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The dazzling Dawes Arboretum in Newark, Ohio

Central Ohio family fun + Avian Avatars Our family loves The Dawes Arboretum. Located just outside of Newark, Ohio in Licking County, Dawes Arboretum has quick access to I-70 and is a convenient road trip from Columbus or Zanesville. The Dawes Arboretum is one of our favorite family-friendly attractions for visitors to Central Ohio. The …

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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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Fun things to do in Newark, Ohio (with or without kids)

We lived in Newark, Ohio for 7 years, and honestly, I’d move back in a minute! The convenient location in Central Ohio, proximity to great hiking, and the mild weather (by Ohio standards) are just a few of the perks. Downtown Newark just went through a revitalization and the square is such a nice place …

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Family Adventure Guide to Mohican State Park in Ohio

Mohican State Park encompasses some of the most beautiful scenery in Ohio! Visitors come to Mohican to hike, canoe, camp and have amazing family adventures. Here is my guide of family-friendly things to do in Mohican State Park, Ohio. Where is Mohican State Park? Mohican State Park is located approximately 90 miles from Cleveland, Ohio …

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Hiking at the Whipp’s Ledges within Hinckley Reservation

Whipps Ledges- Ledges Loop Trail - Hinckley Reservation

Hiking at Whipp’s Ledges within Hinckley Reservation caught my eye through a Clevelanders Instagram post many years ago. I was surprised to see scenery reminiscent of my favorite hike at Cuyahoga Valley National Park – The Ledges. But Whipp’s Ledges had even more appeal (to me) because it was lesser-known and closer to my home. We just …

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