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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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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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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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All aboard! The Hocking Hills Caboose- Unique Ohio Lodging

All aboard! Take a seat! I can’t wait to tell you all about our stay at The Hocking Hills Caboose- a unique Ohio lodging opportunity. Our young family had a fantastic time at this Hocking Hills cabin-like property, and I’ve been bursting to share! I couldn’t believe the interest from friends and family- even grandma- …

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The coolest and best hikes in Northeast Ohio for families

The best hiking trails in Northeast Ohio

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

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The Ledges Trail at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Ledges is our favorite trail at 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 it still offers a diverse amount of four-season activities. The Ledges Trail at Cuyahoga Valley National Park is our absolute favorite trail …

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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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