All Roads Lead to Ashland, Ohio

June 6, 2018

You already know that Ashland has a lot to offer. Whether you’ve come for a work conference, summer Balloonfest, or a college visit to Ashland University, you’ve discovered delicious restaurants, family activities, and a community whose friendliness is second to none. So why not extend your stay?

Ashland is the perfect hub–whether from a hotel, bed & breakfast, or campsite–for a variety of Ohio activities that are an hour’s drive or less. So after exploring a few of our summer events, visiting our farmers markets, or catching an Ashland Symphony Orchestra concert, spend a few more nights and see what North Central Ohio has to offer!

The following top Ohio destinations are within an hour’s drive of Ashland.


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Catch some serious air on the death-defying roller coasters at this famously exhilarating amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.


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Amish Country

Ohio has several large communities of Amish, known for their high-quality craftsmanship, plain clothing, and horse-drawn buggies. Get a glimpse of the simpler life, taste true home cooking, and browse furniture and handcrafts built by skilled craftsmen while touring gorgeous, rolling farmland in Holmes County.



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State and National Parks

Ashland is within an hour of Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Mohican State Park, and a myriad of other stunning outdoor gems. Hike, canoe, fish, and bike on a day trip that will get you away from it all! If you’re a fan of the outdoors, don’t miss our own city and county parks and the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District while you are visiting.



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Cleveland is renowned for its museums, zoos, and ballparks, and it’s an easy drive from Ashland. Don’t miss the Cleveland Symphony, West Side Market, and, of course, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!


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Like Cleveland, our capital city of Columbus is a cultural and shopping powerhouse–again, within an hour of Ashland! Check out the North Market, German Village, and Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

It’s easy to make a week of your visit to Ashland with so many nearby attractions. That, however, is if you can tear yourself away from Ashland itself! Our summer is bursting with activity.

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