From trails to bird-watching, these five destinations in the Chautauqua Lake region promise a way to soak in the serenity of the season.
Embrace the outdoors this season with these can’t-miss day hikes and bicycle rides.
Hike the Darby Creek Greenway Trail, try three trails at Highbanks Metro Park in Lewis Center and ride through Columbus along the Olentangy Trail.
Hike one of the most photogenic spots in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, try three trails at Mohican State Park and pedal a portion of the 87-mile route along the Ohio & Erie Canal.
Explore Oak Openings in Swanton, hike the shoreline habitat of East Harbor State Park and ride a stretch of the 66-mile Wabash Cannonball Trail.
Tackle the trail that visits Hocking Hills State Park’s most famous sites, try three woodland hikes in Wayne National Forest and ride the 21-mile Adena Hockhocking Bikeway.
Explore Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, hike the Edge of Appalachia Preserve System and ride a portion of the 78-mile Little Miami Scenic Trail.
The estate of Charles Kelley King is now open to visitors year-round with the addition of a new visitors’ center complete with a gallery, greenhouse and Buehler’s Fresh Foods cafe.
A new attraction showcases rare heritage breeds found down on the farm. It will ultimately be expanded into a full petting zoo and feeding experience.
Food + Drink
To encourage quarantine quality time, Ohio’s first lady shared recipes from her own kitchen, including President Ronald Reagan’s favorite take on mac and cheese.
Woeber Mustard Co.’s longtime favorite now has a companion: the sweet and spicy Mrs. Mustard.
Ohio vintners produce award-winning wines from grapes that grow in our state. Here are several suggestions to get you started.
In 2018, the beloved Necco Wafer disappeared from store shelves. This summer, the Bryan, Ohio-based maker of Dum Dums is bringing them back.
The author and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist’s debut novel delves into the dreams and realities of working-class families.
Home + Garden
This southwest Ohio artist crafts collages to honor her favorite wonder of nature.
Potter Susan Abramovitz followed her dreams to southeast Ohio where she creates clay art that combines form and function, including this beautiful piece.
This neighborhood has long been a place filled with beautifully renovated historic homes. Three homeowners invited us in.
Battelle’s technical fellow for life sciences shares how the Columbus-based nonprofit ended up playing a pivotal role in the battle against COVID-19.
With social distancing keeping us apart, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Haus of Cool have teamed to offer small-scale ceremonies.
Ashtabula County is home to 18 traffic-bearing covered bridges including this diminutive 18-foot-long span.
Before whistle-stop tours and crisscrossing the country, presidential candidates spoke to crowds at their own homes. Here’s how three Ohioans used the approach to win our nation’s highest office.
These trophy vases were awarded to horses from Woodside Farms of Sandusky.
The U.S Postal Service commemorates the Akron landmark’s iconic Birch Tree Allée.
In 1923, concert pianist Mabel Wagnalls funded the construction of this library in honor of her parents.