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Spring in Ohio Offers a Fresh Start to Make New Memories

Ohio. Find It Here. offers Ohio Travel Guide packed with travel ideas.

Nelson Kennedy Ledges State Park in Portage County

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 23, 2021) – Spring is in the air and so is the anticipation and excitement to shake off winter and begin making new memories. From the best outdoor spaces to catch blooming wildflowers and rare bird sightings to unique places for the perfect road trip and pit stops, Ohio. Find It Here. offers tons of options to celebrate Spring In Ohio.

"Ohioans have worked hard to get us to this point, and we look forward to safely exploring and supporting Ohio businesses and attractions this spring," said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. "No matter what you're looking for, whether it's a scenic hike, a restaurant in a charming small town, or a fun activity for your family, you can find it here in Ohio."

One of the best starting points for eager tourists is the State of Ohio Official Travel Guide. The yearly publication is packed with more than 970 listings that cover 480 locations across all of Ohio’s 88 counties.

From your own backyard, to the state forests, parks, preserves and wildlife areas, Ohio's spring wildflower displays can be spotted across the state. Explorers can cross off all the spring bloomers they encounter with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) new spring wildflower checklist.

"There are countless ways to enjoy Spring in Ohio," said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. "It's the ideal time to explore a new state park, to paddle a kayak down a water trail, plan a hiking adventure, or take in the sights of the wildflowers just starting to bloom."

April starts the best time of the year to catch sight of migrating birds, especially along the Lake Erie shoreline. Some of the best bird watching sites include Magee Marsh State Wildlife Area, Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Oak Openings Preserve.

No Ohio road trip is complete without a hometown diner stop, complete with homemade, family-owned recipes and interesting conversations with the locals. Some of the favorite Ohio Road Trip Diners include Nutcracker Family Restaurant in Pataskala and Slyman's in Cleveland.

Share your travel inspiration on social media using #SpringInOhio and #OhioFindItHere. For more travel ideas and inspiration, follow @OhioFindItHere on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and visit Ohio.org.

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About Ohio. Find It Here. Operating within the state of Ohio's Development Services Agency, Ohio. Find It Here. works to position Ohio as a destination of choice to enrich lives through authentic travel experiences. The Ohio. Find It Here. brand supports Ohio's multibillion-dollar tourism industry. In 2019, the tourism industry captured a record-breaking $48 billion in visitor spending and welcomed 226 million visitors into and within the state. The industry also supported 431,000 Ohio jobs. For more information, visit Ohio.org.       

         

Media Contact: Celina Fabrizio, cfabrizio@werthpr.com or 614-745-9462