A couple of weeks ago, I went to Gorge Metro Park. I’ve lived in the Akron area for most of my life and I’ve never been to this metro park. I had heard nothing but good things about it and I finally got to see it for myself.
Within 20 minutes into my hike, I got stung by a bee. I had to dig the stinger out which wasn’t fun, but I didn’t let that deter me. The scene was beautiful from the moment I stepped in all the way through. I got to the river and I had to hang out there for a little while because it was so absolutely peaceful. I ended up almost falling in though. That wouldn’t have been good.
An hour in, I got to the Signal Tree in the center. It’s a 300+ year old Oak that looks like a “W.” It is said that Native Americans used trees like that as guides. It is a magnificent piece of nature.
Overall, it took me 2 hours to get to the Signal Tree and back and it was the perfect day for it. I would not suggest going in there with shoes without traction. It IS a hiking trail.
Ohio has some of the most amazing metro parks that are free to the public. I am a strong believer that if you have the access to it something like this, you should utilize it.
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