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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

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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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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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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The NEW Whispering Cave Trail at Hocking Hills- with kids

One of my reasons for wanting to visit Hocking Hills this year, besides staying in a super cool Caboose, was to try out the new Whispering Cave trail at Hocking Hills.  As a family, we’ve been to Hocking Hills numerous times, so it was exciting to know that this time we’d have a new area …

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