OHIO

The 17th state.
Capital: Columbus
Motto: With God, all things are possible
Flower: Carnation
Bird: Cardinal

BREWERIES

Better when you get it from the source

 

HOPPING FROG BREWERY

Akron, OH

Hoppin’ Frog Brewery is a small, hands-on brewery in Akron, Ohio making very flavorful beers in the most flavorful styles. We brew the highest quality beer with an uncompromising focus on detail, from the ingredient selection to the brewing process.Our highly anticipated Tasting Room offers fun, adventurous dishes that change with the seasons, and a vast array of the highest quality Hoppin’ Frog beers. With an experienced and enthusiastic staff in the kitchen, the focus is on freshness and vibrant flavors by using superior-quality meats and cheeses to make 12 to 15 tasty offerings, including appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees. 

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FAT HEAD’S BREWERY

Middleburg Heights, Canton, and North Olmstead, OH

In 1992 Glenn & Michelle had this crazy idea that a craft beer bar & restaurant would be a great adventure. Fat Head's was born. A few years later Fat Head's doubled in size. One day Glenn and his friend Matt were sharing their dreams of brewing great beer and something clicked. They opened a brewpub and before you could blink an eye accolades were flowing along with their great beer. Just a couple of years passed before a full scale production brewery was opened and Fat Head's became available to the clamoring masses.

GREAT LAKES BREWING COMPANY​​

Cleveland, OH

From the start, the brothers are focused on sustainability, opting to renovate 19th century buildings to house their brewpub, and purchasing used restaurant equipment to stock their space. As GLBC expands, new businesses sprout, and Ohio City gradually evolves into a bustling place to work, play, and brew. In their first year, the team brews less than 1,000 barrels of kegged beer, and hand-bottling doesn't even begin for another year. The first bottles are capped by hand, after being knocked on with a screwdriver to create foam and push out oxygen--thankfully, we've come a long way since those days!

COLUMBUS BREWING CO.

Columbus, OH

Columbus Brewing Company is an independent craft brewery dedicated to exploring the flavors of American hops. Best known for Columbus IPA and Bodhi, we also enjoy the subtleties of German-style lagers, the intense characteristics of barrel aged beers and everything in between. We have designed and built our new brewery to make more beer, but also to allow us to explore new frontiers.

Athens, OH

In March 2013, after eighteen months of building and planning, Jackie O’s started a new chapter at our production facility at 25 Campbell Street when we began packaging beers into kegs. 
Our production facility provides the Jackie O’s team the room to play and think big- hence our arsenal of barrels! From rum and bourbon, to sherry and tequila barrels, we’ve been skillfully aging specialty beers since 2013. Bourbon barrel beers are packaged into 375 mL bottles, along side their non-barrel aged counterpar

Marengo, OH

Here at Hoof Hearted Brewing we've been turning tanks like cassette tapes since late 2011. Known throughout the industry for our deft hop-wrangling and nude air guitar prowess, we do everything we can to provide fresh, high-quality (and sometimes hi-test) liquid to help you get the party poppin'.

Willoughby, OH

Award winning brewpub located in Downtown Willoughby, Ohio. Try the Cosmic IPA, Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter and our other fine beers.

Strongsville, Amherst, and Hudson, OH

From that first day it has been our goal to provide our customers with the guidance, equipment and the freshest ingredients to produce quality, hand-crafted beers in an environment that is professional, safe and fun. 
The Brew Kettle Taproom and Smokehouse became a reality in the spring of 2003 in Strongsville Ohio. Carrying over our enthusiasm and creativity from the brewery to the kitchen, our scratch made menu pairs seamlessly with our award winning beers. Slow smoked bbq and handcrafted beers are our passion and we hope you taste the pride we take in every plate and glass.

Cincinnati, OH

MadTree Brewing was founded in 2013 to cultivate a love of craft and community, and be the most respected brewery in the region. MadTree works hard to build camaraderie with their communities and supports countless charitable organizations throughout the year. They are obsessed with delivering the highest quality products and experience. MadTree believes in growing with integrity and intention and balancing long term sustainability in all decisions. They do this while never taking themselves too seriously. Everything is done to inspire madness, while being rooted in purpose.

Akron, OH

Full flavor, delicate balance, texture and aroma combine to make beer an infinitely complex and thoroughly enjoyable experience.  Each of our beers is meticulously hand crafted in small batches using the finest ingredients. High quality malted barley is the source of the beer’s sweetness and body. Select American and European hops are used to balance the malt sweetness, and at times to add special flavors and aromas to the beer.  Our carefully selected ingredients, along with our specially designed recipes and brewing processes, give Thirsty Dog beers unique flavor profiles that are hard to find in today’s mass-market “one size fits all” society.

Lisbon, OH

DRINK BEER, MADE HERE! Numbers Brewing Company opened to the public on January 16th, 2016 in Lisbon, OH. The brewery produces an ever changing assortment of craft beer.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

Enjoy Nature

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Logan, OH

The most popular of all the Hocking areas is Old Man's Cave, located on State Route 664. Here at the Upper Falls, the Grandma Gatewood Trail begins its six-mile course connecting three of the park's areas: Old Man's Cave to Cedar Falls to Ash Cave. This same trail has been designated as part of Ohio's Buckeye Trail as well as part of two national systems - the North Country Scenic Trail and America's Discovery Trail. Old Man's Cave derives its name from the hermit Richard Rowe who lived in the large recess cave of the gorge. His family moved to the Ohio River Valley around 1796 from the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee to establish a trading post. He and his two dogs traveled through Ohio along the Scioto River in search of game. On one side trip up Salt Creek, he found the Hocking Region. Rowe lived out his life in the area and is buried beneath the ledge of the main recess cave. Earlier residents of the cave were two brothers, Nathaniel and Pat Rayon, who came to the area in 1795. They built a permanent cabin 30 feet north of the cave entrance. Both brothers are buried in or near the cave.

Located between Whitehouse and Swanton, OH

Oak Openings Preserve takes its name from the surrounding region, which is 23 times larger than the park itself. That’s something to consider when you realize that Oak Openings Preserve is about 5,000 acres.

Majesty in its natural habitat. Pioneers trudging through a dense swamp called this area “Oak Openings.” Most of the park is an oak savanna ecosystem, characterized by alternating wetlands and vegetated dunes. The Nature Conservancy once named the sandy region one of the 200 “Last Great Places on Earth.”

Prickly-pear cactus, wild lupine and sand cherry bloom atop dry, hot sand dunes just yards away from orchids growing in low, wet swales. There are more than 50 miles of trails in Oak Openings Preserve. Stands of isolated pine and spruce planted by the WPA during the Great Depression are still visible.

Oak Openings is a birder's paradise. It is the nesting place of bluebirds, indigo buntings, whippoorwills, Lark sparrows and many other species, as well as an excellent location to see migrating songbirds in the spring.

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Kelleys Island, OH

In the 800 acre Ohio State Park system on Kelleys Island, miles of self-guided nature and hiking trails can be explored. The North Shore Loop begins behind Glacial Grooves and follows the wild flower studded woods along the north shoreline. Discover fossils along the inactive east stone quarry, wetlands, and horseshoe lake while hiking the East Quarry Trail.

The modernized  Kelleys Island State Park offers a sandy beach along the North Bay, a stone pier for fishing, a free double boat launching ramp, trailer parking, and 129 shaded camping sites, (no reservations). Group, rent a camp sites, and pet sites are also available.

Peebles, OH

The Great Serpent Mound of southwest Ohio averages about 1330 feet in length and 3 feet in height. Representing an unwinding serpent, the mound is sheathed in mystery and controversy. The serpent is thought by most to be about to swallow an egg. However many theories abound suggesting various interpretations. For instance some think it may represent an eclipse.

The mysteries don’t stop there. The very ground where the mound rests is also of interest to archeology. Seemingly full of cave-like or hollow structures, it is thought that perhaps there may be more to this serpent resting underground.

Conical mounds found nearby contained burials and implements that are characteristic of the prehistoric Adena people (800 BC-AD 100). Due to very acidic soil and predominant rainfall, many cave like structures reside underground. It is presumed that the Adena people may have resided in the caves. If true, there could be a treasure trove of artifacts waiting to be discovered.

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Sagamore Hills, OH

Carved by Brandywine Creek, the 65-foot falls demonstrates classic geological features of waterfalls. A layer of hard rock caps the waterfall, protecting softer layers of rock below. In this case, the top layer is Berea Sandstone. The softer layers include Bedford and Cleveland shales, soft rocks formed from mud found on the sea floor that covered this area 350-400 million years ago. Shale is thinly chunked, giving water a bridal veil appearance as it cascades down the falls.
A combination of boardwalk and steps brings you into the waterfall's gorge and lets you view the waterfall head-on (a boardwalk option without stairs is also available). The boardwalk also provides a close look at Berea Sandstone. Careful inspection will reveal the individual grains of sand that accumulated in a sea 320 million years ago. Berea Sandstone is high quality sandstone found commonly throughout this area, both in nature and as a construction material used in buildings and canal locks.
The moistness of the gorge is evident as you walk along boardwalk. The moisture invites moss to grow on the sandstone and eastern hemlocks, a type of evergreen tree, to grow along the gorge. The hemlocks contrast with the abundant red maple trees in the area, which flame with color in the fall.

Put-In-Bay, Oh

Perched atop the white cliffs of South Bass Island in Lake Erie, this unique 33-acre park is a scenic landmark offering visitors great views and access to Lake Erie. The wooded campground and serene lakeside picnic area offer a quiet retreat from the bustle of Put-In-Bay. South Bass Island's companion park, Oak Point, offers facilities for boaters and picnickers close to the heart of town.

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Geneva, OH

Located on Ohio's northeastern shoreline, 698-acre Geneva State Park reflects the character and charisma of Lake Erie. The shimmering expanse of the lake lures vacationers who enjoy fishing and boating. Swimmers rejoice in the beautiful sand beach while nature enthusiasts retreat to the park's freshwater marshes and estuaries. Overnight accommodations include a family campground, cedar cabins, rooms at the lodge, and cottages.

Rockbridge, OH

Cantwell Cliffs is located in the northern reaches of Hocking Hills - 17 miles from Old Man's Cave on S.R. 374. Its remote location discourages visitation, but those who travel the extra distance will not be disappointed. Many visitors proclaim the Cantwell area as the most picturesque in Hocking County. The erosion caused by Buck Run accounts for the deep valley, steep cliffs and rock shelter under the cliff. Approaching the rock shelter, the trail winds its way through narrow passageways caused by large slump blocks that have fallen away from the main cliff. The most narrow passage has been sarcastically named Fat Woman's Squeeze. Unique to the Cantwell region is the limited amount of cross-bedding in the middle zone of the Blackhand. Usually the middle zone is extremely cross-bedded but only slightly in the Cantwell area. Another feature is the number of concretions that occur on the cliff face.

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West Liberty, OH

Ohio Caverns is often recognized as “America’s most colorful caverns.” The caverns are the largest in the state, with over 2 miles of surveyed passageways ranging in depth from 30 feet to 103 feet. In the Summer, two different tours take guests through different parts of the caverns. In the Winter, one tour is offered, showing guests highlights of the caverns.  Ohio Caverns is an all-weather attraction and is open all year. Each tour is guided and is a comfortable walk through the cavern. Each tour takes approximately one hour. The temperature remains a constant 54 degrees throughout the year. The tours are educational and provide the public with an opportunity to see the wonderful world of underground beauty. Photography is welcome!

Brecksville, OH

Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

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WINERIES

Enjoy there or take a bottle (or two) home with you.

VERMILLION VALLEY VINEYWARDS​​

Wakeman, OH

Vermilion Valley Vineyards aims to produce world class, sustainably farmed wines on the South Shore of Lake Erie, with an emphasis on vintage variation.

Canton, OH

Gervasi Vineyard is a premier destination winery resort located in Canton, Ohio that provides guests with fine Italian dining, indoor and outdoor wedding venues, conference center, beautiful grounds, full-service hotel suites and so much more.

Raymond, NE

The Ferrante Family has been producing nation and internationally acclaimed wines since 1937, when they opened their first winery in Cleveland’s Collinwood area. In the 1970’s Peter Ferrante built a state of the art winemaking facility in the family’s Harpersfield Township vineyard. In November of 1994 a devastating fire destroyed the winery, forcing the Ferrante family to rebuild.
Today guests can visit our state of the art winery, where third generation Wine maker Nick Ferrante continually experiments with new innovative technology/techniques to keep his wines cutting edge, with the overall goal of striving to maintain 80 years of tradition.
Be sure to enjoy a traditional Italian dining experience in our Ristorante. Our Italian inspired dishes are paired perfectly with our wines, creating a truly palatable experience.
The outside terrace showcases the stunning landscape of our manicured vineyards where you can enjoy live entertainment during our warmer months.

Morrow, OH

You’ll find nationally award-winning, estate-grown table and dessert wines from our vineyards in the Ohio River Valley Appellation. Since 1970, the Schuchter family has been dedicated to bringing you a wide variety of fine wines, and now, craft beers.

Sandusky, OH

The premier winery both locally and within the state of Ohio, Firelands Winery has been a leader in the emergence and popularity of regional American wines. Consumers throughout the country are searching for high quality wines native to their region, and Firelands has responded by producing nationally acclaimed wines from locally grown grapes.


Thanks to ongoing research, new technology and continuing commitment to producing quality wines, Firelands is making extraordinary wines available at reasonable prices. Wine drinkers across Ohio are starting to appreciate what they have in their own back yard, as our reputation spreads throughout the state and the nation.

Madison, OH

Located in Madison, Ohio about an hour east of Cleveland, Debonne Vineyards is now the largest estate winery in Ohio, boasting over 175 acres of vines.
Debonne Vineyards central location in the Grand River Valley wine region benefits from a climate moderated by the thermal effects of eastern Lake Erie. Our family commitment to excellence begins in the vineyards and is reflected in the quality of our premium Debonne Vineyards varietals and the original Chalet Debonne blends.

Put-in-Bay, OH

The Heineman Winery was founded in 1888 by Gustav Heineman, an immigrant from Baden-Baden, Germany, the grape growing region of that country. The Lake Erie Islands were already noted for the quality grapes as a result of ideal soil conditions and the long growing season because of the tempering effect of Lake Erie.

Columbus, OH

Our juices come from vineyards around the world. We've become nationally recognized after winning 41 medals in national and international wine competitions. It's our attention to detail that ensures every wine produced is of high quality. We also dedicate ourselves to our customer's guidance and education, ensuring great customer services.

Dover, OH

Nestled among the rolling, picturesque hills of Ohio’s Amish countryside is Der Marktplatz. This is the home of Breitenbach Wine Cellars, exclusive producer of an extensive array of award-winning grape, fresh fruit, and berry wines and Dandelion wine!
Our store in Amish Country is open Monday-Saturday from 9-6. Our cafe is open Monday-Saturday from 11-3. Our wines are made on the premises, and visitors are invited to enjoy a winery tour during our Dandelion May-Fest held the first Saturday of May.

Helena, OH

So the adventure began with the first planting of the vineyards in 2008.  In 2009 they started the construction of the tasting room and opened to the public on January 9th, 2010.  It was a quiet, cold day and they were pleased to serve the first glasses of wine to their neighbors and friends, Bob and Kathy.  A picture of this momentous day can be seen from the tasting room bar.  With the arrival of spring and summer, customers soon were able to stroll through the vineyards, smell the roses, sit by the koi pond or simply relax by the fireplace in the tasting room.

 

MORE ATTRACTIONS

Fun, intriguing attractions

 
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CEDAR POINT

Sandusky, OH

Welcome to Cedar Point, A Place Like No Other™! Cedar Point is home to 71 rides, 18 world-class roller coasters, the Cedar Point Shores Waterpark, shows, five hotel properties. There's so much to do, one day is not enough!  We’re known for our world-class rides and attractions. But there’s so much to see and do during your visit to Cedar Point.  Enjoy unexpected experiences located inside the park, along the beach or at the marina including an amazing place to watch the sunrise, the perfect date night restaurant, a one-of-a-kind birds-eye view from above, VIP Tours, glassblowing and more!

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ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME

Cleveland, OH

Designed by internationally renowned architect I.M. Pei, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is one of Cleveland's most striking (and recognizable) pieces of architecture. The 150,000-square-foot building has a glass-enclosed, double pyramid adjacent to a 162-foot tower, both of which soar above the shores of Lake Erie. Upside-down cars from U2's Zoo TV tour greet visitors in the sun-filled lobby atrium, which often hosts concerts and other special events, while a nosh-worthy café and the museum store offer plenty of dining and shopping options. 
The Rock Hall's exhibition space stretches over 55,000 square feet and seven levels, and features plenty of nooks and crannies filled with multimedia goodies to explore. In the coming years, the building's already-bustling, brick-lined, 65,000 square-foot outdoor plaza will become a community gathering place filled with the sound of frequent live performances.

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE US AIR FORCE

Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

The National Museum of the United States Air Force collects, researches, conserves, interprets and presents the Air Force's history, heritage and traditions, as well as today's mission to fly, fight and win ... in Air, Space and Cyberspace to a global audience through engaging exhibits, educational outreach, special programs, and the stewardship of the national historic collection. These statutory duties delegated by the Secretary of the Air Force are accomplished on behalf of the American people. We are the keepers of their stories.

THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

Cleveland, OH

The Cleveland Museum of Art offers dynamic experiences that illuminate the power and enduring relevance of art in today’s global society. The museum builds, preserves, studies, and shares its outstanding collections of art from all periods and parts of the world, generating new scholarship and understanding, while serving as a social and intellectual hub for its community.

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STAN HYWET HALL & GARDENS

Akron, OH

The estate features a historic 65-room Tudor Revival Manor House, Curved Eave Corbin Conservatory, Gate Lodge (birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous) and approximately 70 acres of artistically landscaped grounds and formal gardens.

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Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Museum Center is a one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex housed in Union Terminal, a historic Art Deco train station and National Historic Landmark. Museum Center's major offerings at Union Terminal include the Cincinnati History Museum, the Cincinnati History Library and Archives, the Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science and the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater. Museum Center is the largest cultural institution in the city of Cincinnati, with more than 1.4 million visitors per year. Our permanent and temporary exhibits are supported and complemented by a state-of-the-art collections and research facility, the Geier Collections & Research Center, educational programs, professional development programs for teachers, day and overnight camps, public lectures and programs, tours of historic sites and community-wide cultural events. Museum Center’s collection encompass more than 1.8 million artifacts, art works and archives and is incorporated into our exhibition, research and education programs.

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