June 2024

June 2024 cover (photo by Rick Buchanan)


10 Ohio Waterfalls and Where to Find Them

These flowing cascades exemplify the beauty of Ohio. We talked with the photographers who love to capture them and share how you can check out these sights for yourself.

15 Ways to Explore Dayton this Summer

Whether you’re looking to plan a visit around summer events, aviation history or travel-worthy restaurants, here are ideas for building your trip to this storied city.

3 Ways to Explore Lake County this Summer

This northeast Ohio county may be the smallest in the state, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in lakefront fun, small-town experiences and great wineries.

6 Ohio Art Festivals to Visit this Summer

From drawing with chalk to capturing nature while surrounded by it, these art events provide the chance to watch artists in action and take a closer look at their works.

8 Free Things to Do in Columbus this Summer

Summer in our capital city means access to many free-to-visit destinations and events, from music and movies to art museums to a wealth of public parks.

9 Ways to Experience Erie, PA and Western NY this Summer

Explore Presque Isle State Park, visit the Chautauqua Institution for its 150th anniversary and celebrate laughter in the hometown of a comedy legend.

Celebrate Independence Day at 10 Ohio Festivals

Enjoy the Fourth of July holiday with the whole family at these festivals that include classic carnival fun, unique events and activities and dazzling fireworks displays.  

Visit Ohio’s Oldest Nature Preserve

Cedar Bog in Urbana covers 446 acres and is home to some of the most diverse plant and animal life in the state. 

What I Learned at the Governor’s Fish Ohio Day

The annual event features a morning of fishing that celebrates the bounty of our freshwater natural resource and how it connects people from across the state.

Food + Drink

3 Incredible Outdoor Dining Experiences in Ohio

These open-air plated dinners are perennial summer favorites. They sell out quickly, so if you’re too late for this year, set a reminder to buy tickets for 2025.

Jackie O’s on Fourth in Columbus

This favorite southeast Ohio brewery opened a Columbus taproom with plenty of outdoor seating and a continued dedication to its longtime sustainability efforts.

Ohio Wine Month: Celebrating Our State’s Winemakers

The start of summer means exploring the winemakers across our state. Here are four spots that offer a flavor of our state’s offerings and a guide to help you plan your travels.

Visit the Legendary Pickle Bill’s Lobster House in Grand River

This landmark spot along the Grand River serves up a side of kitsch with its popular lineup of seafood, all-you-can-eat options and famous fried pickles.


Beach Glass Festival, Ashtabula

Lake Erie’s treasures regularly wash up along the shore in the form of tiny bits of highly polished glass. This event celebrates what you can make from them.  

See ‘Beyond Worlds: Paintings by Laine Bachman’ in Canton

Columbus artist Laine Bachman’s depictions of imagined planets brimming with life are featured in an exhibition at the Canton Art Museum this summer.

The Sweet Sounds of Gahanna’s Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival

Head to the Columbus suburb June 14 through 16 to check out this popular three-day music festival, now in its 25th year.

Home + Garden

Sun Bent Studio Creates Rainbows for Your Home

Columbus-based artist Nicole Derifield-West harnesses the power of light and spreads joy with her delicate crystal and metal and creations.

Ohio Life

Alex Goetz Talks Filmmaking in Nature

Documentarian Alex Goetz of Toledo shares how a career behind the camera has taken him around the world and allowed him to share stories from Ohio.

Bicentennial Wagon Train Visits Richfield

On June 4, 1976, the transcontinental Bicentennial Wagon Train stopped in northeast Ohio during its trek to reach Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, in time for Independence Day.

Live Well Ohio June 2024

Check out tips for creating family time outside, and a Ohio State Parks naturalist offers advice on staying safe in the outdoors. 

Ohio Finds: Toleware Tin Coffee Pot

Decorating tinware with glossy Japanese-style laquer took off in Wales in the early 18th century before finding its way to the United States after the Revolutionary War. 

Ohio’s National Park: How the Cuyahoga Valley Was Saved

In 1974, the federal government protected a serene stretch of nature now known as Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It was part of a movement to bring parks to people and set in motion work that continues today.

Why Walleye Fishing on Lake Erie is Better Than Ever

Lake Erie is a great place to cast a line for perch and bass, but it is also teeming with more walleye than it has been in decades. Here is why that is happening and how you can be part of it.