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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 trails get very crowded during summer or weekends! While most first-time visitors stick to the well-known trails, there are actually plenty of great trails at Hocking Hills 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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Mohican State Park’s new(ish) trail – The Gorge Overlook Trail

Conquer the swinging bridge and ladder on this 2-mile Ohio trail Mohican State Park is the perfect park for families looking to enjoy waterfalls, nature, and hiking! However, Mohican State Park trails can often be busy, especially on weekends, and local officials realized the need to open a new trail. The problem was solved by …

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The coolest and best hikes in Northeast Ohio for families

Northeast Ohio has an abundance of great hikes! Cool rock formations, caves, and even waterfalls, are some of the highlights of hiking in Ohio. These hikes in Northeast Ohio have all been tried and tested by our family! Bring your family and get to the woods! Map of hiking trails in Northeast Ohio Dundee Falls …

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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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