Saturday, June 2, 2012
HEMLOCK FALLS REVISITED--
Back in 2007 ownership of the property was transferred from the Johnson family to the Richland County Park District via the Mohican School in the Out-of-Doors.
This means the 85 acre parcel of pristine, wooded land will be protected from commercial development in the future, forever.
Steve McKee, director of the Gorman Nature Center which also serves as headquarters for the park district said the Mohican School will continue to serve as gate-keepers for the falls property.
Visitors are asked to stop by the school office on Bunker Hill North Rd., to sign a release and obtain their written permission for a visit. Parking for such visits is available in the grassy area across the road from the school's entrance.
Can you imagine someday taking a stroll from Mansfield's North Lake Park to Mohican's Lyon's Falls?
McKee said easements or permission to use over 90 percent of the proposed trail's land already have been obtained.
Fogeyisms was comforted to learn this likely will be done while I retain some capacity to enjoy such a hike.
That's Mark (left) wrestling for a vantage point of the larger water fall in the luxuriant foilage, in places containing plants rare to Richland County; some even rare for the state of Ohio, Steve points out.
A stunning place, indeed!