Nelson Ledges is a state park located in Garrettsville, OH in Portage County. A state park with 167 acres to explore, this place is surely one of the more picturesque and exciting parks to visit. Nelson Ledges is not a big park, and although you can explore different trails depending on your physical fitness, the park is beautiful because of the caves, the waterfalls, and the uniqueness of the place.
These are the four different trails you can take that will take you to different parts of the park.
• Yellow Trail – 3/4 Mile – Moderate
• Blue Trail – 3/4 Mile – Moderate
• Red Trail – 1/2 Mile – Difficult
The terrain in many areas of the park requires you to be careful and to wear appropriate shoes if you want to truly explore the park. Playing around is not advisable, and if you want to take your small children to explore, make sure they are always supervised by an adult.
September in the park is a combination of the end of summer and the beginning of fall. The color of the changing foliage is beautiful, and although this time of year is a bit dry for the falls to show its beauty, it is still a worthwhile trip for you to make.
Parking is plentiful and there is a bathroom you can use before you start your hike. The bathroom is a state park bathroom and far from nice. If you have children with you, they may not want to use it at all.
The state park is free, but if you want to have access to the quarry, there is a small fee to pay. The entrance to the quarry is through a campground, and that’s where you pay your entrance fee.
Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park
Address: 12440 OH-282,
Garrettsville, OH 44231
Phone: (440) 564-2279
Have fun and explore this beautiful state park during this time of year.