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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park

Location: Garrettsville, OH (High 83, Low 58)

11831875_10207787651996027_1634636540_oWhen we come to a new area, one of the first things I usually do is check to see if there is a biking or walking trail nearby. Looking at the map, I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was a state park only a mile or two down the road from the campground.

We were off duty yesterday from babysitting and it was a beautiful day, so we decided to take a ride over and check 11831362_10207787556593642_451058371_oit out. We brought our bikes but when we arrived, we discovered that it was a relatively small state park. There was no booth or entrance fee, or road even, just a parking lot with a bathroom and some picnic areas. I had printed the trail map off before leaving home, which turned out to be a good thing because we didn’t see any around to pick up.

11821541_10207787534713095_186545136_oThe hikes are pretty short, maybe a mile or so long. There is an easy trail, two moderate trails and one difficult, marked by splashes of paint on trees along the trail. 11267259_10207787794399587_1542215678_oWe walked the easy one and one of the moderates. The trails seemed pretty level so not sure what makes one any more difficult than another. We will go back another day and will probably try the other two then.

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11836538_10207787798159681_1821285140_oIt was a nice walk through the woods with some very neat rock formations and caves to explore. Being so close, we will probably go back at least one more time. If we were further away though and had to drive to get there, we probably wouldn’t make another special trip as the hiking trails are pretty short and it’s not the kind of place where we would spend a whole day.

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Still beautiful though.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a pretty cool place. Love the rock formations!

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