Ohio is a perfect blend of east coast and Midwest sensibilities. You can see almost every type of country you could want just driving across the state. In the east you have the foot hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, winding too the beginnings of the great plains in the western part of the state. In northern Ohio you have the great lakes and to the south pristine river valley’s with some of the nation’s most beautiful forests.
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Hocking Hills State Park
If you love nature and the great outdoors, it doesn’t get much better than Hocking Hills State Park. With hiking, Zip Lining, Kyaking, Camping, and a host of other activities available there’s something for the entire family. The history of Hocking Hills goes back more than 7000 years with evidence of Native American tribes setline the area. There are a few must see sights in the park like the 700 foot long Ash Cave or the Waterfalls and Cantwell Cliffs
Athens Art and Culture
About an hour from Hocking Hills lies the home of Ohio University and a major Ohio cultural center. Form the Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble to Stuarts Opera house there’s something for every taste. The Dairy Barn Arts Center which holds exhibitions, events, and festivals with live performances is always worth a look. Not to mention Pleasant Hill Vineyards and several Micro Breweries populate this corner of Ohio for the wine and spirits enthusiast.
Hall of Fame History
After you’re done with Athens you can travel about 2 hours north and hit the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio. Since 1962 Canton Ohio is where the best of the Best in Pro Football have been immortalized. Aside from the exhibits, there is the game day stadium where films are shown on a 42 foot cinema screen and currently under construction is the Hall of Fame Village set to be completed in 2020. Another hour and a half up the road is another Hall of Fame. Cleveland Boasts the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Lake Erie Islands
While you’re up in northern Ohio If you head over to the Sandusky Area you can visit the Lake Erie Islands; Isle St. George, Middle Bass, Kelleys Island, and South Bass Island where you’ll find the famous Put In Bay. You’ll find everything from casual to fine dining on the Islands as well as amusement parks, nature reserves, and some of the best fishing in the state
With so much to see, Ohio has a ton of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. There’s something for the whole family whether it be nature walking, historical sites, wineries, or amusement parks. The Buckeye state is an adventure waiting to happen.