June 2017 Issue



30 Outdoor Activities for Kids in Ohio

From day hikes to fossil hunting, we searched the state for summertime experiences that’ll amaze the youngsters in your life.

Fun Festivals in Western PA

Head to western Pennsylvania to check out six festivals that celebrate history, summer eats and high-flying ingenuity.

Kids Adventures: Animals

Go on safari at the Wagon Trails Animal Park in Trumbull County, the African Safari Wildlife Park in Port Clinton and more.

Kids Adventures: Bugs, Blooms & Water

Check out the Pollinator Palooza at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus, grab a paddle at Mohican Adventures in Loudonville and more. 

Kids Adventures: Camps & Classes

Kids can learn to sail in Sandusky, work toward their Junior Ranger badge or patch at Cuyahoga Valley National Park and more. 

Kids Adventures: Hikes

Tackle the youngster-friendly trail to Ash Cave, check out the bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park and more. 

Kids Adventures: History & Farm Life

Learn about those who fought for our nation’s independence at Fort Meigs, unearth ancient treasures at The Oleander Park System in Sylvania and more. 

Lake Erie Shores & Islands: 9 New Finds

Welcome to some of Ohio’s finest lakeside restaurants, attractions and beach-town fun.

Motor City Getaways

These five Detroit attractions promise a mix of arts, culture, history and fun. 

Ohio Waterfront Camping

Here are four experiences you'll love, from the Lake Erie shore to the heart of South Bass Island.

Summer Fun in Dayton

Rich history, outdoor attractions and new development make now a great time to visit. 

Summer Fun in Youngstown

From upgrades at Youngstown’s kid-focused science center to an upstart vineyard at Pine Lake, check out these Mahoning Valley attractions.

Summer Fun: Erie, PA/Western NY

A trip to Erie, Pennsylvania and New York’s Chautauqua Lake region promises plenty of thrills.

Towns Along Ohio's Buckeye Trail

The Buckeye Trail touches all four corners of Ohio and covers 1,444 miles. Here are four great trail towns along its route. 

Food + Drink

Birthplace of the Banana Split

Wilmington began serving the iconic sundae more than a century ago, but the town’s claim to fame doesn’t come without a share of good-natured controversy. 

Crafted Artisan Meadery, Mogadore

Kent Waldeck’s Mogadore meadery puts a modern spin on one of mankind’s oldest drinks.


A Fresh Vision

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s “Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s” showcases works created during the dawn of the artist’s career.

Author Kristen Lepionka on the Lasting Appeal of the Detective Genre

The Columbus resident’s debut novel, ‘The Last Place You Look,’ brings a new female detective to the literary world.

Rich Sommer Talks Taking on Big-Time Wrestling in ‘Glow’

The Ohio native and “Mad Men” alum discusses his Netflix show about the early years of women’s professional wrestling. 

Home + Garden

German Village Haus Und Garten Tour

Columbus’ historic neighborhood welcomes guests to tour 10 homes and two gardens. 

Ohio Life

Camp Sherman Memories

Thousands of soldiers trained in Ross County before shipping out to World War I battlefields. July’s Camp Sherman Days honors their contributions.

Dean Martin Mural, Steubenville

The entertainer, Rat Pack member and native son of Steubenville is immortalized in a mural that recalls scenes from his life and career.

Eat, Purr, Love Cat Cafe in Columbus

Cats plus coffee equals Columbus’ newest destination for feline fans. 

Ohio’s Frank Lloyd Wright Homes

We visited dwellings in Springfield, Oberlin and Willoughby Hills designed by the architect. Here’s how you can, too.