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Destination: Waterfall – North America – Ohio

If you’ve ever driven down I-75 south from Toledo, your main impression of Ohio is flat.  Head south and you hit waterfalls just before Columbus.  East will find waterfalls as soon as you hit Cleveland.  One nice thing about Ohio’s waterfalls is that many of them are amazingly accessible.

Destination: Waterfall – North America includes over 5,000 waterfalls spread throughout the United States and Canada. Big and small, easily accessible and remote, each waterfalls is unique, and each is worth a visit. It’s the perfect companion for any trip, allowing you to quickly find, navigate to, and visit thousands of waterfalls. Our mobile appmaps the location of each waterfall, then provides real-time navigation to get you there.

Data collected here is compiled from various sources, including web sites, books, and other sources. Most have not been personally visited by Exploration Guides staff, some are seasonal, and some are located on private property. Always respect private property rights, but don’t be afraid to ask permission to visit a waterfall on private property. Many landowners will grant it, or maybe even take you to see the waterfall themselves.

Link key:
EGExploration Guides – The best web site in the world (but we may be biased).
WWDWorld Waterfall Database – A massive collection of waterfall data with the goal to document the location of every, single waterfall on the planet.
NNYNorthern New York Waterfalls – Great descriptions and pictures of waterfalls throughout northern New York.
GWGo Waterfalling – A great waterfall resources for waterfalls throughout the Great Lakes region.
GoogleGoogle search for the specific waterfall name and state/province.
ImageGoogle image search for the specific waterfall name and state/province.

Num Name Height
(m)
Links
2690 Fallsville Falls 5 GW Google Image
2691 Ash Cave Falls 27 GW Google Image
2692 Cedar Falls 15 GW Google Image
2693 Rockbridge Falls 12 GW Google Image
2694 Charleston Falls 11 GW Google Image
2695 West Milton Cascades 6 GW Google Image
2696 Ludlow Falls 5 GW Google Image
2697 Hayden Falls 8 GW Google Image
2698 Indian Run Falls 6 GW Google Image
2699 Greenville Falls 6 GW Google Image
2700 Honey Run Falls 6 GW Google Image
2701 Lyons Falls 24 GW Google Image
2702 Cuyahoga Falls 15 GW Google Image
2703 Blue Hen Falls 5 GW Google Image
2704 Buttermilk Falls 6 GW Google Image
2705 Brandywine Falls 18 GW Google Image
2706 Cascade Falls 15 GW Google Image
2707 East Falls of the Black River 8 GW Google Image
2708 West Falls of the Black River 11 GW Google Image
2709 Berea Falls 8 GW Google Image
2710 Great Falls of Tinkers Creek 5 GW Google Image
2711 Chagrin Falls 6 GW Google Image
2712 Mill Creek Falls 14 GW Google Image
2713 Payne Falls 8 GW Google Image

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December 28, 2011 Posted by | | , | Leave a Comment

Destination: Lighthouse – North America – Ohio

Destination: Lighthouse – North America includes over 2,300 of the largest, most important lights, sound signals, and RACONs in US and Canadian waters. It’s the perfect companion for your lighthouse tour. Our mobile app maps the location of each light, then provides real-time navigation to get you there.

Num Name Action Color Speed Height (m) Range (km)
Structure Remarks Search Pictures
2153 Beaver Creek Entrance Light 1 Fixed Green 8
SG on lighthouse. Private aid. search pics
2154 CAMP PATOS LIGHT Flashing White 2s 3
Small lighthouse structure Maintained May 30 to Sep 1 search pics
2155 Cleveland Harbor Main Entrance Light Flashing Red 6s 19 18
White conical tower with fog signal building attached. 50 HORN: 2 blasts ev 30s (2s bl-2ssi-2s bl-24s si). Operates fromApr. 1 to Dec. 1. search pics
2156 CLEVELAND WATERWORKS INTAKE CRIB LIGHT Quick Flash White 17
Square house on cylindrical crib. Maintained from May 1 to Dec.1. HORN: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl). Private aid. search pics
2157 Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light 17 21
Tower. 56 HORN: 2 blasts ev 30s (2s bl-2ssi-2s bl-24s si). search pics
2158 Huron Harbor Light Isophase (alternating) Red 6s 24 19
Square pyramidal tower. 80 HORN: 2 blasts ev 30s (2s bl-2ssi-2s bl-24s si). Operates bykeying microphone five times onVHF-FM Ch. 79. search pics
2159 Lorain Harbor Light Flashing White 6s 18 19
On tower. 50 HORN: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl-27ssi). Operates by keyingmicrophone five times on VHF-FM Ch. 79. search pics
2160 Lyman Harbor Light Flashing White 4s 13
Steel frame lighthouse red with yellow trim and worded LYMAN in black Private aid. search pics
2161 Marblehead Light Flashing Green 6s 20 18
Tower 60 search pics
2162 Perry Memorial Monument Light Isophase (alternating) White 6s 104 24
On roof of monument. 352 search pics
2163 Port Clinton Light 2 Flashing Red (2) 6s 9 16
TR on post. 30 Higher intensity beam on bearing of 208 degrees. search pics
2164 Sandusky Harbor Breakwater Light Flashing White 6s 9 19
White cylindrical tower with green band. 30 HORN: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl-27ssi).Operates by keying microphonefive times on VHF-FM Ch. 79. search pics
2165 South Bass Island Light Flashing Red 6s 29 19
NR on skeleton tower. 75 search pics
2166 Toledo Harbor Light Isophase (alternating) White 6s 22 16
HORN: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl).Operates from Apr. 1 toDec. 1. search pics
2167 Vermillion Museum Lighthouse Fixed Red 11
White conical tower Private aid. search pics

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September 23, 2011 Posted by | | , , | Leave a Comment

Rocket Science

I admit it.  I’m a technology junkie.  When I’m not hiking, I’m probably watching either Science Channel or Discovery Channel.  So the best times are naturally those where I get to combine hiking, exploring, and technology.  I got to do that today.

Just south of Toledo, Ohio, in Maumee, is Side Cut Metropark.  It was named for the Side Cut Canal, which was built to go from the Maumee River to the top of the bluff in Maumee, connecting to a larger canal there.  Unfortunately, it only operated a few years before they gave it up.  The water in the Maumee River is just too low for most of the summer.

So where does the rocket science come in?  Back in the early-mid 1800’s, when this, and most other North American canals were built, these canals were the top technology driving the economy.  It was the era of The Erie Canal, after all, pre-railroad.  After the Erie Canal opened up massive trade into the Great Lakes region to New York City, everyone wanted a canal of their own, and many tried to build them.  Unfortunately, not many were successful, either due to poor planning or the growth of the railroads.

The remains of this canal are actually very, very easy to explore.  Part at either parking lot on the east end of Side Cut Metropark (a free park!) and follow the signs.  Three of the original six locks are still in place, built of massive stone blocks.  A pair of wooden lock gates have been built in place, as well.  Downstream from the surviving locks, the original tow path has been cleared and is now a part of the trail network in the Metroparks.  To the north of the towpath, you can still see the remaining canal, now mostly dry, but still mostly visible.  Heading downriver, just before you reach the Conant Street Bridge, you can see the remains of the bridges predicessor and, if you look to the left, across the canal, you see rocks that look suspiciously like those used in the three remaining locks now used for landscaping in someone’s back yard.  I found no sign at all of the other two locks, although lock number 1 is almost certainly paved over now by the hospital at the top of the hill.

It was a great day to go exploring in a park that anyone from southeast Michigan or northwest Ohio has undoubtedly driven over countless times and not even noticed it.  It’s the park you cross on US-23, just north of I-75.  It’s amazing what you can find if you only take a little time to look.

 

March 26, 2011 Posted by | Trail reports | , , , | Leave a Comment