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Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park

State Route 282, Nelson, OH 44231
+1 440-564-2279
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Totally worth the drive

We drove from Michigan specifically to see this place. Was totally worth it. So much to see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Donna L
via mobile
Stunning scenery and hiking

Our family loves this places. Beautiful scenery throughout the park. We take our dog with us on... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Gamer C
via mobile
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State Route 282, Nelson, OH 44231
+1 440-564-2279
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Michigan specifically to see this place. Was totally worth it. So much to see. The hiking we thought was easy and just so much fun rock hopping even in the cold 30’s. Right now all the leaves cover the ground so beware...More

Thank Donna L
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Our family loves this places. Beautiful scenery throughout the park. We take our dog with us on every family vacation and she loves it. I wouldn't recommend smaller dogs if you want to get into some of the crevices and gullies. If you are more...More

Thank Gamer C
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I haven't been here since I was a little child and it was so fun to see as an adult. You park just off to the right, walk across the road, and you're hiking in the beautiful cliffs and stone. Even the easy route is...More

Thank Megrensmith
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Very interesting ledges/ rock formations. Nice afternoon hike and exploring. A low-key, natural, Crown Jewel attraction for NE Ohio.

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Since I lived next door to the park it was a great place to hike with the family. My first date with my now husband was at the Ledges. Be sure to check out the park.

Thank Klohr
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I can't tell you how incredible this place is. I have lived in Ohio most of my life and can't believe I have never been here. When you look at it on a map it is not a big place so in my head I...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. All the rock formations and cool stuff to do. It's a good place to take the family and explore

Thank views7
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park is only 167 acres but it has a fascinating variety of crevices, cliffs, caves, rock formations, and waterfalls. Since my first visit six years ago, the parking lot has been enlarged and the pit-toilet bathroom improved. Also boardwalks were added to...More

Thank Tweentrails
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We live 5 miles away and live taking our kids here. You just have to watch your kids! It is beautiful! Wear appropriate shoes for climbing.

Thank JoReese5
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for something to do with family on a nice day to get a little exercise, this is the place. Keep your eyes on the little ones and enjoy your hike.

Thank Diana L
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Julie W
18 August 2017|
Response from Klohr | Reviewed this property |
there is no beach but the quarry next door might