Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve

Blackhand Gorge got its name from a Native American hand shaped petroglyph on the side of a cave found near the gorge. That has since been destroyed, when in 1828 the cliff face was removed to make way for the Ohio-Erie canal. The park is 956 acres with hiking paths and mountain bike trails. The…

Dillon State Park

Written by Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background: East central Ohio state park with swimming, boating, fishing and hiking activities. Impression: We initially went here looking for American Bald Eagles, but we were too early in the season.  Talking with a park ranger, the eagles are more visible in the spring and…

Polo At Bryn Du Park

Written/Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background: Schedules for Polo at Bryn Du can be found here: http://www.playpoloclub.us/schedule/ Polo is a team sport played on horse back.  The objective of the game is to strike a white ball with a mallet into the goal.  Rules surrounding the game are to ensure safety during play. Periods or chukkas…

Dawes Arboretum – The Jewel of Newark

There are a lot of great things about Newark, Ohio.  It has many small mom and pop shops, restaurants.  It is close enough to Columbus to be able to still get your dose of the city if you wish. One of the most outstanding features of Newark, is The Dawes Arboretum.  Memberships are available to…

Pigeon Roost Farms

Fall is a great time of year, especially for the young ones.  It is the start of cooler weather, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. A fun place to take the family is Pigeon Roost Farms in Hebron, OH Check out more of this unique destination after the break…I remember going here when my daughter was knee…