Ohio Road Trips

Time to start planning your Ohio road trip.  Go ahead and make plans to drive through our countryside, visit our historical sites, spend time on one of our islands, find your next favorite vintage or antique piece at one of our unique markets or shops, travel through our covered bridges, get stuck behind an Amish buggy, enjoy the southing sounds of a paddle wheel as you cruise on one of our riverboats, stop at one of our local road side diners, or sample our local wines and breweries.  Hike our state parks. Take a ride in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. View the stars at Observatory Park. No matter what you are looking for in a road trip, Ohio is sure to make your trip a memorable one.

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VISIT COSHOCTON AND FIND YOUR ADVENTURE!

Visit Coshocton County

Historic Roscoe Village immerses guests in a restored 1800’s canal-era town filled with locally-owned shops and restaurants. The self-guided tour allows guests to visit exhibits at their own pace throughout the day.

The Three Rivers Wine Trail features 8 unique locations serving carefully crafted wines and beer made on site. Free passport program and hotel packages available.

Other attractions include Disc Golf, Geocaching, and a horse-drawn canal boat! Annual celebrations include Hot Air Balloons, Cruise-ins, Summer Concerts, Food Trucks, Apple Butter Stirrin’ and Christmas Candlelighting. Call (740)622-4877 for a free information packet.

Highlighted Road Trip: Three Rivers Ride Motorcycle Trail (It’s not just for bikes!) CLICK HERE  to learn more.

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The weekend is calling and asking for a new adventure to start the summer that includes sunrise over the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in beautiful Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Offering unique restaurants, wineries and breweries, thriving quaint downtowns filled with boutiques, antiques, and bookstores, not to mention National Landmark historic attractions that share early history, and Ohio’s state play- Trumpet in the Land outdoor drama, there’s plenty of adventures to delve into! Come hungry; there is local food around every corner! While you’re here, you will enjoy the many comforts our hotels offer to you. Visit soon- we can’t wait to welcome you!

CLICK HERE to learn more and/or order your FREE Tuscarawas County Visitor Guide.

 

 

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Youngstown Area Antiques

Hidden Treasures: Uncovering Antique Gems in the Youngstown Area

Discover antiques and collectibles in the Youngstown area! Our 16 unique shops in Mahoning County offer a wide selection of vintage items, furniture and home décor, and one-of-a-kind finds. Enter “nostalgic heaven” at Mr. Darby’s Vintage and Antiques, or experience the magic of Wizard of Odds where you can find items from 100 vendors. In between shops, visit must-see attractions like White House Fruit Farm and Noah’s Lost Ark Exotic Animal Sanctuary. Stop for a bite to eat at unique places like JR Grinder or Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tearoom. With so much to see and do, make it an antiquing weekend!

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Zanesville
Photo credit: Zanesville-Muskingum CVB

COME EXPLORE.

Situated in Southeast Ohio, Muskingum County is home to fabulous family friendly attractions. A must see while exploring the area – The Wilds – a 10,000 acre endangered species preserve where up close and personal with the animals is the norm! Rhinos, giraffes, camels, cheetahs, zebras and more are all visible during your open-air safari. Fishing, horse-back riding, and ziplining are all available on this amazing adventure. Complete your stay in a lakefront cabin available on The Wilds property. Just add a trip to Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl, a stroll through the John and Annie Glenn Museum, a view of the Y Bridge, an excursion on the Lorena Sternwheeler and a hands-on paint your own pottery at Ohio Stoneware and the vacation is complete!

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Ohio Wine & Cheese Road Trip #1
Ohio Wine & Cheese Road Trip – Trail #1

On this road trip you will have the option to visit 4 wineries, 3 cheese stops, 2 orchards, a popular jam and jelly store, and a store that sells products for “simple living”. Please note that the wineries and other stops are only open on select days of the week.
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Ohio Wine & Cheese Road Trip #2

Ohio Wine & Cheese Road Trip Trail #2

On this road trip you will have the option to visit 3 wineries, 4 cheese stops, the area’s favorite chocolate maker, a farm market & bakery, learn a little about Amish & Mennonite history and visit a Giant Cuckoo Clock . Please note that the wineries and other stops are only open on select days of the week.

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Family Fun That’s Close to Home

Lehman's - Kidron Ohio

A trip to Lehman’s in the tiny village of Kidron, OH is like going shopping and visiting a museum at the same time. The walls of this iconic old time general store are lined with museum-quality antiques, and the shelves are full of practical and pretty items for your home and garden.

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Experience the Excitement and Relaxation of Chillicothe in the Summer

Ross-Chillicothe Ohio

Are you looking for a change of scenery to recharge this summer; a getaway to relax? Then make it happen with a road trip to surround yourself in the charm of the Appalachian foothills of southern Ohio.

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Small Town Charm, Big Hidden Gems

Grand Tea Room in the old Van Horne Building.
If you’re seeking some rejuvenation from all the hustle and bustle, a visit to Carroll County, Ohio may be just what you need. Come explore our historical downtown, unique eateries and eclectic shops. This area is filled with small town charm and offers something for everyone.

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Experience Hartville is the prefect day trip getaway!

Hartville Kitchen

If you’re looking for a day trip filled with tons of surprises along the way, Experience Hartville is the perfect getaway!

Nestled between Cleveland and Amish Country, Hartville offers a charming slice of Americana. With its celebrated antique and thrift trail, wholesome attractions, local shops and warm hospitality, Hartville guarantees a good time for visitors of all ages. Plus, …

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Geauga County Cheese Trail

Small towns, local businesses, Amish buggies and miles of countryside views are what you will find on this cheese trail.  I have included only 9 stops on this road trip. The perfect number of stops for a one day trip. Not every stop will sell cheese, but as you move from cheese stop to cheese stop, I only thought it only fair to include a few of my favorite road stops that are unique to the area.

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Enjoy a ride on the Lorena Sternwheeler

Lorena SternwheelerLooking for a fun, outdoor activity to do this summer? How about taking a cruise on the Muskingum River aboard the Lorena Sternwheeler! The Lorena Sternwheeler is moored at Zane’s Landing Park at the west end of Market Street in downtown Zanesville. This Muskingum County treasure travels along the Historic Muskingum River Water Trail offering a relaxed and pleasant ride through wide waters, passing scenic woodlands just the way our ancestors did.

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A Trip to Fellows Riverside Gardens – Youngstown

Fellows Riverside Gardens - My Ohio Fun

The Fellows Riverside Gardens is a free public garden located in the city of Youngstown. The twelve-acre display garden includes a collection of seasonal bulbs, flowering beds, flowering trees and shrubs, and beautiful walkways; along with scenic views, a delightful garden shop, a gallery, a library, and a seasonal garden café .

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Historic Downtown Medina Ohio

Explore the Charming Square of Medina, Ohio.

If you have never taken a road trip to the picturesque town of Medina, which was originally part of the Connecticut Western Reserve area, then you are truly missing the opportunity to explore one of Ohio’s most charming squares. A definite Norman Rockwell painting. The county courthouse towers over one side of the square and the rest of the square is surrounded by mom and pop shops that offer an afternoon of shopping and exploring.

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Medina County Golf Courses and Breweries Itinerary

Medina County Ohio Golf Trip

In Medina County, the putting greens are lush, the microbrews are cold, and accommodations are close by and welcoming. That can only mean one thing: time to get the old gang together for a golfing road trip!

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Unleash Your Inner Adventurer with Truly Trumbull “Retro” Trip Ideas

Retro Road Trip in Trumbull County Ohio

Are you looking for fun, unique, affordable trip ideas? Look no further than Trumbull County, Ohio! Our “Retro” inspired trip ideas offer various options to motivate your travel pals!

You can enjoy a classic movie experience under the stars at Elm Road Triple Screen Drive-In and Skyway Drive-In in Warren. Bowl a few games at one of our five bowling alleys or…

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Your Road Trip to Put-in-Bay

E- Carts Miller Ferry Put-in-Bay

Make the Lake Erie Island of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, your first summer road trip! The fun begins once you hop aboard the Miller Ferry. The relaxing 20-minute ride has breathtaking views, perfect for photo opps. Once you arrive, cruise the island on a golf cart and enjoy the sites with your family.

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To all 19 covered bridges located in Ashtabula County.

Ashtabula Covered Bridge Trail

Thank you for allowing me to spend time with each and every one of you. I will always remember the special sounds each of you made as I drove upon your timbers, the way the light streamed through your maze of wooden beam and truss patterns, the smell of your weathered woods, and the peacefulness you shared. Until we meet again.

This past year, I had the opportunity to take the covered bridge drive-it-yourself through Ashtabula County.  Although, I had toured the county previously visiting many of the area wineries, unique museums, sampling the local food, and enjoying Lake Erie sunsets, I never really took the time to hit the back roads of the county.

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The Portage County Sweet Tooth Trail

Portage County Sweet Tooth Trail

Do you love cake, cookies, cupcakes, ice cream, pies, chocolate, chocolate topped popcorn, and sugary specialty coffee drinks? Then we have road trip for you! This self-guided tour of Portage County sweet spots is sure to make your sweet tooth happy.

Stops include bakeries, cafe’ & coffee shops,  seasonal ice cream and custard shops,  farms and markets, and “must try” restaurant dessert stops.  To learn more about the trail, visit centralportagevcb.org.  Affordable accommodations are available right of I-76 and just minutes from many of the stops on the trail,

Know before you go!

1. Pack a cooler for all your goodies.
2. Wear comfortable shoes.
3.  Bring cash. Not all the vendors at the farmers markets accept credit cards.

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Escape During the Week to Put-in-Bay

Put-in-Bay Sunset

“When is the best time to visit Put-in-Bay?”

Weekdays!  I especially like the middle of the week.  There are plenty of things to do and you avoid the weekend crowds.

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Muskingum County – A National Road that leads to space and so much more.

Muskingum County Ohio Road Trip

How do you really describe an Ohio county that history includes:

  • A bridge that made it into the pages of Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
  • Was the path west for stagecoaches and westward settlers using the National Road.
  • Was a key stop on the Underground Railroad to freedom.
  • Proud parents to an astronaut, a prolific sculptor, and a famous Western writer.
  • Who has roots that run deep in clay.
  • Home to a basket maker that had a dream.
  • And …
    Has taken reclaimed mine land and created one of the largest animal conservation sites in North America, which has been featured on the Animal Planets “The Zoo”?

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Guernsey County Ohio Road Trip Small Town Charm, A Famous Bakery, Big Foot, and a Holiday Event That Brings “Dickens” to Life. ~ Guernsey County

This past year, I had the pleasure of being asked to join in on a three county, 3-day Media Fam Tour with four other influencers. Our first day of touring included Downtown Cambridge and surrounding areas in Guernsey County.

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