Unique Stay in Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills is calling! For less than three hours drive from Akron, you can book a stay in one of these many unique rentals, from a tiny house to a cabin with indoor saltwater pool! @chaletshh@hockinghillspremiercabins@hockinghillsunderground@chaletshh@hockinghillscaboose@hockinghillscabinsandresort Some of these cabins are booked through August BUT most have availability AND all of them will be so…

12 Creeks to Visit on A Hot Summer Day in Akron and Cleveland Area

A list of some of our favorite creeks to visit on a hot day. Most are a short hike before you reach the water. Kids friendly, based on Ben (5) and Kate (almost 4). South Chagrin, Brecksville, Everett Covered Bridge are easy access. Parking could be challenging and can be crowded on any given day.…

Beaches Along Lake Erie, Ohio

Mentor Headlands State Park When we first venture out in June, we looked for small beaches at the metro park close to home and have learned they are all closed for the season (except the spillway at Hinckley Reservation). So I expand my search to Lake Erie beaches and nearby lakes and to my own…

20 Day Trips That Are Less Than 2 Hours From Akron, Ohio

We are cautious but we are not giving up on having a great summer of 2020! These locations on my list are within 1-2 hours drive from Akron, OH. They are public places that you can still practice social distancing and enjoy time with your family. Below is the list (in no orders whatsoever). Please…

20 Greenhouse within 30 Miles of Akron

All locally own and operate greenhouses and garden centers in and around Akron area. They are open and some even offer curbside pick-up! Enjoy planting! Graf's Garden Shop, Landscape and Farm Market Akron, 44320 Boyert's Greenhouse & Farm Medina, 44256 Dayton Nursery Norton, 44203 @Grafgrowers Dunkler's Farm Market Akron, 44320 Suncrest Gardens Peninsula, 44264 Blooming…

Restaurants in Akron Area that are Open in May 2020

Photo credit: @1canoe2 | http://www.1canoe2.com Here is a list of local restaurants, fresh markets and specialty, coffee shops, and bakeries in Akron and vicinity with link or contact information. Each and every restaurants on this list (and all of the local businesses) have definitely worked hard to stay open during this challenging time and they…

20 Quarantine Questions – a fun way to check on your quarantine level

Note: these are questions and games as seen on social media during quarantine that I find entertaining. I personally think it makes great journal prompts. Some of these I do not recommend filling out for the public but are awesome to keep for personal memoirs of this strange time we are going through. For more…

Ask Your Kid These 16 Questions

Note: these are questions and games as seen on social media during quarantine that I find entertaining. I personally think it makes great journal prompts. Some of these I do not recommend filling out for the public but are awesome to keep for personal memoirs of this strange time we are going through. For more…

Let’s See Where You’ve Been

Note: these are questions and games as seen on social media during quarantine that I find entertaining. I personally think it makes great journal prompts. Some of these I do not recommend filling out for the public but are awesome to keep for personal memoirs of this strange time we are going through. For more…