September 09, 2016

21 Places To Camp, Hike & Bike Within 3 Hours of Cleveland This Fall

Who said the fun had to be over once the days start getting shorter? We're a long way off from dusting off those winter parkas, so take your pick of outdoorsy fun in and near Cleveland this fall season.

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Ash Cave, Hocking Hills State Park - Ash Cave is named after the huge pile of ashes found under the shelter by early settlers. The largest pile was recorded as being 100 feet long, 30 feet wide and 3 feet deep. The source of the ashes is unknown but is believed to be from Indian campfires built up over hundreds of years. 19852 Ohio 664, Logan, OH 43138, (740) 385-6842.
Ash Cave, Hocking Hills State Park - Ash Cave is named after the huge pile of ashes found under the shelter by early settlers. The largest pile was recorded as being 100 feet long, 30 feet wide and 3 feet deep. The source of the ashes is unknown but is believed to be from Indian campfires built up over hundreds of years. 19852 Ohio 664, Logan, OH 43138, (740) 385-6842.
Beaver Creek State Park - The park includes Little Beaver Creek, a state and national wild and scenic river, and 2,722 acres of forest wilderness. The site is located in Columbiana County. 12021 Echo Dell Rd, East Liverpool, OH 43920, (330) 385-3091.
Beaver Creek State Park - The park includes Little Beaver Creek, a state and national wild and scenic river, and 2,722 acres of forest wilderness. The site is located in Columbiana County. 12021 Echo Dell Rd, East Liverpool, OH 43920, (330) 385-3091.
Cleveland Lakefront Trail (Courtesy David B.) - The Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway spans all 17 miles of Cleveland’s shoreline. If you begin bicycling on Cleveland’s on the west side, visit the Cultural Gardens in Rockefeller Park via the Harrison- Dillard Trail on the city’s east side. If you begin on the east side, visit Edgewater Park at the end of your trip for an incredible panorama of downtown Cleveland. planning.city.cleveland.oh.us
Cleveland Lakefront Trail (Courtesy David B.) - The Cleveland Lakefront Bikeway spans all 17 miles of Cleveland’s shoreline. If you begin bicycling on Cleveland’s on the west side, visit the Cultural Gardens in Rockefeller Park via the Harrison- Dillard Trail on the city’s east side. If you begin on the east side, visit Edgewater Park at the end of your trip for an incredible panorama of downtown Cleveland. planning.city.cleveland.oh.us
Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Of course, a national park in our own background would be a top choice for camping. The features winding hiking and cycling trails, including the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. There's also the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Hale Farm & Village and other attractions you tackle in-between exploring. 15610 Vaughn Road, Brecksville, OH 44141, (330) 657-2752 .
Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Of course, a national park in our own background would be a top choice for camping. The features winding hiking and cycling trails, including the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. There's also the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Hale Farm & Village and other attractions you tackle in-between exploring. 15610 Vaughn Road, Brecksville, OH 44141, (330) 657-2752 .
Emerald Necklace - This trail (47 miles including the Big Creek side trip) travels through wooded areas and over and along several hillsides. This allows for some natural obstacles on the trail surface. This snake-like path quickly challenges your riding skills by taking you up and down small hills and through an assortment of curves of varying degrees of sharpness. The asphalt path is quite narrow at only 8-9' wide, which makes negotiating the terrain while passing other trail users quite challenging. ohiobikeways.net/emerald.htm
Emerald Necklace - This trail (47 miles including the Big Creek side trip) travels through wooded areas and over and along several hillsides. This allows for some natural obstacles on the trail surface. This snake-like path quickly challenges your riding skills by taking you up and down small hills and through an assortment of curves of varying degrees of sharpness. The asphalt path is quite narrow at only 8-9' wide, which makes negotiating the terrain while passing other trail users quite challenging. ohiobikeways.net/emerald.htm
Great Seal State Park is a 1,862-acre green area with biking, hiking & equestrian trails, plus campsites, hunting spots & more located in Chillicothe, Ohio. 4908 Marietta Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601. (740) 887-4818.
Great Seal State Park is a 1,862-acre green area with biking, hiking & equestrian trails, plus campsites, hunting spots & more located in Chillicothe, Ohio. 4908 Marietta Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601. (740) 887-4818.
Geneva State Park - Located on Ohio's northeastern shoreline, 698-acre Geneva State Park rests on the shores of Lake Erie where campers can go boating, fishing or check out the freshwater marshes. 4499 Padanarum Rd, Geneva, OH 44041. (440) 466-8400.
Geneva State Park - Located on Ohio's northeastern shoreline, 698-acre Geneva State Park rests on the shores of Lake Erie where campers can go boating, fishing or check out the freshwater marshes. 4499 Padanarum Rd, Geneva, OH 44041. (440) 466-8400.
Guilford Lake State Park is a 396-acre is a quiet fishing lake located in northeastern Ohio on the west fork of the Little Beaver Creek. 6835 East Lake Road, Lisbon, OH 44432, (330) 222-1712.
Guilford Lake State Park is a 396-acre is a quiet fishing lake located in northeastern Ohio on the west fork of the Little Beaver Creek. 6835 East Lake Road, Lisbon, OH 44432, (330) 222-1712.
John Bryan State Park, part of the Buck Creek/John Bryan State Park Region, is a 752-acre Ohio state park in Greene County, Ohio. The park surrounds Clifton Gorge, a deep cut of the Little Miami River between Yellow Springs and Clifton. 3790 State Route 370, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, (937) 767-1274.
John Bryan State Park, part of the Buck Creek/John Bryan State Park Region, is a 752-acre Ohio state park in Greene County, Ohio. The park surrounds Clifton Gorge, a deep cut of the Little Miami River between Yellow Springs and Clifton. 3790 State Route 370, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, (937) 767-1274.
Kelleys Island State Park is a 676-acre Ohio, United States, state park established in 1956 that makes up almost all of the northern third of Kelleys Island in Lake Erie. 920 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438, (419) 746-2546.
Kelleys Island State Park is a 676-acre Ohio, United States, state park established in 1956 that makes up almost all of the northern third of Kelleys Island in Lake Erie. 920 Division St, Kelleys Island, OH 43438, (419) 746-2546.