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Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park, Nelson

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#36 of 109 in Nature in Ohio
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Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park is a 167-acre (68 ha) public recreation area offering trails and picnicking located in Nelson Township, Portage County, Ohio, United States. Within the park are angled rock formations 50 to 60 feet (18 m) high with ground fissures as deep as 60 feet (18 m). It is accessible from U.S. Route 422 and State Route 305 via State Route 282.

The ... rock formations at the Nelson-Kennedy Ledges have become trademarks of the park.... The ... sandstone cliff formations resulted from the forces of erosion—wind, water freezing and thawing—that wore away at the softer rock layers. As these soft layers eroded, large blocks of rock called slump blocks fell away leaving more resistant layers to form ledges above.
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  • Nelson Ledges State Park, as the signage calls it, has plenty of parking and a fair number of picnic tables. The toilets are rather rough, though, and should be used for emergencies only. But... 
    Nelson Ledges State Park, as the signage calls it, has plenty of parking and a fair number of picnic tables. The toilets are rather rough, though, and should be used for emergencies only. But...  more »
  • Decided to check out this park before heading home, and so glad we did! It is such an amazing park. There are several easy trails to explore which are well marked (though I kind of wish the trail... 
    Decided to check out this park before heading home, and so glad we did! It is such an amazing park. There are several easy trails to explore which are well marked (though I kind of wish the trail...  more »
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  • I've gone here since I was a kid. This is where you can park across the street in the parking lot and walk through the trails for free. Trails are pretty cool, you can walk between a lot of rocks, which keeps things cool if it's hot. There are also a couple small waterfalls. Definitely recommend wearing some good shoes because it can be wet and slippery. They definitely have been keeping it clean. I barely saw any trash. I took 3 kids from around 6 years old to 12 years old and they enjoyed it for about 2 hours and then got hungry. Not sure if I'd take any younger than that unless you don't want to stay long.
  • Beautiful and quiet even though it was packed with alot of people.

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