BEST PARKS/PLACES TO TAKE A HIKE OR WALK
January 2012 Issue
Facebook Fans Pick Their Favorites
We asked our Facebook friends for their Best of Ohio picks in a variety of categories. Look for updates throughout the month.
Beth Lytle Smith: For kids, Wegerzyn Gardens in Dayton (Five Rivers Metroparks). For adults, Aullwood is magnificent, especially in the spring!
Bruce Stambaugh: The Holmes Co. Rails to Trails is an excellent place to bike, hike, bird and enjoy the scenery all at the same time.
Elisabeth Barnhardt Mills: Have you ever featured Fort Amanda? It used to be a State Park, but may have lost that status. Please do look in to it, regardless!
Karissa Cooper: Best parks for a family history trip is the Newark Earthworks featuring the Great Circle Mound and a free museum or Flint Ridge State Park, also with a museum built around a huge flint pit right in the middle of it! Both in Licking County. Both great for hiking, picnicking and learning about the past!
Jenny Koester: Ault Park in Cincinnati — great history and a wonderful garden lawn cared for and designed by the Adopt-a-Plot gardeners. We were also featured on Think TV this season!!
Dean Shultz: with Summit Metro Park system and Cuyahoga National Park, we have so many parks near us. I would say, why choose just one? Visit them all! I am looking forward to some snow shoeing the Barberton/Clinton trails and learning cross country skiing at Virginia Kendall
Darke County Visitors Bureau: The KitchenAid Experience Center in Greenville, Ohio offers cooking classes on Wed., Fri., and Saturdays. The classes focus on seasonal foods with local chefs. Call Gloria for more information, 1-888-886-8318.
Ann Palazzolo Racette: I currently offer cooking classes for kids at Kitchen Design Plus, 2529 N. Reynolds Rd in Toledo. Classes are offered once a month, are geared toward kids ages 5-14 and always have a different theme and recipes. For more information, please visit annscookingclub.com.
Alex Kontos: What about Lorenzo's Culinary School & Kitchen in Lakeside, Ohio? Their website is www.lorenzothechef.com. They can also be reached at 419-798-4414 or 330-219-4391. The school was featured on Fox 8 New Day Cleveland this summer.
Nancy Gray Horstman: Ellen Whitaker Conrad has Ellen's Country Cuisine Cooking School in Salem, Ohio! Wonderful chef, fun classes in her country home.
Amy Brandabur Hunter: The Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State has great ones open to the public!
Catherine Reiter: I teach herb classes and scone making classes!
EatDrink Cleveland: Foodgazi specializes in vegan cooking classes - they are in Lakewood.
Marianne Monaghan: Check out The Cook's Shop in Marietta. You can find great classes and events on their website or Facebook page.
Trendy Bindi's Boutique LLC: I think that Dorothy Lane Market offers classes from time to time here in the Dayton area.
LaVonne DeBois: Amish Heartland Tours offers baking classes in private Amish homes and specialty cooking demos. For info call Amish Heartland Tours