Category: Road Trips
Day 108: Hunting For Fossils
Today we explored preserved marshland in Ohio, home to several endangered and threatened species including plants that settled there just after the Ice Age and hunt for 375 million year old fossils at one of only two prime Devonian Era sites on the entire planet.
Day 107: Hocking Hills Is Worth The Hype!
Hocking Hills State Park in Southeastern Ohio is a nationally and internationally acclaimed State Park. It’s 25 miles of hiking feature towering cliffs, beautiful waterfalls, and deep, hemlock-shaded gorges.
Day 106: Miles ‘n’ Mountains
We usually like to keep our drives short and on the back roads with lots of time to stop and explore if we come across somewhere interesting. But today we’re going to make miles and take the interstate most of the way north. Lucky for us, it the road passes through the green mountains of…
Day 105: Devil’s Den with Man’s Best Friend
The name “Devil’s Den” refers to a 600-million-year-old cave formation comprised of several layers of rock, which contain many large rooms. A steep and narrow trail leads towards this huge, spectacular cave.
Day 104: 70 miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Today we drove from near mile marker 108 to 178 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a section we’ve never been on before. It’s absolutely beautiful, with stunning views on both sides and interesting places to stop and explore along the way.
Day 103: Walking Up A Waterfall
We woke to a drenching rain. We had planned to do the Skyline Drive through the Shenandoah Mountains but the dense fog and rains hiding the views and making the $30 fee seem high. Instead we’re going to drive in the Blue Ridge Parkway starting from mile 0.
Day 102: Beavers and Bears
Today we’re visiting Dolly Sods Wilderness, part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Its 17,371 acres contain bog and heath eco-types, more commonly typical to southern Canada and is an almost legendary destination among nature lovers and hikers.
Day 101: High Point Hopping
Today we’ll visit 2 highest points, learn some dark history, and visit a surprisingly cute, art filled town in West Virginia.
Day 100: A Rare Bog in Rocksylvania
We love Bill Murray’s movie Ground Hog Day so we’re glad to see the town that inspired it. Punxsutawney has fully embraced the ground hog day theme. Then we went to see a rare high elevation wetland bog.
Day 99: Visiting Pennsylvania’s Natural Wonders
Pennsylvania might not be at the top of your list of places to visit, but it has natural wonder’s worth exploring. Today we’re visiting the spectacular Rimrock Overlook (the view isn’t even the best part), Elk County and Bilger’s 300 million year old Rocks.