Posted in Central Ohio, Hiking, Park review

Knox Woods State Nature Preserve and Wolf Run Regional Park

Knox woods State Nature Preserve is a small, 30 acre woodland with two loop trails. However there are several connector trails to the adjoining Knox County park, Wolf Run Regional Park. Wolf Run is a 288 acre park with diverse habitats (woods, meadows, wetlands) and many facilities for guests. Besides having an enclosed dog park, guests are also allowed to take their leashed dogs on the trails at Wolf Run. Because the park and preserve are next to each other, you can go on a great hike that takes Read more ➜
Posted in Central Ohio, Hiking, Park review

Gallant Woods Preserve

Gallant Woods Preserve is part of Delaware County's Preservation Parks system. In contrast to many of the parks that we have discussed which are tourist attractions in their own right, Gallant Woods is more of a local community resource. It consists of 231 acres of mixed habitat including old growth woods, a wetlands woods, a meadow that's being converted into prairie, and glacial moraine. There's now 1.8 miles of developed trail with more trails planned for the future. The existing trails are all Read more ➜
Posted in Hiking, Park review, Southeastern Ohio

Hocking Hills State Park: Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls is a scenic waterfall situated on the trail halfway between Old Man's Cave and Ash Cave.  The falls was named by early settlers after the nearby cedar trees, of which there are none. The settlers misidentified the native hemlock trees as cedars. Cedar Falls can be reached by car on SR 374, just a short drives from either Old Man's Cave or Ash Cave.  Amenities include several parking lots, picnic shelters, rest rooms, and drinking water. Although there are several hiking Read more ➜
Posted in Hiking, Northeastern Ohio, Park review

Mohican State Park

Mohican State Park is one of my favorite places for hiking. The park contains a scenic gorge with the Clear Fork branch of the Mohican River flowing through it. The park is 1,120 acres with the 4,795 acre Mohican Memorial State Forest adjacent to it. Recreational opportunities abound with several campsites, hiking trails, horseback trails, fly fishing, and boating all available. If that's not enough, nearby there are canoe liveries, the 18.6 mile Butler to Mansfield bike trail, and the Read more ➜