FOR SOME GREAT SCENERY FROM AROUND THE WORLD THE “GO TO” SPOT IS SCENIC SUNDAY
What we have here is the “ Coon Path Road Wetland Mitigation Area.” I have driven by this area many times on my way to play golf and have been intrigued by how and why the 26.5 acres is as it is. Looks like an interesting place to explore. Well maybe not.
The scenic first photo was taken from Coon Path Road (road at bottom of photo). The entire area is enclosed by Rt. 33 bypass on the left, Rt 33 on the right and Coon Path at the bottom. (thanks Google for the aerial)
This is a a pooled mitigation site created in 2002 to compensate for unavoidable wetland impacts resulting from Ohio Dept. Of Transportation project.
Upper right photo shows one of MANY “No Trespassing Signs.” I love railroad tracks and trains. I found it very difficult to not, “ just wander down the tracks.”
Just a few of the signs telling me not to explore further. But, I did learn via the sign that this whole area is a “mitigation area.”
Wow what’s that??? Go to Google and find out. “The site has been planted with over 32,500 container grown plants, 500 bare root stems, and 200 gallon container sized trees to develop a diverse community of aquatic bed, non-persistent emergent, and forested vegetation.” CLICK TO READ THE WHOLE STORY. I just want to say thanks for all the work and effort that went into creating this area.
This is what I call a true “multiuse area” railroad,power,pipeline,highway and unfortunately someone dumped some tires on the other side of the tracks. Yet, with a lot of work we have a scenic wetlands that is only going to improve with time. (Lancaster really did need a bypass)
To see where this last photo came from and see many more photos CLICK. Above photo shows Coon Path Road where I took several of my photos.
As a kid I had the opportunity to walk many miles of the railroad tracks and explore the farmland marsh area. What made it really great was my good friend Allen and I skipped school to do it. At the time I think we were in the 7th or 8th grade. As I recall the fishing was pretty good and there were no signs saying, NO TRESPASSING.