What To Do in Ohio: June 1-7

From yurt camping to enjoying art in a park, here's how to make the most of the days and nights of summer this week.

Embrace Nature in Erie County: Edison Woods MetroPark in Erie County spans approximately 1,300 acres —  from sandstone cliffs to wetland habitats to restored native grasslands — and is home to seasonal wildflowers and rare plants. Enjoy hiking, bird-watching and more across more than 6 miles of trails, as well as the half-mile Adventure Walkway boardwalk. eriemetroparks.org

Enjoy Smale Riverfront Park (illustration by Diana Bolton)
Take a Stroll along the Ohio River: Cincinnati’s tiered, 45-acre Smale Riverfront Park offers intersecting pathways and public art that draw travelers to the base of The Banks neighborhood along the Ohio River. Reaching from Great American Ball Park to Paul Brown Stadium, the park is a summer-season focal point for the Queen City and a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. cincinnatiparks.com

See Art in the Park: This art gallery isn’t confined by walls. In fact, it’s a walk in the park. Delaware County’s Boardman Arts Park showcases rotating exhibitions and installations in an outdoor setting, creating a welcoming place for the community to gather. boardmanartspark.org

Go Glamping in the Hocking Hills: Not down for really roughing it? Elevate your camping experience in a yurt. The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls — located in the heart of the Hocking Hills — has three of these nomad-inspired, circular tents, complete with year-round heating and cooling, a kitchenette, a full bathroom and the amenities of the inn. innatcedarfalls.com

Watch the Sunset Over Lake Erie: What was once just a grassy knoll at the 31-acre Lakewood Park now features cascading stone stairs between upper and lower paved promenades. The Solstice Steps in this western Cleveland suburb overlook our Great Lake and offer unobstructed sunset views. onelakewood.com

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