Contact Us

We love to hear from you! Fill out this form to contact us directly. You can also email us at ohioexplored@gmail.com anytime. We look forward to connecting with you! 

 


Cincinnati, OH, 45227

Ohio Explored's mission is simply to awaken people to the beauty of Ohio.

Blog

Filtering by Tag: explore

10 Ohio Parks to Explore This Thanksgiving

Rikki Teeters

Spending time with family and friends makes Thanksgiving such a special event. This year, we challenge you to spend some of your time together outdoors. Enjoy the natural world around you and be Thankful that we live in such a beautiful place. Here is our list of 10 Ohio State Parks to Explore This Thanksgiving!

10. Scioto Trails State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio 

Photo by @amjophotography at Scioto Trails State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio 

Photo by @amjophotography at Scioto Trails State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio 

9. Stonelick State Park in Pleasant Plain, Ohio

Photo by @sarahonthecoast at Stonelick State Park in Pleasant Plain, Ohio

Photo by @sarahonthecoast at Stonelick State Park in Pleasant Plain, Ohio

8. Harrison Lake State Park in Fayette, Ohio

Photo by @drdeath1313 at Harrison Lake State Park in Fayette, Ohio

Photo by @drdeath1313 at Harrison Lake State Park in Fayette, Ohio

7. Indian Lake State Park in Lakeview, Ohio

Photo by @anna.cameron7 at Indian Lake State Park in Lakeview, Ohio

Photo by @anna.cameron7 at Indian Lake State Park in Lakeview, Ohio

6. Tinkers Creek State Park in Aurora, Ohio

Photo by @tensaicl8 at Tinkers Creek State Park in Aurora, Ohio

Photo by @tensaicl8 at Tinkers Creek State Park in Aurora, Ohio

5. Beaver Creek State Park in East Liverpool, Ohio

Photo by @chelseeteleha at Beaver Creek State Park in East Liverpool, Ohio

Photo by @chelseeteleha at Beaver Creek State Park in East Liverpool, Ohio

4. Salt Fork State Park in Lore City, Ohio

Photo by @ohiostateparklodges at Salt Fork State Park in Lore City, Ohio

Photo by @ohiostateparklodges at Salt Fork State Park in Lore City, Ohio

3. Alum Creek State Park in Lewis Center, Ohio

Photo by @run.with.the.wind at Alum Creek State Park in Lewis Center, Ohio

Photo by @run.with.the.wind at Alum Creek State Park in Lewis Center, Ohio

2. Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, Ohio

Photo by @thebestchrisbest at Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, Ohio

Photo by @thebestchrisbest at Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, Ohio

1. Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

Photo by @marimaloney at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

Photo by @marimaloney at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

Follow us on Instagram @OhioExplored to explore Ohio every day!

10 Perfect Ohio Pumpkin Patches

Rikki Teeters

Pumpkin picking is definitely one of our favorite fall activities in Ohio! It makes for the perfect Ohio adventure with loved ones. Pumpkin season always passes way too quickly, so make sure to go out to your favorite local farm soon! We have compiled our list of 10 Perfect Ohio Pumpkin Patches to help you find farms with plenty of pumpkins! Happy Picking! 

10. Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio

Photo by @paigeb614 in Ostrander, Ohio

Photo by @paigeb614 in Ostrander, Ohio

9. Jacquemin Farms at Shaw Farms in Milford, Ohio

Photo by @ arossmann824  at Shaw Farms in  Milford, Ohio

Photo by @arossmann824 at Shaw Farms in Milford, Ohio

8. Heritage Farms Pumpkin Pandemonium in Peninsula

Photo by @png_amandas at Heritage Farms in Peninsula, Ohio

Photo by @png_amandas at Heritage Farms in Peninsula, Ohio

7. Hidden Creek Farms in Sunbury, Ohio

Photo by @madsgreg at Hidden Creek Farms in Sunbury, Ohio

Photo by @madsgreg at Hidden Creek Farms in Sunbury, Ohio

6. Kingsway Pumpkin Farm in Hartville, Ohio

Photo by @samantha10780 at Kingsway Pumpkin Farm in Hartville, Ohio

Photo by @samantha10780 at Kingsway Pumpkin Farm in Hartville, Ohio

5. Luther’s Farm Fall Fest in Richfield, Ohio

Photo by @ratch_mc at Luther’s Farm Fall Fest in Richfield, Ohio

Photo by @ratch_mc at Luther’s Farm Fall Fest in Richfield, Ohio

4. Nickajack Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch

Photo by @suzie_kb at Nickajack Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch in North Lawrence, Ohio

Photo by @suzie_kb at Nickajack Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch in North Lawrence, Ohio

3. Burger Farm & Garden Center in Newtown, Ohio

Photo by @kristin_aka_keb at Burger Farm & Garden Center in Newtown, Ohio

Photo by @kristin_aka_keb at Burger Farm & Garden Center in Newtown, Ohio

2. Lehner's Pumpkin Farm in Radnor, Ohio

Photo by @littleadvcbus at Lehner's Pumpkin Farm in Radnor, Ohio

Photo by @littleadvcbus at Lehner's Pumpkin Farm in Radnor, Ohio

1. Fleitz Pumpkin Farm in Oregon, Ohio

Photo by @amweills at Fleitz Pumpkin Farm in Oregon, Ohio

Photo by @amweills at Fleitz Pumpkin Farm in Oregon, Ohio

The Mohicans: Our Ohio Honeymoon

Rikki Teeters

We just returned from our dream honeymoon... in Ohio. Seriously. We searched far and wide to find the perfect honeymoon destination. Little did we know that we would end up finding it in Ohio - our beloved home state. We had always heard great things about "The Mohicans" but we had never had the opportunity to stay and explore. Early in our Ohio Explored days, we discovered The Mohicans Grand Barn & Wedding Center and instantly fell in love with their magical treehouses and luxury cabins. When the opportunity to stay in the namesake cabin The Mohican came about, we had to visit!

So, first we got married in Cincinnati, Ohio!

Photo by L.A.R. Photography

Photo by L.A.R. Photography

Then we left for our honeymoon in paradise. The day after our wedding weekend, we loaded up the Ohio Explored car and headed to Northern Central Ohio.

After a 3.5 hour road-trip from Cincinnati to Glenmont, we made it to "The Mohicans". Our beautiful cabin called The Mohican perched high above the Mohican Valley which provided the most beautiful view. It was so peaceful that the birds chirping outside each morning were our only wake-up call.

IMG_1866.JPG

Our morning view each day from the cabin porch was simply breathtaking.

Kevin, the owner of our cabin, kindly gave us a tour of his beautiful handmade treehouses nearby. They were absolutely magical.

IMG_1760.JPG

We also got a tour of the Grand Barn & Wedding Center at "The Mohicans". Let's just say we wish we could have our wedding again just so we could book this venue. It is definitely the prettiest wedding venue in Ohio.

We decided to venture out to explore the surrounding areas. We found Landoll's Mohican Castle closeby, where we enjoyed a delicious late lunch under the trees. We were very impressed with the service, the kind waiters, the locally sourced menu, and the delcious fries.

Exploring is our favorite hobby, so of course we spent most of our time adventuring around the local area. There is so much to do around The Mohicans! We found the cutest Amish market filled with locally made foods including fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheese! They offered fresh made food to-go and also had a sit down area for customers to eat in-house.

We spent a lot of time relaxing in and around our cabin. We built campfires, made s'mores, and danced under the moonlight. It was truly a magical honeymoon.

An Autumn Stroll Through the Village of Mariemont

Rikki Teeters

We have lived near the Village of Mariemont in Ohio for the past 5 years. Every time we drive through it, it makes us smile. From the beautiful German architecture on The Mariemont Strand to the tree lined streets, this lovely little village is worth exploring soon! Make sure to stop in at the Mariemont Theater for a independent film or grab lunch at the Dilly Cafe!

This village is even more beautiful in the Fall! We just had to take a stroll through Mariemont to enjoy Ohio's nature and snap some shots with our phones! 

Follow us on Instagram @OhioExplored to explore Ohio every day!

20 Places You Need to Explore in Cincinnati

Rikki Teeters

We love Cincinnati! This city is filled with places to explore from the famous seven hills to the beautiful skyline along the river. We never run out of wonderful places to take adventures in this city! Here are the Top 20 Places You Need To Explore Cincinnati, Ohio!

20. Incline Public House

Photo by  @ohioexplored  at Incline Public House in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @ohioexplored at Incline Public House in Cincinnati, Ohio

19. Smale Riverfront Park

Photo  at Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo at Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

18. Washington Park

Photo by   @hauserb  at Washington Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @hauserb at Washington Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

17. The Ohio River

Photo by  @gmsvachphotography  on the Cincinnati River-front

Photo by @gmsvachphotography on the Cincinnati River-front

16. Spring Grove Cemetary

Photo by @levlatka at the Spring Grove Cemetary

Photo by @levlatka at the Spring Grove Cemetary

15. Daniel Carter Beard Bridge aka the "Big Mac"

Photo taken by  @gmsvachphotography  in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo taken by @gmsvachphotography in Cincinnati, Ohio

16. Cincinnati Nature Center

Photo by @steve_zeinner at the Cincinnati Nature Center

Photo by @steve_zeinner at the Cincinnati Nature Center

15. Great American Ball Park

Photo by  @jordanscott9  above Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @jordanscott9 above Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

14. Downtown Cincinnati

Photo by @tivi23 of Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @tivi23 of Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio

11. Mt. Adam's

Photo by   @marktepe  from Mt. Adam's in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @marktepe from Mt. Adam's in Cincinnati, Ohio

10. Little Miami River

Photo by @matthalasy on the Little Miami River in Mariemont

Photo by @matthalasy on the Little Miami River in Mariemont

9. Dixie Terminal

Photo by @a.m.bayard at Dixie Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @a.m.bayard at Dixie Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio

8. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Photo by  @drs1000words  at the Cincinnati Zoo

Photo by @drs1000words at the Cincinnati Zoo

7. Piatt Park

Photo by @bernardogilferreira at Piatt Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @bernardogilferreira at Piatt Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

6. Cheapside Cafe

Photo by  @sydneyynorberg  at Cheapside Cafe in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @sydneyynorberg at Cheapside Cafe in Cincinnati, Ohio

5. Chateau Laroche

Photo by    @michaeldroush    at Loveland Castle

Photo by @michaeldroush at Loveland Castle

4. The Mushroom House

Photo by  @matthewarchitecture  in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @matthewarchitecture in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio

3. Over-the-Rhine

Photo by  @isntthatdelightful  in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @isntthatdelightful in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio

2. John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge

Photo by  @gmsvachphotography  at the Roebling Suspension Bridge

Photo by @gmsvachphotography at the Roebling Suspension Bridge

1. Cincinnati Skyline(s)

You should not visit Cincinnati without enjoying our Skyline(s). Yes, both of them.

Photo by  @OhioExplored  at Skyline Chili in Oakley

Photo by @OhioExplored at Skyline Chili in Oakley

10 Breathtaking Photos Taken in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

10. Waterspout at Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light

Photo taken last week by @ncline19 at the Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light

Photo taken last week by @ncline19 at the Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light

9. Splashing Waterfalls in Hocking Hills State Park

Photo by @scottphotog at Ash Cave in Hocking Hills State Park!

Photo by @scottphotog at Ash Cave in Hocking Hills State Park!

8. The Devil's Bathtub in Hocking Hills State Park

Photo by @mattshifflerphoto at Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio

Photo by @mattshifflerphoto at Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio

7. Flying High Above Cleveland, Ohio

Photo by @aerialagents in Cleveland, Ohio

Photo by @aerialagents in Cleveland, Ohio

6. Gotham Style Cincinnati

Photo by @cincygram in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @cincygram in Cincinnati, Ohio

5. Snowy Marblehead Lighthouse

Photo by @littlecoal at Marblehead Lighthouse in Marblehead, Ohio

Photo by @littlecoal at Marblehead Lighthouse in Marblehead, Ohio

4. When the Whole Land Showed Up for the Cavs Victory Parade

Photo by @wrathattack in Cleveland, Ohio

Photo by @wrathattack in Cleveland, Ohio

3. Clever Hands at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

Photo by @littlecoal at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

Photo by @littlecoal at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

2. Amazing Colorful Sunset in Toledo, Ohio

Photo by @toledoaerialmedia in Toledo, Ohio

Photo by @toledoaerialmedia in Toledo, Ohio

1. Storm brewing on Lake Erie in Ohio

Photo by @kylelanzer on from Edgewater Park on Lake Erie!

Photo by @kylelanzer on from Edgewater Park on Lake Erie!

15 Most Beautiful Parks in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

At Ohio Explored, we are always exploring Ohio to find beautiful natural places to enjoy. Thanks to our wonderful followers @OhioExplored we have learned about so many new spots all over Ohio. Each day we find another amazing new area to explore! Here are the 15 Most Beautiful Parks in Ohio!

15. Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, Ohio

Photo by  @dave_dotson  at Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, Ohio

Photo by @dave_dotson at Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, Ohio

14. Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville, Ohio

Photo by @mr_repp at Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville, Ohio

Photo by @mr_repp at Farnsworth Metropark in Waterville, Ohio

13. Strouds Run State Park in Athens, Ohio

Photo by   @nickclemens_  at Strouds Run State Park in Athens, Ohio

Photo by @nickclemens_ at Strouds Run State Park in Athens, Ohio

12. Ault Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by  @OhioExplored  at Ault Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by @OhioExplored at Ault Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

11. Side Cut MetroparK in Maumee, Ohio

Photo by  @LittleCoal  at Side Cut Metropark in Maumee, Ohio

Photo by @LittleCoal at Side Cut Metropark in Maumee, Ohio

10. South Bass Island State Park in Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Photo by    @mhoffmanphoto       on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Photo by @mhoffmanphoto on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay, Ohio

9. Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor, Ohio

Photo by @autumnmj at Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor, Ohio

Photo by @autumnmj at Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor, Ohio

8. Scioto Trails State Park in chillicothe, ohio

Photo by  R uth Teeters at Scioto Trails State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by Ruth Teeters at Scioto Trails State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio

7. Mohican State Park in Loudonville, Ohio

Photo by   @bethanyblins  at Mohican State Park in Loudonville, Ohio

Photo by @bethanyblins at Mohican State Park in Loudonville, Ohio

6. Hueston Woods State Park in College Corner, Ohio

Photo by  @  jessica_lincks  at Hueston Woods State Park in College Corner, Ohio

Photo by @jessica_lincks at Hueston Woods State Park in College Corner, Ohio

5. Eden Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by  Ohio Explored  at Eden Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo by Ohio Explored at Eden Park in Cincinnati, Ohio

4. Oak Openings Preserve Metropark in Toledo, Ohio

Photo by  @OldManSiggy  at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark in Toledo, Ohio

Photo by @OldManSiggy at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark in Toledo, Ohio

3. Great Seal State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by     @adisonbarnhart  at Great Seal State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by @adisonbarnhart at Great Seal State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio

2. Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

Photo by   @jcapone   at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

Photo by @jcapone at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

1. Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Brecksville, Ohio

Photo by @erik.janiszewski at Brandywine Falls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Brecksville, Ohio

Photo by @erik.janiszewski at Brandywine Falls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Brecksville, Ohio

Follow @OhioExplored to see daily photos of beautiful places in Ohio!