Just outside of Findlay, Ohio in the summertime you’re out on the deserted, country open road amongst the corn on one side and on the other…
you’ll see a big hill, with staircases leading up to the top from time-to-time.
Heading up the stairs, with the corn behind you, upon reaching the top…
…you’ll be at peace immediately, with the vast Findlay Reservoir #2 right in front of you.
You’ll find five miles of shoreline walking opportunities along both of the reservoirs (the other being Findlay Reservoir #1) that supply water to the city of Findlay, Hancock County and the surrounding area.
The reason you climb up is because they are upground reservoirs with water coming in from the nearly wells and Blanchard River. The two reservoirs will built-in 1950 and 1968 respectively and range for the most part in-depth between 20 and 30 feet.
A couple of months later in late Fall I returned. The tall corn stalks were missing, the first signs of winter hung along the wooden posts and rails, the cold wind was howling off the water and there wasn’t a person to be found.
Once at the top, the same beauty was in place though. I’ll let the rest of pictures tell the story. 🙂
Back to the park bench I go and being at peace along the Findlay Reservoir.
Tip: While you’re visiting the Findlay Reservoir, visit the Riverbend Recreation Area right next door for walking trails and lots of greenery in the summer and majestic colors in Autumn.
Have you ever visited a vast reservoir in your travels or around home?