From Lake Erie to Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cleveland is a unique city in many regards. One of the exceptional resources it has to offer is the towpath, a network of biking and hiking trails that connect the city to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and beyond. These are plein air paintings made along this stretch of land.

Sunset from Perkins Beach at Edgewater Park.
One of several willow trees along the coast at Edgewater.
A colony of gulls on a rainy day at Edgewater.
The Cuyahoga River on a snowy day.
The Columbus Bridge at night.
Scanton Flats at night.
Scranton Flats
From Scranton Flats toward Tremont
From Scranton Flats toward Tremont
Looking downtown from Tremont.
The river and towpath at Rockside Rd, Lock 39.
Morning light over Oxbow Orchard
Sunrise at Oxbow Orchard
A footbridge near Brecksville Station.
The towpath near Ira Trailhead
Waterlillies at Beaver Marsh

Salamander Trail

A few photos from a recent hike along Sagamore Creek, in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Replete with creek crossings, waterfalls and dense woods, it is one of the best hikes I have found so far in the park. A trip into the park is incomplete without stopping at Oxbow first.


Oxbow Orchard

Matthias and I rode bikes from Cle to Cuyahoga Valley National Park to visit Oxbow Orchard. Here are a few images from the orchard.