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    Spend a Weekend Exploring Hueston Woods State Park

    It’s been a goal of mine to eventually visit all of Ohio’s 75 state parks, and I was recently able to check one more off the list. I love state parks as a weekend destination, as there is typically something for everyone in the family to enjoy, plus all of Ohio’s state parks are FREE to visit. Hueston Woods State Park is officially ranked in my top five as of now, this is a destination you do not want to miss out on. Tucked closely to the Ohio/Indiana border and about an hour away from Dayton and Cincinnati, this little slice of paradise offers hiking trails, mountain biking trails, fossil…

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    13 Waterfalls Near Cleveland

    If you’re looking to visit some waterfalls when you’re in the Cleveland area, you’re in luck! Surprisingly, there are many waterfalls within a 30 mile range of the city to check out. Since most of these waterfalls are relatively easy to access, you could easily see all of these within a day or two if you really wanted to! I’m sharing 13 waterfalls near Cleveland to visit. Day’s Dam (Lorain) Day’s Dam waterfall is a part of the Black River Reservation. This waterfall is easy to access and can be an impressive sight to see after a heavy waterfall. To get to this waterfall, park at the Day’s Dam Picnic…

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    Explore Headlands Beach State Park

    Ohio boasts 75 state parks throughout its various regions. I purchased the Park Passport with a goal to visit all 75 parks within two years. I will be sharing my thoughts and experiences from each state park here. Best Time of Year to Go With its incredible popularity during the summer, I decided to explore Headlands Beach State Park during the winter months to enjoy the place in solitude. This state park features the largest natural sand beach at one mile long. There are many things to do at the park, including swimming, picnicking, fishing, hiking and sight seeing. So it depends on what you want to do while you’re…

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    7 Kid Friendly Hikes in Northeast Ohio

    In the world of phones, tablets and instant TV it’s easy to stick children in front of these devices while getting things done around the house. But, as a new mom and a lover of the outdoors I’ve made it a goal of mine to get outside with my son as much as humanly possible. Research shows that the simple act of playing outside offers the most developmental and health benefits for our children. This has been one of my most highly requested blog topics, so I’m sharing seven of my favorite kid friendly hikes in northeast Ohio. Penetentiary Glen Reservation | Kirtland Nature Play is one of the biggest perks…

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    Explore the Ledges of Northeast Ohio

    Have you ever heard of the ledges before? A unique landmark scattered throughout northeast Ohio, these rocks are remnants from millions of years ago when Ohio was an ancient ocean. The formations were carved and broken when fast-moving waters cut through the sandstone as they emptied into the inland sea that was once Ohio. Pretty cool, right? Add these ledges to your bucket list of adventures this year and explore the ledges of northeast Ohio! The Ritchie Ledges Likely the most notable and popular due to its location within Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this area feels otherworldly. The trail around The Ledges is 1.8 miles and connects to a larger…