This is the map of our route through Mainstrasse Village and Old Seminary Square. It is listed in the book as being a two mile walk and an easy one at that so we decided to start with that one. Mainstrasse Village is actually located in Covington, Kentucky.
Below is the Roebling Suspension Bridge which we all like to take pictures of. We love this bridge and you will probably see many pictures of it during my walking through Cincinnati posts. This is one of several bridges that connect Cincinnati with Kentucky.
Our first stop was Goebel Park. It is a city park that has several shelters, trails and a public pool. Below is a picture I took of the Carroll Chimes Bell Tower. It is a 1970’s faux German glockenspiel and the bells chime approximately every 15 minutes.
We also saw an interesting fountain that is called Goose Girl Fountain. This fountain is inspired by the Brothers Grimm Goose Girl fairy tale to commemorate the many goose farms that used to be in Covington.
Along Main Street are many locally owned shops, bars and restaurants. Most of the shops were closed when we went so do not go on a Monday if you want to check those out. We did find a yummy restaurant called Ottos to go for lunch.
After our walk through Mainstrasse Village and Old Seminary Square and a wonderful lunch at Ottos; we decided to make stop at a place that we used to visit regularly when we were kids. Our parents along with several other people, owned a boat club in North Bend, Ohio. All the kids would walk up to William Henry Harrison’s tomb. William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial is the final resting place of William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the United States; his wife Anna Harrison; and his son John Scott Harrison. We loved exploring this area and I think at one time or another we all got stuck inside the tomb.
We loved this easy walk and we also enjoyed our little stop by memory lane on the way back home.