According to the Furnace Run Metroparks website, there is a natural oasis just off of the Ohio Turnpike:
“ The park contains beech-maple woods, acres of spring wildflowers – including trillium and Virginia bluebells – and deep ravines. Birds spotted in Furnace Run Metro Park include a variety of owls, hawks, herons, warblers and waterfowl.”
Luckily for me, this park is just a short bike ride away from the Pilot Travel Center in Richfield, Ohio, so I decided to park the truck and take a look for myself. (Click here for a map)
While in the area, you can also check out the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail. Click here to read about my visit there last December.