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Old 04-19-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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I don't think you said you were after a really scenic drive as opposed to a destination, but here is a site that is devoted to the joy of the driving day trip:

Daytrip Cincinnati
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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Try Hocking Hills, Shakertown, Red River Gorge . . . .
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Blue Ash
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Thanks wilson1010. I guess we're planning a little of both. I have a miata that would be perfect for the scenic drives but it's not ready for the open road.
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Typical Cincinnati responses, mostly directing you to go south.

You can get to almost anywhere along Lake Erie in 4 hours: Cleveland, Sandusky and the islands, etc. Plenty of state parks along the lake, most with campgrounds. Kelley's Island is not to be missed. Geneva, northeast of Cleveland, is a beautiful state park and a lovely little resort town, but it will take you a smidge longer than four hours to get there unless you leave at 5 a.m. and drive like a madperson.

Southeastern Michigan also is about a four-hour drive: Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, lots of stuff to do in and around Ann Arbor, etc.
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Old 04-25-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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Typical Cincinnati responses, mostly directing you to go south.

You can get to almost anywhere along Lake Erie in 4 hours: Cleveland, Sandusky and the islands, etc. Plenty of state parks along the lake, most with campgrounds. Kelley's Island is not to be missed. Geneva, northeast of Cleveland, is a beautiful state park and a lovely little resort town, but it will take you a smidge longer than four hours to get there unless you leave at 5 a.m. and drive like a madperson.

Southeastern Michigan also is about a four-hour drive: Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, lots of stuff to do in and around Ann Arbor, etc.
Tsk tsk tsk....testy testy testy. We listed some places to the north and east, too.
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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I am really a fan of hocking hills. Somewhere on city data my DH has posted pictures of the area.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:43 AM
 
Location: East Walnut Hills
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A nice drive, for a day trip, is to drive out Rt. 52 east. There is a ferry to take you over to Augusta, KY. Visit Augusta, Kentucky While there, eat at the Beehive Tavern. The Rosemary Clooney Museum is there, as well.

Then head to Maysville, KY and check out their murals. Convention & Visitors Bureau

South of Maysville is Washington, KY. Very cool history. Historic Washington, Kentucky

North of Maysville is Ripley, OH. Ripley has some great Underground Railroad history. http://www.ripleyohio.net/

Rt. 52 runs along the Ohio River, and is very scenic. Along the way, you will go through Point Pleasant, OH, the birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant. OHS - Places - Grant Birthplace
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:55 PM
 
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Look at some of the Kentucky State Parks:

Jenny Wiley
Natural Bridge

Kentucky State Parks - StateParks.com


I also liked Salt Fork SP in Ohio which is outside of Cambridge, OH.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:52 PM
 
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Default Lake Erie

There's a lot to see on Lake Erie (Lake Erie Islands, Magee Marsh Wildlife Refuge has eagles, Cedar Point) and good camping at East Harbor State Park.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Fort Ancient (Lebanon, Ohio).
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