Northeast Ohio

Get busy livin’ or get busy dyin’ – Running the Shawshank Hustle in Mansfield, Ohio

Shawshank Hustle race Mansfield Ohio

When The Shawshank Redemption premiered in 1994, I was only 10 years old. My older brother enjoyed watching the movie and I always watched, too (thankfully it was the made-for-TV version- oye!!).  While the Shawshank Redemption didn’t excel at the Box Office, it did become a cult classic.  I remember touring the Ohio State Reformatory back …

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Nutty for Nutcrackers at the Steubenville Ohio Nutcracker Village (2022)

The Nutcracker Village in Steubenville is everything it’s cracked up to be! Ok, enough with the puns! In all seriousness, we loved our visit to see the Nutcrackers in Steubenville. My kids thought mom was a bit crazy for driving 2.5 hours to see some wooden figures, but in the end, they agreed that the …

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The best Christmas lights in Mansfield, Ohio (2022)

Enjoy a family-friendly evening enjoying Christmas lights in North Central Ohio Our family loves looking at Christmas lights! It’s a fun and memorable way to spend an evening once the winter darkness sets in. There’s something special about driving around together on a dark evening — and viewing Christmas lights allows us to get out …

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First-timers guide to visiting the Prairie Peddler Festival

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This past weekend we headed about 25-minutes away to Butler, Ohio, the site of the Prairie Peddler Festival. It is hard to believe that we’ve lived in North Central Ohio for nearly 6 years, but this was our first trip to the Prairie Peddler! We enjoyed our day exploring the many craft booths, catching up …

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Worden’s Ledges – unique Ohio hiking

Worden's Ledges Hinckley Reservation - Ohio

Worden’s Ledges are the perfect destination for those interested in art, outdoor adventures, and history. Worden’s Ledges are located within Hinckley Reservation, which is part of the Cleveland Metroparks! Hinckley Reservation is also home to one of our other favorite Ohio hikes – Whipp’s Ledges! We recently visited this beautiful area of Northeast Ohio and …

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Everyone is raven about it – Ohio Bird Sanctuary in Mansfield, Ohio

OBS is a destination for all lovers of nature Mansfield, Ohio is home to the Ohio Bird Sanctuary. When prospective visitors hear the name, they may think it’s just about birds, but the Ohio Bird Sanctuary encompasses many different attractions and is perfect for those who enjoy any aspect of the outdoors. This beautiful, Richland …

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15 Amazing Waterfalls in 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 will find multiple waterfalls throughout the state. Here are fifteen waterfalls in …

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TOP 12 Indoor attractions in Ohio for families

Things to do in Ohio indoors Ohio is the land of many seasons – and multiple winters, or so it seems! Yes, cabin fever has reached a peak in our home and I’m sure it has yours, too! But don’t stress, there are plenty of things to do indoors in Ohio (for good reason). Here’s …

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