Cuyahoga Valley National Park

This park is HUGE and is connected to a lot of other reservations like Brecksville Reservation.  This particular area is around Peninsula, Boston Township and Richfield.  In fact, the Boston Mills skiing area is here.

Towpath

The first time we went to this park was after work so we ran out of daylight really fast.  We stayed on the paved towpath, but still saw some cool stuff.  There was an old boat lock, a tunnel under the Cuyahoga Scenic Railroad, and we went on a wooden bridge through the Stumpy Basin, a preserved area where they used to harvest ice.

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The trail went under 271 and 80, follows the Cuyahoga River and went through the woods.


Blue Hen Falls

A couple days later we went back during the day and looked for trails in the woods.  We happened to come across Blue Hen Falls.  There is a small waterfall right at the beginning and then the trail continues for about .6 miles.

Trail entrance and bridge over the creek.

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Small waterfall.

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Reno had a lot of fun on this hike, too.

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The trail was a lot of fun and crossed the creek several times.

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Toward the end of the trail we found another waterfall.  We climbed up this one because – why not? ha!

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The trail went on for a couple more minutes and ended here.

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Creeeeepy.  This is part of the Boston Mills skiing area – we could also see the ski lifts.

Lots of fun.  It was nice to come across a hiking trail, not just an easy walking trail.  I was pretty tired when we finished.  I’m happy we stumbled upon this place.  🙂

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