Novelty, Ohio

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  • Novelty, Ohio

    Hike to Ansel's Cave

    1.5 mi / 100 ft gain
    The beginning of the hike to Ansel's Cave starts at The West Woods parking lot next to the visitor center. From there, follow the signs noting the Ansel Cave Trail. About 1/4 mile along, the trail splits into two directions; one takes you on the more direct route to Ansel's Cave along a well main...
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  • Willoughby Hills, Ohio

    Snowshoe North Chagrin Reservation

    4 mi
    Take advantage of the abundance of snow in Northeast Ohio with snowshoeing! Only 30 minutes outside of Cleveland, the North Chagrin Reservation has snowshoe and pole rentals for use on any of its trails when there is more than 4 inches of snow on the ground. It is a beautiful hike through the sno...
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  • Walton Hills, Ohio

    Bridal Veil Falls and Tinkers Creek Loop

    4.0
    3.54 mi / 489 ft gain
    This popular waterfall and gorge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park are linked by an easy, well-maintained trail. Both attractions are deserving sights – Bridal Veil Falls measures 15 ft tall, with multiple shale layers creating the veiled effect, while Tinkers Creek Gorge, at 896 ft deep, has ...
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  • Valley View, Ohio

    Bike along the Cuyahoga River via Lock 39 Trailhead

    5.0
    39.57 mi / 1804 ft gain
    The best way to tack the Towpath Trail along the remains of the Ohio and Erie Canal is by peddling it. Start at the Lock 39 Trailhead going south toward the Botzum Trailhead early in the morning before the crowds to ride upstream is the best way to start. Located a little over a mile East of I-77...
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  • Northfield, Ohio

    Hike to Contour Falls

    4.5
    1 mi
    This hike begins at the trail-head of Cuyahoga National Park. Once arrived, you will cross a bridge overlooking the Cuyahoga River. You will take the tow-path left, and follow it under the Route 82 bridge (you will pass a manmade waterfall on your right, but still have 0.4 miles to go). You will ...
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  • Northfield, Ohio

    Hike up Brandywine Creek to Brandywine Falls

    4.3
    2 mi
    You first park in the Brandywine Falls picnic area shown there on the map. There are three ways you go can go right off the start. You want to take the trail to the left named the "Stanford Trail." The trail consists of medium to large stones that are white in color. If you see this you are o...
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  • Brecksville, Ohio

    Deer Lick Cave Trail

    4.48 mi / 495 ft gain
    Deer Lick Cave Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Brecksville, Ohio.
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  • Peninsula, Ohio

    Brandywine Falls

    4.5
    3.66 mi / 600 ft gain
    CVNP only has one designated camping area with five sites, located behind the Stanford House. The Conservancy for CVNP runs the reservations, and they fill up quickly so plan ahead (I made my reservation about 2 months in advance, and it was the earliest I could get in). There is a parking lot at...
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  • Thompson, Ohio

    Hike into Hell Hollow

    4.0
    1 mi / 200 ft gain
    From the trailhead, follow the Beech Ridge Loop Trail to the stairs for a 1/4 mile to the stairs that descend down into Hell Hollow. The views back up the gorge of Paine Creek are beautiful, especially with the shale cliffside in view. The stairway down into the hollow proper is steep, so be prep...
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  • Alliance, Ohio

    Hike Nelson Kennedy Ledges

    5.0
    1.5 mi / 40 ft gain
    Starting at the the parking lot off of OH SR 282, cross the road and you'll arrive at the base of the conglomerate cliffs that give the park its name. From there, follow the blue blazed trail to get the best views and overall experience of the park. The blue blazed trail follows the base of the c...
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  • Peninsula, Ohio

    Blue Hen Falls

    4.6
    2.87 mi / 518 ft gain
    Within Cuyahoga Valley National Park lies an amazing little waterfall known as Blue Hen Falls. There are few parking spots at the given address but there is an overflow lot right across the street. After parking you will descend down a semi steep hill and arrive at a bridge. Once you cross the br...
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  • Peninsula, Ohio

    Buckeye Towpath Loop

    7.77 mi / 860 ft gain
    Plan to park at the Boston Store Visitor Center. From here, head west on W Boston Mill Road, where you'll pick up the Buckeye Trail just after the train tracks on your left-hand side. Follow the Buckeye Trail crossing over W Boston Mill Road and heading north toward Blue Hen Falls. Continue nort...
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  • Cleveland, Ohio

    Kayak on the Cuyahoga River

    See Cleveland from a new perspective by kayaking the Cuyahoga River through the Flats neighborhood of Cleveland. You can rent the kayaks or bring your own and depart from a boat launch in the area. It is a very scenic and picturesque paddle, although there are lots of motorized boats to look out ...
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  • Mentor, Ohio

    Hike the Headland Dunes

    1 mi
    From the parking lots at the far eastern end of Headlands Beach State Park, head to the sign for the Headland Dunes State Nature Preserve, and follow the trail marked with white painted T-posts. The trail is completely on sand, so it's a bit more strenuous than a normal hike due to the sand shift...
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  • Peninsula, Ohio

    Ledges Trail

    4.8
    2.34 mi / 210 ft gain
    Drive and park in the area shown on the map. If you are in the parking lot near a big open field, you made it to the right place. There are two ways to take the trail from here, south or north. I suggest that you go North first (towards the shelter area). Follow this trail into the woods and ...
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  • Peninsula, Ohio

    Kendall Lake Loop Trail and Salt Run Trail

    5.0
    4.27 mi / 597 ft gain
    Kendall Lake Loop Trail and Salt Run Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Peninsula, Ohio.
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Camping and Lodging in Novelty

Streetsboro / Cleveland SE KOA Holiday
Streetsboro, Ohio

Streetsboro / Cleveland SE KOA Holiday

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Picnic Shelters
Peninsula, Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Picnic Shelters

Thompson / Grand River Valley KOA Holiday
Thompson, Ohio

Thompson / Grand River Valley KOA Holiday

Lake Milton / Berlin Lake KOA Holiday
Diamond, Ohio

Lake Milton / Berlin Lake KOA Holiday

Mill Creek Day Use
North Benton, Ohio

Mill Creek Day Use

Mill Creek Camping
North Benton, Ohio

Mill Creek Camping

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