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.
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!
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!