Every year the boys get a short break from school during October, which is a great time to travel and spend time outdoors, enjoying the cooler fall weather. Unfortunately, the break is only 4 days, which limits the number of places that you can road trip to, without spending the majority of time on the road. Last year, we had to forgo a fall break trip entirely because I was 8 months pregnant. This year, with 11-month old Joe in tow, we decided to stay fairly close to home and planned a short, 3-day road trip to Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Late October was honestly the perfect time to visit Cuyahoga because we were able to enjoy the fall foliage. Here is a recap of some of the trips highs and lows:
- Pitstop at Apple Hill Orchards to squeeze in some late fall apple-picking.
- Hiking to waterfalls on the Blue Hen Falls and Brandywine Falls trails.
- Biking the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail – fun for the big boys, not as much fun for Joe.
- Hiking and climbing over sandstone cliffs on the Ledges Trail.
- Meeting old friends for a visit to the Toledo Zoo.
|1||Millstone Creek Park||Ohio||189||3.00|
|Apple Hill Orchard||Ohio||50||1.00|
|Cuyahoga Valley NP – Boston Store, Blue Hen Falls Trail||Ohio||74||1.25|
|2||Cuyahoga Valley NP – Towpath Trail||Ohio||10||0.25|
|Cuyahoga Valley NP – Brandywine Falls Trail||Ohio||7||0.20|
|3||Cuyahoga Valley NP – Ledges Trail||Ohio||9||0.25|
|Cuyahoga Valley NP – Canal Exploration Center||Ohio||15||0.40|