There’s A Hike Near Cleveland That Leads You Straight To An Abandoned Village
It’s impossible to picture the Old West without its iconic ghost towns. Here on the easternmost edge of the Midwest, abandoned towns are few and far between… right? While it may be mind-blowing to consider, many communities here in Ohio have ceased to exist over the eras. Some residents had property seized to establish a national park, while others were driven to relocate when local industries simply became outdated and unnecessary.
There are many places in Greater Cleveland that have been immortalized only in photographs, but there’s a nearby destination where you can still explore the remnants of one community’s extinct industry. Lace up your hiking boots and prepare for an adventure – we’re heading to a park that’s best known for its grand waterfall, but also offers the opportunity to hike to the remains of an abandoned village.
There’s oodles of majesty in the heart of Bedford Reservation, particularly on and around the banks of Tinker’s Creek. When will you be paying this area a visit?
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is - she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.