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Worden’s Ledges – unique Ohio hiking

Worden's Ledges Hinckley Reservation - Ohio

Worden’s Ledges are the perfect destination for those interested in art, outdoor adventures, and history. Worden’s Ledges are located within Hinckley Reservation, which is part of the Cleveland Metroparks! Hinckley Reservation is also home to one of our other favorite Ohio hikes – Whipp’s Ledges! We recently visited this beautiful area of Northeast Ohio and …

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15 Amazing Waterfalls in 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 will find multiple waterfalls throughout the state. Here are fifteen waterfalls in …

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Top 5 Hocking Hills Hikes for kids

Best hiking trails for kids at Hocking Hills Hocking Hills is the perfect family-friendly Ohio destination. The main attraction of Hocking Hills is its natural rock formations and numerous waterfalls, but all of these must be reached by hiking trails. Over the years, I wished that someone would rank the easiest or best trails for …

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Fun things to do in Newark, Ohio (with or without kids)

We lived in Newark, Ohio for 7 years, and honestly, I’d move back in a minute! The convenient location in Central Ohio, proximity to great hiking, and the mild weather (by Ohio standards) are just a few of the perks. Downtown Newark just went through a revitalization and the square is such a nice place …

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Hiking at the Whipp’s Ledges within Hinckley Reservation

Whipps Ledges- Ledges Loop Trail - Hinckley Reservation

Hiking at Whipp’s Ledges within Hinckley Reservation caught my eye through a Clevelanders Instagram post many years ago. I was surprised to see scenery reminiscent of my favorite hike at Cuyahoga Valley National Park – The Ledges. But Whipp’s Ledges had even more appeal (to me) because it was lesser-known and closer to my home. We just …

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Stroller-friendly and Wheelchair-Accessible Trails in Ohio

Our daughter fractured her leg last fall, which put a wrench into some of our fall hiking plans. However, I was determined to get her out and enjoy the fall colors, no matter what. With and a little research, I was able to find Ohio trails that are paved or wheelchair-accessible. This allowed us to …

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Off the Beaten Path Trails at Hocking Hills

Saltpetre Cave Nature Preserve - Hocking Hills Ohio

The best hidden gems near Hocking Hills Hocking Hills is the most popular state park in Ohio, so it’s easy to see why some of the main hiking trails get very crowded during summer or weekends! While most first-time visitors stick to the well-known Hocking Hills trails, there are actually plenty of great hikes that …

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Wahkeena Nature Preserve with Kids

Family-friendly destination on the edge of Hocking Hills Wahkeena Nature Preserve is the perfect day trip for Central Ohio families.  Located just south of Lancaster in Fairfield County, the preserve is on the northern edge of the Hocking Hills region.  Here are my tips for visiting Wahkeena Nature Preserve with kids. History of Wahkeena Nature Preserve …

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