A slightly elevated view of Paw Paw Camp which features an Adirondack picnic shelter surrounded by colorful autumn trees basking in warm lightPaw Paw Camp, Hills and Dales MetroParkA feature within Hills and Dales MetroPark entails a Adirondack-style picnic shelter. In this image, its surrounded by colorful trees showing off their fall color.
Today the visitors to Hills and Dales MetroPark owe thanks to John H. Patterson, founder of National Cash Register Company. John Patterson believed in outdoor exercise and the benefits to health and human productivity. In improving his land, he hired the sons of a famed landscape architect, John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. who accentuated the park’s picturesque creeks, rolling hills, dense woods, wildflowers, and wetlands. Through the years, the park became overgrown with invasive honeysuckle. After years of cleanup efforts, in 1999, 63 acres of Hills and Dales became part of the Five Rivers MetroPark System becoming Hills and Dales MetroPark. Today the historic urban park features Adirondack-style shelters, a boardwalk, picnic areas, trails, and a monument to John H. Patterson which overlooks the park and his former land.
A slightly elevated view of Paw Paw Camp which features an Adirondack picnic shelter surrounded by colorful autumn trees basking in warm lightIn this peaceful morning scene, the trees surrounding Dogwood Pond filter the warm light as it illuminates the paths leading up to the Adirondack shelter at Hills and Dales MetroParkJohn H. Patterson MonumentAn Adirondack Pavilion and fall leaves at Dayton’s Hills and Dales MetroPark are reflected by the adjacent Dogwood PondAn Adirondack Pavilion and fall leaves at Dayton’s Hills and Dales MetroPark are reflected by the adjacent Dogwood Pond

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