The Glens Trail, Gorge Metro Park

Fully updated with lots of new photos, links to maps, a wildlife video clip, geology info, a bit of family history, and the story of our hiking experience!

Philosofishal

IMG_1635On May 13, 2017, between my mother’s birthday and Mother’s Day, the husband and I ventured out on a trail in our area to hike and explore for the first time—and what a discovery!

We could almost claim the Glens Trail of Gorge Metro Park for ourselves on that beautiful spring Saturday. Although the parking lot was packed, few fellow locals seem to realize its beauty matches or exceeds that of the Gorge Trail.

IMG_1765_glens-trail-signHow could we be ignorant of this treasure so nearby?

The park resides in the city limits of Cuyahoga Falls, our former hometown of seven years and the place where both my parents grew up. Aunts, uncles, and their siblings, my folks, came to know the area well during the 50s and 60s.

Back then, I daresay, the natural beauty of the Gorge was taken for granted. To our predecessors, it was just another close area…

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