Nothing quite says summer like a road trip. If you’re eager to explore but don’t particularly want to leave the state, worry not — Ohio is home to a vast array of places well worth visiting, offering everything from natural beauty to high-octane thrills. If you need a few ideas, check out these locales.
According to Only in Your State, a weekend trip around northeast Ohio would allow you to take in a number of breathtaking waterfalls. Best taken after a heavy rainfall, the Ohio waterfall road trip route takes about 10 hours to complete, carrying you across Hayden Falls and Indian Run Falls in Dublin, Brandywine Falls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Lanterman’s Falls at Mill Creek Park, among others.
If you haven’t travelled to Cedar Point, there is no better time than the present. This amusement park has the second-most roller coasters in the world, and many of its coasters rank among the biggest and the best in the country. Located in Sandusky along the lake, you can spend a day riding coasters, eating at top-notch restaurants, and relaxing on the beach. If you’re wanting to travel south, Kings Island in Mason boasts 9.2 miles of roller coaster track, and one of its latest rides — Mystic Timbers — was voted Best New Ride in the World for 2017 by Amusement Today.
For something a bit more peaceful, you can take a coastal lighthouse tour of Lake Erie. It only takes about 3.5 hours to tour the lighthouses located in Ashtabula, Old Main Fairport Harbor, Fairport Harbor West, Cleveland West, Lorrain, Vermillion, and Port Clinton. Many of these lighthouses are considered important landmarks in the state, and each is beautiful in its own way.
Frankly, there’s quite a lot to do around Ohio, which begs the question why you’d want to leave in the first place. If you’re in need of a new ride to explore the heartland in, stop by Bill Harris GM and check out our inventory.