Finding Hemlock Falls – A hidden waterfall of Ohio

Hemlock Falls is a beautiful waterfall near Butler, Ohio.  Even though it’s difficult to locate, the hike to this nearly 100-foot waterfall is worth the trip! While Hemlock Falls is located NEAR Mohican State Park, it is owned by the Richland Park District and access is managed by Mohican Outdoor School. Eventually, the Falls will be on the new B & O Trail as the land was recently purchased by the Mohican Watershed Conservancy. How do you access Hemlock Falls? …

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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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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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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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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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Cleveland Rocks: 10 things I want to do in Cleveland

Inspiration from the book 100 Things to do in Cleveland Before You Die It’s no secret that Cleveland has gone through a 21st-century renaissance!? Visiting Municipal Stadium as a kid, it seemed like mom and dad ducked in and out of the city faster than the Indians’ umpire yelled, “Strike three!” at the bottom of the 9th. Now, Cleveland beckons visitors through a world-class art museum, diverse restaurants, and a thriving theatre scene.? Cleveland and her surrounds offer plenty of …

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Enjoying history and scenery in Summit Metro Parks

As much as I love going on a hike, very few things can beat a FALL Ohio hike.  No 98% humidity, fewer bugs, and the crunch of leaves underfoot.  #Perfection.  On our first trip to Summit Metro Parks, we were given the most glorious autumn day, and the history and scenery that we encountered 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. Gorge …

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Hiking at the Whipp’s Ledges within Hinckley Reservation

One of the things I love about following various Instagram accounts is getting new ideas for where to hike.  Hiking at Whipp’s Ledges within Hinckley Reservation was one of the places that caught my eye for our family.  I fell in love with this type of typography after last year’s trip to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Whipp’s Ledges is part of the Cleveland Metroparks system in Northeast Ohio.  While we only hiked the Ledges Trail, there appear to be 7 foottrails within …

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