Summer Bucket List

by Cassi M.

Things we must do summer of 2011!


Tour Stops

  • Lake Alma State Park

    Lake Alma State Park is located in Vinton County, 34 miles southwest of Athens. The rugged, scenic terrain teems with wildlife, birds and wildflowers. Hike 3 miles of nature trails and relax at scenic picnic areas offering tables, grills and 3 shelterhouses, which may be reserved. A Nature Center provides entertainment all year.

    The peaceful 60-acre lake offers swimming and sunbathing on sand beaches. A refreshment stand is located near the beach. Enjoy laid-back boating, limited to canoeing, sailing or boats with electric motors only. Boat rental is available and a launch ramp to provide easy access.

    Fishing can be enjoyed from the shoreline or on the lake. Sledding, ice skating, cross country skiing and ice fishing remember to bring your own gear.

    The campground offers 71 campsites with electric hookups and 10 non-electric sites. Pets are allowed on designated sites. Camping facilities are basic, including picnic tables and fire rings at each site. Latrines and drinking water are available in the campground. Enjoy hassle-free camping in a Camper Cabin.

    Camping rates (weekends) range from $19/night to $23/night for non-electric/electric sites. The Camper Cabin is $30/night. Call 1-866-644-6727 for reservations.

    • Address: 422 Lake Alma Road
      Wellston, Ohio 45692
    • Phone: Local Number: 7403844474
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  • Cedar Point Amusement Park/Resort

    The whole family will love Cedar Point. With over 150 rides and attractions, award-winning entertainment, four children's areas, and beach, there’s something for everyone.

    It’s all about new and exciting experiences for the family in 2014! Two new rides are greeting visitors this season. First, the new Pipe Scream thrill ride will rock and roll you on over 302 feet of track, flying 43 feet above the midway at 43 mph!  

    Across from Pipe Scream, take flight on Lake Erie Eagles! As the ride spins, the eagles will swing outward – and riders have the unique opportunity to control their flight experience from mild to wild!

    The park features more than 70 rides, including 17 coasters, with four more than 200 feet tall.  Millennium Force holds the title of number one steel coaster on the planet. Cedar Point also offers three children’s areas, including Planet Snoopy, an ice-skating extravaganza and musical entertainment.  Overnight guests enjoy accommodations, from the beachfront Hotel Breakers to waterfront cottages and cabins.

    All Resorts offer guests huge savings on regular one-day Cedar Point admission tickets.  Resorts guests also enjoy Early Entry, the opportunity (with paid admission) to enjoy select rides an hour before the park opens to the general public (weather and maintenance conditions permitting). 

    • Address: One Cedar Point Drive
      Sandusky, Ohio 44870
    • Phone: Local Number: 419-627-2350
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  • Portage Quarry Recreation Club

    Located just one mile south of Bowling Green in Northwest Ohio, the Portage Quarry Recreation Club is a complete recreation facility that caters to the Scuba and skin diver enthusiast. The Scuba diver will experience some of the best recreational diving in Ohio with clear water visibility, wreck diving, and plenty of fish. The Scuba dive shop includes tank rentals, nitrox fills, equipment, and PADI instruction. Annual events include the DAN Barbecue, Country Blowout, HSA Barbecue weekend, and International Legends of Diving. Recreation includes concerts, beach swimming and sand beach volleyball. Seasonal and overnight camping have optional electric and water connections.

    • Address: 12701 South Dixie Hwy
      Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
    • Phone: Local Number: 4193529203
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