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Ohio's 5 distinct travel regions


by Robert Ward

Are you looking for a fall trip in Ohio? Many people are looking for an escape that takes them away from the work week and offers an opportunity to relax and re-load.

Traveling in Ohio can be rewarding. Every week there are hundreds of events and activities that can enhance your quality of life.

Ohio is typically divided into 5 regions.

The southwest portion of Ohio offers access to the Ohio river and all of the watersports activities that come with being near the water. The United States Airforce Museum is located in Dayton. The major cities that are in southwest Ohio include Cincinnati, Dayton, and Springfield.

Southeastern Ohio also borders the Ohio river, but is much more rural and is considered part of Appalachia. Some of the cities in this part of the state are Athens, Marietta, and Portsmouth.

The central part of Ohio is home to Columbus, OH. There are many cultural events that take place in the capitol of Ohio. Columbus is also home to The Ohio State University.

Northeast Ohio is home to Toledo and offers access to Lake Erie. Port Clinton is also here and is known as the "Port Clinton--Walleye Capitol of the World". The city of Fostoria is known for its glass and pottery work.

Northwest Ohio and Cleveland are a tourist mecca. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is in Cleveland and once again, Lake Erie is a popular destination. A large Amish community also exists in this part of the state, and there are several fine amusement parks including Six Flags and Cedar Point.

About the Author

Robert Ward is author of www.MyOhioTravel.com Which provides travel and tourism information for all 88 Ohio counties.

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