Spotlight: Ohio

For some people, autumn is the most wonderful time of year because this is the only time leaves turn beautiful bright hues of red, orange and yellow. That noticeable nip in the air allows us the chance to take out those cable knit sweaters waiting to be worn. There’s nothing like walking through crisp fall leaves on the ground, like we did when we were kids. Autumn in Ohio offers a distinct taste of classic Americana. But it isn’t just about the fabulous fall foliage here. The Buckeye State offers a plethora of autumnal events, not to mention the many family farms and corn mazes you can visit across this great state, for good-old fashioned family entertainment.

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Explore: Ohio Wineries

Napa Valley and California wines first come to mind when we think domestic wines. But winemakers grew grapes in Ohio as far back as the 1830s. By 1865 Ohio produced more wine than any other state in the country. This state helped launch the wine industry in America, according to Donniella Winchell, executive director of Ohio Wine Producers Association. Ohio wineries might be one of its best kept secrets, something worth exploring from those outside the Buckeye state. What’s for sure is the wineries are definitely popular destinations and a worthwhile road trip for those who live here. Continue reading

Ohio: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is the only national park in Ohio, but this national park offers something a littl unusual – there’s a historic railway that runs through it, offering visitors a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Visitors can take in the area’s gorgeous scenic views, feel a connectedness to nature and see the topography many Native American Indians and settlers once roamed.  Continue reading