5 Favorite Spots within Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park did not disappoint.  Since we live in Central Ohio, we’ve frequented Hocking Hills, but were eager to explore somewhere new. Only established in 2000, Cuyahoga Valley National Park lies between two of Ohio’s largest cities, Akron and Cleveland.  I think much of its appeal is that the park is easily accessible from many major roads and highways…and you’re never more than 20 minutes away from a Starbucks or McDonalds.  #Merica.  😉 It really feels like you’re in someone’s …

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Who is Zane Grey, anyway? A visit to the National Road & Zane Grey Museum

It’s easy for me to forget that history is literally all around us- sometimes we just need to do a little searching. ?This week our family found a local jewel in the National Road & Zane Grey Museum. ?The museum is located only 10 minutes east of Zanesville in Norwich, OH on US 40, the National Road! Run by the Ohio Historical Society, the museum features three exhibits focusing on 1.) the building of the National Road 2.) Zane Grey, …

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3 FREE places to take your family within one hour of Amish Country, Ohio

i.e.?What to do when the kids have had enough of crafts, quilts, and Amish Once you’ve petted the farm animals, ridden a wagon past the exotic animals, and tasted enough cheese to make the French jealous, your kids may be sick of Holmes County. ?While Amish Country has gotten more family-friendly in the past 10+?years, ?children may get?anxious for more than primitive decor and baked goods. Never fear! ?I’ve made a list of 3 FREE places to engage your kids …

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Visiting the Dawes Arboretum- Gem of Central Ohio

Our family loves The Dawes Arboretum. ?Located just outside of Newark, Ohio?and easily accessible to I-70, it’s an easy drive from Columbus or Zanesville, and a gem of Central Ohio. Our first experience at Dawes Arboretum was as a couple when we went on one of their night hikes. ?After Jackson was born, I would take him for walks in the stroller and sometimes meet up with a girlfriend for a long chat during our stroll. ?Once our family was …

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