Before moving to Arizona, I spent my childhood in Illinois. I don’t remember much about the Midwest, so when I recently had the chance to visit Ohio, I was excited to see all the things to do in Cuyahoga Valley National Park and all the other things to do in the Cleveland Metroparks. Ohio is full of lush green forests, prancing deer, and lakeside beaches.
While exploring Ohio, I had the opportunity to try Bionica Footwear’s new Orsola shoe. The Orsola is an incredibly light and comfortable sneaker that I found to be perfect for the short trails and walks I took in the Cuyahoga Valley. The footbed left me feeling like I just finished walking on clouds, which is much more than I can say about most light trail sneakers.
Blue Hen Falls
When I was first looking at things to do in Cuyahoga Valley National Park during my first visit a couple of winters ago, Blue Hen Falls caught my eye because I thought it would make the perfect winter wonderland scene. I was right! This waterfall during the winter is one of the dreamiest sites you will ever see. Can you imagine this area with fall colors? During my most recent visit this summer, this Cuyahoga Valley National Park trail was still just as beautiful. I had forgotten how great it felt to sit down and take in the views with no one else around.
Other Cuyahoga Valley National Park Trails I recommend seeing include:
The Cleveland Metroparks
The Cleveland Metroparks is made up of over 23,000 acres of land and 300 trails. Some parks include epic sunset locations and lakefronts. The Metroparks are the perfect way to escape the city.
Huntington Beach is on the shore of Lake Erie in Bay Village. It’s a great beach to watch the sunrise and go for a swim. You can also visit the lighthouse for a scoop of ice cream or go for a bike ride around the perimeter of the lake. If you’re not a swimmer, there are spots along the beach where you can launch a kayak for a different view of the area.
A few other Metroparks areas include:
-Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
For more information on things to do in the Cleveland Metroparks, you can visit their site here. If you would like to see another list of things to do in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, you can visit their website here.
I would like to thank Bionica Footwear for sponsoring this blog post. To see more of their fall line of shoes, visit their website here.