It Rocks! Rockstall Nature Preserve near Hocking Hills

Learn more about this hidden gem of the Hocking Hills region Located on the grounds of Camp Akita, Rockstall Nature Preserve is a Hocking Hills hidden gem that is off-the-beaten-path compared to busier hiking areas within the Hocking Hills State Park. Rockstall Nature Preserve is a short drive from Logan, making it very easy to explore while in the region. The trail is just over 1 mile long. Things to know while visiting Rockstall Nature Preserve As previously mentioned, Rockstall is …

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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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Wahkeena Nature Preserve with Kids

Edge of Hocking Hills delight for families This past year, a friend and I packed up our kids and visited Wahkeena State Nature Preserve, the perfect day trip for anyone in Central Ohio.  Located just south of Lancaster in Fairfield County, the Preserve is on the northern edge of the Hocking Hills region. Wahkeena is the Native American word for “Most beautiful.”  The unassuming vegetation of this area really is beautiful. There are 2-3 different trails at Wahkeena.  These are …

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Eat, drink, and buy all the goods in Wooster, Ohio

Things to do in downtown Wooster I grew up a meager 30 minutes from downtown Wooster, Ohio- Mr. Yoder and I even had our first date at the Wooster cinema! Yet, other than just passing through, I hadn’t been to Wooster in over 10 years! So when I was invited to Wooster to experience the small city as a travel blogger, my interest was piqued. I wondered, “What are we going to find to do in Wooster?” I’m overjoyed to …

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You Can Take The Kids: 5 Ohio Hikes To Do As A Family

The way people talked about having kids, I thought the chance to hike would be over once we started a family!  Luckily, it doesn’t have to be!  There are plenty of hikes that you can do with kids in Ohio.  Here are my suggestions for 5 Ohio hikes you can do as a family. Hocking Hills Hocking Hills is full of natural beauty in all seasons!  One of our favorite times to visit is winter because of all of the …

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Free things to do in Amish Country, Ohio with kids

Amish Country, Ohio offers many attractions, but not all of them are easy on the wallet! As a mom of 4, I frequently take my children to the place I grew up, Holmes County, and play tourist. However, I visit without the tourist budget! Sometimes traveling on a budget requires some creativity, sp here is my advice for things to do in Amish Country, Ohio with your family that are FREE. Take a scenic drive on the Amish Country Byway …

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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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