I’ll only be in Erie for a little while and it’s supposed to rain off and on, so I might not get to see very much.
Located right in the city, Swan Creek Park is run as a wildlife preserve, and contains several miles of hiking paths. Some photos from an afternoon walk. Inside the park I don’t know what birdie this is, but there were a lot of them flitting around OK, not sure what’s going on here…. I think … More Swan Creek Park
This is a nice place to walk around and have a picnic lunch. I’m not all that into plants, but places like this always attract lots of birdies and such too, so I’m always on the lookout for local wildlife. Some photos: The garden Statuary Water Lily In the Rose Garden Wildflower Another wildflower Ornamental … More Toledo Botanical Gardens
In 1794, General “Mad Anthony” Wayne defeated a coalition of Native American forces at Fallen Timbers, which opened up the Northwest Territory (Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin) to American settlers. Some photos from a visit to the battlefield and memorial. The park A memorial honoring both the American troopers and the Native American warriors According … More Fallen Timbers Battlefield
Fort Meigs was built by General (and future President) William Henry Harrison during the War of 1812, when his attempt to capture Detroit and invade Canada failed. The Fort withstood two attempts by the British to capture it. On the day I visited, there was a gathering of re-enactors there, representing periods from the War … More Fort Meigs
The battle at the River Raisin happened in 1813, during the War of 1812, as part of the American attempt to invade Canada. About 1000 American militia and troops faced off against 600 British troops and 600 native American allies (part of Tecumseh’s Confederacy). The Americans were pushed off the battlefield, and the next day, … More River Raisin Battlefield
I had a great time here. The Museum contains artifacts illustrating the history of shipping on the Great Lakes. But the centerpiece is the bulk carrier “James F Schoonmaker”, built in 1911. For many years she was the longest ship on the Great Lakes. Today she floats in the Maumee River as a museum ship. … More Museum of the Great Lakes