From fun in the sun to hiking through Ohio’s caverns. Come explore hiking trails within 74 State Parks, zipline through the wilderness, discover historic bridges throughout the state and find more ways to make lasting memories.
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) offers a variety of resources to help plan your Ohio getaway:
When the bacteria levels at a monitored beach are abnormally high, the beach operator erects warning signs to alert you to the potentially hazardous conditions. If you don’t see the warning signs, it’s probably safe to go into the water.
To check for alerts before you get to the beach, use the Ohio Department of Health's BeachGuard.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is the source for the most up-to-date state parks, forests, wildlife areas, natural areas, hunting and camping information such as locations, upcoming events, weather conditions and safety alert communications.
The easiest way to share your photos with Ohio.org is on social media using the hashtag #OhioFindItHere. You can also send Ohio.org photos via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or feel free to contact their Social Media Coordinator Paola Santiago at (614) 466-3149 or Paola.Santiago@development.ohio.gov.
Ohio's toll-free travel hotline is a great way for potential visitors to learn about all Ohio has to offer. Travel counselors have direct access to the Ohio.org Listing & Events Database and are able to answer many questions while on the line with callers.
In addition, callers can order Ohio Tourism publications, including the Ohio Travel Guide and Ohio Calendar of Events, with one simple call.
Ohio is in the Eastern Time zone. Local time changes when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends.
For information on the great rivers, creeks, and lakes perfect for paddling and boating in Ohio, see the Department of Natural Resources' water trails website.
You can also visit Ohio.org's outdoor activities for more info on rentals and boating attractions.
The state park resort lodges, along with newer state park facilities and older facilities that have been renovated, offer a variety of accessible features. In several state parks, various outdoor recreation facilities, such as fishing piers, launch ramps, trails, picnic sites and campsites are accessible. For information on accessible facilities, please contact the park of interest or see general information on accessible facilities.
Ohio is filled with an incredible variety of things to see and do throughout the year. Visit our dynamic cities and charming towns, our breweries and wineries. Experience our unique flavors, festivals, amusement parks and zoos. Delight in our vibrant arts and living history. View our seasonal guides or find opportunities for family fun.
To learn more, order the free 2018 Ohio Official Travel Guide and Calendar of Events, view them online (Travel Guide, Calendar) or download the app (iOS,Android).
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