Seventh largest Midwestern State of US in terms of population, Ohio is nestled in the Great Lakes region presenting an authentic taste of America for the travellers. With fascinating Midwest charm, rich history and picturesque landscapes, this beautiful state has a number of magnificent small towns that attract people from all over the world. Here’s a list of a few of them.
A cool and culturally diverse little town in Ohio, Yellow Springs is meant to draw the attention of creative minds and philosophers. Along with its laid-back aura, this charming and arty village presents thousands of acres of woodland, rivers and hiking trails within the parks of John Bryan State Park, Glen Helen Nature Preserve and the Clifton Gorge. Besides, this little town is the home of Antioch College, Antioch University Midwest and a charming downtown where vibrantly hued houses and storefronts inhabit beautiful streets.
Located 30 miles northeast of Columbus, Granville is a village in Licking County loved for its picturesque New England charm. Home to Denison University, a wide centre avenue and numerous cute shops and snug spots, this town is perfect to explore, relax and find relief from the winter chill. History and nature buffs can take delight in the Greek Revival-style architecture of the most popular Granville Inn – a European-inspired English manor and Alligator Effigy Mound – a prehistoric monument.
Situated at the centre of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsula is a village in Summit County and is one of the best known Northeast Ohio communities. Nestled between Akron and Cleveland with a river running through it, this small town is an ideal holiday destination to enjoy simple and peaceful experiences such as enjoying soothing music on the porch, a walk through the woods and a piece of apple pie at a Farmers’ Market. Boston Store Visitor Centre, Summit Metro Parks and Szalay’s Sweet Corn Farm are some of the must-visits for nature lovers.
Nestled on the tip of the scenic Marblehead Peninsula, Marblehead is a village in Ottawa County which was founded in 1891 and possesses a true piece of small town Americana. With a delightful combination of Lake Frontage, quality sport fishery, the Cedar Point amusement park and the nearby Chautauqua at Lakeside, this pretty town makes for an ideal vacation spot for adventure enthusiasts. Moreover, Kelleys Island, Johnson’s Island, Dempsey Wildlife Area and Ferguson Gallery are some of the prominent tourist attractions one should not miss in this town.
Best renowned as the home of Oberlin College, a liberal arts college and music conservatory, Oberlin is a small and vibrant town with a lot to offer to tourists seeking a relaxing holiday. Due to its close-knit community, eclectic shops and restaurants, this progressive town has been voted one of the best hometowns in Ohio. Places like Oberlin Heritage Centre, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and the Allen Memoriam Art Museum reflect a rich history of the state and thus, draws the attention of history buffs from all around.