Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Pat and I drove down Rt. 97 through Bellville and Butler to Mohican State Park and it was a beautiful sunny day. We climbed the firetower and drove to the river and hiked along the trail past Big Lyons Falls, Little Lyons Falls and up to the top of the dam of Pleasant Hill Lake, and then back - 4.5 miles roundtrip. The river was flowing nicely and the water was clear. We noticed the trail from the river to the top near the overlook is no longer open and there are no more campgrounds at the top. We drove over the covered bridge and into the campground along the river where many people were eating lunch on the picnic tables there.

We drove out of the gorge and up to Mohican Lodge. It looked well maintained and we ate in the dining room for lunch - um good! After lunch, Pat and I sat on some lounge shcirs outside in the warm sunshine, with a nice view of the lake, and reminisced about our family reunion of years ago when our kids were young. From there we drove to Gatton's Rocks and noticed many people swimming and lounging - even with no trespassing signs in several places? I wanted to see if I could find Garber's Fruit Farm - where Mom and Dad and us kids would stop for apples and cider - back in the day. We crossed the bridge by Wade & Gatton Nursery and wound around, up and down, some hills and I kept turning right till we were on Garber Rd! We drove slowly by the white barn where we used to stop, but there wasn't any sign indicating it was a retail place anymore. We had a lovely time!

1 comment:

Truman said...

Real nice posting, Steve. Brought back lots of memories of rides in that part of the state. I helped paint two bridges near there. Still have a picture of me on the top of one of them. Would guess it and the other one have been replaced by now.