Cleveland October 21, 2018
Here Are The 10 Best Places Around Cleveland To Visit On A Long Weekend
While we are doubtlessly in the midst of a lovely time of year, it brings with it the looming threat of cabin fever. Before the snow claims our landscape, many Northeast Ohioans are trying to make the most of fair weather. Nothing is quite as fulfilling as a weekend trip, as it offers one the opportunity to indulge in a variety of activities and still relax in your own home after a few busy days. The entirety of Northeast Ohio is overflowing with epic places to visit, and many are under two hours from Cleveland. Pack the bags and grab a few snacks for the road, because we’re about to embark on an adventure that’s bound to be memorable.
1. Geneva-on-the-Lake (Ashtabula County)
Geneva-on-the-Lake is a gorgeous little village that's full of adventure. This pretty place is only home to about 2,000 residents, but there's no shortage of things to do. Rent a
and bike along Lake Erie's coast, take a treetop canopy tour, or fly in a helicopter. No matter what you do, this community will provide an incredible backdrop for your trip.
2. The Mohicans (23164 Township Rd. 357, Glenmont)
Do you remember the excitement that came with having a tree house as a kid? There's something about hanging out above the great that just makes one feel on top of the world. All your dreams can come true in this dreamy escape in the wilderness, as there are several tree houses that you can choose to stay in for a weekend. Click
to plan your stay.
3. Columbia Woodlands (6593 Mckracken Dr. NW, Dover)
Over 400 acres near Amish Country lay untouched... for the most part. Glamping is an opportunity to reconnect with nature without giving up modern luxuries. At Columbia Woodlands, you'll stay in a tent equipped with a real bed, chandeliers, and modern technology. Check out our >a href="https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/ohio/cleveland/glampground-cleveland/">previous feature to start planning your trip.
4. The Wilds, 14000 International Rd., Cumberland
Two hours away from home is a landscape that is straight out of an African safari. Exotic animals stroll across the landscape, which you will be able to sit back and admire from the comfort of your own yurt. During the day you can tour the landscape and come face-to-face with critters like zebras and ostriches, or you can seek out an adrenaline rush as you fly down the zipline. To book your stay, click
5. The Villas at Gervasi Vineyard (1700 55th St. NE, Canton)
If you've never visited this charming getaway, then you just don't know what you are missing! Gervasi Vineyard is a gorgeous landscape that's reminiscent of Napa Valley, and its Tuscan-inspired suites ensure that every overnight stay is a luxurious one. Click
to plan your stay.
6. Sugarcreek (Tuscarawas County)
Tuscarawas County is gorgeous in every season. The rolling landscape offers a distinct contrast to the one with which Clevelanders are familiar, but the attractions in the village are stand-out, as well. Known affectionately as "The Little Switzerland of Ohio", there's much in this community that sets it apart from similar villages. It features a ginormous cuckoo clock, Amish and Swiss gift shops and bakeries, and fascinating museums and antique shops.
7. Ashland (Ashland County)
This charming community is an incredible place to stay. Some stay for just a weekend and others fall in love and stay for a lifetime - and we honestly can't blame them. This pretty community is historic but startlingly modern. Shop and dine in Downtown Ashland, get lost in the Ashland County Park District, and then unwind in a quaint and cozy bed and breakfast. Depending on the time of year that you visit, you may catch events like the local fair or the Ashland BalloonFest!
8. Millersburg (Holmes County)
Millersburg is 66 miles south of Cleveland, but it is seemingly worlds away. Time seems to move slower in this laid-back community. During your visit, you will find yourself indulging in Amish bakery, sampling cheese at Heini's Cheese Chalet, and touring places like the Hershberger Farm & Bakery and the Victorian House.
9. Malabar Farm State Park (4050 Bromfield Rd., Lucas)
Located near Mohican State Park is another park that's certainly worth the drive. Malabar Farm is a historic home and farm in the Pleasant Valley that once hosted author Louis Bromfield. He entertained his socialite peers at many get-togethers here, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author dreamed up some of his best stories here. The site also hides fascinating points of interest like The Ceely Rose House, a home where a triple homicide once occurred, and sites that were featured in the movie
The Shawshank Redemption.
10. Newark Earthworks
Depending on where in Greater Cleveland you reside, the Newark Earthworks may be a bit of a drive... it's totally worth it, though. Three incredible earthen mounds decorate the site, dating to between 100 CE and 500 CE. You may not realize that this site is the official prehistoric monument of the State of Ohio, but you'll certainly realize its significance as you are dwarfed by these earthen structures. They were constructed by the Hopewell culture well before Europeans arrived in our region, and they have remained despite the sands of time. As the largest surviving Hopewell earthwork site in the nation, this pretty place is well worth the journey.
Ready to hit the road? We are! Which of these getaways will you be taking as soon as possible? Are there others you would add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!
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