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Around Ohio: Shawnee State Park Offers Numerous Outdoor Activities

Randi Walle Randi Walle Around Ohio: Shawnee State Park Offers Numerous Outdoor Activities

Shawnee State Park is becoming a popular outdoor destination for Central Ohioans. Known as the “Ohio Smokies,” the 1,000 acre park is surrounded by the 63,000 acre Shawnee State Forest in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Located in West Portsmouth about two hours from Columbus, the park offers opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, […]

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Around Ohio: Rest and Relaxation in a Historic River Town

Randi Walle Randi Walle Around Ohio: Rest and Relaxation in a Historic River Town

Ripley, Ohio is a relatively unheard-of destination that is packed with history and small-town charm. Ripley is just over 100 miles southwest of Columbus and has a population of around 2,000 people. Sitting across the Ohio River from Kentucky, this small river town was home to several abolitionists and played a major role in the […]

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Travel: Geneva on the Lake – A Vacation Destination for over 100 Years

Randi Walle Randi Walle Travel: Geneva on the Lake – A Vacation Destination for over 100 Years

Located in Ashtabula County on Lake Erie, Geneva on the Lake has been a vacation destination for over a century. In 1795, the Connecticut Land Company purchased the territory along the lake from the state of Connecticut, and soon a group of surveyors set out to explore the land. After months surveying and mapping the […]

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