June 2023

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13 Great Stargazing Spots in Ohio

Visit these parks across our state that open a world of opportunity for exploring the universe without ever leaving the ground. 

20 Ways to Explore Columbus this Summer

Ohio’s capital city comes to life with a variety of concerts, art events, festivals and more that serve as just the start of what there is to experience

4 Essential Stargazing Tools for Beginners

Taking in the night sky doesn’t have to involve an out-of-this-world investment. If you want to get into this stellar pursuit, here is what you need to get you started.

8 Ways to Enjoy Lake County this Summer

From beautiful beaches to boutique lodging, summer is a perfect time to explore what this part of northeast Ohio has to offer.

Chill to Thrill: 9 On-the-Water Adventures

Whether you want to kick back and relax or gear up for an adrenaline spike, these experiences will help you stay cool this season.

Experience History, Nature and More in Chillicothe

Learn about the history of Ohio and its Indigenous people, explore the outdoors at Ross County’s parks and visit downtown shops and restaurants.

Explore these Lake Erie Shore Towns and Islands

Ohio’s Lake Erie islands and our state’s northwestern shoreline are full of history, nature and great lakeside towns to explore this time of year.

How to Get Stunning Night-Sky Photos with Your Smartphone

A seasoned photographer shares his advice for getting the best results with a tool nearly all of us carry around all the time.

Plan a Summer Road Trip to Erie, PA and Western NY

A trip to Erie, Pennsylvania, and then on to New York’s Chautauqua Lake region offers a wealth of fun, from beaches and boating to hiking and history.

Stargazing in Ohio

Stargazing is one of humanity’s oldest hobbies. Here are some of the best places to enjoy the night sky in Ohio, plus advice for making the most of your adventure.

Visit Dayton for History, Music and Outdoor Fun

Learn about our state’s rich aviation heritage, enjoy live bands and great brews, and explore the nation’s largest paved network of multi-use trails. 

Visit Ohio’s First International Dark Sky Park in Geauga County

Rookie stargazer Jason Brill tells how a visit to Observatory Park in Montville offers a connection across space and time.

Visit the Best Stargazing Spot in the Hocking Hills

John Glenn Astronomy Park director Brad Hoehne shares his inspiration for helping set aside a place where everyone can share in the splendor of the night sky. 

Walk the Grounds of 3 Historic Ohio Homes

These three landmark properties have long histories and beautiful outdoor areas that visitors can experience. 

Why We Should All Be Stewards of the Night Sky

Photographer Zakk Sheehan tells of his fascination with photographing starry nights and how he hopes capturing their grandeur helps inspire awareness of their fragility.

Food + Drink

Granville Brewing Co.

This former horse barn offers an inviting place to spend an afternoon with friends and a lineup of brews that focuses on Belgian styles.

Ohio Wine Month 2023: 7 Wineries to Visit this Summer

From the foothills of Appalachia to the islands of Lake Erie, Ohio produces a wide selection of wines.

Rock House Restaurant, Logan

Chef Matt Rapposelli brings a variety of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner to Hocking Hills Lodge & Conference Center. 

White Turkey Drive-In, Conneaut

This roadside spot along the Lake Erie shore serves up a flavor of the 1950s with classic eats, root beer and more. 


“Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds” at Cincinnati Art Museum

This exhibition shows how the legendary artist’s body of work included pieces that captured the world around him.

Plein Air Gatherings in Hancock County

Head to different parks every Thursday throughout the summer and into fall for these open-air painting events open to the public that encourage artists to capture the beauty of nature.

Home + Garden

Ember and Art

Dayton-based artist Nicole Kessel’s line of pottery reflects her love for the outdoors in pieces inspired by patterns and colors found in the natural world.

Ohio Life

A. Roy Knabenshue’s Toledo No. 1 Takes Flight

On June 30, 1905, the Ohio-born aeronaut took to the skies over Toledo to demonstrate the capabilities of his airship.

Artist Dan Chudzinski Takes Bigfoot to the Moon

The Mazza Museum curator discusses the allure of hyper-realistic art and sending an image of one of his works to the lunar surface. 

Live Well Ohio: June 2023

Get pointers to keep in mind for safe campfires this summer, and learn strategies for staying hydrated as the season heats up. 

Meet the Man in Search of Ohio’s Biggest Trees

Marc DeWerth’s Big Trees Ohio social media accounts have built a large audience by sharing gargantuan discoveries across the state.

Ohio Finds: “Bells” by Paul Riba

This oil-on-Masonite painting is representative of the magic realism art movement.