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A Walk Through Chagrin Falls, Ohio

This past weekend I went on an overnight getaway to Chagrin Falls, Ohio. I hadn’t traveled anywhere since February when I went on my Disney cruise and while I have scores of trips planned for the rest of the year,I was dying to go somewhere in the meantime. It proved to be the perfect “quick and easy get away.”

Chagrin Falls is officially part of the Cleveland metropolitan area although once there you will find that it’s small town America in every way. On Main Street you could find everything from charming small businesses that sold lovely wares,  restaurants and small eateries that all looked delicious and made it doubly hard to choose which ones to try on our limited time, and droves of people. It didn’t hurt that it was a simply beautiful spring day when we visited, but everyone was out and about-pet owners walking their dogs, children walking home from school (usually unheard of in suburban America),  and individuals who were clearly just head over heels for their enchanting small town.

While originally I had planned on spending some time at nearby Cuyahoga National Park, I decided (for once) that this trip shouldn’t have a lot of activity. And with how delightful a place it was, it proved to be the best choice.

A Walk Through Chagrin Falls, Ohio

P.S. The falls were none too “shabby” either.
A Walk Through Chagrin Falls, Ohio
A Walk Through Chagrin Falls, Ohio
A Walk Through Chagrin Falls, Ohio
A Walk Through Chagrin Falls, Ohio
A Walk Through Chagrin Falls, Ohio
A Walk Through Chagrin Falls, Ohio
A Walk Through Chagrin Falls, Ohio
A Walk Through Chagrin Falls, Ohio
A Walk Through Chagrin Falls, Ohio
A Walk Through Chagrin Falls, Ohio
 
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    Laura
    April 13, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    This sounds like a neat place! I’m always looking for nice day/weekend trips from Pittsburgh and I haven’t heard of this town before. I may need to head out that way and pair it with a trip out to Nordstrom Rack!

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      Julie Tulba
      April 15, 2014 at 1:27 am

      It was really cute Laura! I know there’s probably countless other charming small towns like it but you can’t go wrong with the proximity factor. I’m the same way-always trying to see what places I can travel to without using vacation time 🙂 Nordstrom Rack is awesome-there’s one by my parents, wish Pittsburgh would catch on!

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    Jo Ann M.
    April 15, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Although Chagrin Falls is only 25 miles from where I live I have never had the chance to visit there. As you know I love seeing photos of these small towns. The people who live there seem to have such pride in their communities.

    Your photos really capture that small town ambiance. I could almost taste the popcorn!

    The photo of the daffodils is lovely. Hope we get to see some here soon!

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      Julie Tulba
      April 17, 2014 at 6:28 pm

      I agree, it was definitely a community where the residents were clearly proud of it. To see so many people out and about was just great, especially all of the walkers!

      We bought some bags of popcorn to take home but haven’t tried it yet. Saving it for down the road when we need a pick me up 🙂

      Yes, my tulip bulbs have sprouted but waiting to see them in bloom.

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