Ohio October 28, 2017
14 Ways Ohio Leaves A Footprint On Your Heart No Matter How Far You Travel
There’s no place like home—and there’s certainly no place like Ohio.
In spite of our unpredictable weather and never-ending road construction, there’s plenty to love about the Buckeye State. It’s home. It’s beautiful. And it’s full of unexpected gems to explore. No matter how far you travel or move away, here are 14 ways Ohio leaves a footprint on your heart:
1. Driving the back roads
In between Ohio's cities, amusement parks and other attractions is some of the best country road scenery you'll ever take in.
2. Ohio Bicentennial Barns
All throughout the state, these beautiful barns give our state a unique stamp on America the Beautiful. (The pictured barn is located in Stark County.)
3. Our covered bridges
Ohio is full of some of the most beautiful covered bridges. In fact, it almost has the most covered bridges in the U.S. (Pennsylvania actually has the most, followed by Ohio.) Pictured is the Bridge of Dreams, which stretches over the Mohican River along the Mohican Valley Trail in Union Township.
4. The smell and fall foliage of autumn
Sure, our seasons occur out of sequence and at any given time, but the three days out of the year we DO have fall are pure bliss. <3
5. The rolling hills of Ohio Amish Country
Ohio has the largest Amish population of any state in the nation. (As of 2000, the Amish population in Ohio was 49,750. Pennsylvania comes in at number 2 with an Amish population of 40,100.)
6. Our state parks and nature preserves
They're full of adventure just waiting to be had. (Pictured is Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve.)
7. The small town charm...
(Pictured is Yellow Springs, Ohio.)
8. ...and the nighttime cityscapes
(Pictured is the Cincinnati skyline and the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge.)
9. The captivating shores of Lake Erie...
(Pictured is the Fairport Harbor Lighthouse.)
10. ...and the calming waters of the Ohio River
(Pictured is the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers in Marietta, Ohio.)
11. The buckeyes
No other state has a candy this delicious. Period.
12. The people...
Ohioans are some of the most innovative, laid-back and heartfelt individuals who thoroughly appreciate the good things in life.
13. ...and their sense of humor
We’re secure in who we are. We can take all your Ohio jokes —and will likely even make some of our own.
14. Our hidden gems
There's always something unexpected to discover in Ohio. (Pictured is Brandywine Falls at Cuyahoga National Park.)
What do you miss most about Ohio when you leave? What do you love most about living here? Share your thoughts and experiences with us!