Wow – 17 roller coasters could keep you busy all day! Add in classics such as bumper cars, the giant swing, a racing carousel, and almost 20 kiddie-sized rides, and the whole family is going to love Cedar Point. Soak City water park offers a 500,000 gallon wave pool, endless slides, two rivers for tubing and a splashground for tots. Challenge Park’s ala carte offerings include Grand Prix racing, mini-golf, the exhilarating Skyscraper which leaves you spinning up to 55 mph while 16 stories high, and Ripcord, the next best thing to actual human flight. Visitors also take advantage of Sandusky Bay on Lake Erie, a setting for paddlewheel boat tours, parasailing and fishing charters. Find Discount Hotels near Cedar Point.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
The crooked Cuyahoga River Valley proclaims the 65-foot high Brandywine Falls waterfall, the 105-foot high Sandstone Ritchie Ledges and the 50-foot deep Ice Box Cave. Hike or bike the Towpath Trail, watching for an active beaver marsh, take a ride on the railroad, snap a photo of a 19th century covered bridge, or spend some time in the visitor center, located in an 1836 historic building known as Boston Store. Find Discount Hotels near Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Hocking Hills State Park
The well-known Old Man’s Cave with a mile-long gorge, waterfalls and sandstone cliffs are found in Hocking Hills State Park, which is adjacent to the 9,000+ acre Hocking State Forest. Part of Ohio’s Buckeye Trail wind through the park, along with a variety of other hiking trails and 2 mountain bike trails. Enjoy rappelling, fishing in 17-acre Rose Lake and sharpening your skills at an Archery range. Find Discount Hotels near Hocking Hills State Park.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Site
This site preserves five historic ceremonial earthen mounds built between 200 BC and 500 AD. Several trails are provided between and around the sacred mounds; a portion of the Tri-County Triangle Trail runs through the park, connecting the towns of Chillicothe and Frankfort. Find Discount Hotels near Hopewell Culture National Historical Site.
Thrill rides include Drop Tower, where you hurtle straight down 26 stories, a Slingshot which hurls you almost 100 mph and a steel coaster, Vortex, which loops six times. Family-friendly, tamer rides are provided, and Planet Snoopy offers tykes rides just their own. Boomerang Bay water park lets you speed down four slippery lanes at Coolangatta Racer, enjoy sparkling waterfalls at Kookaburra Bay and hang at a wave pool with chair-side service. Dinosaurs Alive! requires a separate pass, and displays animatronic dinaurs and a 3-D, action film on a big screen. Find Discount Hotels near Kings Island.
Mohican State Park
The 1,110-acre Mohican State Park and the adjacent 4,525-acre state forest combine for a recreational area second to none! A 24.5 mile mountain bike trail is rated one of the top in the country; Lyons Fall hiking trail is an easy 2 miles, following Clear Fork Gorge and presenting two waterfalls. Ride along 3 bridle trails, fish for smallmouth bass at the Mohican River and photograph an 1831 grist mill. Find Discount Hotels near Mohican State Park.