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Looking to take a one day Ohio adventure? The following is our ever growing list of One Day Trip ideas. From Amish Country to Downtown Cleveland, our Visitor Bureau partners and are happy to present to you our suggested trip itineraries.



A Trip to Fellows Riverside Gardens – Youngstown

The Fellows Riverside Gardens is a free public garden located in the city of Youngstown. The twelve-acre display garden includes a collection of seasonal bulbs, flowering beds, flowering trees and shrubs, and beautiful walkways; along with scenic views, a delightful garden shop, a gallery, a library, and a seasonal garden cafe.

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Fellows Riverside Gardens

Morgan County – Full of history and exploration.

Located in Ohio's Appalachian range is an Ohio county that is made up of a tapestry of both history and natural resources, just waiting to be explored. This vast area of approximately 207,000 square miles includes three state parks and has a past that includes "Old West" gunfights, massacres, the Underground Railroad, a river system that helped shape Ohio, ties to Morgan's Raid and is home to the largest dragline bucket.

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Stockport Inn

Small Town Charm, A Famous Bakery, Big Foot, and a Holiday Event That Brings "Dickens" to Life. ~ Guernsey County

This past year, I had the pleasure of being asked to join in on a three county, 3-day Media Fam Tour with four other influencers. Our first day of touring included Downtown Cambridge and surrounding areas in Guernsey County.

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Island Time.

Beginning in the spring and all through fall,  the population grows on this three mile long island located in Ohio.  Thousands migrate over the summer months to Put-in-Bay to meet up with friends and family, explore, camp, enjoy water sports, the wineries, the food, and the Lake Erie breezes.  Mostly to escape and relax.

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Explore the Charming Square of Medina, Ohio.

If you have never taken a road trip to the picturesque town of Medina, which was originally part of the Connecticut Western Reserve area, then you are truly missing the opportunity to explore one of Ohio’s most charming squares. A definite Norman Rockwell painting. The county courthouse towers over one side of the square and the rest of the square is surrounded by mom and pop shops that offer an afternoon of shopping and exploring.

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Downtown Medina, Ohio


Explore the "un-wine" side of Ashtabula County, Ohio.

Looking for the perfect weekend getaway or a well-deserved escape? Tucked away in the farthest northeast corner of Ohio is ... 

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. Ohio Wine and Cheese Trails

Looking for a little getaway?  Enjoy traveling the back roads of Ohio in search of new places? Like wine? Like cheese? Then we have a couple trails for you!

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Ohio Wine and Cheese Trails




A Day Trip Through Geauga County Amish Country

Nestled in the northeast region of Ohio is the fourth largest Amish community in the world and a great place to enjoy a one day trip.  For the shopaholic, there is plenty of shopping.

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Shopping Around Ohio is Always Fun!

This year our 2016 "Fall in Love with Ohio" bus trip was all about enjoying unique shopping experiences. Our day included trolls, blueberry donuts, a beautiful garden/shop, Amish foods, chocolate, antiques, and Ohio wine.

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Trip - Akron, Ohio
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

This trip is somewhat of a sentimental journey for me.  When I was a little girl my mother would drive by this home and say “your cousin lives there right there across from that mansion and she is friends with one of the children”.  Well, needless to say all I wanted to do was call my cousin up and see what she could tell me about this house and who had grown up there.  It was the most beautiful home I had ever seen coming from a small town.  It was grand.

As I grew older I realized that it was open to the public for tours.  It took me 19 years to finally take the tour of the home that I always said I would own one day (not sure what day I meant) and it left me with a “Gatsby” magical feeling.  The family of this home played such an important role in our NE Ohio history.  When you think of Akron Ohio you have to think about the rubber industry and how it changed all our lives and this family was very much apart of Akron's rubber industry.

So, your first stop is to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron, Ohio.  It is considered one of the best Tudor revival homes in United States.  Built 1912 – 1915 by the Seiberling family its grandeur is well worth a day trip. The gardens are maintained by a grounds crew and the tour is very interesting. (I had the distinct pleasure on one of my visits to have a grandchild give the tour, great perspective on the home).  I don’t want to spoil the tour by telling you additional facts so this is all I will say about this home.  To find out additional information and about special home events see  714 North Portage Path, Akron, Ohio 330-836-5533                  
(Photo courtesy of Stan Hywet)
Times do vary so please refer to their website linked above.

After a morning/early afternoon tour of the home and gardens I tend to find I need nourishment. A  wonderful local stop that will take you back in time is Swenson's. Swenson's is an old fashioned drive thru located approx. 10 west minutes from the mansion.  (40 S Hawkins Ave. Akron).  These old fashioned hamburgers have been pleasing area palettes for many years. I seem to prefer the traditional Galley Burger and side order of those wonderful onion rings along with the house drink a Californian. 

For your third stop since you are in the neighborhood I would suggest stopping at West Point Market on 1711 W. Market Street and right around the corner from Swensons. You will find a unique selection of foods.  From premium wines to Belgian chocolates to a various selection of imported foods that you are going to be glad your belly is full from Swensons.  But my motto is there is always room for chocolate.

Now we are off to our next stop which is the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Depending on the day there is always something happening in the park.  There are two links I review for the days activities: Day In the Valley and Cuyahoga Valley National As I head north from Stan Hywet on Akron Peninsula Road I like to look at the carved Indian in the Valley and walk the strip of shops in the small town of Peninsula.  They have a wonderful old fashioned bookstore I always seem to find myself spending a few minutes in.  The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Rail Road has a stop in Peninsula and offers special events on the train certain evenings. Check out for details.

My final stop before heading for a nice dinner is Brandywine Falls. Nestled on Brandywine Road in northern Summit County, Sagamore Hills.  Decking takes you down to the falls for a wonderful view and photo session.  Truly a NE Ohio gem.  To tired to go home?  There is a
B & B right next door to the falls as well as another 5 minutes from the falls.  Both are charming B&B's.  See our Accomodations page for additional motels/hotels and B&B's.

For dinner I would suggest the Courtyard in Brecksville, Casa DÁngelo's in Macedonia or Guisseppe's in Northfield Center.  All establishments are within 15 city minutes from the Falls and offer a wonderful selection of appetizing dishes.  If you want sandwiches to steak try The Courtyard.   For pasta go to Casa DÁngelos or Guisseppe's. 

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