Here Are The 14 Most Beautiful, Charming Small Towns In Ohio
Away from the bustling cities and big-name amusement parks in Ohio are some of America’s best small towns — complete with cobblestone streets, prominent art scenes, high levels of bicycle transportation, rich history, quirky festivals and all the other unique features that make a small town down right charming. And, you will find, that a visit to the most beautiful small towns in Ohio is an endlessly rewarding experience. The following are what we consider to be the 14 most beautiful, charming small towns in Ohio.
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Most Beautiful Small Towns In Ohio
June 07, 2020
What are the friendliest towns in Ohio?
Here in The Buckeye State, locals are inexplicably friendly… even though data reveals that Ohioans drop curse words more frequently than residents of other states. Fortunately, our potty mouths don’t define our residents, as we’ve established hundreds of charming small towns in Ohio. Communities like Chagrin Falls, Granville, and Medina each have their own personality and flair that enchants locals and tourists alike.
What is the most unique town in Ohio?
If you’re looking for interesting places in Ohio, searching our small towns will certainly turn up some oddities. Wapakoneta is a particularly interesting town that one might argue is the most unique in Ohio. It’s somewhat modest in size with circa 10,000 residents, but its history of colonization predates the 1750s. Its most remarkable feature is its Temple of Tolerance, a ginormous work of art that’s ever growing and open to the public. Bring the camera, because this marvel made by man is a surprising landmark you won’t want to forget.
Are there any beach towns in Ohio?
Craving some fun in the sun? You might not dream of The Buckeye State as a vacation getaway, but we have some lovely beaches on Lake Erie that would take your breath away. The sunsets here rival tropical ones in the summer months, and they’re amazingly romantic. The beach towns in Ohio each have a delightfully coastal atmosphere, and some have public beaches with impressively white sand. Grab some sunscreen… you’re going to need it! Days spent on Lake Erie beaches aren’t much different than vacations in more tropical milieus.
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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