Spree At Last!

It's September! Which means fall in all its loveliness is just a couple weeks away -- and which also means it's time again for the annual Summit Metro Parks Fall Hiking Spree! I know, I didn't add the Spree to my hiking goals this year. I completed it last year, and while I had a … Continue reading Spree At Last!


Whipp’s Ledges

Since I discovered the ledge trails in northeast Ohio, I have slowly been working my way through the list. And since I have already visited Worden's Ledges in Hinckley Reservation (twice!), I thought it was time to check out Hinckley's other ledge trail: Whipp's Ledges. Whipp's Ledges feature the same sandstone outcroppings formed when this … Continue reading Whipp’s Ledges

Worden’s Wonders

For over 45 years of my life, I remained unaware of much of my home state's geological history. Sure, my 7th-grade history class covered how the glaciers advanced to the Terminal Moraine and retreated at the end of the Ice Age, scouring the landscape to flat fields in northwest Ohio and to ridges and valleys … Continue reading Worden’s Wonders

Living Ledges

Our second Spree hike for the day took us a little further north to Twinsburg and Liberty Park. I've been looking forward to exploring the Ledges Trail here based on photos I've seen of the ledges in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park: dramatic outcroppings of layered sandstone covered with mosses and looming above hiking trails. … Continue reading Living Ledges