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 …

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Alluring art & beauty at Schnormeier Gardens

Visiting Schnormeier Gardens in the hills near Gambier, Ohio is like finding a secret treasure. Why? This private, home garden is a diamond of a destination, yet it’s only open in June of each year. Schnormeier Gardens is named after Ted and (the late) Ann Schnormeier, who built their private residence here in 1994, before beginning the gardens in …

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Hiking Blackhand Gorge with little ones

Central Ohio has a gem of an outdoor recreation spot and that is Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve. Well-known for its 4.3-mile bike path, the area also contains other hiking trails as well as a portion of the Ohio-Erie Canal.  Blackhand Gorge is approximately 50 miles from downtown Columbus, OH by taking Interstate 161 to …

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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 …

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All ages can learn and explore at Malabar Farm State Park

The former home of author Louis Bromfield is Ohio’s most versatile State Park Malabar Farm State Park offers a full day of outdoor fun for the entire family. Hiking, educational opportunities, literature studies or history – there’s a lot to enjoy at Malabar Farm. Here are some things you may enjoy during your visit to …

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