Ohio

    Circleville Pumkin Show in South-Central Ohio

    8/13/13 •

    …If you love pumpkins, carve out some time this October to visit the Circleville Pumpkin Show in south-central Ohio. No matter how you cut it, this free 4-day festival is as much fun as the big, brightly colored vegetables it celebrates. First held in 1903, the event sprouted from a tiny jack-o’-lantern exhibit…

    Ohio's Ashtabula County Covered Bridges

    1/27/17 •

    …The Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival in Jefferson, Ohio is a great October event. It not only shows off our county’s 16 beautiful covered bridges, but includes parades, arts and crafts demonstrations, antique car and engine displays, draft-horse pulls, delicious homemade food and a bustling farmers market. You can pick up a brochure…

    National Road-Zane Grey Museum in Norwich, Ohio

    3/19/14 •

    …The National Road-Zane Grey Museum in Norwich is well worth a stop if you’re in east-central Ohio. In the early 1800s, the 600-mile National Road (now U.S. Highway 40) was the granddaddy of federal highways; it stretched between Cumberland, Maryland and Vandalia, Illinois and was the only thoroughfare that linked the eastern United…

    Ohio's Hunger Paynes Restaurant: Family-Style Cooking and All-Day Breakfast

    12/13/16 •

    …Intrigued by the sign, my husband and I had to stop at Hunger Paynes Restaurant in Crestline while traveling through north-central Ohio recently. This down-home restaurant and its friendly staff quickly stopped our hunger pangs with its family-style cooking, including soups that are famous throughout the area. I highly recommend the outstanding croissant…

    Revisit the Heyday of Farming at the Antique Engine and Tractor Show, Indiana

    2/13/14 •

    …and great food. Don’t miss the all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast! Portland is where U.S. Highway 27 meets State Highway 26, about 25 miles northeast of Muncie and 10 miles west of the Ohio state line. The tractor show is held during the fourth week in August; in 2005, it’s slated for August 24-28. For…

    Bennett's Mill Covered Bridge, Kentucky: The Last Wheeler Truss in the US (1)

    11/22/14 •

    …take Exit 185 off I-64 and head north on U.S. Highway 60. When you reach Ashland, a 10-mile drive, take U.S. Highway 23 northwest along the Ohio River. In 21 miles, you’ll reach State Highway 10; head west for 5 miles until you reach State Highway 7. Then drive north for .8 of a mile;…