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10 Summer Day Trips In Ohio That Feature Mouthwatering Burgers And Scenic Hiking Trails

While we all wish we could drop all responsibilities and take off the great American road trip, it seems to be more of a pipe dream than anything concrete – at least for now. Luckily, there is plenty to explore in our own backyard, and unlike a planning-intensive road trip, all you’ll need is a single day, one tank of gas, and a sense of adventure.

In celebration of the humble day trip and to kick off summer one of the best ways we know, we recently launched our Only On A Tankful series, which features four unique day trip destination pairings across the great state of Ohio. First, there was wine and waterfalls, then antiques and ice cream, and third, tacos and tubing. Today, we’re releasing our final day trip pairing: a day trip that leads explorers along a scenic hiking trail and to a mouthwatering local burger joint. Whether you live near Cincinnati, Cleveland, or anywhere in between, you’ll discover an epic day trip that combines two glorious activities: chowing down on a thick, juicy burger and exploring the great outdoors. So, fill the tank, bring your hiking shoes and your appetite – we’re going on an adventure!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:


With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.