Sailing Away – Or Not

This past weekend was a busy one for us as we went to find more birds (and bison this time) at a park we’d never been to before and while going leaf peeping we found the Alum Creek Sailing Association Marina.  I shall reserve the birds and bison for next week and instead share with you the beautiful autumn scenery that was around this marina.

Alum Creek Dam and the lake it created is a great place for fishing, boating, sailing, dirt biking, swimming and much more.  There are several boat docks surrounding this lake and we’ve yet to discover all the area offers.  We’ve shot the comet, sunsets and sunrises and attempted to shoot a meteor shower from on top of the dam.

Did I mention it’s also a great area for photography? It is!

Alum Creek Lake was constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers in the early 1970’s. The lake was completed and filled by summer 1976.   The lake is about 3269 acres with a maxium depth of about 60 feet near the dam; much of the depth ranges from 20 to 40 feet.  And whether you go in or on the water (or just around the edges on land) it is gorgeous this time of year.  It was a very overcast day when we were there but that did make the colors richer.  A blue sky with puffy clouds is nice but not always necessary.

Teri 📷

This is just a little sail boat, they get much bigger.

Alum Creek Lake, Ohio, sailboat, autumn leaves

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15 Responses to Sailing Away – Or Not

  1. Timothy Price says:

    Excellent image. The trees are turning nicely.

  2. Jnana Hodson says:

    I don’t remember Ohio being quite that pretty.

    • Oh we have lots of pretty places here. I’m still discovering them.

      • Jnana Hodson says:

        My apologies for being so flip. I do have memories of some lovely autumn treks in all four corners of the state, but finding the knockout locales required some dedication, or did back then. Besides, the foliage passes so quickly, wherever I’ve lived.
        The Dayton Journal Herald used to send its outdoors writer and fine arts columnist out for a hike together, usually down into the Hocking hills, and then ran their reports side-by-side, starting on the front page. It was always fun reading.
        Still, you do have to be attentive. Best wishes in getting more folks out to the best places before it’s all fallen or gone brown.

      • Hocking Hills is a win no matter the weather (well not in winter for me) and Cuyahoga NP is supposed to be great (and on my list of things to do) and once somewhere in Amish country was listed as a great spot. Just have to investigate and check out the maps for best times 🙂

      • Jnana Hodson says:

        And then there are the smaller places to explore and cherish, no matter where you live.

  3. It’s so pretty there.

  4. Ingrid says:

    Wow! Love that fall color in the background.🍁

  5. Deb says:

    Such amazing colours, like an overpainted canvas 💖
    Now I wait for the birds and the bisons 🙂

  6. Thanks! When the maples here go all out…they go all out!!! I hope you enjoy the birds and bison.

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