15 photos of Brandywine Falls near Cleveland

All that remains of the once flourishing Brandywine Village are the 65-foot falls, the foundation of George Wallace’s 1814 sawmill, and the home his son, James Wallace, built which is today a bed & breakfast.

Brandywine Falls

Brandywine Falls may be 1 of the most beautiful waterfalls near Cleveland

Carved by Brandywine Creek, the 65-foot falls demonstrates classic geological features of waterfalls.

A combination of boardwalk and steps brings you into the waterfall’s gorge and lets you view the waterfall head-on

A layer of hard rock caps the waterfall, protecting softer layers of rock below. In this case, the top layer is Berea Sandstone.

The softer layers include Bedford and Cleveland shales, soft rocks formed from mud found on the sea floor that covered this area 350-400 million years ago.

Careful inspection will reveal the individual grains of sand that accumulated in a sea 320 million years ago.

The falls are a major destination attraction for nature lovers, hikers and photographers.

The hiking trails and platforms that lead to an observations deck are maintained by the Summit Metroparks Bike and Hike Trail.

Brandywine Falls is open daily from dawn to dusk. The boardwalk could be closed during icy conditions. Brandywine Falls is located at 8176 Brandywine Road in Sagamore Hills Township.