When we think of Ohio – we think of Hawthorne Heights major hit “Ohio Is For Lovers” – That is the first thing that comes to mind. The second thing that comes to mind is farms and Amish people – not entirely a bad thing but lets just be real; WE HAD NO IDEA WHAT OHIO IS ALL ABOUT!
Lets dig up some amazing spots in Ohio and see why Ohio is for lovers
1. Explore Hocking Hills State Park
Great place to hike, picnic, camp overlooking some beautiful scenery. While your here, visit Ash Cave and Old’s Man Cave and fall in love with natures beauty. Hocking Hills State Park will intrigue you with enormous rocks, cascading cliffs and lush greens that meet to create a natural art exposition.
2. Find Corkscrew Falls
In the Upper Falls of Hocking Hills State Park there is a secret that only a few know about – Corkscrew Falls. If your adventurous to go looking for this amazing waterfall – you’re going to want to bring a bathing suit and towel for sure!
3. Visit The Columbus Zoo
The Columbus Zoo is more like Animal Kingdom at Disney World! This magical place is a combination of Zoo, Aquarium and Waterpark – 3 amazing things wrapped up into one! Trams take you to and from parking lots and the water park is a great way to escape the heat. This is an all day fun day! Be sure to wear your walking shoes 🙂
4. See The Amish Country Theater
Good clean fun! These actors are a hoot with their entertaining skills! The interaction with the audience requires the cast to be quick on their feet and fast with their wit. Thumbs up to a wonderful show – the actors are whip-smart, working off the responses from the audience; the original material is priceless (who knew the Amish could be so fun?!) and the musicians (bluegrass style) are just all amazing!
5. Have a Picnic In Mill Creek Regional Park
A very nice park amid the city with lots of trails. Find the old grist mill that is very beautiful to look at and still working. Mill Creek is a nice place to spend a sunny afternoon. Waterfalls, hiking trails, and much more await visitors to this wonderful park. They even have a beautiful rose garden 🙂
6. Explore Crystal Cave
In 1887 a Mr. Gustav Heineman moved here from Germany to open up a winery. Upon digging a well beneath the winery he discovered this immense cave – lucky guy! On exploring the cave he found the cave walls covered with extremely large and well-developed tabular crystals identified as celestine. Much of these “crystals” were dug out – but he stopped the excavation and decided to open up a tourist attraction instead – and people from all over come to explore this awesome phenomenon.
7. Visit The Ohio State Reformatory
The Reformatory was the prison used in the Shawshank Redemption movie! The doors to this massive prison were opened to its first 150 young offenders in September 1896 and after housing over 155,000 men in its lifetime, the prison closed December 31, 1990.
Today the Ohio State Reformatory Historic Site receives visitors from all over the world. Every year tourists, movie buffs, thrill seekers and paranormal investigators walk through the halls of this majestic structure.
8. Take A Dip In Lake Eerie At Headlands Beach State Park
Dip your feet into lake Eerie at this wonderful beach! With lots of places to picnic and spread out this is a wonderful place to spend the day together 🙂
We even have word that it’s a gorgeous place to visit in the wintertime too and a magical place to sit during foggy mornings.
9. Ride The Gorgeous Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
This is a magical three hour train ride that takes you through many scenic parks – AND you can even get off if you choose too and see some of the places along the way!
10. Have Fun At Cedar Point Amusement Park
If you like fast, high, thrilling roller coasters… this is the place for you! They have a ride for anyone from the youngest kid to the biggest thrill seeker. Plenty of water rides to help cool you off if you’re there during a hot day as well!