I’ve avoided boredom during the pandemic by doing lots of hiking (while practicing social distancing, of course)! My boyfriend and I made it our mission to see as many waterfalls as possible, so we’ve been regulars at nearby state parks and state nature preserves. I’m sharing a couple of our favorite Stark County walks and hikes in this month’s “Summer in Stark” section on Page 27. We usually follow up that hiking with cooking dinner or baking a treat, and it’s made for some pretty great days off.
I spent this spring hiking in and around Stark County and discovering all kinds of beautiful places I’d never visited before. If you’re looking for a scenic adventure this summer, here are some of my recommendations.
Whether you’re walking, running, bicycling or horseback riding—or just getting outdoors to enjoy some of nature’s most beautiful settings—you’ll discover something special on trails in parks throughout Stark County. Here are some serene and challenging settings that stand out.
The task: Pick five of the area’s best and most scenic places to hike. The experts: Jared Shive, Stark County Park District, and Matt Cribbs, avid hiker and former guide who is Wilderness Education Association certified.