Sept./Oct. 2021

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Travel

3 Amish Country Furniture-Makers

From high-end custom pieces to chairs crafted with hand tools — these three furniture-makers can help you bring one-of-a-kind creations into your home.

5 Michigan Breweries to Visit This Fall

If you’re heading north this fall, check out these breweries that show why beer is such a big deal in the Great Lakes State.

Best Hikes in the Hocking Hills

A trip to the Hocking Hills means hiking opportunities that range from family-friendly excursions to longer treks that cover more miles.

Explore “¡Cuba!” at COSI in Columbus

The Center of Science and Industry delves into the vibrant culture, history and biodiversity of this Caribbean nation.

Fall Fun in Columbus

Whether you want to hit the trails, pick up some fresh produce or celebrate autumn among blooms and animals, our capital city is calling.

Fall Road Trip on Ohio Route 16

The 53-mile stretch between Pataskala and Coshocton County passes by the World’s Largest Picnic Basket and ends at a village that celebrates the Ohio & Erie Canal era. 

Fall Road Trip on Ohio Route 7

This 203-mile portion that runs along the edge of our state offers the chance to explore historic towns as well as the opportunity to spot wildlife that calls the region home.  

Fall Road Trip on U.S. Route 33

This 145-mile portion between Logan County and Athens offers a visit to a historic mill and a drive through a stretch of Wayne National Forest.  

Fall Road Trip on U.S. Route 6

The 106-mile stretch between Fremont and Willoughby Hills offers a taste of history, agriculture and amusement-park thrills. 

Fall Road Trip on U.S. Route 62

The 81-mile portion between downtown Columbus and Millersburg offers a stroll through beautiful gardens and a drive through Amish Country.

Fall Road Trips in Ohio

Explore more than 580 miles of autumn adventure with these five routes that offer plenty of history, hiking, food, family fun and more.

Great Ohio Road Trips: Northwest

We head to northwest Ohio for an art-inspired road trip to the Toledo Museum of Art, the Mazza Museum, Hawkes Crystal and more.

Most Scenic Spots in the Hocking Hills

Beauty abounds in the Hocking Hills, promising lots of great spots to get that perfect photo. Check out these locations that offer overlooks, waterfalls, caves and more. 

Outdoor Adventures in the Hocking Hills

if you want to see the Hocking Hills region from a new perspective, check out these zip lining, canoeing and horseback-riding experiences.

Pumpkin Season: Patches, Eats and Recipes You’ll Love

As everyone’s favorite fall produce begins to pop up around the state, we celebrate the season’s star ingredient, from u-pick patches to dessert recipes to made-in-Ohio eats.

Southern Theatre, Columbus

This historic capital city theater opened in 1896. Today, the compact, 933-seat venue offers an inviting and intimate space to enjoy live music.

Things to Do in the Hocking Hills

Plan your trip to southeast Ohio’s Hocking Hills region with these recommendations on where to stay, great hikes, scenic spots, paddling trips and more. 

What To Do This Week in Ohio

Add these events to your calendar this week, from favorite annual festivals to live music and vintage shopping.

Where to Stay in the Hocking Hills

From cottages and cabins to lodges and inns to even yurts and geodomes. Here are four places we’ve stayed that give a flavor for what the Hocking Hills region has to offer.

Food + Drink

15 Ohio Pumpkin Patches & Farms

Whether you want to pick from a pile or head out into the field yourself, these patches and farms across the state are packed with pumpkins and other fall delights this time of year. 

3 Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

Try one of the three delicious creations that will be sure to please your family and friends this fall. 

4 Ohio Wineries to Visit this Fall

These four destinations across Ohio are great spots to kick back and enjoy a glass of wine as the leaves begin to change.

Casa Nueva, Athens

Casa Nueva is serious about local ingredients, making it a favorite among Athens residents, Ohio University students and travelers alike.

Three Tigers Brewing Co., Granville

This downtown brewery has a deep connection to the neighboring Mai Chau Kitchen as well as food and drink flavors that go well together.

Try These 3 Made-in-Ohio Pumpkin Foods

Jeni’s Pumpkin Cake Roll Ice Cream, Taft Brewing Co.’s Frisch’s Pumpkin Pie Ale and Katalina’s Pumpkin Apple Butter? We’d like all of the above, please. 

Walkie Talkie Espresso & Coffee, Canton

This adorable orange and white shop in the city’s Logan neighborhood serves delicious coffee along with locally made scones and cookies. 

Arts

‘Norman Rockwell: Stories of Emotion’ at Dayton Art Institute

An exhibition of more than a dozen works by the American artist looks at how he interpreted the moments of everyday life. 

Home + Garden

Eco Raw Studio, Cincinnati

Sonja Thams uses the ancient practice of natural dyeing to create beautiful bandanas, scarves, clothing and more.

Ohio Finds: Charles William Duvall Painting

The Columbus-based artist known for his landscapes painted this depiction of a wooded stream in 1927.

Ohio Life

1936: Ohio State Marching Band Performs First Script Ohio

Band director Eugene Weigel’s vision for a smooth and flowing formation made its debut at Ohio Stadium in October of that year.

3 Questions: Brad Ricca

The Cleveland-based author’s book “True Raiders” delves into the details behind a real-life 1909 expedition to find the Ark of the Covenant.

Live Well Ohio September/October 2021

Learn how to protect yourself while traveling during the pandemic, and get advice on being a positive force in the battle against bullying. 

Spirit Rooms, Seances and Ohio in the 19th Century

In the 1850s, Athens County farmer Jonathan Koons created a room where he claimed he could communicate with the dead, part of the burgeoning spiritualist movement that rippled across the nation.