Sometimes it's easy to get so caught up planning trips to far away places that you can forget what's in your own backyard. I'm lucky enough to live with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (the only national park in Ohio) practically in my backyard, but have yet to explore it very much. So, before all the fall foliage was gone, I went out to see Brandywine Falls, a popular waterfall within the park. It's a short, easy walk from the parking lot with plenty of space at the overlook. There are also trails leading through the surrounding area that are worth checking out.