12 Creeks to Visit on A Hot Summer Day in Akron and Cleveland Area

A list of some of our favorite creeks to visit on a hot day. Most are a short hike before you reach the water. Kids friendly, based on Ben (5) and Kate (almost 4). South Chagrin, Brecksville, Everett Covered Bridge are easy access. Parking could be challenging and can be crowded on any given day.…

Beaches Along Lake Erie, Ohio

Mentor Headlands State Park When we first venture out in June, we looked for small beaches at the metro park close to home and have learned they are all closed for the season (except the spillway at Hinckley Reservation). So I expand my search to Lake Erie beaches and nearby lakes and to my own…

20 Day Trips That Are Less Than 2 Hours From Akron, Ohio

We are cautious but we are not giving up on having a great summer of 2020! These locations on my list are within 1-2 hours drive from Akron, OH. They are public places that you can still practice social distancing and enjoy time with your family. Below is the list (in no orders whatsoever). Please…

Top 6 Parks with Large Field for Outdoor Activities and Picnic

When your children want to play soccer but your yard isn't big enough for their "mighty kicks" or you are tired of watching them circling around the driveway in their bikes, you make a list of metro parks with fields and share with friends who might also be looking 😉 There are many other amazing…

20 Quarantine Questions – a fun way to check on your quarantine level

Note: these are questions and games as seen on social media during quarantine that I find entertaining. I personally think it makes great journal prompts. Some of these I do not recommend filling out for the public but are awesome to keep for personal memoirs of this strange time we are going through. For more…

Ask Your Kid These 16 Questions

Note: these are questions and games as seen on social media during quarantine that I find entertaining. I personally think it makes great journal prompts. Some of these I do not recommend filling out for the public but are awesome to keep for personal memoirs of this strange time we are going through. For more…