Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve

After our little visit to the farm my parents went back to the cabin because it was just too cold outside.  But us "kids" decided to head over to Conkle's Hollow for a very small hike, basically until we couldn't stand the cold anymore.  Michelle and I had been to Conkle's Hollow for the first time this past March when we had our girls weekend in Hocking Hills, but neither Christian or Antoine had been so it was an obvious choice!  On the way we stopped by the visitor center to use the restroom and check out the Pencil Sharpener Museum; seriously, it's a thing!  Just to give you an idea of how cold it was that November weekend in Ohio...
This was a small mill wheel outside the visitor's center that froze.  But at least it made for a pretty picture.

A tree outside the visitor's center.  Look at that crazy blue sky!

After our short little stop we headed toward Conkle's Hollow, which was just 15 minutes or so down the road.  The nice thing about Conkle's Hollow is, as a hiker, you have options.  You can either take the easy, paved 1 mile trail (wheelchair accessible) to the waterfall or the more complex, 2 1/2 mile rim trail.  Since it was so chilly we decided to stick with the easy trail, though I really really want to go back and do the rim trail sometime, the photos of it online look incredible (especially in the fall).

We had a nice little hike, but we were certainly happy to get out of the cold and back into the car.

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