Nature Walk at the Y

Come explore the YMCA woods on the Hewett P. Mulford Nature Trail and experience the wonders of nature with certified Naturalist Jim Ludwick.  Nature Walks are FREE to all ages of members and the community.  Meet at the lower level entry gate on the Countryside YMCA | Lebanon property. Maximum 15 participants. Register on MyZone to reserve your place.  (Make fitness class reservations quickly and easily with MyZone on your smartphone. Just download the app for MyZone, and enter the facility Code YMCAUS151, and the Myzone belt ID as 0 (the number zero. If you already have a Myzone belt use that Belt ID.) From the home screen, you can select Book a Class and scroll through to find the class you want to reserve a spot in.)

Nature Trail Volunteer Opportunities 

If you enjoy working outdoors, consider volunteering with our nature trail. We need seedling/planting care, invasive plant removal, and trail maintenance. If interested, contact JaMarcus Gibson at 513 932 1424 149.

Scout Group Rentals 

The campsite can be rented for overnight rentals by scouting groups. Contact Kristin Gadzala  for details.

map of the nature trail

Exercise Outdoors with a Trail Run at the Y

Join other Countryside YMCA members as we run a series of 1 mile loops on the Hewett Mulford Nature Trail. If you are a beginner or an advanced runner, our Nature Trail provides distances and runs for those of all abilities. Meet on the patio outside of the Stolle Center Pool and Nature Trail door. 


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