Columbus September 05, 2017
These 4 Breathtaking Waterfalls Are Hiding In Columbus
Waterfalls are one of the most soothing experiences offered by nature. The mesmerizing fall of water and the gentle thunder of the falls as they hit the ground underneath fill us with a deeply calming sensation. Hidden in our own city in little known parks are multiple beautiful waterfalls. Visit these magical spots when you’re ready for a break from it all. Remember: waterfalls are best after a rainfall.
1. Hayden Falls
One of the hidden gems in the city is Hayden Falls. Located in Dublin, this park and waterfall is yet to be discovered by many Columbus residents. A flight of stairs and a nice boardwalk will take you from the parking lot to this beautiful waterfall. This is a wonderful place to unwind, snap some photos, and enjoy the feel of the delicate mist coming from the falls. The walk to the falls is pretty short, so feel free to squeeze in this visit between other activities. The parking lot is small, but people leave often so you should be able to find a spot after a quick wait. (4326 Hayden Run Rd., Columbus, OH 43017)
2. Glen Echo Park
Nestled in one of Clintonville’s ravines in central Columbus is the Glen Echo Park. The park has a paved road that runs along a creek, a scenic old bridge, several tables, and a wonderful waterfall. You will enjoy watching the water flow down and bounce off of the glistening shale rock wall behind it. The Glen Echo bridge, which lets Indianola Avenue run over the park, is shut down for restoration until October of 2017. When it opens back up, be sure to check out the famous Ohio Birds Mural painted underneath the bridge. (510 Cliffside Dr., Columbus, OH 43202)
3. Indian Run Falls
Once home to Wyandot tribe members, another hidden Dublin park is the Indian Run Falls. This park features a waterfall as well as beautiful rocky water cascades in the river. The trail loops around the park and can be walked in about 30 minutes. However, you will find it easy to spend more time here as you meander the woods and enjoy the river. The park has a lot of vegetation, and on a hot summer day the shade can provide a nice break from the heat. (700 Shawan Falls Dr., Dublin, OH 43017)
4. Inniswood Metro Garden
Inniswood Metro Garden is an incredible place to really take the time to relax and enjoy nature. This is a botanical garden with many separate trails and sections. Landscapes and flowers are wonderfully maintained and updated seasonally. Of the many things to enjoy in this park, one is a gentle cascading waterfall. Many people throw pennies into the falls and make a wish. The lands of the park were donated to Franklin County Parks by sisters Grace and Mary Innis, who wanted to preserve this area and provide education in horticulture and natural sciences to visitors. (940 S Hempstead Rd., Westerville, OH 43081)
Are you ready to take in these beautiful waterfalls and allow your mind to unwind? Let us know if you know of any other hidden gems in Columbus.
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