CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Just a short 40 minute drive from our RV park was a national park. I had never heard about Cuyahoga (pronounced: ki-yah-hoe-gah) Valley National Park before our visit to Ohio, so, of course, we had to visit it.

We drove to the Boston Mill Visitor Center first. I was glad we stopped here. I learned more about the river and park, but also learned that some areas of the park were closed because of road and hiking path repairs. We were only able to go see one of the falls in the area (Brandywine Falls), and I was disappointed. So much of this park you can only see by bicycle riding (which we don’t do) or hiking multiple miles (which we weren’t prepared to do that day). Oh, well, that’s life. Here is what we did see.

Boston Mill Visitor Center.
Cuyahoga River.
Looking down river from the bridge in previous picture.
Looking up river from the bridge. Can you find the two kayakers way upstream? You may have to zoom in.
Brandywine Falls.
This was part of the path to see Brandywine Falls from the bottom.

We had a lovely day. Of course, on the way home, we stopped for some ice cream!

So, for now ….. “On the Road Again!”

Betty

PORT CLINTON, OHIO

One day we decided to drive up to Port Clinton, Ohio, which was a little over an hour away. We wanted to see Lake Erie one more time (the western end this time). We also wanted to see a couple of lighthouses.

The first lighthouse we visited was Port Clinton Light Station. This forty foot lighthouse was built in 1833 at the mouth of the Portage River. We were surprised it was such a short lighthouse!

We drove around Port Clinton for a little while before we found a local place to grab some lunch. Since we had the dogs with us, we got lunch to go and ate in the car. Then we were off to the next lighthouse: Marblehead Lighthouse State Park.

This is the keeper’s house.
Inside the keeper’s house was a gift shop and several rooms with artifacts and memorabilia.
This is the U. S. Life Saving Station. Inside was some very interesting information and old photos about life saving on Lake Erie.

After a stop at a local ice cream shop, we headed back to the RV. We took a different way home, but the countryside was just as beautiful as the ride up to Lake Erie. Another successful and beautiful day in the books!

So, for now ….. “On the Road Again!”

Betty

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