You Can Take The Kids: 5 Ohio Hikes To Do As A Family

The way people talked about having kids, I thought the chance to hike would be over once we started a family!  Luckily, it doesn’t have to be!  There are plenty of hikes that you can do with kids in Ohio.  Here are my suggestions for 5 Ohio hikes you can do as a family. Hocking Hills Hocking Hills is full of natural beauty in all seasons!  One of our favorite times to visit is winter because of all of the …

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Satisfy your wanderlust with these six waterfalls of Ohio

There is just something about a waterfall. Maybe it was growing up in the era when TLC’s “Waterfalls” was a #1 hit. Ha! Maybe it is the soothing sound of falling water that evokes relaxation and peace. Whatever it is, visitors to Ohio have the joy of finding multiple waterfalls throughout the state. Here are six waterfalls of Ohio that we’ve visited and recommend. Cedar Falls within Hocking Hills, Ohio Cedar Falls is one of the most breathtaking places within …

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Sky Hi Getaway at Buckeye Lake

The perfect Buckeye Lake Home Rental for your family We just returned from an amazing getaway at Buckeye Lake. It’s funny, we lived just 20 minutes away from Buckeye Lake for over 7 years, but we only visited a few times. Now that we’ve been and stayed in the trendy Sky Hi rental, I know we will be back! If you’re looking for Buckeye Lake lodging, look no further! This would be a great place to bring your family! *I …

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Alluring art & beauty at Schnormeier Gardens

Visiting Schnormeier Gardens in the hills near Gambier, Ohio is like finding a secret treasure. Why? This private, home garden is a diamond of a destination, yet it’s only open in June of each year. Schnormeier Gardens is named after Ted and (the late) Ann Schnormeier, who built their private residence here in 1994, before beginning the gardens in 1996. On our family’s second visit to Schnormeier Gardens, we enjoyed many of the same things as the first: Dreaming of trips to Eastern cultures. …

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Hiking Blackhand Gorge with little ones

Central Ohio has a gem of an outdoor recreation spot and that is Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve. Well-known for its 4.3-mile bike path, the area also contains other hiking trails as well as a portion of the Ohio-Erie Canal.  Blackhand Gorge is approximately 50 miles from downtown Columbus, OH by taking Interstate 161 to SR 16. It is 35 miles southwest of Coshocton, OH, also via 16. We were lucky enough to live very close to Blackhand Gorge for …

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5 FREE Christmas Events near Columbus, Ohio

This post may contain affiliate links. Central Ohio is the perfect place to enjoy the Christmas season with your family! ?The chilled air and falling snow will get you in the mood to take in the sights and sounds with your children. Here are 5 free Christmas events near Columbus, Ohio! Scioto Mile Christmas Lights The Scioto Mile is a great place to chill in the heat of summer, but now you can enjoy it during the holiday season. The …

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The lowdown on LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Columbus, Ohio

The LEGOLAND Discovery Center opened in Columbus, Ohio in fall 2018. Our family took a very cold Friday to enjoy this completely indoor attraction! Here’s my LEGOLAND Columbus review. What to know before visiting the LEGOLAND Discovery Center The LEGOLAND Discovery Center is located inside Easton Town Center. The closest parking garage is the West Covered Parking Garage. The entrance to LEGOLAND is located on the ground floor, although once inside, this is a two-story attraction with both stairs and …

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Beat cabin fever! 10 indoor attractions in Ohio for families

It’s that time of winter when I begin to wonder if we’ll ever get outside in the sunshine again. Cabin fever has reached a peak in our home and I’m sure it has yours, too! Here’s a list of 10 indoor Ohio attractions that are good for kids…and their parents. The Cleveland Museum of Art While you may think of art museums as only for adults, the Cleveland Museum of Art is inspiring for all ages. The Armor Room allows …

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