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  • 1000 Truxell Road
    Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

    440-546-5992
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    This Quest is specifically designed for toddlers and their people! Young children and grownups, enjoy this counting adventure around Kendall Lake. This Quest begins in the parking lot of Kendall Lake, and you can download a PDF of it here .  

  • 125 Tuscarawas Street
    Canal Fulton, Ohio, 44614

    440-546-5992
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    Take an easy stroll, exploring canal history from a mule's perspective. Start at the gate in the southeast corner of the parking  lot between St. Helena Heritage Park. You can download a PDF of this Quest here .

  • 5779 Riverview Road
    Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

    440-546-5992
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    Take a moderate hike through Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park, exploring local history. This Quest begins at the Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park, and you can download a PDF of it here .

  • 4524 East 49th Street
    Cleveland, Ohio, 44125

    440-546-5992
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    Enjoy word play on this moderate trek from the CanalWay Center.  Start outside the Leonard Krieger CanalWay Center at the Cleveland Metroparks Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. To download a PDF of this Quest, go here .

  • 4524 East 49th Street
    Cleveland, Ohio, 44125

    440-546-5992
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    Enjoy word play on this moderate trek from the CanalWay Center, adapted for adventurers with mobility impairments. This quest is adapted for those with mobility impairments. It can be done without assistance by people using a fully charged scooter or power wheelchair. Others may contact the CanalWay Center several days in advance to arrange transportation for questers and their manual wheelchairs up and down a steep hill. You can download a PDF of the Quest here .

  • 3901 Oakhill Road
    Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

    440-546-5992

    Search for living things along the easy Oak Hill trail. You can download a PDF of this Quest, and many others,  here .

  • 245 E. Third St.
    Zoar, Ohio, 44697

    330.874.3918
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    Featuring antiques and folk art, textiles, vintage clothes and more.

  • One South High St.
    Akron, OH, 44308

    330.376.9185
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    The Akron Art Museum is located in the heart of Akron, Ohio. The unique design of the building and alluring displays of art inside draw people to the museum. In 2007, the Museum - which opened in 1922 under the name Akron Art Institute - tripled in size. 

  • 182 S. Main St.
    Akron, OH, 44308

    330.253.2488
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    The Akron Civic Theater is a beautiful stage set amongst a lovely, starry sky.  While guests enjoy the appearance of being outdoors, there is no need to worry about rain showers or cold weather. The Civic Theater boasts a wide variety of shows throughout the year, so please be sure to check the website to see what's playing and for ticket prices. Also on the Civic's website are directions to the theater and details on where you can park for the show. If you want to make a night of it, downtown A...

  • 421 Spicer Street
    Akron, OH, 44311

    330.253.5888
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    At Akron Glass Works public studio, you can purchase glass works created on site by artists. They also offer glassblowing and glass fusing workshops and demonstrations.

  • 27 Ridge St.
    Akron, OH, 44308

    330-439-5708
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    Board a train from the Akron Northside Station and experience one of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s excursions. Excursions include scenic national park tours, bike and ride, beer and wine tastings, and other special events.

  • 505 Euclid Ave.
    Akron, OH, 44307

    330.375.2550
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    You've never been this close to more than 700 animals from around the world! See the zoo's Legends of the Wild, where you can get nose-to-nose with snow leopards, jaguars, lemurs, bats and more in 16 new interactive exhibits; learn indoors at the new Komodo Kingdom Education Center, featuring Komodo dragons, giant tortoises and alligators; and feed farm animals or ride a pony or train.

  • 248 E. Robinson Ave.
    Barberton, OH, 44203

    330.830.1444
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    Hike and bike around eight of the remaining barns on the estate of O. C. Barber.

  • 4863 East 71st Street
    Cuyahoga Hts., OH, 44125

    216-641-7020
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    Only six miles outside of downtown Cleveland, Bacci park offers pavilions, a playground, a fishing pond, ballfields and walking trails.

  • 5 Fairview Ave.
    Barberton, OH, 44203

    (330) 753-6611
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    Sharing info from the City of Barberton site, we learn that "the city of Barberton has a history that is unique among Ohio cities. It was established in 1891, at the height of the state's industrial development, as a planned industrial community. Situated within easy reach of canal, river and railroad, the new town was located just seven miles southwest of Akron. Utilizing a natural glacial lake as its focal point, Barberton's founders laid out streets and lots for an attractive community of homes, churc...

  • 8777 Manchester Ave. S.W.,
    Navarre, OH, 44662

    330.767.3031
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    Discover the joys of summer when you come to Baylor Beach Park. Baylor Beach has been family owned and operated since 1954. With a two-acre sand-bottom swimming lake, an acre of water rides, sandy beaches, miniature golf and more, there's something for every member of the family to enjoy. Baylor Beach Park also has a campground for RVs or tents. Rates are listed on their website and season passes can be purchased.

  • Visitors can access the Beaver Marsh from the Ira Trailhead
    Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44264

    (330) 657-2752
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    The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail becomes a boardwalk over the Beaver Marsh just north of Ira Trailhead in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. One of the best bird and wildlife viewing spots in the park, this area is a state Watchable Wildlife location and is one reason the park received the designation of important bird area by the Audubon Society of Ohio. The marsh exemplifies the conservation success of the park. Once a junkyard, the area was reclaimed through beaver activity combined with clean-up e...

  • 3801 Riverview Road
    Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

    440-546-5992
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    Look for an abundance of wildlife at the Beaver Marsh on this easy, one-mile walk. Download a PDF of the Quest here . Start in the parking lot of the Ira Trailhead.

  • 18799 Egbert Rd.
    Bedford, OH, 44146

    216.635.3200
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    Located in Bedford, Bedford Heights, Oakwood, Valley View and Walton Hills, Bedford Reservation gives the appearance of a continuous forest of large trees and challenging terrain, which apparently discouraged early logging operations. The reservation offers trails and picnic areas, and includes Shawnee Hills Golf Course as one of its attractions. Flowing through Bedford Reservation is Tinker's Creek, which drops 220 feet over a course of two miles and has cut a steep, walled gorge. The gorge, declared a ...

  • 1337 Merriman Rd.
    Akron, OH, 44313

    330.867.5551
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  • 1675 Merriman Rd
    Akron, OH, 44313

    330.836.6600
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    Blimp City Bike and Hike is an independent shop that rents, sells, and services bikes along the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath.

  • 1145 W. Steels Corners Rd.
    Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44223

    (330) 920-8040
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    With a natural-grass amphitheater and pavilion, this venue is the perfect spot to hear world-class musical and entertainment acts. Blossom also is Summer Home of the Cleveland Orchestra and sits fully in the footprint of the Cuyahoga Valley and the Ohio & Erie Canalway.

  • 125 Lake Ave. N.W.
    Massillon, OH, 44647

    (330) 837-3354

    The Blue Heron offers a selection of subs, salads and soups that will make any bird sing. The freshest ingredients will have you coming back again and again.

  • 4490 Erie Ave N
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

    330.832.2162
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    Italian food served in a casual dining atmosphere. $6.99-15.

  • 11358 St. Rte. 212 N.E.
    Bolivar, OH, 44612

    330-874-2002
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    Family owned and operated, NTR Canoe Livery is now in the second generation of family management. Started in 1974, they have grown from little more than 800 guests the first year, to well over 10,000 the past season. NTR currently runs a 50 canoe operation and plans to stay this size. They offer canoeing, kayaking, tubing, fishing, camping and easy access to biking, hiking and more.

  • 11358 St. Rte. 212 N.E.
    Bolivar, OH, 44612

    330.874.2002
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  • 7029 Riverview Rd.
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    (330) 439-5708

    Ready to head home after a long bike ride? At this boarding station of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, you can flag down the train (with both arms, please!) and load up your bike for a smooth return.

  • 7100 Riverview Rd.
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    330.467.2242
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    Twenty slopes open day or night are available to all levels of skiers and snowboarders at this ski resort. Rental equipment is available.

  • 1550 Boston Mills Road
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    330-657-2752
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    Located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Boston Store Visitor Center is the starting point for your National Park adventure. It also is a canal boat-building museum, featuring exhibits on all aspects of that business. The building was originally constructed circa 1836 to house the Boston Land and Manufacturing Company Store. Since then, it has served as a warehouse, store, post office and gathering place. Today, the Boston Store also offers visitor information, a public meeting room available for re...

  • 1548 Boston Mills Road
    Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

    440-546-5992
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    Take an easy walk to investigate the village of Boston, past and present. The fun begins at the Boston Store Visitor Center. Download the Quest here .

  • 2912 Riverview Rd.
    Akron, OH, 44313

    (330) 439-5708
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    At this boarding station of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, you can flag down the train (with both arms, please!) and load up your bike for a smooth return.

  • 8176 Brandywine Road
    Sagamore Hills, OH, 44067

    (330) 657-2752
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    At 65 feet, Brandywine Falls is the largest in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In 1814, George Wallace built a saw mill powered by the falls. Over the next decade, the bustling Village of Brandywine grew around the falls and added a distillery, grist and woolen mills and a dozen houses. Eventually, Brandywine's prosperity declined as the Ohio & Erie Canal and later railroads shifted commerce elsewhere. Today, visitors to the falls can reflect on how nature can shape the growth of human communities.

  • 9000 Chippewa Creek Drive
    Brecksville, OH, 44141

    (440) 526-1012
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    From the oak-hickory forests on the ridge tops to the cottonwoods, willows and sycamores of Chippewa Creek's flat floodplain, Brecksville Reservation is a study of contrasts. The reservation is deeply cut by seven distinct gorges, which have a wide variety of soil and sunlight conditions, fostering the growth of rare, unusual and endangered plants. Chippewa Creek, in the northern section of the reservation, flows through a remarkable gorge that was left behind by the glaciers that once covered this area....

  • 13512 Station Rd.
    Brecksville, OH, 44141

    (330) 439-5708
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    At this boarding station of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, you can flag down the train (with both arms, please!) and load up your bike for a smooth return.

  • 1 W. Exchange St.
    Akron, OH, 44308

    330.475.1600
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    Bricco’s menu offers something for anyone, and their atmosphere caters to both businesspeople and college students.

  • 3400 Block Erie Ave. NW
    Massillon, OH, 44646

    330.477.3609
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  • 133 South Canal Street
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

    330-970-0911
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    The team at Brimstone Bicycles is dedicated to providing a fun, professional experience, whether you’re renting, purchasing, or repairing a bike.

  • 127 S. Broadway
    New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

    (330) 343-9231
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    This bustling sports bar keeps over 20 beers on tap. Stop in for a happy hour special.

  • 3900 John Nagy Blvd
    Cleveland, OH, 44144

    (216) 664-3308
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    Brookside Reservation was one of the city of Cleveland's oldest neighborhood parks before its acquisition by Cleveland Metroparks in 1993. Still a recreation hub, the area now boasts baseball and football fields. The 135-acre reservation serves as arefuge for diverse wildlife in an urban setting. It is also an attractive spot for area picnickers and a resting site for walkers, cyclists and others who use the all-purpose trail, which connects the Reservation to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

  • 6066 Boy Scout Rd. N.E.
    Dover, OH, 44622

    330.859.2288
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    Originally established as a Boy Scout Camp with more than 500 acres of forests and valleys on the Tuscarawas River, Camp Tuscazoar is now open to the public for hiking. The beautiful hiking areas are perfect for families, individuals, and youth groups. 

  • 7104 Canal Road
    Valley View, OH, 44125

    (330) 657-2752
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    Brighten your visit to Cuyahoga Valley National Park with a stop at the Canal Exploration Center, which opened in 2014 along the America's Byway. Welcoming rangers and volunteers will help you dive into our canal-era past and explore life on the historic Ohio & Erie Canal. Exhibits illustrate canal life in the valley. The canal-era building once served canal boat passengers waiting to pass through Canal Lock 38. Lock demonstrations are conducted seasonally on weekends. A bookstore provides in-depth bo...

  • 125 Tuscarawas St.
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

    330.854.6835
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    Purchase canal boat tickets at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center. Allow time to watch the 30-minute canal history DVD at the Center next to the dock before you board the St. Helena III Canal Boat at the Port of Canal Fulton - 125 Tuscarawas St., Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614. Then sit back and travel back in our history to a time when life traveled at four miles an hour. Public Rides Schedule Spring (May 11 - June 1) Saturdays & Sundays only ΓÇö 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm Summer (June 1 - August 25) Tuesdays through...

  • 219 W. Cherry St.
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

    330.854.4008
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    Enjoy canoeing and kayaking on the Tuscarawas River, bicycle rentals and camping. Canoes: $28; Kayaks: $18, $33 (double kayak).

  • 116 S. Canal St.
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

    330.854.9095
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    The Canalway Center is a visitor and information facility that promotes Canal Fulton’s history, amenities, and programs. Seasonally, you can also purchase tickets for the Canal Fulton Heritage Society’s St. Helena III canal boat. 

  • 215 Market St. W.
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

    330.854.2966
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    Canal Fulton Glassworks is home to a blown glass studio and art gallery featuring all Ohio artists. The gallery is located in the Canal Fulton Historic District on the scenic Tuscarawas River, and housed in a restored circa 1815 post and beam building. There are classes every Saturday morning, free glassblowing demonstrations every Saturday afternoon and classes for children through Seniors are available by appointment.

  • 306 S Canal St
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

    330.854.6229

    This old-world bed and breakfast is located along the canal and includes three bedrooms.

  • 8645 Dover Zoar Rd NE
    Dover, OH, 44622

    (330) 365-3278

    The Canal Lands Park is ideal for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

  • 300 S. Main St.
    Akron, OH, 44308

    (330) 253-5151
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    This 8,500-seat home of the AA Akron Aeros baseball team offers fun for all ages. Baseball games feature fun activities for the kids between innings and at game's end. Be sure to take in a fireworks game, one of the treats of Akron's summer nights.

  • 157 Canal St
    Bolivar, OH, 44612

    330.874.4814
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    This old-fashioned diner and ice cream parlor offers great homecooking. Less than $10.

  • 8806 Towpath Road NE
    Bolivar, OH, 44612

    330.874.4444
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    A fine, casual restaurant in an 1829 Canal inn.

  • 123 Sixth St. S.W.
    Canton, OH, 44702

    330.455.3603
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    See more than 35 antique, classic and special-interest cars, as well as a variety of automotive memorabilia. $5-$7.50.

  • 1615 Stadium Park Dr.
    Canton, OH, 44718

    (330) 455-6172
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    Located within Canton's Stadium Park, the building grounds are home to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Fountain, a bell tower, Children's Garden, Butterfly Garden, and the Garden of the Five Senses.

  • 1001 Market Ave. N.
    Canton, OH, 44702

    330.453.7666
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    See exciting traveling exhibitions and original temporary exhibits. The permanent collection includes American watercolors and contemporary ceramics. $2.50-4.

  • 2323 17th St. N.W.
    Canton, OH, 44708

    (330) 452-2094
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    Enjoy classical and educational concerts throughout the symphony season. Located in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall.

  • 7866 Main St.
    Clinton, OH, 44216

    330.854.6295
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    Built in 1874 by Pearson Rhoads to house his harness shop and carriage trimmer business, this building is now a museum dedicated to the industries that were found along the Ohio & Erie Canal. Here you will find artifacts and photos of the shipping, mining, railroad and glass industries. Imagine the cry of "Low Bridge," the ring of the coal miner's pick and the whistles of 120 steam powered engines. Enjoy the "end of the day" pieces from Warwick Glass and the wonderfully colorful biographies of Pears...

  • 248 Ferndale St.
    Akron, OH, 44304

    330.374.5625
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    The Cascade Locks Park is an industrial heritage park that tells the story of Akron from the early frontier days to canal days through the industrial rise of the city. Cascade Locks Park is an integral part of the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area and has sparked the revitalization of Akron's downtown neighborhood. Learn more by exploring their site and links to efforts in the neighborhood and throughout the Canalway. 

  • 837, 1061 and 1690 Cuyahoga St.
    Akron, OH, 44313

    (330) 867-5511
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    This 526-acre park includes more than 7 miles of hiking trails in central Summit County. The Chuckery Area contains several unique features, including a prairie and a meadow, each with unusual or rare plants. Schumacher Valley remains one of the most rugged areas within Akron and the Overlook Trail offers spectacular views of the Cuyahoga River Valley. The Oxbow Area offers a variety of play fields, available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 6404 Riverview Road
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    For $250 a night, you can stay in this cozy cottage in the heart of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, local events, scenic railroad, and trails.

  • 1621 Main St.
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    330.657.2209
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    Rent bicycles that you can take on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad to bike back.  All regular bikes are $10 per hour. 

  • 136 Cherry St. W.
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

    330.854.9939
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  • 11030 East Blvd.
    Cleveland, OH, 44106

    216.721.1600
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    20 lush gardens including a glasshouse with desert and rainforest biomes, a shaded woody boardwalk, and a children’s garden.

  • 824 W. St. Clair Ave.
    Cleveland, OH, 44113

    (216) 696-2467
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    Experience the casual elegance of the 1940s. The Chophouse specializes in delicious steaks, chops and veal, hand-crafted beers and white-cheddar mashed potatoes. $15-30.

  • 8701 Lakeshore Blvd.
    Cleveland, OH, 44108

    216.881.8141
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    Escape from the metropolitan skyline and enjoy sand beaches, tree-lined picnic areas and a beautiful view of Lake Erie. Edgewater Park offers access to boating, fishing and swimming.

  • 3900 Wildlife Way
    Cleveland, OH, 44109

    216.661.6500
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    Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, the zoo is home to 3,000 animals representing 600 species. In the past year, it also has become home to lions and tigers and bears of a different nature, via its Circle of Wildlife CarouselFor 19 years running, more than a million visitors a year have explored the Zoo's top attractions including African Elephant Crossing, The RainForest, Northern Trek, Australian Adventure, African Savanna, Waterfowl Lake and the Primate, Cat & Aquatics Building. The Zoo also is a leader in research and conservation both on-grounds and abroad helping to ensure a better future for wildlife and their natural habitats. Discover the wildlife, mystery and the excitement of the Zoo's adventures.

  • 11150 East Blvd.
    Cleveland, OH, 44106

    (216) 421-7350
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    See internationally recognized works of art in this stellar collection, including a special Egyptian room, an armor court, and Impressionist masterpieces. At five stories high, the Ames Family Atrium features two gardens, performance space and a bridge between old and new. In the Atrium, the entire facade of the historic Museum building is visible, providing an outdoor feel to that entrance. Free. Charge for special exhibitions.

  • 1 Wade Oval Dr.
    Cleveland, OH, 44106

    216.231.4600
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    Learn in a fun environment with dinosaur bones, gems, anthropology exhibits, a planetarium and more. Admission: $4-7; Planetarium Show: $3.

  • 2749 North St.
    Clinton, OH, 44216

    (330) 867-5511
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    The Clinton trailhead is great for biking and cross-country skiing. It is pet-friendly and has a restroom.

  • 8042-8062 Hudson Dr SW
    Navarre, OH, 44662


    A memorial park that offers a clear view of the water and plenty of shade from trees.

  • 3320 Ira Rd.
    Akron, OH, 44333

    330.668.8992
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    Crown Point Ecology Center, a 130-acre historic farmstead, overlooks the Cuyahoga Valley and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The property consists of a 10-acre Certified Organic farm, woodlands, meadows and a wetland-pond ecosystem.

  • 900 Cleveland Avenue N.W.
    Canton, OH, 44702

    (330) 453-1075
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    This is the arts hub in Canton for ballet, theatre, fine arts, music and dance.

  • 1550 Boston Mills Road
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    (330) 657-2752
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    The only national park in Ohio, Cuyahoga Valley National Park encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron. Managed by the National Park Service, the park combines nature, history, scenery and recreation in one setting. In 2014, the national park received more than 2 million visitors, making it the 11th most visited national park in the country. The Towpath Trail is open 24-hours-a-day here. Visitors are invited to begin their journeys at the main visitor center - the Bos...

  • 5779 Riverview Rd.
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    (330) 867-5511
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    This 73-acre park contains Lock 28, the deepest lock on the Ohio & Erie Canal, and an old quarry from which blocks of Berea sandstone were cut to build canal locks and other local structures. The park is home to more Ohio buckeye trees than any other Metro Park in Summit County.

  • 378 S. Main St.
    Akron, OH, 44311

    330.762.5877
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    Great deli food in a casual atmosphere. $5-15.

  • 222 Market Ave. N
    Canton, OH, 44702

    (330) 454-1439
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    The Visit Canton Visitor Information Center is located conveniently in downtown Canton. Inside you will find a friendly and professional travel specialist to provide information on things to see and do in the Canton, Stark County region. The Visitor Center has great information on attractions, history museums, unique communities, shopping, golfing outdoor fun, places to eat and affordable accommodations in the Stark County area.  

  • 6709 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH, 44103

    216.431.1060
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    Once a stagecoach stop on the Buffalo-Cleveland-Detroit Post Road, today the museum is the oldest building still standing on its original site in the city of Cleveland. The museum and its gardens offer insight into the lives of early Ohio settlers and travelers.

  • 135 Lake Ave. N.W.
    Massillon, OH, 44647

    (330)832-5111
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    Ernie's Bicycle Shops has been providing friendly, professional service, quality products and good advice for more than 25 years. We take pride in our community involvement and our work in the development of local multi-use trails. Bike rentals available $5-35.

  • 5712 12th ST NW
    Canton, OH, 44708

    (330) 409-8096
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  • 1828 Smith Rd.
    Akron, OH, 44313

    330.865.8065
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    F. A. Seiberling Nature Realm is a 104-acre natural area with three hiking trails, several ponds and gardens, a prairie, an arboretum featuring more than 300 species of shrubs and trees and a visitor center. The Nature Realm is named in honor of Frank A. Seiberling, co-founder of Akron's Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and an early Metro Parks commissioner who donated more than 500 acres to help establish Sand Run Metro Park.

  • 2445 State Rd.
    Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44223

    330.928.0533
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    A family-owned shop that provides a wide range of bikes, accessories and repair services.

  • 2061 W. 10th St.
    Cleveland, OH, 44113

    216.579.0200
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    Enjoy one of America's favorite neighborhood restaurants while appreciating a skyline view of downtown Cleveland. $15-30.

  • 1607 Main St.
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    330.657.2651

    American cuisine and seafood with daily specials. $5-15.

  • 2729 Fairfield Commons Blvd
    Beavercreek, OH, 45431

    330.343.7896
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    Excellent steaks and American fare. Under $20.

  • 701 Truxell Road
    Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

    440-546-5992
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    Enjoy a moderate hike to discover the forces shaping the Ledges landscape. Start here by downloading a PDF of the Quest.

  • 11067 Fort Laurens Rd.
    Bolivar, OH, 44612

    330-874-2059
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    Take a visit to Ohio's only Revolutionary War Fort. Named in honor of Henry Laurens, then president of the Continental Congress, Fort Laurens was built in 1778 in an ill-fated campaign to attack the British at Detroit. Supplying this wilderness outpost was its downfall, as its starving garrison survived on boiled moccasins and withstood a month-long siege by British-led Native Americans. The fort was abandoned in 1779. Today, only the outline of the fort remains, but a museum commemorates the soldiers and archeol...

  • 2328 Center Rd.
    New Franklin, OH, 44216

    330.867.5511
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    A pet-friendly trailhead great for biking, camping, and cross-country skiing

  • 7733 Canal Rd.
    Valley View, OH, 44125

    (216) 524-1497
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    The Frazee House was constructed in 1825 and 1826, the same years the northern section of the Ohio & Erie Canal was built. It is a fine example of an early, Federal-style Western Reserve home and features exhibits relating to architectural styles, construction techniques and the Frazee family.

  • 11350 Broadway Ave
    Garfield Heights, OH, 44125

    (216) 635-3200
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    Opened in 1987, Garfield Park Nature Center hosts a variety of natural and historical exhibits, including a live honeybee display. A fully accessible wildlife garden, adjacent to the nature center, contains a variety of flowering plants, shrubs and evergreens that attract wildlife year-round. More than two miles of all-purpose trails circle the reservation, highlighting many diverse habitats for the enjoyment of park visitors. Points of interest such as the old springand natural features can be found thr...

  • 110 S Broadway St
    New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

    (330) 343-2490
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    A locally-owned American grill with a full dining menu and over 50 specialized martinis.

  • 150 Glendale Avenue
    Akron, OH, 44302

    Take a walk through Akron's history and learn about families who contributed to Akron's history. To download your Quest, head here!

  • 825 E. Ninth St. Pier
    Cleveland, OH, 44114

    216.861.5110
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    Ticket price range for public cruises is $10-60. Narrated sightseeing tours are the most budget-friendly: Adults $18.00 • Seniors $16.00 • Children $10.00 (ages 5-12) 4 & under are FREE

     

  • 2516 Market Ave.
    Cleveland, OH, 44113

    216.771.4404
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    Great Lakes Brewing company was founded in 1988 as the first microbrewery in Ohio and remains Ohio's most celebrated and award-winning brewer of lagers and ales. Lunch and dinner. $15-25.

  • 601 Erieside Ave.
    Cleveland, OH, 44114

    216.696.2000
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    This interactive science museum features more than 400 hands-on exhibits, OMNIMAX films, daily demonstrations and educational programs.

    Adult    $16.95

    Youth (2-12)*  $13.95

  • Parking for the trailhead is available
    Clinton, OH, 44216

    Built below the dam and feeder of the Tuscarawas River, this is the only guard lock on the canal from Clinton north to Cleveland. It was used to control the water level in an attempt to avoid flooding the town (which worked... sometimes). Excess water was shunted around the lock to a millrace where it powered the sawmill east of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

  • 2686 Oak Hill Rd.
    Bath, OH, 44264

    330.666.3711
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    Hale Farm & Village is an outdoor, living-history museum that depicts the daily life of the residents of northern Ohio during the mid-19th century, with an emphasis on life during the years of the American Civil War. The site features 21 historic buildings to tour, costumed interpreters and craftsman, gardens and farm animals.

  • 500 W. Streetsboro Rd.
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    330-657-2909
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    This is a special events site only. The facility is available for rentals, concerts, lectures, and special activities. For reservations call (330) 657-2909 ext. 119. Happy Days Lodge was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938 and 1939 for use as a summer camp for Akron youth. Today, it hosts diverse performances and special events.  

  • 10777 Northfield Road
    Northfield, OH, 44067

    (330) 908-7625
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    Down-home American cuisine and the world's largest collection of Rock and Roll memorabilia. $15-30.

  • 7104 Canal Road
    Valley View, Ohio, 44125

    440-546-5992
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    Take a short, easy stroll around Canal Visitor Center, learning canal history through haiku. Go here to download a PDF of the Quest - we hope you have fun!  

  • 6050 Riverview Rd.
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    330.657.2330
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    Honored in 2000 with an "Ohio Century Farm" distinction, Heritage Farm offers 'Cut your own Christmas Tree,' 'Pick your own pumpkins,' a selection of 325 varieties of daylilies and a farmers market.

  • 125 Tuscarawas Street
    Canal Fulton, Ohio, 44614

    440-546-5992
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    Learn about local history on this easy stroll around a Canal Era town. Start at St. Helena Heritage Park. You can download a PDF of the Quest here .  

  • W. 14th St. and Kenilworth Ave.
    Cleveland, OH, 44113

    216.575.0920
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    Visit this rejuvenated historic Cleveland neighborhood, high on a bluff over the Cuyahoga River. Tremont is the site of the first University in Cleveland, the first public art gallery, and numerous historic churches, all surrounding a New England-style town square with trendy shops, restaurants, bars and art galleries.

  • PO Box 621
    Zoar, OH, 44697

    800.262.6195
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    Founded by the German religious dissenters called the Society of Separatists of Zoar in 1817 as a communal society, Zoar today is filled with 1817 Old-World charm. Many of the German-style structures built by the Zoarites have been restored and are open to the public as Zoar Village. Others are privately owned and serve as residences, shops and bed and breakfast inns. Visitors can experience the life of the Zoarites by visiting restored buildings, which are staffed with costumed interpreters and furnishe...

  • 308 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH, 44114

    216.523.2583
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    Features Southern-inspired cuisine such as slow-smoked ribs, Creole jambalaya and more. Under $15.

  • 60 Fir Hill
    Akron, OH, 44325

    330.972.6909
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    Built in 1871 by John Henry Hower, a leading Akron industrialist. Open for tours, teas and special events. Tour prices range from $2- $8.

  • 2045 Bolanz Rd.
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    (330) 657-2752
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    Hunt Farm is a rest area along the towpath with child-friendly nature exhibits and information about nearby attractions.

  • 4073 Medina Rd.
    Akron, OH, 44333

    330.670.6303
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    Well- known for fine steaks served in an elegant atmosphere. $15-40.

  • 123 W. Prospect Ave.
    Cleveland, OH, 44114

    216.344.2444
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    Award-winning Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse is a New York-style steakhouse specializing in buttery, succulent prime aged beef and fresh seafood. $15-30.

  • 4300 Riverview Rd.
    Peninsula, OH, 44264


    A small, scenic lake with surrounding trails, nature, and a parking lot.

  • 4040 Riverview Rd.
    Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44223


    A stop along the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway, you can board with your bike and ride he trail to Hale Farm & Village.

  • 3801 Riverview Rd.
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    (330) 657-2752

    This trailhead includes a boardwalk over the beaver pond, and is great for birdwatching.

  • 325 E. Iron Ave.
    Dover, OH, 44622

    330.343.7040
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    This 19th-century Victorian home is the former residence of prominent Dover industrialist, Jeremiah E. Reeves, now owned by the Dover Historical Society. As posted on the website: "Return to the elegance of the late 19th century by visiting the J. E. Reeves Victorian Home and its adjoining Carriage House Museum, located in Dover.  This opulent mansion, the former residence of prominent Dover industrialist, Jeremiah E. Reeves, is owned by the Dover Historical Society. The 17 room Victorian ...

  • 111 N. Main St.
    Akron, OH, 44308

    330.576.5960
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    Jilly’s offers live music four nights a week for no cover charge unless otherwise noted, and a large American tapas menu.

  • 9394 Warmington St SW
    Massillon, OH, 44646


    Great pet-friendly park for biking, walking and running. Features a John Glenn statue.

  • 77 E. Mill St.
    Akron, OH, 44308

    330.374.8900
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    With 123,000 square feet of meeting and exposition space, the John S. Knight Center is downtown Akron's showcase for great events! Features include state-of-the-art video conferencing and streaming systems, accessible & convenient parking, full-service catering and an on-site skilled support/service staff. The center hosts a variety of public events throughout the year that educate, entertain and bring attention to many areas of special interest.

  • 117 N. Canal St.
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

    330.854.0481
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    Collectible teddy bear and gift shop.

  • 1970 W. Market St.
    Akron, OH, 44313

    330.867.2555
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    Eclectic cuisine featuring steaks and chops. $16-$50.

  • 8000 Erie Ave. NW
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614


  • 12316 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH, 44106

    216.421.2665
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    This historic cemetery is the burial place of 20th U.S. President James A. Garfield, Elliot Ness and John D. Rockefeller. Lakeview also houses many rare plant species, including the Japanese thread-leaf maple. Free.

  • 801 Truxell Road
    Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

    440-546-5992
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    Enjoy a moderate hike below and above the Ledges, considering its layers. Head to the Octagon Shelter to begin. Click here to download a PDF of your Quest.

  • 2291 Riverfront Pkwy.
    Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44221

    330.923.4233

    This elegant restaurant features a global menu with an emphasis on fine American cuisine. $15-$30.

  • 4524 East 49th St.
    Cuyahoga Heights, Oh, 44125

    (216) 206-1000
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    At this Visitor Center, you will find interpretive exhibits about the complex relationships between people, nature, and industry in the Cuyahoga Valley. It also offers the starting point to a Quest, wonderful opportunities for birdwatching and easy access to the Towpath Trail.

  • North of Clinton off North Street
    Clinton, OH, 44216

    330.854.6295

    Lock 2 had a beautiful stone spillway, a wasteway channel to protect the lock and a basin where boats could tie up. In 1847, it was the site of a coal loading operation the Old Messenger Coal Slip, which carried coal from Rogues Hollow that was loaded directly onto 7 to 8 boats a day.

  • 1648 Mill St.
    Peninsula, OH, 44264


    An entrance to the towpath with water fountains and restrooms.

  • 200 S. Main St.
    Akron, OH, 44308

    (330) 375-2877
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    Park located in Downtown Akron that hosts festivals, concerts, and winter festivities, such as ice skating.

  • 8000 Rockside Rd.
    Independence, OH, 44131


  • 6600 Block of Erie Ave. NW
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

    (330) 854-3808
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    An excellent park for picnicking, featuring one of the best examples of a lift lock along the canal.

  • 8001 Rockside Rd.
    Valley View, OH, 44125

    (216) 524-9404
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    Modern American cuisine served overlooking the Cuyahoga River. $30+.

  • 2058 East 4th Street
    Downtown Cleveland, OH, 44115

    216.621.5652
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    Food Network’s Michael Simon’s American bistro with midwestern twists. Lola Bistro uses only locally grown and raised organic meats and produce. $30+

  • 1283 Riverbed St.
    Cleveland, OH, 44113

    Lorenzo Carter was Cleveland's first permanent settler. This building served as both the city jail and an inn. It periodically opens for tours but is not typically open to the public.

  • 105 N. Main St.
    Akron, OH, 44308

    330.253.2999
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    A mom and pop's restaurant since 1949 featuring Italian cuisine.

  • 1556 Boston Mills Rd.
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    330.657.2752
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    M.D. Garage is a restored 1940s gas station located in the Village of Boston within Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It is used for special events, art shows, and interpretive programs. Art @ M.D. Garage is a series of free art exhibitions that occurs most weekends from April through October. It is organized by the Crooked River Gang, a volunteer group that promotes art in the Cuyahoga Valley.

  • 121 S Main St
    Magnolia, OH, 44643

    330.866.9744

    Housed in a restored 1812 stagecoach inn, this Greek-revival style building originally belonged to Magnolia co-founder Isaac Miller. Visit the local genealogy library on the second floor and tour rotating exhibits on the canal and other area history. Also stop by the restaurant/coffee shop on the first floor. Free.

  • 261 N. Main St.
    Magnolia, OH, 44643

    330.866.3353
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    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the five-story wooden mill was continuously operated by the Elson family from 1834 to late 2005, when it was purchased by the Stark County Park District. The park will continue to operate the mill and redevelop it to serve as an educational venue and trailhead of the Sandy & Beaver Canal Trail. The Mill sells cornmeal and a variety of seeds and animal feeds. Special tours are offered during the spring, summer, and fall. The Mills are closed during restoration. Check the calendar of events ...

  • 261 Main Street
    Magnolia, Ohio, 44643

    440-546-5992
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    Take a short, easy stroll around this historic mill, learning its history through rhyme. This Quest begins at the Magnolia Flouring Mills. Download a PDF of the Quest here .    

  • 2740 Manchester Rd.
    Akron, OH, 44319

    330.867.5511

    Pet-friendly Towpath trailhead with restrooms. Great for biking and cross-country skiing.

  • 2260 International Pkwy.
    North Canton, OH, 44720

    330.896.6332
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    More than 28 aircraft adorn this unique museum. Visitors can sit in a Russian MIG-17, anti-aircraft guns and blimp gondola. Many artifacts and original artwork adorn this attraction. Visit our large museum store and aviation library.

  • 121 Lincoln Way E.
    Massillon, OH, 44646

    330.833.4061
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    Billed as a place "where art and history come together," the museum features ever-changing local history exhibitions that portray industry, sports, glass, architecture, quilts, furniture, clothing, toys, medical and more. Known locally by the shorthand "MassMu" (pronounced mass-mew), permanent displays include art exhibitions and a photography gallery. The hand carved miniature Immel Circus is always displayed and a popular draw...

  • 123 High St.
    Navarre, OH, 44662

    330.879.5938
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    Built in 1836, this is the boyhood home of artists Alfred and William Matthews. Visitors can get a view of the early days of the village of Navarre.

  • 800 McKinley Monument Dr. N.W.
    Canton, OH, 44708

    330.455.7043
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    The Stark County Historical Society is dedicated to collecting and preserving the significant materials and records related to the history of Stark County and the presidential history of William McKinley through the William McKinley Presidential Library. Celebrated as a National Historic Landmark, The McKinley National Memorial is the final resting place for the 25th President of the United States, William McKinley. Also on the grounds is the William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum - a family-...

  • 499 Memorial Parkway
    Akron, OH, 44310

    330.867.5511
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    Towpath trailhead with a drinking fountain, restroom, bike repair station, and nearby dog park.

  • Merriman Road, Portage Path, Akron Penisula Rd, Portage Trail
    Akron, OH, 44313

    The area of North Akron in the Cuyahoga River Valley, the Merriman Valley or as an Akronite would say "the Valley", is Akron's Gateway to the National Park. The valley includes destination tourism, entertainment, service and recreational opportunities, including arts organizations, restaurants, a variety of specialty foods stores, personal service businesses, professional offices, and sporting goods stores, physical fitness facilities, golf, and more outdoor recreation. Valley Assets and Landmarks include public transportation via METRO Bus Route #28, Weathervane Theater, Liberty Commons, Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath, and the Cuyahoga River.

  • Garfield Park Blvd.
    Cleveland , OH, 44105

    216.635.3200
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    Mill Creek Falls is an awesome 48-foot waterfall, the tallest in Cuyahoga County. Surrounded by industry and housing, it was virtually unknown, until the area was acquired by Cleveland Metroparks, improved and opened to the public in 2002. Mill Creek Falls powered the first grist mills in Northeast Ohio (built in 1799) enabling the early settlements and growth of the village of Newburgh. It wasn't until the Ohio & Erie Canal opened in 1827 that the population of Cleveland outpaced Newburgh. Later thi...

  • 4524 E. 49th St.
    Cuyahoga Heights, OH, 44125

    216.206.1000
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    The Mountain Bike Connector Trail, run by the Cleveland Metroparks and the Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association, was the first legal mountain bike trail in Cuyahoga County. It is located adjacent to the CanalWay Center in the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation.

  • 83 Munroe Falls Ave.
    Munroe Falls, OH, 44262

    330.688.1437
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    Munroe Falls Historical Society maintains a museum in an historic house next to the Gerald L. Hupp City Center Complex. The museum collection contains local history memorabilia and a variety of exhibits that show Munroe Falls' growth from a river settlement in 1809 to city status today. Visitors can view a 200-year-old working weaving loom, an early 1900s Victorian parlor and a general store. The library collection is a reference library containing volumes pertaining to the history of Ohio including Summ...

  • 248 Ferndale St.
    Akron, OH, 44304

    330.374.5625
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    The Mustill Store and House is a visitor center and museum on the Towpath Trail. It is the last combination residence and commercial structure of its kind along the Ohio & Erie Canal. The exhibits inside tell about Akron's rise from a frontier to an industrial power. 

  • 248 Ferndale Street
    Akron, Ohio, 44304

    440-546-5992
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    Solve a word puzzle on this short, easy stroll in and around the Mustill Store. Begin at the Mustill Store. You can download a PDF of the Quest here .  

  • 331 Market Ave. S.
    Canton, OH, 44702

    330.452.0876
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    Visit the only museum in the nation dedicated to the contributions of our country's first ladies. The museum is housed in a restored Victorian home. The site consists of the Ida Saxton McKinley House, the family home of First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley and the longtime residence of William and Ida McKinley, along with an Education and Research Center.   It's a national archive devoted to educating people about the contributions of First Ladies and other notable women in history as well as a National H...

  • 123 High St.
    Navarre, OH, 44662

    330.879.5858
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    This location serves as a museum to local artifacts that hold historical significance.

  • 1103 Baltzley Valley Rd. S.E.
    Goshen, OH, 44663

    330.339.2127
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    Canoeing, kayaking, and camping available. $22-35.

  • 12387 Cedar Rd.
    Cleveland Heights, OH, 44106

    216.795.0550
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    Since 1965, white-tablecloth restaurant with an eclectic American menu. $15-30.

  • 111 N. Main St.
    Akron, OH, 44308

    330.434.7625

    This districts has a mix of restaurants, galleries and artists studios.

  • 1548 Boston Mills Road
    Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

    440-546-5992
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    Briefly stroll through the village of Boston, learning about infamous past residents. Begin at the Boston Store Visitor Center. You can go here to download a PDF of this Quest.

  • 225 E. Cherry St.
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

    330-854-3808
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    Tour this 1840s salt-box home. Free. By appointment only.

  • One-half mile north of Route 212
    Bethlehem Township, Ohio, 0

    330-477-3552
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    The Ohio & Erie Canal Railroad Tunnel along the Towpath in Stark Parks, is a 150-foot-stretch that takes you under the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad. The evolution of transportation is all around a traveler at this point in Stark County. The Ohio & Erie Canal, Tuscarawas River, railroad, and nearby state routes and interstates all are within close proximity. Can you name the towns near this tunnel as you walk or ride along the Towpath Trail? Give up? The tunnel can be found approximately...

  • 4524 E. 49th St.
    Cuyahoga Heights, OH, 44125

    216.206.1000
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    Located on 325 acres in Cleveland's industrial heart, through the villages of Cuyahoga Heights and Valley View,  the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation offers unique opportunities for discovery. Tucked amid the Shortline railroad trestle, pipelines and steel mills are the lush fields and forests of the river valley. The reservation follows a portion of its namesake, the historic 309-mile Ohio & Erie Canal. Together with the Cuyahoga River, the northernmost remaining 4.4 miles of watered canal pro...

  • 103 Tuscarawas St. W.
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

    330.854.3808
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  • 1548 Boston Mills Road
    Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

    440-546-5992
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    Enjoy an easy-to-moderate trek to explore who and what is moving. Click here to download a PDF of this Quest. It starts at the Boston Store Visitor Center.  

  • 102 N. Canal St.
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

    330.854.3892
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    Full menu of sandwiches, and many ice cream choices for dessert. Under $10.

  • 1600 West Mill Street
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    330.657.2248
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  • 1630 Mill St.
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    800-468-4070
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    The Peninsula Depot is an information and orientation facility run by the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and a great place to buy tickets for your CVNP journeys aboard the train. It was originally developed to help visitors explore Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, the Village of Peninsula and the Ohio & Erie Canalway. The building is an original depot from the Valley Railway, which opened in 1880. Originally the Boston Mill Depot, it was moved to Peninsula in the early...

  • 330 University Drive, NE
    New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

    330.308.6400
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  • 550 Copley Rd.
    Akron, OH, 44320

    330.535.1120
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    Summit County Historical Society is entrusted with preserving and interpreting the rich history of our area. We invite you to visit us and learn about the people and events which have influenced our community. Perkins Stone Mansion, an 1837 Greek Revival home, portrays Akron's founding family during Victorian America and offers daily tours. The John Brown House features the famed abolitionist, canals in the county and changing exhibit galleries.Visit www.summithistory.org for tour schedule and other even...

  • 2035 E. Fourth St.
    Cleveland, OH, 44115

    216.241.7425
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    A unique dining and entertainment venue featuring American cuisine. $15-$30.

  • 1501 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH, 44115

    216.771.4444
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    With seven historic theaters performing Broadway shows, ballet, concerts and family shows, PlayhouseSquare Center is the second-largest performing arts center in the country.

  • 1630 Mill Street
    Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

    440-546-5992
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    Ponder the past as you stroll around this historic village. Your Quest begins outside the Peninsula Depot Visitor Center. Download the Quest here .

  • 5301 Manchester Rd.
    Akron, OH, 0

    330.644.2220
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    Portage Lakes offers fishing, boating, hiking, hunting and camping.

  • 1431 North Portage Path
    Akron, OH, 44310


    An important Native American transportation rout in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the 8-mile trail connected the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas Rivers. Today, the path is honored by a metal statue at the intersection of Portage Path and Merriman Road.

  • 2121 George Halas Dr. N.W.
    Canton, OH, 44708

    330.456.8207
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    The Pro Football Hall of Fame is America's premier sports showplace! The Hall of Fame Gallery highlights the greats of pro football with interactive touch screen kiosks paying tribute to each individual Hall of Fame member. GameDay Stadium Theater delivers the full force energy of pro football from training camp to the Super Bowl celebration in a state-of-the-art turntable theater, a first in sports. Enjoy interactive fun in the football toss, Tele-trivia Football Game, QB-1 Call-the-Pla...

  • 13480 Congress Lake Ave.
    Hartville, OH, 44632

    330.477.3552
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    Enjoy rolling fields, stately woodlands, moist wetlands and beautiful gardens at this over 700-acre park. Fish at Shady Lane pond, tour the historic 40-room manor house, or hike, bike, ride horses or cross-country ski on the maintained trails. Free.

  • 135 S. Broadway
    Akron, OH, 44325

    330.972.8215
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    Home of the Quaker Square Inn at the University of Akron Hotel and Quaker Square Mall.

  • 5935 Canal Road
    Valley View, OH, 44125

    (216) 986-9464
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    Founded in 1974, Quaker Steak & Lube is a family friendly restaurant with a motorsports-themed atmosphere. Commonly referred to as "The Lube" the restaurant features a unique blend of great service, award-winning food, supercharged events and eye-popping decor. Today, with over 45 locations, The Lube serves over 80 million wings annually, sells its bottled sauces around the world, has won the title of "Best Wings USA," and has over hundreds of local, national and international awards for its wing...

  • 1648 Mill Street
    Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

    440-546-5992
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    Take an easy stroll from Lock 29 to Lock 30, learning about canal history. This Quest begins at the Lock 29 trailhead. Download a PDF of the Quest here .    

  • 1175 Highland Rd.
    Sagamore Hills, OH, 44067


    Online reviews share that this is “a great place to take a leisure walk or jog, or launch your kayak as you explore and enjoy connections to major pathways throughout the park.”

  • 6020 Quarry Lane
    Independence, OH, 44131

    216.447.0030
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    Red Roof Inn is just 5 minutes from Ohio & Erie Canalway; Cuyahoga National Park and Railroad. Brand new rooms and 100% Smoke-Free.

  • 8176 Brandywine Road
    Sagamore Hills, Ohio, 44067

    440-546-5992
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    Enjoy a scenic, moderate hike along Brandywine Creek, with a steep climb to view Brandywine Falls. Begin in the Brandywine Falls parking lot. You can download a PDF of this Quest here .

  • 7866 Main St.
    Clinton, OH, 44216

    330.854.6295
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    Built in 1847, this unique Gothic Revival home was considered one of the finest of its time. It is listed as a Summit County Underground Railroad site on the well-traveled "Chestnut Ridge Track," which crossed the township, assisting runaway slaves on their way to Canada and to freedom. In 1874, Pearson Rhoads, a Civil War veteran of Andersonville prison, and his wife Sara Jane Foltz purchased the home. They raised eight children in a loving, religious environment. The home now serves as a museum depict...

  • 47 W. Exchange St.
    Akron, OH, 44308

    330.374.5657
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    The renovated Howe House was once the family home of the chief resident engineer of the Canalway, Richard Howe.

  • 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
    Cleveland, OH, 44114

    216.781.7625
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    The world's only museum celebrating the music, this impressive building features new exhibits, new programs, live performances and the world's largest single collection of rock and roll memorabilia. $11-20.

  • 750 E. 88th St.
    Cleveland, OH, 44108

    216.664.3103
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    Visitors can see more than 20 gardens representing the diverse cultures of the Cleveland area. Free.

  • 7900 Old Rockside Rd.
    Independence, OH, 44131

    330.439.5708
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    Take a ride on this scenic railway through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, along the Cuyahoga River and the canalway. Choose from a variety of different excursions and special events. Child $6-$17, Adult $9-$25, Senior $8-$23.

  • 6900 Block of Dolphin St. SW
    Bolivar, OH, 44612


    The terrain is especially good for cyclists looking to enjoy a rails-to-rails, moderate-paced ride, or just for walkers looking to enjoy the scenery.

  • 1300 Sand Run Road
    Akron, OH, 44313

    330.867.5511
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    This 987-acre park features more than 14 miles of trails and areas for sledding, cross-country skiing and ice skating. In the cool, shady ravines of Sand Run and its tributary streams, hemlocks, ferns, skunk cabbage and large colonies of horsetails grow. Each spring, large-flowered trilliums and other seasonal blooms appear, and salamanders migrate to vernal pools. The towering forest is home to a variety of squirrels, owls and pileated woodpeckers. Red-tailed hawks roost in the treetops when they are no...

  • 500 West Streetsboro Road
    Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

    440-546-5992
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    Hike to and among the Ledges rock formations on the way to Ice Box Cave. Start at Happy Days Lodge. The main parking lot is on the north side of SR 303. You can download a PDF of this Quest here .  

  • 24 Public Sq.
    Cleveland, OH, 44113

    216.902.4095
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    Exceptional cuisine reflecting the coast of Italy, Spain and Monaco, featuring specialties from Provence. Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. $15-$30.

  • 1360 E 9th St.
    Cleveland, OH, 44114

    216-696-2233
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    Mediterranean and coastal cuisine served in a sophisticated decor. The Galleria at Erieview. Under $15.

  • 1984 E. High Ave.
    New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

    330.663.6610
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    The Moravian church was founded at Schoenbrunn ("beautiful spring") in 1772 as a mission to the Delaware Indians. The settlement grew to include 60 dwellings and more than 300 inhabitants who drew up Ohio's first civil code and built its first Christian church and schoolhouse. Problems associated with the American Revolution prompted Schoenbrunn's closing in 1777. Schoenbrunn's story features a rare meeting of Indian and European cultures and a fascinating perspective on the American Revolution. Today th...

  • 11001 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH, 44106

    216.231.1111
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    Regarded by many music-lovers as one of the world's most beautiful concert halls, Severance Hall opened in 1931 as the home of The Cleveland Orchestra. The building’s architectural significance has been recognized by local and national preservation societies, including the Cleveland Landmarks Commission and the National Register of Historic Places, and Severance Hall is a recipient of the Honor Award... 

  • 1148 Main Ave.
    Cleveland, OH, 44113

    216.861.6900
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    Offers waterfront dining, summer entertainment and a wide selection of American cuisine. $15-$30.

  • 1856 Main Street
    Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

    330.657.4060
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    Conveniently located on the doorstep of the Peninsula Historic District and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad depot, two blocks west of the Towpath Trail, and nestled new the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this beautifully renovated 1874 Colonial bed and breakfast awaits your arrival. For reservations, call Gary at 330-657-4060, or visit silverfernbnb.com.

  • 5300 Tyner St. N.W.
    Canton, OH, 44708

    330.477.3552
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    Services include canoe, kayak and motor boat rentals; pontoon boat rides, paddle boat rentals, fishing and hunting licenses, fishing derbies for children and adults, fly fishing instruction; and free launching for licensed boats up to 10HP. Beverages, sandwiches and snacks, as well as bait, area available for sale.

  • 1401 Spring Hill Ln. N.E.
    Massillon, OH, 44646

    330.833.6749
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    The homestead was built circa 1821 by Quakers who supported the anti-slavery movement. The home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Network to Freedom, contains a "hidden stairway" used to spirit escaping slaves from the basement to a second-floor hiding place. Also featured is an attic beehive, drawer for false teeth and pie oven. The property includes seven outbuildings from the 19th and 20th centuries. The home is open to the public for tours and also is a favorite of schoolchi...

  • 123 Tuscarawas St. NW
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

    Visitors to this park and Towpath Trailhead will find easy access to both the Towpath Trail and the Canal Fulton Canalway Center - where tickets can be purchased for Canal Boat rides on the St. Helena lll. 

  • 123 Tuscarawas Street
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

    330.854.6835
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    Revisit life when it traveled at four-miles-an-hour. The St. Helena III boat offers public rides down the canal and gives you a glimpse of our canal-era history. Pulled by two Percheron horses, the canal boat departs from the Port of Canal Fulton. Tickets: Adults & Teens (ages 18-59) - $9, Seniors (60+) & Veterans - $8, Children (ages 6-17) - $5, Children (5&under) – Free with a paid adult. Public Rides Schedule:... 

  • 330 W. Wooster St.
    Navarre, OH, 44662

    Located next to the towpath and canal, this is the former home of a canal boat captain.

  • 714 N. Portage Path
    Akron, OH, 44303

    330.836.5533
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    Built by F.A. Seiberling in the early 20th century, this 65-room country estate sits on 70 acres and has beautiful gardens and a butterfly house. The once private home is now a National Historic Site and welcomes visitors on guided tours and to signature events throughout the year. Ohio Mart in the Fall and Dazzle at the holidays. Two Canalway Quests are available to follow on the grounds and geocaching is another fun activity. A beautiful PlayGarden features musical fun and a child-sized replica of...

  • 6093 Stanford Rd.
    Peninsula, OH, 44624

    330.657.2909
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    According to USA Today, “Known as the Stanford Backcountry campsites, the five primitive camping spots are reached via the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath trail that follows the historic route of the old canal. Campsite amenities include chemical toilets and drinking water. You must make a reservation to use the campsites. During the summer, kids 7 to 12 years of age may participate in a summer camp that allows them to enjoy activities in the park...

  • 6093 Stanford Rd.
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    330.657.2909
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    This historic farm house was converted to overnight lodging and can accommodate up to 31 overnight guests in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Dormitory, family and private rooms available. Please call for more information.

  • 5712 12th Street NW
    Canton, OH, 44708

    330.477.3552
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    With 11 parks, 4 lakes and 60 miles of trails, the Stark County Park District provides ample opportunities for outdoor pursuits.   It also manages more than 7,000 acres of land, 14 parks, and 70+ miles of hiking/biking and equestrian trails.

  • 13513 Station Rd.
    Brecksville, OH, 44141


    The Station Road Bridge, near Brecksville, Ohio, was built in 1882. It spans the Cuyahoga River between Cuyahoga County and Summit County, Ohio. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

  • 301 Erieside Ave.
    Cleveland, OH, 44114

    216.694.2000
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    Discover what life onboard a working Great Lakes freighter was like as you tour this restored 618 ft. flagship.  Explore the 1925-built Mather from stem-to-stern and see its huge cargo holds, brass and oak pilot house, elegant guest quarters and four-story engine room Walk the decks and marvel at the "engineering firsts" that helped transform Northeast Ohio into a great industrial center.  Experience the golden era of steamboats on one of the best.

  • 6975 Ridge Rd.
    Parma, OH, 44129

    440.845.9770
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    Stearns Homestead is a 48-acre site located in the heart of Parma. It was the last remaining working farm in Parma when purchased by the City of Parma in 1980. The farm with buildings and two houses was leased to the Parma Area Historical Society, which operates it as an educational and historic farm. The Stearns House (1855) and the Gibbs House (1920) are operated as museums. A Country Store, gardens, farm animals and the Yankee-style barn offer a memorable visit to Parma's past. In addition, annually&n...

  • 3275 Steelyard Dr.
    Cleveland, Oh, 44109

    216.635.3229
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    The Steel Heritage Center was made possible through the cooperation of many organizations, including ArcelorMittal, Cleveland Metroparks, Western Reserve Historical Society and First Interstate Properties. The structure is an old-time clock building and it was moved by First Interstate Properties and placed next to the Towpath Trail in Steelyard Commons Shopping Center in 2006. Inside the 600-square-foot...

  • 3447 Steelyard Dr.
    Cleveland, OH, 44109

    216.381.9730
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    Steelyard Commons is easily accessible from all of Cleveland’s major highways. The shopping center is anchored by Target, The Home Depot, Walmart Supercenter, Marshalls, Burlington Coat Factory and ALDI. Steelyard Commons hosts several events throughout the year such as National Night Out Against Crime and an annual Trick-Or-Treat afternoon, in addition to combining retail shopping, restaurants, and a one-mile stretch of The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail — all in the heart of the city.

  • 140 E. Market St.
    Akron, OH, 44308

    330.376.8480
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    Summit Artspace, a project of the Akron Area Arts Alliance and Summit County government, houses a visual arts gallery and theatre company in a historic, art deco building in downtown Akron. With exhibitions changing every six weeks, the gallery showcases the talents of artists in Summit, Portage and Medina counties. Free admission, parking, artist talks and workshops are available.

  • 550 Copley Rd.
    Akron, OH, 44320

    330.535.1120
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    Founded in 1924, the mission of the Summit County Historical Society is to preserve and interpret the history of Summit County and Akron, and to educate regional communities about the people and events that have shaped our rich history. The Society, a 501(c)3 corporation, owns and manages several properties including the Perkins Stone Mansion, home of Akron’s family; John Brown...

  • 380 W. Crosier St.
    Akron, OH, 44311

  • 532 W. Market St.
    Akron, OH, 44303

    330.376.7171
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    Enjoy excellent steak and seafood along with top-notch entertainment. $20+.

  • 420 Superior Ave.
    Cleveland, OH, 44114

    216.776.4576
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    Located in the historic Hyatt Regency in Cleveland, 1890 at the Arcade is a treat.

  • 222 S. Main St.
    Akron, OH, 44308

    330.396.1670
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    Museum dedicated to the invention and history of marbles. By appointment only.

  • 198 Second St. E.
    Zoar, OH, 44697

    330.874.6111
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  • 11001 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH, 44106

    216-231-1111
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    The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the most acclaimed performing ensembles in the world. In concerts at home, in residencies from Miami to Vienna, and on tour around the world, The Cleveland Orchestra sets standards of artistic excellence, concert programming, and community engagement.  Two acclaimed concert venues serve as the ensemble's home, Cleveland's Severance Hall during each schoolyear and Blossom Music Center each summer, from July Fourth to Labor Day. Severance Hall is located on...

  • 121 Second St.
    Zoar, OH, 44697

    800.874.2600
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  • 3486 Riverview Rd.
    Akron, OH, 44313

    330.867.6681
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    This 150-year-old scenic farm with a 108-year-old barn is available to rent for weddings, receptions, parties, reunions, corporate functions, dances and birthdays. Semi-classical Music Summer Concert Series runs Sunday evenings in June, July and August. Visit the website for more details.

  • 819 Jefferson Ave.
    Cleveland, OH, 44113

    216.861.6659
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    The Flying Monkey Pub is a handcrafted pub in historic Tremont featuring 10 drafts and 25 other beers, plus a wine list. The craftsmanship that went into building the bar has won accolades from Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine, and Scene magazine.

  • 47 W. Exchange Street
    Akron, OH, 44308

    330-374-5657
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    Enjoy tracing the steps of the House That Moved  - the story of the Richard Howe House move through the city of Akron. To download the Quest and start your journey - head here!

  • 8230 Brandywine Rd.
    Northfield , OH, 44067

    330.467.1812
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    Overlooking the 67-foot Brandywine waterfall in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the inn was built in 1848 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The renovated building still features its historic Greek Revival appearance and character. Prices per night vary depending on room choice.

  • 214 Main St.
    Zoar, OH, 44697

    330-904-6523
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    Stay overnight in the guest room at the historic Treasurer's House, built in 1877, and shop at the antique store.

  • 1848 W. 25th St.
    Cleveland, OH, 44113

    216.861.5643
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    A full-service tavern located in Cleveland's historic Ohio City Neighborhood. Under $15.

  • 91 Public Square
    Cleveland, OH, 44113

    216.241.6145
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    The Old Stone Church, long a downtown Cleveland landmark, has a congregation dating back to 1820. Officially known as The First Presbyterian Society, it was founded at a time when Cleveland was just a village of a few hundred people. The first church building was dedicated on February 26, 1834, on the northwest corner of Public Square, the historical center of downtown Cleveland. The building, of Tuscan-style architecture, was built of gray sandstone. It was the first stone church in Cleveland and was kn...

  • 1615 Main St.
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    330.467.1002
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    Great American food and great service in a casual atmosphere. Under $10.

  • 198 Main St.
    Zoar, OH, 44697

    330-874-3011
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    The Zoar Store was built in 1833 at the southwest corner of Main and Second Streets. It served as a business headquarters for the Society, the Post Office, and a store. There is a deep basement and an addition in the rear of the building served as a dairy. Extra milk was churned into butter for use in the hotel and homes. Zoar...

  • 8111 Rockside Rd.
    Valley View, OH, 44125

  • 1000 Truxell Road
    Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

    440-546-5992
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    Learn about Kendall Lake history as you solve our parts-of-speech mystery. Begin in the parking lot of Kendall Lake. Click here to download a PDF of this Quest.  

  • 2925 Akron Peninsula Road
    Akron, Ohio, 44313

    440-546-5992
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    Explore the changing landscape on this challenging hike in Hampton Hills Metro Park. Start at the park's main entrance. Click here to download a PDF of this Quest.  

  • 230 W Huron Rd.
    Cleveland, OH, 44113

    216.771.0033
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    More than 100 stores, many restaurants and the 11-screen Tower City Cinema are centered in the heart of downtown. Free.

  • 117 E. Cherry St.
    Canal Fulton, OH, 44614

    330.854.1700
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    Ohio's largest selection of vintage toys, classic TV memorabilia and comics.

  • 3801 Riverview Road
    Peninsula, Ohio, 44264

    440-546-5992
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    Explore the Indigo Lake area through time on this moderate hike. Begin at the Indigo Lake parking lot. You can download a PDF of this Quest here .  

  • 135 Lake Ave. N.W.
    Massillon, OH, 44647

    330.832.5111
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    Trailhead Canoe Livery will ensure an enjoyable, fun-filled day on the beautiful Tuscarawas River for you, your family or your group. All trips include transportation up-river where you will begin your journey. Finish your trip back where you parked your car. No waiting to be picked up! Prices vary depending on canoe or kayak, length of trip and age.

  • 124 E High Ave
    New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

    800.527.3387
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    The Tuscarawas County Tourist Information Centers are your destination for Tuscarawas County tourism information.

  • 1600 Trumpet Dr NE
    New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

    330.339.1132
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    The Schoenbrunn Ampitheatre is a 1400-seat outdoor facility set in the picturesque Tuscarawas Valley just two miles outside of downtown New Philadelphia. This extraordinary facility is home to Ohio's finest outdoor drama: "Trumpet in the Land." "Trumpet in the Land" is Ohio's first and finest outdoor drama depicting the founding of Schoenbrunn and the struggles of David Zeisberger and his followers during the revolutionary war. Professional actors, authentic looking costumes, spectacular lighting effects...

  • 161 Tuscora Ave.
    New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

    330.343.4644
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    This New Philadelphia gem offers vintage amusement rides, picnic areas, sports, games and so much more. "The flagship attraction at Tuscora Park is a 1928 vintage Herschell-Spillman antique carousel that has been operating at Tuscora Park since 1941. This is one of only a few all-wooden carousels left anywhere.  "Thirty-six hand-carved, all wood jumping horses and two chariots travel around 14 original oil paintings. Music is provided by a Wurlitzer-style 153-band organ."

  • 11330 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, Ohio, 44106

    216.707.4640
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    Each year, over 2.5 million people find themselves in the Circle - named one of America's 10 Prettiest Neighborhoods by Forbes Magazine. Located four miles from downtown Cleveland, University Circle is the most concentrated square mile of arts and culture in the nation. It is home to 20+ venues - including the Western Reserve Historical Society, Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Institute of Music, CIA, and Severance Hall - Cleveland Orchestra's winter...

  • 15610 Vaughn Rd
    Brecksville, OH, 44141

    330.657.2752
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    Virginia Kendall Park is a location in Cuyahoga Valley National Park originally developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. It includes the Ritchie Ledges rock formations, play fields, picnic shelters that area available for rent, a fishing lake and miles of trails. This area of Cuyahoga Valley National Park reflects the long history of the Cuyahoga Valley as a place to retreat from city life. Open dawn until dusk.

  • 331 Karl Ave.
    Dover, OH, 44622

    330.343.7513
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    Visit the Warther Carving Museum and you'll experience the story of the Warther family and how they combined love of family and their hobbies to create an amazing legacy. Ernest "Mooney" Warther turned his joy of carving wood and ivory into creations that the Smithsonian has called "priceless works of art." Mooney lived in a time when steam locomotives were king, so many of his carvings are of the locomotives. In fact, the perfection and mechanizing of his steam locomotives earned him the title...

  • 4408 Pallister Drive
    Cleveland, OH, 44105

    216-635-3200
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    Located in the Village of Newburgh Heights and the City of Cleveland, though small in size, the 59-acre Washington Reservation has a big impact on the community. Cleveland Municipal Schools operate the successful Washington Park Horticultural Center. The reservation also hosts the Washington Golf Learning Center, home of the First Tee of Cleveland, an organization that positively impacts young people by teaching life skills through the game of golf. Washington Golf Learning Center is America's first publ...

  • 1440 Rockside Rd.
    Cleveland, OH, 44134

    440-887-1968
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    Cleveland Metroparks assumed management of the nearly 300-acre West Creek Reservation on January 1, 2006. The namesake of the reservation, West Creek, is a nine-mile tributary of the Cuyahoga River that flows through the cities of Parma, Seven Hills, Brooklyn Heights and Independence. Geologically unique and biologically diverse, the area that is now West Creek Reservation had experienced degradation from a variety of sources including waste disposal, hillside erosion, a channelized stream and illegal du...

  • 1979 W. 25th St.
    Cleveland, OH, 44113

    216.664.3387
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    The world-famous West Side Market, built in 1912, is the country's largest indoor/outdoor market. A place where turn-of-the-century immigrants found native foods and spices and now features 180 booths with an amazing selection of fresh & baked foods and international delicacies. Cleveland is gearing up for the centennial celebration of the historic market - which draws an estimated one million visitors each year as a top foodie destination! The West Side Market is the largest indoor/ outdoor...

  • 10825 East Blvd.
    Cleveland, OH, 44106

    216.721.5722
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    The Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) is located in University Circle, Cleveland's renowned arts and cultural district. The Society's headquarters houses an extraordinary group of distinguished collections including The Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum, nearly 200 vintage and antique automobiles and airplanes; The Halle Costume Wing, which houses more than 30,000 garments from the late 1700s to the present; The Hay-McKinney Mansion, a 1911 masterpiece where visitors can tour luxurious turn-of-the-ce...

  • 1550 Boston Mills Rd
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    216.524.1497
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    The Winter Sports Center at Kendall Lake is the hub of winter sports activity in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Visit the center to rent snowshoes or cross country skis and enjoy the peace of trails in winter. Sledding and tubing areas are within easy reach of the center. This facility offers rental of winter equipment, as well as ski and snowshoe instruction. The center will be open on the following dates when there are at least four inches of snow.   FYI - It may be open additional days ...

  • 33 Snyder Ave.
    Barberton, OH, 44203

    330.867.5511
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    Enjoy miles of pet-friendly biking and even cross-country skiing.

  • 1685 Main St.
    Peninsula, OH, 44264

    330.657.2444
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    This historical shop sells antiques and other souvenirs.

  • 160 Third Street Box 509
    Zoar, OH, 44697

    216.927.3700
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    Innkeepers Joe and Gayle invite you to stay where you're invited to step back in time to enjoy charm of the historic first school of Zoar circa 1836. Enjoy the village of Zoar. Privacy and luxury are standard in each of our four spacious bedroom suites. Each is air-conditioned with ceiling fans. Featuring deep and comfortable beds, sitting area, bath ensuite (with Jacuzzi tubs and romantic fireplaces). Full breakfast served.

  • 210 Main St.
    Zoar, OH, 44697

    330.874.2646
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  • 434 W. Fifth St.
    Zoar, OH, 44697

    330.495.3613
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    The 82-acre Zoar Wetland Arboretum is a natural and historic gem that provides direct pedestrian access from the Towpath Trail to the historic Village of Zoar. The Arboretum features two miles of trails through 52 acres of woodland surrounding a 30-acre shallow lake. The Arboretum offers a peaceful and secluded place for hiking, biking, bird watching and fishing. Access to the Arboretum from the Towpath Trail is across the restored Pratt Truss Iron Bridge at the Zoar connection. Turn left after crossing ...

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