July/August 2020

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Travel

Akron: 4 Nature & Art Experiences You'll Love

Beautiful natural sites and a creative spirit make Summit County a great place to explore. 

Appalachia: Outdoor Adventures

This 32-county region offers the chance to explore beautiful natural areas and historic spots across southern and eastern Ohio.

Butler County: 5 Great Places for Public Art

This Southwest Ohio county celebrates art in a mix of forms and in a variety of places. Here are five fun locations to explore, from the City of Sculpture to the Miami University campus. 

Columbus: 4 Summer Picks

From dining and shopping to animal adventures and incredible art, our capital city is a summer favorite.

Explore Ohio: 32 Virtual Experiences

Even if you can’t visit in person, you can still learn, explore and have fun thanks to these online offerings created by cultural institutions across the Buckeye State. 

Heritage Road Trips 2020

Take a drive on one of the Ohio Scenic Byways for a dose of natural beauty and a glimpse into our state’s past. Here are five great routes to get you started.

Hometown Road Trips 2019-2020

Summer means it’s time to explore. Check out these interesting and fun destinations we discovered while visiting this years Best Hometown honorees.

Our Great Lake

Whether you want to explore historic lighthouses, paddle along the shore or cast a line, here's how you can connect with our greatest natural resource this summer.

Our Great Lake: Along the Shore

Relax and recharge at Lakeside Chautauqua, hit the beach at Cedar Point and get a shot of nostalgia at Ohio’s oldest summer resort. 

Our Great Lake: Cruises & Charters

Whether you want to take an evening excursion along our lakefront or cast a line on Lake Erie, these boat lines and fishing charters will get you there. 

Our Great Lake: History Lessons

Visit the monument that pays tribute to Oliver Hazard Perrys pivotal victory during the War of 1812 to museums that trace the history of life and industry along our shoreline. 

Our Great Lake: Kayaking & Water Trails

Explore the Lake Erie Islands Water Trails or get your feet wet with a shorter paddle closer to shore. 

Our Great Lake: Ohio Lighthouses

From lighthouse ruins on a small island to iconic structures that have stood sentry in our harbors for generations, these 14 historic landmarks help tell the story of our state. 

The Rock Hall Rolls On

Commune with music's trailblazers and legends once again, as Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame reopens. Here's what to expect. 

Food + Drink

Boozy Buckeye Vodka Campfire Shake

This milkshake-like sweet treat is the perfect cocktail for gathering around the campfire once the summer sun goes down. 

Buckeye Vodka’s 3 C’s Cooler

Buckeye Vodka showcases two great flavors of summer in the easy to make Charlie’s Cucumber Cooler.

Buckeye Vodka’s Ohio Favorite Jammin’ Cocktail

Combine mint, raspberry jam, Buckeye Vodka and a good dose of fizz. The result is a light and summery cocktail that promises to bring the flavor to your next cookout. 

Chill Out! 8 Great Gourmet Popsicles

As summer heats up, seek out these popsicle-makers who have fun with natural ingredients, creative collaborations and can’t-miss flavors.

Cockeye BBQ, Warren

This small and homey spot on the city’s west side serves up slow-cooked barbecue favorites, new creations and a fun lineup of super-premium ice cream.

Columbus Brewing Co. Taproom

This beloved capital-city craft brewery now has a taproom attached to its production facility, where Eric Bean showcases a wide range of styles.

How to Make Cherry Bounce

Black cherry trees are native to Ohio and grow in forests and along meadows. Gather pints of its tiny fruit to make cherry bounce, a boozy infusion requiring only three ingredients.

Arts

‘Sue King: The Great Outdoors’ in Dublin

Through July 24, the Dublin Arts Council presents an exhibition showcasing the places this artist loves best, from destinations out west to those in her own backyard.

‘The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art’

The Toledo Museum of Art spotlights the artist’s colorful and thought-provoking works in an upcoming fall exhibition

The Toledo Museum of Art Reopens

On June 23, the museum began welcoming visitors back. Check out these 10 exhibitions you can see between now and next summer.

Home + Garden

10 Native Plants That Thrive in Ohio

Turn your backyard into an eco-friendly oasis by following these recommendations from landscape architect and author Alan Branhagen.

Erie and Anchor Clothing

Micah Roberts’ stylish line celebrates our Great Lake with a portion of sales going to help keep it clean.

The Jewelry of Artist Lisa Inglert

This Cincinnati jewelry-maker finds vibrant inspiration from the blooms around her.

Ohio Life

1945: Bogie and Bacall Get Married

Hollywood icons Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall tied the knot at Malabar Farm in Lucas.

3 Questions: Christine Brennan

The Toledo native, USA Today columnist and Red Smith Award honoree talks about her father’s influence, the importance of Title IX and the future of sports.

LiveWell: July/August 2020

Try these five ways to ban the quarantine blues. Plus, a frontline healthcare worker at Cleveland Clinic shares the victories that keep caregivers going in the face of COVID-19.

Ohio Finds: Seymour Lindsey Paper Cutout

This framed paper cutting depicts an outdoor scene that includes a woman plucking peacock feathers. 

Scout’s Honor

Iconic American artist Norman Rockwell created 65 Boy Scouts of America paintings. Here’s how they ended up at a small museum in Trumbull County.