Park Series: Firestone

IMG_7577I’m very late posting this, but the weekend after Thanksgiving, I decided that hiking in the rain was a pretty good idea. It wasn’t, but I was determined to wrap up my Fall Hiking Spree form. I can be very stubborn at times much to my own chagrin.

Firestone Metro Park is a fairly easy trail that loops around. I entered near the Coventry Oaks Pavilion and made my way around the loop. It took me approximately 45 minutes. I ended up being followed by some chickadees that probably thought I had food.

Even though it was raining, it’s a very beautiful area with a clear trail. Little Turtle Pond is near the center where people can fish. I took some time to reflect as I stood in the rain looking out across the water.


Quickly, I became cold and wet and I was considering turning back, but I knew I was somewhere around half way. I refused to let the weather beat me.

By this point in our story, my fingers and nose had become numb. I was wearing my Doc Martens so my toes were safe.


Eventually, I saw the end. I was home, or at least to my car. I sat in there warming my extremities before I went along my merry way. I’ll definitely be back soon.

Previous Park Series Hikes

(* – Fall Hiking Spree eligible)

Cascade Valley

Virginia Kendall

Hampton Hills*

Virginia Kendall – Salt Run

Munroe Falls*


O’Neil Woods*

Wood Hollow*

Deep Lock Quarry*

Thanks for reading,


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