So gorge-ous! Enjoying history and scenery in Summit Metro Parks

As much as I love going on a hike, very few things can beat an Ohio hike during FALL.  No humidity, fewer bugs, and the crunch of leaves underfoot.  #Perfection.  Ohio delivered the most glorious autumn day, and Summit Metro Parks provided the history and scenery that did not disappoint.  There are so many great hiking spots in Northeast Ohio, and Summit Metro Parks and this was definitely one not to miss. Summit Metro Park covers more than 14,000 acres …

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The best parks and playgrounds near Mansfield, Ohio

Fun places for kids in North Central Ohio If there is anything that the past 6 months have taught us, it is that finding local spots that allow us to be outside and explore are worth their weight in gold! We love playgrounds and parks and have done our best to check out all of our local options. Here are some of our favorite Mansfield, Ohio parks and playgrounds. My list of Mansfield, Ohio parks & playgrounds Malabar Farm State …

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Visiting beautiful Brandywine Falls

An easy hike while visiting Cuyahoga Valley National Park Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers a convenient location close to the interstates that connect Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. While Cuyahoga Valley National Park has plenty of amazing rock formations and waterfalls, you can’t visit without a stop at Brandywine Falls. Brandywine Falls is accessed by a boardwalk suspended from the rock formations. This boardwalk hugs the rocks in a way that is just as awe-inspiring as the falls. The Boardwalk stays …

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Satisfy your wanderlust with these six waterfalls of Ohio

There is just something about a waterfall. Maybe it was growing up in the era when TLC’s “Waterfalls” was a #1 hit. Ha! Maybe it is the soothing sound of falling water that evokes relaxation and peace. Whatever it is, visitors to Ohio have the joy of finding multiple waterfalls throughout the state. Here are six waterfalls of Ohio that we’ve visited and recommend. Cedar Falls within Hocking Hills, Ohio Cedar Falls is one of the most breathtaking places within …

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The Ledges Trail at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Our favorite trail in the CVNP We are lucky enough to live a short drive from Ohio’s only National Park! Cuyahoga Valley National Park has only been established since the 1970s but offers a diverse amount of four-season activities. We’ve traveled to CVNP a few times and this last trip we came back to our favorite hike – The Ledges Trail. The Ledges Trail at Cuyahoga Valley National Park combines some of my favorite elements of a local hike – …

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Finding Hemlock Falls – A hidden waterfall of Ohio

Unfortunately, vandals have damaged the property at Hemlock Falls. This has ruined it for all visitors! Ughhh. Per Jason from the Richland Co Park District- as of 5/20/20 – The Hemlock Falls property and the main falls are still open to the public via the Clear Fork Valley spur trail, but only via that trail spur and only to the end of the bridge below the falls. Due to current situations there is absolutely no off-trail access or access to other …

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Free things to do in Cleveland with kids

Cleveland is a great city for sports aficionados, lovers of watersports, or those that just enjoy a good sunset or a local brew.  Cleveland is also a great place for kids – there are numerous museums and spacious parks. A day or a weekend with the family doesn?t have to cost big bucks though, here are six FREE things to do in Cleveland with kids. Learn about moolah at the Federal Reserve Bank’s Money Museum For an educational indoor attraction, …

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Beat cabin fever! 10 indoor attractions in Ohio for families

It’s that time of winter when I begin to wonder if we’ll ever get outside in the sunshine again. Cabin fever has reached a peak in our home and I’m sure it has yours, too! Here’s a list of 10 indoor Ohio attractions that are good for kids…and their parents. The Cleveland Museum of Art While you may think of art museums as only for adults, the Cleveland Museum of Art is inspiring for all ages. The Armor Room allows …

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