Northeast Ohio has tons of parks, but only one of them ranks as high as number 8 on the list of top 10 visited National Parks in America. I'm talking about the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Of the many sites to see in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this is one you won't be able to see from your car. Don't let that change your mind though. The hike is only half of a mile round trip with plenty of sites along the way.
Blue Hen Falls is a place to come, very close to home, and experience all that nature has to offer.
It is only half of a mile from I-271, within 45 minutes of 4.5 million people. If a secluded spot is what you're looking for, this is it!
But it's more than just a view, there's a little history involved also. For example, there's a story behind the name.
The local legend is that one of the settlers went down there and thought one of the rocks was chicken shaped and blue. But out of the many colors you will see, blue isn't one of them.
Park Ranger Rebecca Jones knows all about the park's history and she says, "It may help to know the road you walk down used to be known as Distillery Lane…"
Which explains someone seeing Blue Chickens.
History aside, it's still something you must see. The only thing to remember when planning a trip to the falls is to take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints!