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.
Only a few people were walking along 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