With the cooler temperatures it is ideal weather to get out and take a walk along some of the trails in the Hocking Hills State Parks.
The new bypass is almost finished at Old Mans Cave which will make it better for the tourist visiting and also the local traffic.
With the construction going on the parking lot at Old Mans Cave is a little torn up so I decided to take a walk to Rose Lake using the upper trail from Cedar Falls that leads up to the lake.
There were a few hikers that I met along the way but other than a few squirrels along the trail scurrying around collecting nuts and the movement of a doe hiding in the the hemlocks all was quite.
A perfect day for taking in nature and unwind from all of the outside world and noise of everyday life.
There was not a fisherman in sight on this Saturday.
Along the spillway of the lake a few late summer and fall wild flowers are in bloom.
Blooming White Snakeroot was in abundance.