Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mohican Weekend Part I

These past few weekends have been AWESOME and SUPER BUSY! So a bit of a delay on these posts--I was busy soaking up the final weeks of summer! I had so much fun I have to divide it up into multiple posts.

Part uno:

Saddle up city slickers, I'm taking you to the backwoods of O-H-I-O!
Still reppin CLE even in the country
Follow me along my Mohican Weekend Adventure!

Equestrian Valley Farm
JMK had planned a (rad) weekend full of surprises at Mohican State Park for us to enjoy together, in the middle of nowhere, no distractions, just beautiful scenery, and time for us to (re)connect, relax and take on fun outdoor activities. And it was seriously such a blast!!!

Hiking in Mohican
mohican hiking trail
Mohican Memorial State Forest and Park is home to nearly 5,000 acres of hiking trails, bridle trails, woods, streams, cliffs, caves, camping and cottages. Chyeah...awesome! The park is conveniently located about an hour and a half outside of CLE and an hour outside of C-Bus. It was my first time there, and I was so impressed with the surrounding scenery--who knew a place so close to CLE had such soft rolling hills!? I'd love to go back during the fall when the leaves turn--my favorite! #MidwestIsTheBest

We began our hike here, at Pleasant Hill Lake Dam, and hiked about 4.5 miles around the area.

I must admit, I may be a savvy street navigator, but when it comes to whereabouts in the woods--that's JMK's area of expertise. We took in a scenic hike along the river, through the caves, across covered bridges and up the bluff at the gorge, making it a point to stop and enjoy each view along the way. 

pleasant hill lake dam
Yes, people, we are in Ohio! Beautiful backdrop!

clear fork gorge
Overlooking Clear Fork Gorge
clear fork gorge at mohican
Gorge-ous photo op :)

There is SO MUCH to discover at Mohican and so many cool places to explore. The scenery is spectacular, and it's just a short drive from the city. 

mohican river
Need some time to unwind?

If you're an active person who enjoys being outdoors, this is a fun and scenic one-tank trip from Cleveland. Stay tuned for Part II of Mohican Weekend, next up--all about our stay...hint *vineyards!*


  1. jess!!! love love love. made me so happy for you when I read this post. let's (re)connect soon?!?! :) lil and chlo miss their aunt jess!! XOXOXOXOXO

    1. Thanks, sister :) me too! Yes, I'd LOVE to do a girls brunch with the munchkins, let's do it! xoxo!

  2. I used to go canoeing in Mohican at least once a year... been a while since I've been though! Probably won't have time this year but maybe next year :) I could use some reconnecting with nature.


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