Last week's bicycle ride in Holmes County reminded me of a yet-to-be-done story on ants. That story will follow later this week.
In the process of doing the ant story on a marvelous day in early November we enjoyed not only the hike along an abandoned, railroad corridor (above) but also the scenes below, all within several miles of each other near the junction of Knox, Holmes and Coshocton Counties.
I was accompanied on this delightful outing by square dancing friends Mark and Nancy Meinzer, Roberta Karger and lady friend Sue Brooks pictured immediately above on the Bridge of Dreams, Ohio's longest covered bridge. It spans the Mohican River in Brinkhaven and is, itself, the end of the Mohican Valley Trail, a combined bike and buggy trail that courses the four miles between Brinkhaven and Danville.
Mark is paying photographic attention to an Amish buggy clip-clopping eastbound on US Route 62 as viewed from the covered bridge. Holmes County boasts the largest Amish population in the world.
From the covered bridge we drove those four miles along route 62 to Danville then another four miles or so south, crossed the intersection with SR 36, immediately crossed a bridge over the Kokosing River then headed east on the first township road to the Honey Run Park about a mile or so east of route 62. From that park it is a very short hike to Knox County's only waterfall (below).
As you can imagine, local folks take considerable pride in the bounty of natural scenes glorifying our area of Ohio. It was a special blessing when it could be shared with equally special friends on a warm and sunny November day.