Ohio LodgingOhio ' The Buckeye State
A great mix of historic sites, outdoor activities, big cities, top museums and a strong art and culture scene makes Ohio a top visitor destination. The Columbus Center of Science and Industry (COSI) and Cincinnati's Arnoff Center for Design and Art are popular destinations, while around seven million people every year head to Lake Erie, Ohio's Great Lake, for both indoor and outdoor activities.
Lodging in Ohio
South Bass Island is one of the Lake Erie islands, and can only be accessed by boat or plane. Once there, a secluded island getaway and an Ohio state park await tourists. South Bass Island offers a variety of cottages and cabins that provide fun and unusual accommodations. A great example of this is The Put-in-Bay House, which offers fully equipped accommodations that will suit large families and groups. Nestled in a secluded setting, the Put-In Bay House is ideally located to take part in sports such as jet skiing, kayaking and fishing.
Big Rock Cabin is a uniquely crafted hideaway in southern Ohio. Rustic features and modern luxuries such as a hot tubs, combine to create unique accommodations set in 60 acres of woodland next to Big Rock, a 200ft tall landmark near beaver. Ideal for couples, Big Rock Cabin is close to several hiking trails which lead to some fantastic views.
Ohio has a huge amount of state parks that are spread all over the state. Salt Fork State Park covers 20,000 acres, and contains two marinas, the largest state park lake in Ohio, and is an easy journey from all of the state's major cities. There are many fun family activities on offer, including swimming, horse riding, trekking and a nature center, as well as one of the largest inland beaches in Ohio.
Lake Erie brings millions of people from all destinations to Northwest Ohio. The Cedar Point amusement park has more rides than any other amusement park in the world, and provides shows and games that will entertain the whole family. Cedar Point is set amongst beautiful scenery along the 150 miles of coastline. Visitors can head out by boat to the Lake Erie Islands, - three islands that offer pristine beaches, miles of trekking opportunities, vineyards, museums and many outdoor activities.
Other notable State Parks include Geneva State Park, on the northeastern shoreline, which offers great boating facilities, and East Harbor State Park ' which is popular with nature enthusiasts due to its abundance of water fowl, shorebirds and other wildlife.
Ohio Scenic Drives
Ohio has a selection of scenic drives, and the Covered Bridge Scenic Byway ' a 44-mile route through the hills of southeastern Ohio, is one of the most traveled. The twisting route takes in Little Muskingham River, a huge array of wildlife spots, Marietta Waterfront and several historic landmarks.
Another interesting option is the Amish Country Byway. The Amish community of Holmes County is the largest in the world, and this route gives drivers a look at the traditional and simple fashion in which the Amish community lives. The byway passes the Holmes County Product Auction, and offers some great opportunities for food tasting.