Cuyahoga Valley National Park: Indigo Lake and Brandywine Falls
We vacationed the week of April 20 through April 27 in Ohio. Late morning on Tuesday, April 25th, we drove to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We made three stops in the park.
Our first stop was at the Beaver Marsh.
Our second stop was at Indigo Lake, which was a short drive from the Beaver Marsh. In all the years that we have been visiting Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this was our first time seeing this lake. We had seen the sign directing us there, but we never followed the signage. Originally the site of Gray’s Quarry, a gravel and sand pit, Indigo Lake came under the responsibilities of the National Park Service on December 27, 1974, with the creation of the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area. The pit was later filled with water by park service personnel to create what was subsequently called “Indigo Lake”, which remains in place sustained by a constant supply of water from several natural springs in the immediate area. The lake is a short walk from the parking lot.
Our third stop was at Brandywine Falls.
We climbed back up the stairs to the main boardwalk, turned left and walked to the upper falls observation platform. I didn’t take any picture there.
It was time for lunch, when we returned to our car from viewing Brandywine Falls. We ate lunch at Pat Dees Pub & Eatery in Northfield. Bob ordered a Reuben sandwich, and I ordered boneless chicken wings. Good service; good food.
After lunch we returned to our rental Hudson Airbnb.
We spent all day Wednesday, April 26th, at our Airbnb, with the exception of breakfast. We ate breakfast at Perkins Restaurant in Hudson. Bob ordered an omelet; I ordered a Belgian Waffle. Breakfast was delicious and quite filling.
We made our way back home from Hudson on Thursday, April 27th. We departed Hudson at 7:50 am. We ate breakfast at Bob Evans in Streetsboro. We returned home by 12:00 noon.
This blog post concludes our week-long vacation in Hudson OH.