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 to check out.  The Whispering Cave/Hemlock Bridge Trail opened in May 2017. The trailhead to the Whispering Cave trail is adjacent to the Hocking Hills …

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Things to do in Ohio in Fall

I’m sad to say that summer is leaving us and the kids are heading back to school.  However, autumn is a glorious season in Ohio and there are many family-friendly things to do in Ohio in Fall.  Ohio is full of fall festivals and activities, and I’ve compiled a list of some of the best. September   Ohio River Sternwheel Festival –  September 8-10, 2017  Marietta has been home to the Sternwheel Festival for over 40 years!  I’ve already been charmed …

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Hiking at the Whipp’s Ledges within Hinckley Reservation

One of the things I love about following various Instagram accounts is getting new ideas for where to hike.  Hiking at Whipp’s Ledges within Hinckley Reservation was one of the places that caught my eye for our family.  I fell in love with this type of typography after last year’s trip to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Whipp’s Ledges is part of the Cleveland Metroparks system in Northeast Ohio.  While we only hiked the Ledges Trail, there appear to be 7 foottrails within …

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3 FREE places to take your family within one hour of Amish Country, Ohio

i.e. What to do when the kids have had enough of crafts, quilts, and Amish Once you’ve petted the farm animals, ridden a wagon past the exotic animals, and tasted enough cheese to make the French jealous, your kids may be sick of Holmes County.  While Amish Country has gotten more family-friendly in the past 10+ years,  children may get anxious for more than primitive decor and baked goods. Never fear!  I’ve made a list of 3 FREE places to engage your kids …

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