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Just got back from Clifton Gorge, one of the most beautiful nature preserves in Ohio. The Little Miami River carves powerfully through limestone cliffs, and a series of wooden overlooks gives you a perfect glance into some of the state's least-touched landscapes.

There's no event happening this weekend at the preserve about 45 minutes west of Columbus. You don't need one. Just drive out for the afternoon and enjoy the quiet.

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