Here in the Midwest, there are not a lot of waterfalls located near the bigger urban areas. When I heard that there was a waterfall not far from Cleveland’s downtown, I couldn’t believe it.
Mill Creek Falls is Cuyahoga County’s tallest waterfall (apparently there are more!) at 48 feet tall. One can hike 1.5 miles to get there, or simply drive up and park. I chose the latter due to time constraints.
It’s a beautiful cataract and actually was originally 300 or so feet away, but was moved BY HAND when the original falls were threatened by a new road.
There is a multi-level viewing platform that, in my opinion, is situated in completely the wrong place, right at the top of the falls. The problem is that it then becomes difficult to see the falls in their totality. Moving it downstream even 15-20′ would have made it a completely different (and better) experience.
Mill Creek Falls slideshow:
That’s neither here nor there though, when you listen to the water tumble down, making sweet nature music to those of who live more urban lives.
Directions to Mill Creek Falls: