Blue Hen Falls

Blue Hen Falls CVNP – Explore Ohio

While it may be a departure from my current cosplay and nerdy focused content, for the longest time I have tossed around the idea of dipping my toes in to a project that would allow me to explore where I come from a little deeper than before. I started my “Explore Ohio” series last year, and for some reason, wrote a few times and let it burn out. I started focusing more on my cosplay content, other things, and it fell to the back of my mind. Today my family and I traveled to Blue Hen Falls, which is in our local national park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

While it might seem a little random compared to the con reviews and cosplay blabber, I’ve always wanted to share more about where I’m from, and let it push me to explore a little more in the process. I can pretty easily fall into a routine and just about never change it, so this little project should be a welcome change for me. Plus, I can share little bits and bobs about my community. Pretty fun for me.

While it isn’t very far at all, it’s been a few years since my family and I headed to Blue Hen Falls and explored a little. Last we visited, it was fall and a little bit warmer outside, so this time I wish I had bundled up more. I’m writing this and still feeling a little bit chilly inside. Yuck.

The hike to the falls is easy as pie. Mostly paved (some parts are much rougher than others by a long shot) and downhill, getting to the falls is a nice easy walk. The scenery to the falls isn’t bad either, and it was honestly a good way for me to clear my head after a fairly unhappy week on my part.

Due to the weather being chilly, the falls was pretty much abandoned when we arrived. There were a few other people wandering, but it was nice to just have some peace and quiet. The falls itself isn’t very noisy, and it really was a peaceful way to round out the evening.

Ta-da! The falls!

Starting soon, I’m going to be picking a few hikes here and there from my copy of Ohio – Off the Beaten Path! They were kind enough to send over a copy for me to read over and review, and I really would love to get some hikes in and see what I have been missing. They have a small portion on Cuyahoga Valley National Park, but I’m going to be spending days here and there on upcoming weekends exploring a little more. I’m excited to share some more hikes with you all!

A very rare blog selfie.

Also, on another note, my mother and her friend Laurie have also started on their blogging journey over on their blog A Life in Focus! I am super excited to see where the journey takes them as friends. If you’re into photography and more family focused content, they are definitely a blog to keep an eye on in the upcoming months!

Do you have any hikes that you love in your area or community? I am excited to share more of my home state with you all – more to come very soon!

Ohio City Exploration – 5 Reasons To See CLE’s Ohio City

The more that I get to visit the Cleveland area, the more that I want to visit the Ohio City neighborhood to get lunch or just explore. Cleveland gets a bad rap from people who aren’t from the area (it’s really an amazing city), and areas like this prove that Cleveland really has a ton to offer! Need more reasons to get to the city? Here are 10 reasons I love Ohio City, and think you should put it on your travel bucket list!

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