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Little Miami River

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The Little Miami River (also called the Little Miami Scenic River) is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 160 mi (257 km) long, in southwestern Ohio in the United States.

It joins the Ohio River east of Cincinnati, and is named for the Miami, an Algonquin-speaking Native American people who lived in the region during the early days of white settlement.

The Little Miami River is a National Scenic River. A series of state and local parks and bike trails have been built along the river, including the Little Miami Bike Trail (of which the Loveland Bike Trail is a subsection), the Buckeye Trail, and Little Miami Scenic State Park. Most of these trails have been built along the abandoned rail grades that run along the river. The Ohio to Erie Trail project, under contruction, aims to link these trails to other trails statewide to create a single bike trail from Lake Erie to the Ohio River.

It forms the eastern boundary of the Symmes Purchase and the western boundary of the Virginia Military District.

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