My first visit to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I am guilty that I’ve lived in Ohio for seven years and I’ve never been here before! I did an 8.1 mile loop on the towpath and buckeye trail.
This is a link to the map I am referring to throughout the post. Pictures are at the end. After two different plans to go backpacking fell through, my friend Caroline and I found three days that we could go backpacking at Zaleski State Forrest in Ohio. We knew it was going to be coldContinue reading “Backpacking at Zaleski State Forrest Round 2: December”
Today Emma and I ran a 5 mile race at this park. The race was called Brokeman’s Classic and we only paid $12 to run! I’ve been following this running company for a while and looking at their races. They always have really cheap ones in comparison to everything else which is super nice, especiallyContinue reading “Ariel Foundation Park; Mount Vernon Ohio”
This past weekend Jeff and I had plans to go see a sunflower field in Deerfield township Ohio. Because we were driving an hour and a half to the Cincinnati area we decided to do a kayaking trip while we were there. We made reservations the day of at Loveland Canoe and Kayak. We paidContinue reading “Little Miami National Scenic River”
I went on my first backpacking trip ever to Zaleski State Forrest in South Eastern Ohio. It is located directly next to Lake Hope State Park. I got a backpack for my birthday back in February but plans with friends kept falling through and I was dying to go. I found a women’s outdoor groupContinue reading “Zaleski State Forrest Backpacking Trip July 25th-26th”
I visited this park immediately after Blacklick woods since they are in the same area. They were about a 15 minute drive apart. The park has several areas that are just for viewing different wildlife and birds. There were provided telescopes but my phone camera can’t zoom in enough to get a good picture. TheContinue reading “Pickerington Ponds Metro Park”
This morning I picked up Diana at 8:30 and we drove about 30 minutes to walnut woods metro park despite my many wrong turns. We parked at the buckeye area and started our day on the buckeye trail. Diana has never hiked before but she walks really far all the time so I was excitedContinue reading “Walnut Woods Metro Park 7/23/18”
Jeff and I stopped and spent about two hours here on the way to Columbus, it was way bigger than I was expecting. We did the auto tour and stopped and all the points of interest and walked around. This garden can be viewed from the nature center Japanese Garden Jeff on Holly Hill DawesContinue reading “Dawes Arboretum 7/4/18”
Visited this metro park for an afternoon hike with Ashley. The lakes were really pretty, wish we had a kayak or paddle board to enjoy them more. The water levels in Big Darby creek were high but it looks like a nice river to kayak down as well. Big Darby Creek Bridge over the creekContinue reading “Prairie Oaks Metro Park 6/20”
Visited these two parks alone today for some quiet reading time in my hammock. Homestead is a quiet and small little park, it would be really nice to have a wedding or special event at. The field of wild flowers and my secluded hammock spot was my favorite part. I just drove through the heritageContinue reading “Homestead and Heritage Trail Metro Park 6/19”
The prettiest metro park for sure.
Played frisbee golf and checked out the wetlands. Most of the park is paved and in direct sunlight, would prefer to come back with a bike!
Today Jeff and I visited Clear Creek Metro Park which is the farthest one from Columbus. It is an hour drive and it’s almost right next to hocking hills. We hiked from one end of the park to the other and walked back on the main road next to the creek for a total ofContinue reading “Clear Creek Metro Park 5/1/18”
Today Jeff and I went to Scioto Grove Metro Park and hiked about 5 miles around the perimeter of the park. The REI river trail is really pretty and we want to come back and camp one day to test out our backpacking gear even though it’s a really small park! REI made the riverContinue reading “Scioto Grove Metro Park”