Ohio Road Trips

By Brandy Gleason

Ohio is an amazing state, founded in 1803. Dubbed the “Buckeye State,” it’s home to roughly eleven million people. Visitors will find that Ohio offers something for everyone from the shores of Lake Erie to the banks of the Ohio River.

Ohio Road Trips

  1. Big Darby Plains Scenic Byway
  2. Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail Scenic Byway
  3. Appalachian and Hocking Hills Byways
  4. Ohio River Scenic Byway

Ohio Websites

Big Darby Plains Scenic Byway

  • AC Hotel, marriott.com/en-us/hotels/cmhac-ac-hotel-columbus-dublin
  • Kilwins Chocolates, kilwins.com/stores/kilwins-dublin
  • River’s Edge Kayak Company, riversedgekayakcompany.com
  • Weenie Wonder, Weeniewonder.com
  • The Pearl, thepearlrestaurant.com/locations-menus/dublin
  • The Avenue, theavenuesteaktavern.com
  • North Market Bridge Park, northmarket.org/location/bridge-park-market
  • Der Dutch, dhgroup.com/restaurants/der-dutchman-plain-city-oh
  • The Maize, mazeandberries.com
  • Milford Center Prairie State Nature Preserve, ohiodnr.gov/go-and-do/plan-a-visit/find-a-property/milford-center-prairie-nondedicated-natural-area
  • Dine on a Covered Bridge Tour, dineonacoveredbridge.com 

Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail Scenic Byway

  • Harbor Perk, Harborperk.com
  • Bascule Bridge Grille, basculebridgegrille.com
  • Harbor Yak, harboryak.com
  • Abigail’s Lakeside Cottages, abigailslakesidecottages.com
  • Lakehouse Inn, thelakehouseinn.com
  • Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake Marina, thelodgeatgeneva.com
  • Fairport Harbor, fairportharbortourism.com
  • Fairport Creamery, fairportharbor-creamery.com
  • Kimpton Schofield Hotel, theschofieldhotel.com
  • Metropolitan at The 9, metropolitancleveland.com
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, clevelandart.org
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History, cmnh.org
  • Cleveland History Center, wrhs.org
  • 1830 Hallauer Bed and Breakfast, hallauerhousebnb.com 
  • Vermilion Jet Ski Rental, vermilionjetskis.com
  • Mystic Belle, donparsonsmarina.com
  • Brummer’s Chocolates, brummers.com
  • Old Vermilion Jailhouse Bed and Breakfast, jailbed.com
  • Cedar Point, cedarpoint.com
  • Maritime Museum, Sanduskymaritime.org
  • Miller Ferry, millerferry.com
  • E’s Golf Cart Rental, esputinbaygolfcarts.com
  • Boardwalk, the-boardwalk.com 
  • Tibbles Marina, tibbelsfishing.com
  • Portage River Paddle Co, portageriverpaddlingco.com 
  • Maumee Bay State Park and Lodge, maumeebaylodge.com

Ohio River Scenic Byway

  • Museum of Ceramics, themuseumofceramics.com
  • Fort Steubenville, oldfortsteuben.com
  • Marv’s Place Café, marvsplace.com
  • Orchard Bed and Breakfast, theorchardbedandbreakfast.com 
  • Lafayette Hotel, lafayettehotel.com
  • Hackett Hotel, thehacketthotel.com
  • Valley Gem Sternwheeler, valleygemsternwheeler.com
  • Campus Meritus, mariettamuseums.org/campus-martius
  • Schaffer Leather, schaferleather.com
  • Busy Bee, busybeerestaurant.com
  • Austyn’s, austyns.com
  • Our House Tavern, bit.ly/ourhousetavern
  • Poppy’s, poppys-coffee-tea-remedies.business.site
  • Armory Smoke House, thearmorysmokehouse.com
  • Shawnee State Park, shawneeparklodge.com 
  • Selby 100 Mile House and Mirage Champagne Bar, selby100milehouse.com 
  • John Parker Home, johnparkerhouse.net
  • Ohio History, ohiohistory.org
  • Lytle Park Hotel, thelytleparkhotel.com
  • American Sign Museum, americansignmuseum.org
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, freedomcenter.org
  • Camp Washington Chili, campwashingtonchili.com
  • Findlay Market, findlaymarket.org

Appalachian and Hocking Hills Byways

  • Beaver Lodge at Dragonfly Lake, thenestlodging.com/dragonflylake 
  • Baker Glass Museum and Antique Gallery, bakermuseum.org
  • The Wilds, thewilds.org
  • Living Word Outdoor Drama, facebook.com/The-Living-Word-Outdoor-Drama-150945389146
  • Old Bridge Brewing Company, oldbridgebrewing.com
  • Seraphinea’s Crumb and Coffee, crumbandcoffee.com 
  • Boondocks BBQ and Grill, theboondocksbbqandgrill.webs.com 
  • Morgan County Historical Society, historicalmorgancounty.com
  • Nelsonville, cityofnelsonville.com/index.php/attractions 
  • Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, hvsry.org
  • Rocky Mountain Outlet, rockyoutlet.com 
  • Hocking Hills Coffee Emporium, hockinghillscoffeeemporium.com
  • Hocking Hills Tiny Houses, hockinghillstinyhouses.com
  • River Rock Lodge, libertyloglodging.com