What to Do in Ohio: July 27-Aug. 2

From parasailing over Lake Erie to exploring the 21 parks and preserves of Hamilton County, we're sharing ideas to make the most of your summer days.

Soar Above Lake Erie: Sandusky is known for the thrill of coasters and amusement rides, but North Coast Parasail offers a different adventure. Through September, the company launches passengers skyward for unforgettable rides that last between eight and 14 minutes. And for those who imagine parasailing to be an adrenaline rush, you’ll be surprised to find it quite tranquil.

Go Canoeing on the Mohican River: The Mohican River has long been the place for a calm summer float. Loudonville’s Mohican Adventures (just down the road from the entrance to Mohican State Park) has helped people get on the water since 1974. A 7-mile float is the most popular choice, but there’s also a 15-mile route for more serious paddlers.

Beer Lovers Alert: What’s on tap for the 15th Annual Ohio Brew Week? This year’s fun and educational fest has been moved online, but there will still be plenty of new events posted on OBW’s website throughout its run from July 31 to Aug. 8. Beer enthusiasts are also urged to support their local breweries (and discover some new ones!). The craft beer scene is booming in the Buckeye State, so you’ll find a strong community and some cool collaborations. 

Fishing at the Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo (photo courtesy of Great Parks of Hamilton County)
Get Moving, Get Outdoors: All 21 parks and preserves of the Great Parks of Hamilton County are open, including Sharon Woods and Lake Isabella, a 28-acre lake perfect for fishing. Enjoy fun family activities, from horseback riding to picnicking. Educational nature programs are also available online to encourage our young ones to get crafty and embrace the natural world.

Go Virtual with Great Ohio Attractions: Even if you can’t visit in person, cultural institutions across the Buckeye State are still offering ways to learn, explore and have fun. Ohio History Connection features instructions for Victorian-era parlor games and even recipes for 19th-century libations, while “COSI Connects” brings out the kid in your, with video discussions and classes. It doesn’t stop there! Here are 32 virtual experiences for all interests: Read More

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