March 2017 Issue



Road Trips Checklist: 26 Spots to See

From haunted sites to fields of glory, our checklist offers destinations to keep an eye out for when you’re on the road.

Great Ohio Road Trips: Bird-Watching Trail

Embrace nature and add a few birds to your list at these spots.

Great Ohio Road Trips: Burger Trail

These Buckeye State favorites should be on every culinary adventurer’s map.

Great Ohio Road Trips: Covered Bridges

Historic bridges throughout our state offer a glimpse of the Ohio that once was. 

Great Ohio Road Trips: Literary Tour

Learn about our literary masters at these destinations that celebrate the lives of great Ohio writers. 

Great Ohio Road Trips: The Shawshank Trail

Walk in the footsteps of Andy and Red by visiting these sites immortalized in the 1994 film “The Shawshank Redemption.” 

Great Ohio Road Trips: Underground Railroad

Abolitionists throughout Ohio helped former slaves escape oppression. These Underground Railroad sites tell those stories.

Spring Awakening

As our state begins to thaw, check out these park-system events that’ll help you embrace the longer days and climbing temperatures.   

Food + Drink

Isle Style

Three Ohio pubs known for Irish fare share a recipe from their menu so you can bring some of that sláinte spirit home.


3 Questions: Peter Frampton

More than 40 years after the classic album that made him a rock star, the musician talks about his time living in Cincinnati and going acoustic on his new tour. 

Made in Ohio

Homegrown artists shine in an Akron Art Museum exhibition highlighting works from the museum’s permanent collection created between 1850 and 1950. 

Q&A: National Book Award Finalist Chris Bachelder

The Cincinnati native discusses ‘The Throwback Special,’ a novel about 22 men who meet annually to re-enact one of professional football’s most gruesome plays. 

Visions from India

Columbus’ Pizzuti Collection features works by Francis Newton Souza and 25 of the most prominent artists working today who have a connection to India.

Ohio Life

Inside the Lines

The Westerville Public Library stocks up on coloring books for adults. 

Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum

One man collected the nearly 4,000 pencil sharpeners on display at this minimuseum. 

Words to Grow By

Gene Logsdon was both philosopher and farmer, writing more than two dozen books and countless columns during his long career. Here, we share wisdom from his final book, ‘Letter to a Young Farmer’