Ashtabula county is noted for its covered bridges (the longest and shortest) and wineries as well as the Western Greenway bike trail.
This is the Smolen-Gulf covered bridge. It is the longest covered bridge in the US and was built in 2008. It spans 613 ft and 93 ft above the Ashtabula River.
We went into the harbor of Ashtabula, which is mainly a shipping harbor for coal and iron, and not much to photograph.
I had heard the Elks Lodge was suppose to be pretty nice so we meandered there and the views from the lodge of Lake Erie were pretty nice. To me, the lake looks like the Pacific Ocean near my home town of Pacific Grove, California,
This is looking towards Ashtabula,
and there were some "ghost trees" one of my favorite subjects to photograph.
The little town of Geneva-By-The-Lake is just a few miles from the Elks Lodge on the scenic by way. It is a summer beach community with arcades, and water slides. These teenagers were having a ball. The little town is a happening place on the weekends with craft shows and a live music in the park...so I'm told.
While visiting the shortest covered bridge, one of the locals suggested we might want to visit the Harpersfield Bridge one our way back to camp. The Harpersfield Bridge was the longest covered bridge in Ohio. It spans over the Grand River near the area we had wanted to Kayak a few days earlier. I'm sure glad we didn't try kayaking here...it was really shallow in places. The bridge was built in 1868 but a flood 1913 washed soil away and changed the river channel so a steel extension was attached.
On Friday, I wanted to cycle part of the southern portion of the Western Greenway trail, so Joel and I headed out pretty early to avoid the heat. The southern part of the trail wasn't all that different from the northern part we cycled previously.
Our time at the Kenisee Lakes Thousand Trails is almost up. It's an older campground and has a nice cozy feel to it. The sites are large enough for big rigs and folks are very friendly.
There is no swimming allowed in the pond, but there is a nice swimming pool
This guy was our next door neighbor.
But this was my favorite.
We will be leaving in the morning and start heading towards Niagara Falls with a short overnight stop in Buffalo, NY.