MILLS CREEK & AKRON ZOO
Interesting week full of walking, learning and viewing. After a long Labor Day Weekend, we had to leave the RV park and visit another kind of park. First, we took a day trip to Mills Creek Park in Canfield, OH. The two view point that put this park above other is a water fall and a suspension bridge that is 118 years old. Mills Creeks Park established in 1891 is the first park district in Ohio and sites on 4,400 acres with recreation opportunities include hiking, biking, boating, fishing, golf, picnicking and in the the winters cross country skiing and sledding. The bridge known as the Silver Bridge, was erected in 1895 by the Youngstown Bridge Company to connect the east and west sides of the park. The Silver Bridge measures 86 feet long and 32 feet wide. The northern section of the park includes Lanterman's Falls with the views of cascading waterfalls.
Lions, Tigers, Bears ....Oh my!
We went to the Akron Zoo less than one hour from the RV park. Admission is $10 a person and $2 for parking. When we arrived at the ticket counter, I asked if they had military discounts and they did. It dose not hurt to ask and sometimes it pays off. Tickets were half price and parking was free. The wife and I got in for a full day of fun for a total of $10. Most schools has started the new school year, so we did not expect to see so many kids at the zoo. Some of the big attractions was the snow leopard, aquatic touch tank and grizzly bear. The zoo is located right in the middle of the town surrounded by housing complexes.