Solid State Parks

This week I decided to focus my hiking on state parks and state nature preserves. I have so many of these locations on my hiking goals list for the year that I thought I'd better start making a dent in that list. Yesterday, I had the whole morning free and decided to return to Portage … Continue reading Solid State Parks

Wetland Wanderings

With a forecast for mild weather and a day free from work, I found myself prepared for a gorgeous day of hiking, and I decided to hit several trails all clustered together geographically -- especially three state nature preserves that have been on my radar for some time now. Thanks to photos I've seen in … Continue reading Wetland Wanderings

Time at Tinker’s Creek

While I have really enjoyed exploring so much of the Medina County Parks thus far this year, I have also wanted to get started on my other hiking goals and have been frustrated over not having enough time to explore further afield when the weather has improved. My patience finally paid off this weekend. After … Continue reading Time at Tinker’s Creek

The First of the Mohicans

When I was very young, my parents would plan weekend camping trips, often visiting state parks. Ohio has over 70 such parks, and though we only traveled to a handful of them, our travels introduced me to the idea of public lands set aside for recreation and sheer enjoyment, long before I ever visited my … Continue reading The First of the Mohicans