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Ohio find it here...

Ohio. Find It Here. isn’t just the state’s tourism slogan, it aptly describes a place that is incredibly diverse, from its big city amenities which include a thriving arts and culture scene and award-winning culinary experiences, to the charm and comfort that can be found in its distinctive neighborhoods and historic small towns.

Whether you’re here for a few hours, a few days, or you’re lucky enough to live here, you’ll find endless opportunities to share memorable experiences with those who mean the most to you.

Happiness. Joy. Excitement. Ohio. Find It Here.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Ohio To Erie Trail

The Ohio to Erie Trail is a route for non-motorists that traverses the U.S. state of Ohio, from southwest to northeast. It is named for its endpoints, the Ohio River at Cincinnati and Lake Erie at Cleveland. The route largely consists of rail trails and other multi-use trails but also includes some on-road segments in anticipation of future segregated cycle facilities. The route as a whole is intended for bicyclists and hikers, while some trails along the route also permit equestrian and horse and buggy traffic.

Ohio & Erie Canalway

An 87-mile scenic route where mules once pulled boats along the canal, the multi-purpose trail is a key destination for cyclists, hikers, walkers, horseback riders, and nature lovers. The historic trail runs through the heart of the Ohio and Erie Canalway, connecting Cleveland Metroparks at Lake Erie (North), Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Summit Metro Parks in Akron, Stark Parks, and Tuscarawas County Park District (South).

For nearly 1444 miles, the Buckeye Trail winds around Ohio, reaching into every corner of the state. From a beachhead on Lake Erie near Cleveland, to a hilltop overlooking the Ohio River in Cincinnati, a hiker can experience a little of all that Ohio has to offer.

First envisioned in the late 1950’s as a trail from the Ohio River to Lake Erie, the Buckeye Trail evolved into a large loop, branching both north and east from Cincinnati. The separate legs rejoin in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Cleveland, and complete the trip to the lake. Because it is a loop, it is also in essence, endless. You may start a hike at any point and hike as long as you want without ever reaching an end!

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

This sprawling historic Tudor revival style estate built between 1912 and 1915 is a must-see when visiting Akron. It’s one of the 10 largest country estate homes in America and home to impressive collections owned by the Seiberling family. F.A. Seiberling, the co-founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, built the home for his family who once resided in the estate which encompasses 70 acres and five historic buildings. Year-round tours of the Manor House and gardens can be arranged by visiting

Dr. Bob's Home

This sprawling historic Tudor revival style estate built between 1912 and 1915 is a must-see when visiting Akron. It’s one of the 10 largest country estate homes in America and home to impressive collections owned by the Seiberling family. F.A. Seiberling, the co-founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, built the home for his family who once resided in the estate which encompasses 70 acres and five historic buildings. Year-round tours of the Manor House and gardens can be arranged by visiting

Blossom Music Center

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio is the home of the famous “Blossom Music Center”. The well known music venue was built as an outdoor center for entertainment, including a stage, restaurant , art gallery, outstanding gardens and a beautiful picnic areas.

It was built in the midst of over 800 acres of land and its location makes it clear why the Blossom Music Center is a favourite of Ohio’s music venues. One of the novelties of the Blossom Music Center, is the lawns that cover the back rows of the seating plan, giving a fantastic outdoor music experience. The lawns also provide an excellent view of the stage. Concerts go on rain or shine, so make sure you double check the weather when buying lawn tickets!

Since 2003 when the Blossom Music Center underwent massive renovations, it can now hold over 19,000 people! 5,700 seats are available in the pavilion with another 13,500 spaces available on the lawn.

The Akron Civic Theatre

Long recognized among the community’s cultural landmarks, the Akron Civic Theatre has a rich and spectacular history. It has provided the community with a venue for quality entertainment and live performances for over seventy years. During that time, hundreds of thousands of people have been thrilled by various theatrical presentations, both on stage and on screen.

The theater was built in 1929 by Marcus Loew and designed by famed theater architect, John Eberson. The interior structure was fashioned after a Moorish castle featuring Mediterranean decor, including medieval carvings, authentic European antiques and Italian alabaster sculptures.

Among facilities of its size, the Civic is one of only five remaining atmospheric theaters in the country where patrons experience a twinkling star-lit sky and intermittent clouds moving across the horizon, all while sitting inside the auditorium.

Don Drumm Studio & Gallery

“Step through our courtyard gate and you know you are someplace special. Consistently honored as on of the country’s top contemporary craft retailers, Don Drumm Studios & Gallery is a unique shopping experience. Imagine two buildings – 5,000 square feet – filled with the finest jewelry, glass, sculpture, ceramics, metal and graphics created by the most talented designer-craftsmen in North America. We represent over 500 artists from Vancouver to Miami to Berkeley to NYC. Exploring our showrooms is a cross-continent adventure in color, style, beauty, and creativity.”

Historic Highland Square

Berrodin Bed & Breakfast is located one block away from the heart of Historic Highland Square.

For nearly a century, Highland Square has been a pleasant neighborhood for Akronites, including nationally recognized residents such as publisher John S. Knight, Senator Charles Dick, presidential candidate Wendell Willkie, industrialist Paul W. Litchfield, and Alcoholics Anonymous founder Dr. Robert Smith.

The region’s oldest feature is the Portage Path, which passes along the street of that name. For decades, the statue of an Indian has watched over this famous pathway where Native Americans carried their canoes between the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas Rivers. The Portage Path was part of the effective western boundary of the white and Native American lands from 1785 to 1805. When first erected, the Indian statue stood along the curb on West Market Street. The refurbished statue now stands on a landscaped site on the corner of Portage Path and West Market Street.

No one seems to know precisely when the name Highland Square was first applied to the area surrounding the intersection of Highland Avenue and West Market Street. The name was in common use by the 1930s, possibly because of the new Highland Theater, Coyle’s ice cream store, Berrodin’s Cafe, several well patronized bars and restaurants and other commercial activities called attention to it.

Today, much of Highland Square remains much as they have been – livable areas close to the central city. Best of all, the district has retained its warm neighborhood flavor.

Akron Area YMCA

Named after Doug Kohl, the CEO of the Akron Area Y, upon his retirement after 25 years of service, Kohl Family Y is located in the heart of Akron and linked to Summa Health. A city-centric vibe that links the community affords the Kohl Family Y, the friendly environment of bringing people together for good health and a good life. 

Trinity Financial & Insurance Solutions

Trinity FAIS offers relationship-based service for high-net worth individuals, small business owners, families, single adults, and retirees looking to grow their wealth and protect their income and assets. With Louie Berrodin, you’ll receive an integrated level of support with products backed by solid financial institutions that offer the digital tools you need to access and manage your investments. Louie uses specialized strategies to help guide his clients through possible outcomes and risk with absolute transparency.

Christ Community Chapel
Hudson Campus
Our Daily Bread Ministries
iAAMOG Ministries
Emerge Ministries
Primal Screen Printing
BucketWear Clothing Company
Stewart's Caring Place
Akron Life Magazine
Akron Downtown Partnership
Neighborhood Association
Porch Rokr
Film Festival
Akronite
Blimp City
Bike & Hike
Century Cycles
Vega's Velo Bicycle Transport
Bike Authority
Dirty River Bicycle Works
The Lebron James Family Foundation
House Three Thirty
The I Promise School
Glitter Girl Media
Ken Love Photography
The Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
Mary Coyle's Ice Cream
Frank's Place On Market
Aladdin's Eatery
Vaccaro's Trattoria
Akronym Brewing
Akron Family Restaurant
Ms. Julie's Kitchen
The Jenks Building
Blu Plate
Blu Jazz
Musica
Norka Beverage Company
The Chowder House Cafe
House of LaRose
Sammie's Bar & Grill
Pavona's Pizza Joint

Book Early and Start Planning Your Trip!

The Berrodin Bed and Breakfast is a perfect stop on the Ohio Erie Trail!