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10 Reasons To Visit Yellow Springs

Rikki Teeters

Yellow Springs, Ohio is a Midwest Gem. Tucked in between local produce fields and natural wonders, this small town is like a dream. Here is a list of our 10 Reasons To Visit Yellow Springs.

10. Enjoy beautiful waterfalls at Clifton Mills & Glen Helen

 

9. Shop local at unique Ohio businesses

 

8. It's an artists paradise

 

7. The streets are lined with lovely artwork

 

6. See an award winning movie at Little Art Theater

 

5. You can bring the kids!

 

4. Recycling is a priority and even the trash cans are made of art

 

3. Pick up fresh local flowers & produce

 

2. Businesses are welcoming to all people

 

1. It is one of the coolest places in Ohio

There are so many fun things to do in and around Yellow Springs! Make sure to visit John Bryan State Park while you are in the area!

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Ohio's National Park: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Rikki Teeters

Ohio has one of the nations best National Parks. Cuyahoga Valley National Park spans multiple cities in Northeast Ohio. We spent Sunday exploring CVNP at our Instameet. We explored Ledges, Blue Hen Falls and Brandywine Falls.

We gathered in the morning at the Happy Days Lodge parking lot near the Ledges trail-head.

Our hike leaders Mady @wanderlustinohio and Rich @reveller515 started the day by giving overviews of their hike options - Brandywine Falls & Blue Hen Falls - two of the most Instagrammed icons in the park. Then we divided into three groups to begin our adventure around the park.

We joined Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ranger, Ryan Ainger, for a hike through the Ledges area. We learned that much of the area was carved out by ocean waters millions of years ago. Ranger Ryan led us into some lesser known areas of Ledges that featured mysterious rock carvings and hidden caves.

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Mady & Rich's hiking groups explored two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Ohio - Brandywine Falls & Blue Hen Falls!

Photo by @wandering.wolf1 on the Blue Hen Falls Hike

Photo by @wandering.wolf1 on the Blue Hen Falls Hike

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Photo by  @wanderlustinohio  on the Brandywine Falls Hike

Photo by @wanderlustinohio on the Brandywine Falls Hike

Photo by  @wanderlustinohio  at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

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Photo by  @wanderlustinohio  at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

Photo by  @wanderlustinohio  at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

Photo by  @wanderlustinohio  at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

Photo by  @wanderlustinohio  at Brandywine Falls

Photo by @wanderlustinohio at Brandywine Falls

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Inn at Honey Run

Rikki Teeters

We spent this weekend exploring The Inn at Honey Run. This magical Inn is one of Ohio's best hidden gems. The Inn at Honey Run is a boutique resort located in the heart of Amish Country. We spent this weekend enjoying the peace and serenity of this lovely hideaway. Surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, the Inn features also hiking trails and an open art museum.

Guests can stay in amazing underground "Honeycombs", luxury cottages, or in the beautiful rooms and suites within the Inn. Each room is unique which makes this Ohio resort even more special. Rooms include many complimentary accommodations including homemade Biscotti and bottled water.

The Inn at Honey Run is home to Tarragon Restaurant. They serve award-winning contemporary American cuisine made from fresh local ingredients. We loved that this upscale restaurant was located in our building. On Saturday night we tasted 4 courses - each more delicious than the last. Our favorite dinner dishes were the Chef's Honeycomb (did you know you can eat honeycomb?) and the Foie Gras Risotto!

Our dinner experience was so great that we had to go back for breakfast in the morning.

The restaurant overlooks a beautiful forest which provided entertainment during our meal. We used our "Bird Book" & "Tree Book" to identify the wildlife that greeted us outside of the window during our meal.

The Inn includes several sitting areas with breathtaking views. We spent time listening to the birds, watching the wildlife (including some very sweet local cats), and contemplating the beauty of our state. The Inn is "Adult Only" which we really appreciated due to the peace and quiet it created.

We loved our weekend at The Inn at Honey Run. We are already planning our next trip!

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Walking Through Wooster Ohio

Rikki Teeters

Wooster, Ohio is one of our state's cutest towns. We recently explored the downtown Wooster area during our Popup Shop at Sure House Coffee. All of the locals we met were very nice and friendly. We were impressed with how big the downtown area was and how much unique character it had.

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Strolling Through Chillicothe Ohio

Rikki Teeters

The small town of Chillicothe, Ohio will always have a special place in our hearts. Our founder grew up in Southern Ohio and visits her grandmother there often. Chillicothe has changed a lot over the years we have known it but it always keeps it's charming character. Few young Ohioans know that Chillicothe was Ohio's first capital! We recently enjoyed a lovely afternoon strolling through Chillicothe.

Ivys Chillicothe Ohio
Ivys Chillicothe Ohio
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R Kitchen Chillicothe

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Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

Rikki Teeters

This beautiful public park is located near Toledo, Ohio. Oak Openings Preserve Metropark was recently made famous by a group of popular Instagrammers in the Toledo area. One of those awesome local Instagrammers is @oldmansiggy. He led us around Oak Openings to an area locals call "The NW Ohio Spot" at our March 2017 Instameet.

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