It was sunny, cool day today… perfect weather for seeing the fall colors! We visited two state parks in northeast Ohio: Mohican and Malabar Farm. At Mohican we climbed the very tall fire tower, visited the Gorge Overlook and drove to Pleasant Hill Dam. I think that the Pleasant Hill Dam was my favorite spot at Mohican. The biggest problem with the Gorge Overlook is that there are a lot of conifer trees on the opposite side of the gorge, so it’s not as colorful as some other spots.
We then headed over to Malabar Farms, stopping for lunch at the Malabar Farm Restaurant (delicious!). After lunch we spent the rest of the afternoon on the grounds of Malabar Farm. The highlight of our day was checking out Mt Jeez Overlook at Malabar Farm. It’s called that because people supposedly said, “Jeez…” in admiration of the view there. It was certainly beautiful today. We finished up by going on a tractor guided tour of the farm; our wagon was filled with people of all ages. The price of admission was a mere two dollars a piece. All in all it was just a great day. Although the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has been saying we haven’t reached peaked color yet, the leader of our tour said he disagrees. Right now the color is just about perfect for this region of Ohio.
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