Affelder Falls is a hidden gem in Ohio that was not always so easily accessible, as it would formerly require hiking off-trail and upstream from the Affelder House. In 2016, the Geauga Parks system constructed a quarter-mile long waterfall trail, which conveniently connected the Affelder House to the Affelder Link Trail, passing directly over the falls.
Oak Openings – the largest of the Toledo Area Metroparks. Oak Openings serves as a nature preserve, and is located between Whitehouse, Ohio and Swanton, Ohio. The park is part of the Toledo Metroparks. The park sits on 5,000 acres, and was once named one of the 200 “Last Great Places on Earth” by the Nature Conservancy.
The Gildersleeve mountain, at its peak sits 593 feet above Lake Erie, and 1,163 feet above sea level. Its northern slopes transition down the Portage Escarpment to the Erie Plain. The Sharon Conglomerate ledges are a huge part of this, offering incredible views as you will see below: