Brandywine Falls, Ohio
Brandywine Falls, Ohio USA

Brandywine Falls is a 86 feet (26.2 m) high waterfall within Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio. It is accessed by a parking lot located on Stanford Road, about 100 feet (30.5 m) from Brandywine Road, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) South of Ohio State Route 82, and 1 mile (1.6 km) North-West of Olde Eight in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. From there, you can go by wooden paths to the Brandywine Falls to see a really nice view of the falls. The waterfall can also be accessed via the Brandywine Gorge Trail, a 1.5-mile hiking trail.

Cultural History

The early settlers in the valley use this fall not just as an object of beauty, but as something to be used for its water power. George Wallace built a sawmill at the top of the falls in 1814. After that Grist and woolen mills are constructed. The Village of Brandywine grew around the mills and became one of the earliest communities to emerge in the Cuyahoga Valley. Most of the villages are lost due to the construction of nearby Interstate 271.

Seasonal Changes

Brandywine Falls is a very beautiful place. Visitors return here time-to-time and again to watch the changing seasons and the changes of the fall colors and spring vernal pools. It is also a place to watch the moods of the waterfall. In not rainy seasons when the water is less, the bridal-veil pattern becomes more pronounced. In winter, ice is the main attraction for the visitors. Immediately after storms, water torrents over the falls, often in higher volumes than would have occurred historically, because run-off from upstream paved surfaces has increased water flow.

Why visit Brandywine Falls?

The Brandywine Falls is very beautiful, and a great place to go on a date. The walk down to the falls has many stairs down to it so keep that in mind.

Brandywine Falls Safety Alert

It is warned to not climb Brandywine Falls, the rocks, or over the fences. Accidents in this area have led to serious injury and death. Access to the top and bottom of the waterfall is closed for visitor safety.

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