Monday was a gorgeous February day.
We had beautiful blue skies and sunshine,
and a high of 52 degrees.
Since the day was going to be so nice, I decided
it would be great to be outdoors,
and so I spent a little time looking for somewhere interesting to visit.
We ended up on an adventure to find two bronze statues of an Indian carrying a canoe, one at each end of the Old Portage Path.
The directions on the websites weren't very specific, and I wasn't so sure that we were going to be able to find them, but then we found someone at a local historical society who told tell us exactly how to find each one.
And we were off!
|Here we are at the survey marker of the north terminus, with|
the Cuyahoga River in the background.
|Eureka! Bronze Indian #1 emerging from the river, heading south with his canoe.|
It's an 8 mile portage.
The modern road basically follows the historic path and is appropriately called Portage Path Rd.
Next, getting onto Manchester Rd., we finally made it to the south terminus.
|The new survey marker based on the original survey from 1797.|
|Here we are with the south terminus Indian who's looking to the north.|
The Tuscarawas River is behind him.
We had another great Ohio field trip, on a nice winter day.
And if you've never stopped to check out the bronze Indians, now you know why they are there!