Ohio August 23, 2017
Ohio’s Most Naturally Beautiful Town Will Enchant You In The Best Way Possible
Here in Ohio, there is no shortage of
beautiful towns. From waterfront towns to historic villages, there’s always a quaint Ohio town worthy of a day trip. One of the state’s most naturally beautiful towns is lucky enough to sit in the heart of Ohio’s very own national park. If you’ve never been to Peninsula, Ohio before, you’re truly missing out.
Take a look:
The charming village of Peninsula sits in the middle of the stunningly beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It's part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The park was established in 2000. Peninsula was established long ago, in the mid-19th-century, and much of its history has been preserved.
As of 2010, the population of this quaint Summit County village was 565. Today, it's a gorgeous town full of history, natural beauty and gorgeous scenery.
Fall time is especially beautiful in Peninsula, as the valley is set ablaze with colorful fall foliage.
During your visit, be sure to bring your camera. There's always something beautiful to photograph here.
Pictured above is the serene Horseshoe Pond that locals know and love.
Since the town is in the midst of a national park, there are several nearby hiking trails that lead to breathtakingly beautiful places.
The Ledges Overlook (pictured) and Blue Hen Falls are popular hiking destinations.
Everett Covered (pictured) is another popular hiking destination near Peninsula. It's a must-see when you're here.
It's the only remaining covered bridge in Summit County and was built in the 19th-century.
The Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail runs close to downtown Peninsula, making Peninsula a popular stop for many bikers and hikers, as it is one of the only towns between Akron and Cleveland.
Pictured above is the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Bridge. If you enjoy biking or walking, this is a lovely trail to take.
The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is another must-do when you're in town. It's a gorgeous train ride that takes you through the national park.
Depending on the day of the week, you might even see a train or two pass through Peninsula while you're in town.
And if you have the time, we recommend stopping to see Brandywine Falls before you leave the area.
It's a stunning 65-ft. waterfall within the park. You can drive right to it at 8176 Brandywine Road in Sagamore Hills Township.
Have you ever explored this town before? If so, we want to know what your experience was like!
And for more beautiful towns in Ohio, check out our previous article,
The 12 Towns You Need To Visit In Ohio In 2017.