Hiking here in the fall is a full sensory experience: brilliant colors, earthy scents, and the crunch of leaves beneath your boots…. Now add to that the sound of a waterfall cascading over layers of ancient rock, and you might think you’re in heaven.
We just call it Northeast Ohio, where geology, time and water have
carved some spectacular scenes. Here are a few local favorites.
Part of the Cleveland Metroparks, BEREA FALLS is relatively easy to find and hike to.
Above it are historic bridges, and below it is a gorge, both features that are great to continue the exploration once you’re done experiencing the falls.
The GREAT FALLS of Tinker’s Creek is a powerful and impressive sight. Located in Bedford, this waterfall stands at 15 feet. Nearby walking paths and overlooks allow you to enjoy the falls with ease.
If you want a waterfall experience with little to no physical activity, this waterfall is located in downtown Chagrin Falls, right off of North Main Street, with stairs leading down. While you’re in the area, stop by at some of the unique shops downtown, and don’t miss out on Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and the Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop.
Located in Cuyahoga National Park, this spectacular 65-foot waterfall demonstrates the classic shale and sandstone geology of Northeast Ohio. The gorge is accessible via several hiking trails as well as by car or bike.