We took a walk this afternoon along the gorge trail to Mary Campbell Cave. It is hard to imagine how she lived in this spot for 5 years, but at the same time, you can understand why the Native Americans settled here. There are fish in the river, other animals to hunt (back in those days), and a good vantage spot to see if anyone was coming.
Mary Campbell Cave is more like a rocky overhang than a true cave. But it probably provided the shelter they needed to sleep and cook. It overlooks the river and could provide a good hiding place when the trees are full of leaves.
One of the great parts of this trail is the man-made waterfall that used to provide power to the local area. Kyle said that, like many of the dams and waterfalls on the Cuyahoga River, there are plans to take this down and restore this part of the river to its original state. I suppose that is best for the environment, but the waterfall brings a lot of visitors to this walking path. There were tons of people - and dogs- out today!