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'Splendid' Ice Cream

From-scratch ice cream sandwiches are popular at Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream in Columbus, Ohio. 

Hale Farm and Village

Learn about daily life in the mid-19th century at Hale Farm and Village in the Cuyahoga Valley near Bath, Ohio.

Tulip time

Tulips bloom in profusion at a garden outside The Lamplight Inn Bed and Breakfast in Berlin, Ohio.

 

Appalachian waterfall

Water spills over the rocks at the Edge of Appalachia in Adams County, Ohio, a nature preserve with 1,200 plant species growing on 1,400 acres.

 

'Splendid' Ice Cream

From-scratch ice cream sandwiches are popular at Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream in Columbus, Ohio. 

Granville Millinery Company

A collection of birdhouses makes for quaint decor outside Granville Millinery Company in Granville, Ohio. Company founder Amy Hamilton creates sophisticated hats and holds workshops in her studio, a converted barn.

Shade-loving rhodies

The Helen S. Layer Rhododendron Garden at The Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio, grows more than 500 cultivated varieties, including Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla'.

Quilt Barn Trail

The Quilt Barn Trail in Adams County, Ohio, features painted quilts on more than two dozen barns, including Old Maid's Puzzle, a pattern dating to 1895.  

Amish back-road getaway

Come spring, Amish buggies sweep past fields of wildflowers in Holmes County, Ohio.

 

Spring Grove color

Pink magnolias bloom at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum in Cincinnati. Spring Grove, the second largest cemetery in the United States, is recognized as a U.S. National Historic Landmark. 

 

Topiary tribute

Columbus, Ohio's Deaf School Park is home to a topiary interpretation of George Seurat's painting La Grande Jatte.

 

Marsh wader

The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge on the southern edge of Lake Erie in Ohio provides a resting and feeding place for birds such as the great blue heron.

 

Greener pastures

Halfway between Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio's sprawling Amish Country offers travelers a glimpse of the rural lifestyle.

 

Cincinnati suspension bridge

Lights sparkle along the Cincinnati skyline and the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, which connects Cincinnati and Covington, Kentucky.

Drifts of color

Captivating drifts of white, yellow, orange, magenta and purple rhododendrons bloom alongside wide walking paths at the The Holden Arboretum's 20-acre rhododendron collection 20 miles northeast of Cleveland.

 

An island of calm

Northwest Ohio's Lake Erie shoreline curves around South Bass Island and the town of Put-in-Bay—connected only by boats to the mainland.

 

Lake Erie shore

Ohio's Marblehead Lighthouse has guided sailors along the rocky shore of Lake Erie since 1822.

Fragrant understory

Tall trees at The Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio, offer the shade rhododendrons love and tower over varieties such as 'Blue Peter'.

 

Beaver Marsh

Beaver Marsh, along the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, is a favorite location for watching wetland birds and other wildlife. 

Columbus skyline

Ohio's largest city, Columbus boasts an outstanding culinary scene as well as a wealth of family attractions.

 

Forest ferns

Hikers appreciate the beauty of trails lined with forest ferns in the nearly 16,000-acre Edge of Appalachia Forest Preserve in Adams County, Ohio.

Wetland beauty

Ohio's Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, a low-lying wetland near Lake Erie, is a haven for blue herons, egrets and other waterfowl, as well as deer, foxes and coyotes.

 

Go Buckeyes!

Cheer on the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium and wait to hear the Victory Bell, rung by members of Alpha Phi Omega after every Ohio State victory. 

Across the river

Benetka Road Covered Bridge, built about 1900 and renovated in 1985, spans the Ashtabula River. It's one of 17 historic and reconstructed bridges in northeast Ohio's Ashtabula County.

Allegheny Plateau

The green hills of the Allegheny Plateau roll through Ohio's Edge of Appalachia Preserve. 

McKinley National Memorial

The McKinley National Memorial in Canton, Ohio, is the final resting place of the 25th president of the United States, William McKinley. 

Lighting the Serpent

Serpent Mound in Adams County, Ohio, glows with luminarias when visitors gather to mark the winter solstice. 

Hocking Hills beauty

Icy waterfalls and snow-covered trees reward winter hikers at Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park.

 

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