When You Take The Kelleys Island North Shore Loop Trail, It’ll Lead You To Extraordinary 1800s Ruins In Ohio
The best hikes lead to special places—places that tell the story of the past.
If you love hiking in the Buckeye State, a little dose of history and exploring abandoned places, then there’s one Ohio trail you’ll definitely want to take if you haven’t already. The North Shore Loop Trail at Kelleys Island State Park leads you to some truly extraordinary abandoned ruins from the island’s quarry and wine-making days. It’s definitely a bucket list trail.
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April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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