Mt. Pleasant Lancaster,Ohio A SCENIC SUNDAY POST
The unsuccessful attempt to get to Devil’s Kitchen:
Click on above picture to go to blog post of unsuccessful attempt to get to Devil’s Kitchen.
This time I made it ( would be a lot easier if I weighed 30 pounds less)
Mt. Pleasant is located in Rising Park in Lancaster. I grew up in Lancaster and spent a lot of time there as a kid. I posted the above picture on Face Book and here are some of the comments:
Susie H. Ahh, my old stomping grounds. Spent a lot of time up on that mountain when I was a kid!!
Diane G. Like Susie, these were my old stomping grounds, too, as a kid! We lived on Broad St., across from North School. Do you remember the cave on the North side of the mountain? Been there, done that, too!
Susie H. Yep - we lived on Parkview Drive, right across from the park. Seems like I spent my childhood over there, and yes, I definitely remember the cave - we'd play cowboys & Indians on the mountain & would make that our "home".
Dak S. Had forgotten all about that spot on the mountain, been a lot of years...thanks
Brenda J.James W. can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen lol!
DDiane G.M. Sled riding and ice skating! What fun we had...and can you believe, we were allowed to walk to Rising Park after dark to ice skate! How did any of us survive after ice skating in the cold and the dark during our childhood? Times were so much different then...much better, I believe!
Susie H. Ah yes - ice skating in the dark. Remember when the fire department would come & flood the pond if it got too rough to skate on - those were the days!! I also remember swinging on the swings until the street lights came on - that was my cue to go home. Couldn't do that now. Too bad - the kids today don't know what fun was!
Joe Todd F. Today I take the grandkids to the playground which has been totally redone and is pretty nice. Best I can tell the kids are not there by themselves though. Not like it used to be
An interesting book regarding this area during frontier times is “Forest Rose” by Bennett, Emerson, 1822-1905 The setting for the book is specifically Mt. Pleasant or Standing Stone as it is sometimes called. CLICK and you can download the book for free.
Devils Kitchen above photo and view of Lancaster,Ohio from “The Kitchen” below:
Won’t be long til we have fall colors
Those church steeples show up in an earlier SkyWatch post. Or watch A winter hike to the top of Mt. Pleasant: Just click on the film