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10 Ohio Parks to Explore This Thanksgiving

Rikki Teeters

Spending time with family and friends makes Thanksgiving such a special event. This year, we challenge you to spend some of your time together outdoors. Enjoy the natural world around you and be Thankful that we live in such a beautiful place. Here is our list of 10 Ohio State Parks to Explore This Thanksgiving!

10. Scioto Trails State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio 

Photo by @amjophotography at Scioto Trails State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio 

Photo by @amjophotography at Scioto Trails State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio 

9. Stonelick State Park in Pleasant Plain, Ohio

Photo by @sarahonthecoast at Stonelick State Park in Pleasant Plain, Ohio

Photo by @sarahonthecoast at Stonelick State Park in Pleasant Plain, Ohio

8. Harrison Lake State Park in Fayette, Ohio

Photo by @drdeath1313 at Harrison Lake State Park in Fayette, Ohio

Photo by @drdeath1313 at Harrison Lake State Park in Fayette, Ohio

7. Indian Lake State Park in Lakeview, Ohio

Photo by @anna.cameron7 at Indian Lake State Park in Lakeview, Ohio

Photo by @anna.cameron7 at Indian Lake State Park in Lakeview, Ohio

6. Tinkers Creek State Park in Aurora, Ohio

Photo by @tensaicl8 at Tinkers Creek State Park in Aurora, Ohio

Photo by @tensaicl8 at Tinkers Creek State Park in Aurora, Ohio

5. Beaver Creek State Park in East Liverpool, Ohio

Photo by @chelseeteleha at Beaver Creek State Park in East Liverpool, Ohio

Photo by @chelseeteleha at Beaver Creek State Park in East Liverpool, Ohio

4. Salt Fork State Park in Lore City, Ohio

Photo by @ohiostateparklodges at Salt Fork State Park in Lore City, Ohio

Photo by @ohiostateparklodges at Salt Fork State Park in Lore City, Ohio

3. Alum Creek State Park in Lewis Center, Ohio

Photo by @run.with.the.wind at Alum Creek State Park in Lewis Center, Ohio

Photo by @run.with.the.wind at Alum Creek State Park in Lewis Center, Ohio

2. Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, Ohio

Photo by @thebestchrisbest at Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, Ohio

Photo by @thebestchrisbest at Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, Ohio

1. Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

Photo by @marimaloney at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

Photo by @marimaloney at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

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Ohio's National Park: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Rikki Teeters

Ohio has one of the nations best National Parks. Cuyahoga Valley National Park spans multiple cities in Northeast Ohio. We spent Sunday exploring CVNP at our Instameet. We explored Ledges, Blue Hen Falls and Brandywine Falls.

We gathered in the morning at the Happy Days Lodge parking lot near the Ledges trail-head.

Our hike leaders Mady @wanderlustinohio and Rich @reveller515 started the day by giving overviews of their hike options - Brandywine Falls & Blue Hen Falls - two of the most Instagrammed icons in the park. Then we divided into three groups to begin our adventure around the park.

We joined Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ranger, Ryan Ainger, for a hike through the Ledges area. We learned that much of the area was carved out by ocean waters millions of years ago. Ranger Ryan led us into some lesser known areas of Ledges that featured mysterious rock carvings and hidden caves.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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Mady & Rich's hiking groups explored two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Ohio - Brandywine Falls & Blue Hen Falls!

Photo by @wandering.wolf1 on the Blue Hen Falls Hike

Photo by @wandering.wolf1 on the Blue Hen Falls Hike

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Photo by  @wanderlustinohio  on the Brandywine Falls Hike

Photo by @wanderlustinohio on the Brandywine Falls Hike

Photo by  @wanderlustinohio  at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

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Photo by  @wanderlustinohio  at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

Photo by  @wanderlustinohio  at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

Photo by  @wanderlustinohio  at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

Photo by  @wanderlustinohio  at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

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Walking Through Wooster Ohio

Rikki Teeters

Wooster, Ohio is one of our state's cutest towns. We recently explored the downtown Wooster area during our Popup Shop at Sure House Coffee. All of the locals we met were very nice and friendly. We were impressed with how big the downtown area was and how much unique character it had.

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Strolling Through Chillicothe Ohio

Rikki Teeters

The small town of Chillicothe, Ohio will always have a special place in our hearts. Our founder grew up in Southern Ohio and visits her grandmother there often. Chillicothe has changed a lot over the years we have known it but it always keeps it's charming character. Few young Ohioans know that Chillicothe was Ohio's first capital! We recently enjoyed a lovely afternoon strolling through Chillicothe.

Ivys Chillicothe Ohio
Ivys Chillicothe Ohio
R Kitchen Chillicothe Ohio
R Kitchen Chillicothe

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The Mohicans: Our Ohio Honeymoon

Rikki Teeters

We just returned from our dream honeymoon... in Ohio. Seriously. We searched far and wide to find the perfect honeymoon destination. Little did we know that we would end up finding it in Ohio - our beloved home state. We had always heard great things about "The Mohicans" but we had never had the opportunity to stay and explore. Early in our Ohio Explored days, we discovered The Mohicans Grand Barn & Wedding Center and instantly fell in love with their magical treehouses and luxury cabins. When the opportunity to stay in the namesake cabin The Mohican came about, we had to visit!

So, first we got married in Cincinnati, Ohio!

Photo by L.A.R. Photography

Photo by L.A.R. Photography

Then we left for our honeymoon in paradise. The day after our wedding weekend, we loaded up the Ohio Explored car and headed to Northern Central Ohio.

After a 3.5 hour road-trip from Cincinnati to Glenmont, we made it to "The Mohicans". Our beautiful cabin called The Mohican perched high above the Mohican Valley which provided the most beautiful view. It was so peaceful that the birds chirping outside each morning were our only wake-up call.

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Our morning view each day from the cabin porch was simply breathtaking.

Kevin, the owner of our cabin, kindly gave us a tour of his beautiful handmade treehouses nearby. They were absolutely magical.

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We also got a tour of the Grand Barn & Wedding Center at "The Mohicans". Let's just say we wish we could have our wedding again just so we could book this venue. It is definitely the prettiest wedding venue in Ohio.

We decided to venture out to explore the surrounding areas. We found Landoll's Mohican Castle closeby, where we enjoyed a delicious late lunch under the trees. We were very impressed with the service, the kind waiters, the locally sourced menu, and the delcious fries.

Exploring is our favorite hobby, so of course we spent most of our time adventuring around the local area. There is so much to do around The Mohicans! We found the cutest Amish market filled with locally made foods including fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheese! They offered fresh made food to-go and also had a sit down area for customers to eat in-house.

We spent a lot of time relaxing in and around our cabin. We built campfires, made s'mores, and danced under the moonlight. It was truly a magical honeymoon.

An Autumn Stroll Through the Village of Mariemont

Rikki Teeters

We have lived near the Village of Mariemont in Ohio for the past 5 years. Every time we drive through it, it makes us smile. From the beautiful German architecture on The Mariemont Strand to the tree lined streets, this lovely little village is worth exploring soon! Make sure to stop in at the Mariemont Theater for a independent film or grab lunch at the Dilly Cafe!

This village is even more beautiful in the Fall! We just had to take a stroll through Mariemont to enjoy Ohio's nature and snap some shots with our phones! 

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