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Old 08-04-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: NC
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Hi, does anyone have feedback on any State Parks in Ohio or places that have good recreation? We may be moving to the Toledo area in the near future and don't mind driving 2 1/2 to 3 hours to a good park. I'm looking for a park with maybe some "hills" to it.You know, makes you feel like your almost in the mountains? A place that allows you to fish and that has walking/hiking trails.
Also, can anyone tell me about Port Clinton? I've heard there is some nice recreation and things to do/see there. If anyone has been there,please tell me about it or post pictures if you can.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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Maumee Bay State Park would be close if your in Toledo. It isn't too hilly though, but has nice facilities. Maumee Bay Resort, by Xanterra Parks & Resorts� - Welcome to Maumee Bay Resort & Conference Center

I've been to Mohican State Park for a wedding and it was more hilly due to its location. NW Ohio is rather flat though.

Port Clinton is a jumping off point for Put-in-Bay if you want to party.
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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There are many more things in and around Port Clinton. You might check out their website. On the Events Calendar page, it says 2008, but if you click on August, it gives 2009 activities.

Port Clinton and Put-in-Bay - Things to Do & See
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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Hi, does anyone have feedback on any State Parks in Ohio or places that have good recreation? We may be moving to the Toledo area in the near future and don't mind driving 2 1/2 to 3 hours to a good park. I'm looking for a park with maybe some "hills" to it.You know, makes you feel like your almost in the mountains? A place that allows you to fish and that has walking/hiking trails.
Also, can anyone tell me about Port Clinton? I've heard there is some nice recreation and things to do/see there. If anyone has been there,please tell me about it or post pictures if you can.
Look at the Ohio State Park Services web site. But you will find that Mohican does have lots to offer such as canoeing, kayaking and there are some horse rideing you can get in on. And there are many private camp grounds to choose from. The week-end of September 19 and 20 they are hosting the annual Native American Pow-Wow and Mohican, we go each year.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:02 PM
 
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Hocking Hills, straight down 23 into C-Bus and then 33 on out, should be in range and is AWESOME!!!!!

For a boating lake, I recommend Grand Lake St. Mary's, but you do have the "big lake" right there, so........
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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Thanks for the tips!
How do you get to Put-In-Bay? It looks like it is separate from Port Clinton, so is there some sort of ferry?
Speaking of which, I've heard there are some shops to check out in Downtown Port Clinton, does anyone know anything about them? Plus, what all is there to do in Put-In-Bay? Is there a place you can bring your dog[s], like a park? I saw the Port Clinton website, but now I'm looking for someones opinion.

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Old 08-05-2009, 07:23 PM
 
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Hocking Hills, straight down 23 into C-Bus and then 33 on out, should be in range and is AWESOME!!!!!

For a boating lake, I recommend Grand Lake St. Mary's, but you do have the "big lake" right there, so........



Thanks alot!!!! Hocking Hills looks just like what I am looking for! It might be a little further than I was hoping for, but still it looks like it would be worth the extra driving time. I found a website for them and it looks like there is more than one park. And different attractions to see. Have you been to the website:www.hockinghills.com ?
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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Hocking Hills has some of the best waterfalls east of the Mississippi. Its definalty worth a visit and more in the future. You will want to go back, there is so much to see.

NW Ohio has a lot too. Great parks along Lake Erie.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: NC
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Hey, what are the other islands [ Kelley's Island, Middle Bass, Isle St. George/North Bass ] like?
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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Hocking Hills has some of the best waterfalls east of the Mississippi. Its definalty worth a visit and more in the future. You will want to go back, there is so much to see.

NW Ohio has a lot too. Great parks along Lake Erie.


Thanks! If all goes well I will be planning a trip there for sure!
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