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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Road Trips

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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Hidden Treasures: Uncovering Antique Gems in the Youngstown Area

Follow the Antique Trail! The Youngstown & Mahoning County Antique Trail features fifteen stops at unique stores with classic and historic items. Get your Shopper’s Guide to Mahoning County’s Unique Antique Scene and find the gems you’ve been looking for!

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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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Medina County Golf Courses and Breweries Itinerary

Medina County Ohio Golf TripIn 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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