8 Ideas of Where to Go When You Want to Stay Close to Home and Enjoy Nature in Ohio

If there’s one good thing that stemmed from this pandemic is the fact it taught us how to appreciate and enjoy places close to home. Some of us already knew this, of course, but staying at home reminded us just how great the experience can be!


Traveling the world and enjoying new places is always a great experience but enjoying nature close to home yields its own kind of great experience. That’s why we saw it best to share some great places here in Ohio.


Akron, Ohio offers a wide variety of fun and adventurous activities. This place is proof that even close to home, you can still experience art, culture, sports, and outdoor exploration.

If you’re looking for ideas on fun places to go and things to do, here are eight ideas that we love here at Unlimited Trips-and we’re sure you’ll love too!



F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

This institution offers you over 104 acres of nature to study and enjoy. You’ll love the scenic hiking trails, suspension bridge, three ponds, a meadow, and herb garden. You can come here to enjoy wildlife viewings too.


Hale Farm and Village

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to run your own farm? Hale Farm and Village is a 200-year old establishment that offers you an authentic farm experience.


Akron Zoo

Akron zoo is home to over 100 animals and is over 50 acres large. You’ll enjoy the beautiful gardens, a carousel, and a train ride.


Lock 3 Park

There are many opportunities that Lock 3 Park offers. You can be a part of a live music event, festival fair, or a concert. Lock 3 Park even becomes an outdoor ice-skating rink in the winter. And this massive space is great if you want to have a picnic.


Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

This massive estate spans 70-acres and was once home to the famous F. A. Seiberling. You can explore this National Historic Landmark and enjoy recreational facilities there: tennis courts, a golf course, lagoons for swimming and boating, an indoor swimming pool, and a gymnasium. The beautiful garden designed by Ellen Shipman is great for exploration.


Summit County Metroparks

This massive park spans a 14,100-acre system and is made up of 16 developed parks, 6 conservation areas, and over 125 miles of trails. The possibilities of enjoying nature here are endless.


See Brandywine Falls

This fall attracts visitors from so many places because of how majestic and scenic it is. It is 65-feet high and the waterfall cascades in a gorge. It’s a remarkably beautiful sight, and you’ll find multiple viewpoints to appreciate the waterfall.


Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad runs through Ohio's only National Park, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It runs from Cleveland to Akron and Canton. A trip here is an adventure, so many scenic views, and more!


Unlimited Trips is a full-service travel agency that’s always ready to help plan and organize vacations for wonderful clients like you!


Regardless of where you want to go and have a great time, be it close to home or in foreign lands, we’ll be there to help you. You can always count on us to deliver exceptional, concierge-like services!


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