June 2019

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Travel

6 Western Pennsylvania Road Trips

Head east into western Pennsylvania and you’ll find destinations and events celebrating American history, art, animals, antiques and more.

7 Great Summer Getaways in Erie, Pa. and Western N.Y.

Traveling through Erie, Pennsylvania, and western New York brings waterfront views and noteworthy destinations. Here are seven great stops to get you started.

Biking the Towpath Trail

If you want to learn a little Ohio & Erie Canal history, bike this scenic portion of the trail through northeast Ohio. 

Biplane Rides at WACO Airfield

By the late 1920s, WACO Aircraft Co. in Troy was the largest civil-aircraft manufacturer in the country. Today, you can ride in a plane just like the ones once made here.

Canoeing the Mohican River

Mohican Adventures in Loudonville has been helping paddlers get out on the water for decades.  

Dayton: Explore the Great Miami Riverway

Stretching 99 miles from Sidney to Hamilton, the Great Miami Riverway is a hot spot for fun on and off the water, including these six stops in the heart of Dayton

Great Ohio Adventures

Ready to try something new? Summer is the perfect time to get outside and push your boundaries. Here’s our guide to 12 experiences, from easy feats to extreme endeavors. 

Kayaking on Lake Erie

41° North let’s you go with the flow where the Rocky River meets our Great Lake.

Ohio Heritage: Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks

Our state’s Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks have been nominated for recognition as a World Heritage Site. Summer is the perfect time to explore these elaborately designed places where Native Americans once gathered.

Parasailing on Lake Erie

You can ride the wind just off the Cedar Point Peninsula with North Coast Parasail.

Rock Climbing & Rappelling in the Hocking Hills

Columbus-based Trek Network takes adventurers on excursions throughout Ohio, including Hocking State Forest. 

Food + Drink

Ohio Wine Month: 12 Wineries for Tastings, Events & More

Whether you’re looking for dinners, classes, tours or special events, these offerings across the state are just a sip of what Ohio’s wineries have to offer.

Arts

‘Life is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture’

A summer exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art looks at how the automobile has impacted our lives.

Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, Gahanna

The Columbus suburb starts summer a little early with its annual music festival, set for June 14 through 16 this year. 

Home + Garden

The Oak Barrel Co., Berlin

Chris Deffenbaugh makes beautiful and creative home decor pieces from repurposed wine and bourbon barrels. 

Ohio Life

3 Questions: Tim Ryan

Niles native Tim Ryan was elected to Congress in 2003. In April, he announced he is seeking his party’s nomination for president.

A Family Tradition

Known for its fun and inviting roadside signs, Mom Wilson’s Country Sausage Mart has been selling meats in Delaware County since 1959. We visited to get a flavor of what’s made the shop a local landmark.

Allison’s Mini Golf, Geneva-on-the-Lake

This landmark along the Lake Erie shore has roots that stretch back to 1924 and bills itself as America's oldest continually operating miniature golf course.

Hocking House, Logan

Potter Jean Magdich turned a more than 150-year-old southeast Ohio cabin into a gallery that welcomes Hocking Hills visitors.

Summer Solstice Lavender Festival

Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm in Martinsville celebrates the fragrant herb that’s a perennial favorite.