2016 was a busy year for Ohio.org bloggers! More than 150 stories were written on Ohio.org about amazing ways to travel the state. Our bloggers loved sharing their favorite ways to spend time with the most important people in their life. Roller coasters, ziplines, hiking, festivals, ice cream, donuts, camping, fireworks, museums, and national parks were just a few of the activities featured this year. Our bloggers truly showed how to find Happiness, Joy, Excitement, Love, Adventure and Togetherness in Ohio! Ohio. Find It Here.
Here’s the best of the best blogs of the past year!
Not that Ohio was lacking for cool hiking trails, but one of the state’s largest botanical gardens just opened a new trail – ABOVE the trees! Remember the thrill of climbing a tree as a kid? Find that same sense of adventure and wonder atop the Holden Arboretum Treetop Walk. The walk, open April – October, is 500 feet long and 65 feet above the forest floor. Take your time to look up, down, and all around when you are walking along these suspended pathways. Click Here to Learn More.
Call it Ohio’s “winter roller coaster” – the chilly ride down the toboggan chutes at Mill Stream Run Reservation in Strongsville provides an exhilirating thrill. The 70-foot vertical drop and 40-50 miles-per-hour adventure lasts only 6.5 seconds, but memories will be solidified quickly! The toboggans hold 2-3 people and the sophisticated system allows chutes to operate even when there is no snow. Click Here to Learn More.
Nothing says summer like celebrating the Fourth of July. Ohio has fantasic celebrations and fireworks shows happening in every corner of the state. We made our list of the best places to see Fireworks in Ohio during July 4th weekend. Click Here to View our List
The arrival of Spring means shaking off that cabin fever and exploring Ohio with your friends and family. The kids have days off from school and parents are looking for options to get out of the house. We listed our favorite spring-break family-friendly destinations in Ohio. Click here to learn more.
There are many wonderful hiking adventures in Ohio, but the undisputed, most delicious trail recently launched in southwest Ohio – the Donut Trail in Butler County. Each of the nine donut shops on the trail have a special donut and story for you to experience…and taste! Make a plan to “hike” this fantastic trail in Ohio. Click here to learn more.