From factories that turn out cars to acres of farmland, Northwest Ohio is a beehive of people hard at work — and folks who take relaxing seriously. Northwest Ohio features miles of Lake Erie shoreline, so you can spend a day at the beach or go boating on the lake, perhaps stopping at one of the islands that have become a destination unto themselves. 

There also are parks, biking trails and other activities for active recreation. Go on as many roller coasters as you can ride in a day at Cedar Point. Get inspired at museums celebrating the history of the area, and kick back at festivals virtually every weekend from the spring into the fall.

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