Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Brandywine Falls, Cuyahoga National Park, Ohio

After we left Buffalo (visiting George's daughter and hubby),  we stopped  south of Cleveland on Sept. 12,  to see a waterfall which we had read about previously but had never seen.   BRANDYWINE FALLS is in the Cuyahoga National Park.  What a gorgeous waterfall.  Even the hike to the falls was nice.  Hope you enjoy seeing that area with us through our photos.  Above is a picture of George ---as we hiked on the nice trail they had built.




Here is one of our first views of the entire waterfall.  Isn't it awesome?




This is a close-up photo of the top of that massive waterfall.




I loved the way they built this waterfall viewing area.  There were steps --but seeing the waterfall from the lower vantage point made it all worthwhile.




The entire area around the falls was very pretty --with the greenery,  the wildflowers,  and the rocks (boulders).




I wanted you to see more of this platform --built around the rocks and ferns.  Pretty, huh?




Finally,  we set up the tripod and took some pictures of us at Brandywine Falls.   Hope you enjoyed seeing our photos from this gorgeous waterfall in beautiful Ohio.

Have a wonderful day. We will be out-of-pocket today since we are going to Biltmore House and Gardens to see what is NEW in the way of Fall colors/flowers...

Hugs,
Betsy

52 comments:

Ms. A said...

The falls look like stairs. Have a terrific time at Biltmore. I look forward to the fall photos! Wish I was going, too!

Maple Lane said...

Such a gorgeous place!

Have a great trip today.

Pearl@serenitycove said...

This is beautiful!
Why do I think I have to go to Tn.or NC. to see waterfalls? This is only an hour or two from my place. I guess I need to take more time to explore my own state!!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Fabulous waterfall! Looks like a lot to climb to get there. Still worth the journey..

Kelly said...

...I can just imagine the roar of the falls--a sound I always love. I've never been to Cuyahoga! I need to go...

Out on the prairie said...

A great find

Mamma has spoken said...

Love how they wrapped the platform around it without taking away the rustic feel of the area.
Beautiful

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Gorgeous falls! :-)

Daisy said...

Very beautiful! I've never been to that part of my state. I should plan a trip there. :)

Susie Swanson said...

This is so beautiful and I love the walkway around it. Sure would love to visit there sometime.. I love your pics, they make my day..Hugs ,Susie

From the Kitchen said...

Did you stop by Niagara Falls on your trip? Did I miss it? I'm looking forward to traveling to Virginia in a few weeks and hope autumn puts on a spectacular display for me.

Best,
Bonnie

Larry said...

This is lovely Betsy... I love scenery like this! Larry

Sandra said...

I would like to walk on that path in the first shot. and those are some killer stairs you are standing at the top of. i started huffing and puffing thinking about walking up them. i could go up but it would take a LONG time to come down them, up the stairs is good for me, down is hard

TexWisGirl said...

those falls are just beautiful. thanks, betsy!

Amish Stories said...

Wow more wonderful pictures Betsy, and i love the fact that you can travel and share your images with your readers. I love the waterfall shots, who am i kidding im loving everthing on this post!. Richard from Amish Stories.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Gorgeous! I love seeing this beauty of nature.
Enjoy the Biltmore

Mama-Bug said...

Betsy, that was absolutely beautiful! I'm like Sandra; all those steps would have killed me! So glad you got to visit this lovely place.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

The waterfalls are gorgeous, Betsy! So is the surrounding area. I'm amazed there are so many waterfalls around. Who knew? I need to get out more. :D Have fun at the Biltmore, looking forward to photos!

reanaclaire said...

Looks like both of you had a great time.. makes me happy looking at these pictures too!

gigihawaii said...

Wow! So beautiful! I can see why you find waterfalls so addictive! But I would have found those stairs daunting. They look so steep and difficult to climb.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Just so beautiful, I'm still looking at those stairs and groaning :)
What fabulous places you and George seek out, and thank you for sharing them with us !
~Jo

Debbie Smith said...

My gosh, Betsy! These falls are amazing!! And you know how I love my waterfalls!!
And girl, I love your new header picture. No colors here in Vegas yet, but it is cooling off and we should get some color about December or January.

Hugs to you and George!

Debbie

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

What a beautiful place! I loved the tour and photos, especially since my back and legs would mean those stairs would be my undoing. Isn't that the most wonderful part of blogging.....exploring places that would otherwise be nearly impossible to visit in person? Thanks for sharing, Betsy!

Diane said...

Great picture of the two of you Betsy. Beautiful waterfalls, too. Don't you ever wonder about the people who built those platforms and stairs etc? I sure do, it gives me goose bumps! Diane

Lady Di Tn said...

I hope this was an auto post and you were not up at 4AM. I love seeing the waterfalls you post as most I may not get to see. Thanks for sharing. Peace

Big Dude said...

Impressive falls and photos guys

Ginny said...

Again, I'm drawing in my breath at your stunning header and fall background! Good pictures of the falls, it sure was strong! The walkway looks very sturdy. For once you two have a safe place to walk about and mama hen doesn't have to be clucking about you falling!!! Love your Monday post on the peach festival, it's the fanciest one I have ever seen. Favorite pic; the Hillbilly village!! Too cute!

Happyone:-) said...

Yes, i did enjoy the falls through your photos.
What a great viewing area for you to see the falls from.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely. You guys find the best places to explore.

Rose said...

Wow, what a gorgeous place! The waterfall is awesome and just the whole area looks so beautiful.

Arkansas Patti said...

Love the platform around the rocks. A neat way to get up close.
Those stairs look like a bit of a challenge going up.

Ann said...

I think this one is close enough that I can visit on the weekends if the weather is nice. I'll have to check it out. It looks like a great place

Nezzy said...

WoW!!! I could almost hear the rush of the waters and feel the mist on my face. These pictures were great!!! You guys are just too darn stinkin' cute!

God bless ya sweetie!!! :o)

SquirrelQueen said...

Awesome waterfalls! You and George always find the most interesting falls Betsy. I love all those rocks and greenery.

I can't wait to see what you find at the Biltmore House.

Fred Alton said...

Fantastic pictures of the Brandywine Falls and surrounding area. Nature is so nice this time of year.

Dorothy said...

I enjoyed your pictures, Betsy!! Very beautiful!!! I'm a little bit jealous of you getting to go back to Biltmore!!!!!

Chatty Crone said...

I have to say that seeing the whole waterfall - I have to say it is one of the biggest I've ever seen. Looks massive and powerful. You have to respect it don't you?
sandie

Retired English Teacher said...

Your photos are really beautiful. I had never seen waterfalls that look like this until we were in the Ithaca, NY area. I love the dark rocks that look like stairs underneath the water. This is a very lovely place.

T.O. Geezer said...

What a nice looking area. The falls look very refreshing.

Have a Great Week Betsy :-)

BTW, thanks for your comment on my "Don't Mess With Old People!" post. ~Ron

Catherine said...

You and George always see the best things Betsy. I have to travel South tomorrow for work. I will be almost to the U.S. boarder. I am taking my camera but I do not anticipate seeing more than the flat prairie fields and a deer or two. No lovely waterfalls in Saskatchewan. :(

Hope you are having a lovely week!
xo Catherine

Glenda said...

Incredibly beautiful!! Great pic of you and George in the last pic; it would be perfect for a Christmas card!

The Incredible Woody said...

What a beautiful place! Hopefully one day I will visit there:)

Leontien said...

Very Awesome!

And i love the pictures with you in it! you look sooooo happy!!!

Leontien

Mary said...

That header photo is so pretty! Those falls look great. You go to some really beautiful places.

Twilight Man said...

The photos are great and awesome. When I lived in Pittsburgh, I often visited Ohio but had no idea there are such lovely waterfalls! How sad.

mudderbear said...

What a heavenly place. There is so much green around and the falls look like they are quite big. It's really great that you two can go hiking everywhere. It's also great that you share your photos. Seriously, thank you so much for that.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I am so glad you guys do the tripod thing so we can see BOTH of our fave people in one photo. :)

Janie said...

That's an amazing waterfall. I really like the portrait of you and George in front of it.

Linda said...

Cuyahoga National Park is in our neck of the woods, and we've never visited there. We were planning a trip a few years ago, but they had had some road closures due to flooding. So we didn't go. Now you've put it back on our list again. :) Beautiful pictures of a beautiful waterfall.

Lynda said...

Another perfect day for you in autumn weather! I love how the falls terrace down steps rather than just go over the edge of something. It's beautiful.

Annesphamily said...

I love a waterfall! Those steps look challenging but I would use them to get there too! What a great trip and your photos are always fabulous!

Linda Gross said...

Be sure and see my blog post tomorrow about this waterfall. You saw lots more water falling last year than we saw this year. Gorgeous pictures of the falls!