I love fall, and the best way to see it is to take a hike to experience all of the rich colors of the foliage. There’s nothing quite like a sunny autumn day, with a crisp breeze in the air while hearing the leaves crunch under your feet.
Something else I love is hiking. I had been wanting to get a little hike in before the baby gets here, and yesterday was the perfect day. My friend Anita, her baby Roman, and I decided to head to Oak Openings, which is Toledo’s largest Metropark. Northwest Ohio is not typically known for its landscapes; largely because it is flat and mostly converted farmland, which means a lack of trees. Oak Openings is definitely one of its hidden gems. Within the park lies “the spot” (found on the evergreen trail if you decide to venture out and look for it), which is near perfect rows of evergreen trees that seem to belong to another place, like the Pacific Northwest. It really is referred to as “the spot”. Google it; there are numerous articles written about it. The height and grandeur of “the spot” is truly magical, and I, of course, couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take some photos while there.