July/August 2021

July/August Cover

Travel

Akron: Outdoor Fun & Tourist Trails

These favorites throughout Summit County allow travelers to embrace history and nature. Plus, there is great coffee, craft beer and vintage shopping along the way.

American History Road Trips

From the homes of U.S. presidents to sites that shaped the future of the United States, these destinations across Ohio help tell the story of our nation.

Canton: Hall of Fame City Fun

The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s enshrinement and the events surrounding it put a spotlight on northeast Ohio. This year, there’s even more to celebrate.

Carriage House Farm, North Bend

This property was in Richard Stewart’s family for generations before becoming a place where visitors can learn about food and farming.

Family Fun in Appalachian Ohio

From cozy cabins and lodges to hikes that appeal to your entire crew, plan your next adventure in one of the 32 counties that make up Ohio’s Appalachian region.

Foraged and Sown, Columbus & West Jefferson

A certified organic farm operating since 2015, Foraged and Sown literally started in Kate Hodges’ backyard.

Great Ohio Road Trips: Central

We head to central Ohio for an art-inspired road trip to the Columbus Museum of Art, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Short North Arts District and more.

Great Ohio Road Trips: Northeast

We head to northeast Ohio for an art-inspired road trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum, The Butler Institute of American Art and more.

Harding at Home

In 1920, Warren G. Harding campaigned for president from his front porch in Marion. You can tour his home and visit the Presidential Library & Museum that puts his legacy in a new light.

Scenic Drives in West Virginia

The twists and turns of the Mountain State’s scenic roads have long promised the thrill of adventure and plenty of rugged beauty. Here are four routes to tackle this season.

Slate Run Living Historical Farm, Canal Winchester

The 19th-century farmstead of Samuel Oman today teaches visitors what life was like during the heyday of Ohio farming.

Summer Family Fun in Columbus

Outdoor experiences are plentiful in our capital city this time of year, from great park systems to beautiful gardens to a new soccer stadium in the heart of downtown.

The Farm Life

Farming is at the heart of who we are as Ohioans. Visit three places across the state that honor and celebrate our connection to the land.

Food + Drink

3 Ohio Breweries with Airbnbs

These three small beer-makers offer accommodations so their fans can book, sample and stay. Here’s how you can, too.

Market Street Soda Works, Newark

Tim and Liz Argyle’s Newark spot serves up classic favorites and new creations in a cozy and inviting downtown space.

Arts

‘Paintings, Politics and the Monuments Men’ in Cincinnati

This Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition examines the fate of works recovered after World War II.

Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art

The Toledo Museum of Art hosts an exhibition of art and objects in a variety of media from the 18th century through contemporary times.

Home + Garden

Bess Paper Goods & Gifts, Reading

Kristin Joiner sells a variety of upbeat and beautiful handprinted and handmade items at her store near Cincinnati.

Ohio Life

1923: President Warren G. Harding’s Funeral

On Aug. 10, Harvey Firestone, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison met in Marion to pay tribute to their fallen friend.

3 Questions: Dave Parker

The baseball legend and native Ohioan looks back at life in the big leagues in a new autobiography.

Live Well Ohio: July/August 2021

Review these boating safety tips before hitting the water this season, and get advice for helping the children in your life protect their vision. 

Ohio Finds: Mocha Ware with Blue Seaweed Design

East Liverpool potters made this porcelain during the second half of the 19th century.

The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Air Races

The National Air Races came to the city in 1929, bringing a high-flying spectacle to the city’s new airport. The event returned for years, until changing times and, ultimately, tragedy spelled its end.

The Signal Tree, Akron

Local lore says American Indian tribes once used this unusually shaped tree to navigate the region, but the burr oak’s real roots remain a mystery.