Iowa November 11, 2018
Most People Don’t Know About These Strange Ruins Hiding In Iowa
Iowa’s forests are hiding so many secrets, even in places that are usually swamped with people! At Ledges State Park, the normally crowded trails are perfect for hiking, but get off the beaten path to discover something truly remarkable.
Ledges State Park is one of Iowa's most iconic spots - it's full of bridges, trails, waterways and more wildlife than you can imagine.
Most people who've hiked here have encountered the Civilian Conservation Corps remains that were built in the 1930s, but there's something even more unique hiding in these woods.
Way down past the Canyon, on a trail that leads to a back entrance to the campground, are the eerie remnants of the Fowler Homestead.
Families made their homes here long before Iowa reclaimed the land as a park, and you can still see the stone fireplace from the Fowler family in the middle of the forest.
This hidden homestead in one of our most popular state parks just goes to show - you never know what's hiding in Iowa's forests, so get out and explore!
Ledges is seriously one of the most underrated places in Iowa, and if you love seeing the cool places that you’ve never heard of in Iowa, read about
11 More Underrated Places In Iowa That Even Natives Have Never Heard Of and get to planning your fall adventures.
You can find trail maps and parking directions for
Ledges State Park here.