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Weekend Visit in Cuyahoga County, Ohio: Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Post #3)

Our third stop in Cuyahoga Valley National Park was at Blue Hen Falls.  The trail leading to Blue Hen Falls begins at a small parking lot and takes hikers down an old driveway to Spring Creek.  The trail crosses Spring Creek via an old wooden bridge.  Just beyond the bridge, we continued to the right and quickly reached the Blue Hen Falls viewing area.   It was a very short, relatively easy hike from the parking lot to the falls.

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According to park information, the trail ends at Blue Hen Falls.  Well, the “official trail” ends at Blue Hen Falls.  We learned that a 20-minute walk downstream will bring you to another waterfall — Buttermilk Falls.  None of the park literature includes information about Buttermilk Falls.

Bob decided to walk to Buttermilk Falls.  I opted to stay behind at Blue Hen Falls, as the information we read about the trail to Buttermilk Falls indicated that it could be a difficult hike.

While Bob was hiking to and viewing Buttermilk Falls, I took a few more pictures of Blue Hen Falls.   A few people climbed down to the base of the waterfall for an up close and personal view.

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Bob said that he saw these two young girls on his way back from Buttermilk Falls.  The girls walked the creek bed from Blue Hen Falls to Buttermilk Falls, which was possible because the water was so low.

E8042063 4x6This young man climbed behind the waterfall.

When this young man was joined at the base of the falls by his wife (?), I changed from a 14-54mm lens to a 70-300mm lens.

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I gave this young couple the link to my WordPress blog.  I hope they remember to visit my blog and check out the photograph that I took of them!

When Bob returned to Blue Hen Falls from Buttermilk Falls, he climbed down to the base of Blue Hen Falls.

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I had switched back from the 70-300mm lens to the 14-54mm lens by the time Bob returned from Buttermilk Falls.

If you missed our first two stops in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, you will find information about our stop at the Boston Store Visitor Center here and at Brandywine Falls here.  I will share photographs from our fourth stop in my next blog post.

5 Responses to “Weekend Visit in Cuyahoga County, Ohio: Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Post #3)”

  1. seniorhiker

    I must admit I’m glad there was more water when we saw Brandywine and Blue Hen falls. Buttermilk Falls is new to us. Perhaps we will be able to see it some time in the future.

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  2. betsyfromtennessee

    We saw Blue Hen —but didn’t see Buttermilk. However, we did see one named Bridalveil –which was in a gorgeous area… It was like a huge cascade… You would have enjoyed it too… Not sure I ever posted pictures of Blue Hen —but need to do that (along with Bridleveil sometime)…

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  3. Hallie B.

    Hi Linda! I am indeed the wife of the guy who climbed up behind Blue Hen Falls. Thank you for sharing the photo. I’m enjoying the other pics on your photo journal, as well – keep it up!

    Reply
    • Linda G.

      Hi Hallie.

      I am happy that you found my blog. Thanks again for allowing me to photograph you and your husband.

      Reply

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