Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lake Cowan State Park Wilmington, Ohio

It was a quiet day at Lake Cowan on are first visit to have a look.
A beautiful sunny Fall day making the water glisten.
A few colorful trees remained along the shore but most of the more colorful ones had already fallen while the rest remain green.
It has been a strange Fall in Ohio but it goes along with the way the whole year has gone here.

Even with the sun it was a little to chilly for a picnic.

Only a few people were walking along the beach.

The wind was making white caps upon the waves coming onto the beach.


We only saw one fishing boat and a kayaker on this section of the lake.


History of the park located near Wilmington, Ohio:

The Cowan Lake region was once a stronghold of the Miami and Shawnee Indians • After their defeat at the hands of General Anthony Wayne at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, the Indian threat subsided and settlement began here • In 1797, the first settler in the area, William Smalley, began clearing land for his home along the river which was later dammed to form Cowan Lake • Smalley had been captured by the Indians when he was a small child and was forced to live with them until he was twenty years old • He later fought in General Wayne's army and was recaptured, but luckily escaped with his life

Cowan Creek was named for the area's first surveyor, John Cowan • A dam was completed across Cowan Creek in 1950, and in 1968, Cowan Lake was dedicated as a state park



  1. Mimo zimna i wiatru z przyjemnością bym tam pospacerowała. Kocham morze, Śliczne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam

  2. Isn't this a beautiful country we live in?!! I am constantly in awe at what we have right here in our own back yards... of course, not all of us have THIS kind of view!
    What an interesting story about Smalley

  3. wonderfull pictures...nd the pic-nic,...another day....of course!
    Nice to come here!


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