Summer Vacation time for many families across the country is coming to an end. Colleges, universities, private and public schools in many counties have set their calendar early this year. Classes for many students are scheduled to begin August15th. Scheduling the last trip for your family to enjoy before getting ready for school might seem a bit rushed, but if you live in Ohio and like nature, there are many places that you can visit for the weekend, have fun and most importantly spend time with the family.
- Hocking Hills State Park
An Ohio State Park with 2,000 acres to explore. The state encompasses 6 different areas with hiking trails, waterfalls, fishing, and archery. The beautiful scenic view you will encounter hiking this beautiful national park is a perfect getaway for your entire family or it could be an incredible spot to celebrate an anniversary at any other time of the year. The park is open from dawn to dusk all year round, with a campground and cabins for you to stay.
Address: 19852 Ohio 664, Logan, OH 43138
2. Cuyahoga National Park
A beautiful state park between the cities of Cleveland and Akron, this 50 plus square miles park with beautiful scenery can leave you wanting to explore for days. There are many activities that your family can enjoy while exploring the beauty of the park; hiking, fishing, jogging, and kayaking. Do you own a horse? This park has the trail for you to ride your horse and enjoy nature. Do you want to have a family picnic or party? No problem, the park has plenty of parking, picnic tables and a beautiful pavilion for you to enjoy.
Not all national parks charge a fee, and this beautiful park so close to home is a free experience for you.
If you are feeling more inclined to visit historical monuments, on the other hand, Ohio has an abundance of them with a nice history lesson for the whole family. Visit the National Park Service website to find the one closest to your home.