by Joe Dorish on 13/06/09 at 8:30 am
Ohio has its share of unique and pretty waterfalls.
Most people probably do not associate Ohio with waterfalls but the Buckeye State has some beautiful and quite unique waterfalls. The eastern half of the state where most of these waterfalls are located has many gorges, glaciated plateaus and rock formations that lend themselves to waterfalls and much of Ohio’s northern border is Lake Erie. There are tons of waterfalls in and around the Great Lakes area including mighty Niagara Falls. Ohio has no waterfall to match that but has its share of unique and pretty waterfalls.
Probably the best known and most photographed waterfall in Ohio is Cedar Falls located in the Hocking Hills Stats Park area in south central Ohio. Cedar Falls is 50 feet high and noted for the way it splits into two around a big jutting piece of sandstone halfway down and then comes together again for the final tumble into the pool below.
Ash Cave Falls
Also located in Hocking Hills State Park is the 90 to 100 foot high Ash Cave Falls. Except in the spring or after heavy rain this waterfall does not have heavy flow but is quite pretty given the magnificent Ash Cave background. In the winter this waterfall forms an ice cone or tower on the ground below and reportedly during very cold winters the ice tower extends all the way to the top creating a unique site.
Hayden Run Falls
Located along Hayden Run in Griggs Nature Preserve not far from Columbus, Ohio is the 25 foot high Hayden Run Falls. Though a large shopping mall is located just miles from this waterfall the Hayden Run Gorge protects this waterfall and preserves its natural appeal.