Spring/Summer 2021

Spring/Summer 2021 Cover

360 Chicago Observation Deck (photo by Nick Ulvieri)

Rising more than 1,000 feet over the Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, this spot provides panoramic vistas of skyscrapers, streets and vast blue of Lake Michigan. 

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois (photo courtesy of destination)

Visit Springfield, Illinois, where our 16th resident spent most of his adult life and was practicing law when he was elected to the White House in 1860

Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (photo courtesy of destination)

This family-friendly museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, shares the behind-the-scenes stories of America’s most notorious villains and artifacts such as a 1963 Harley-Davidson police motorcycle. 

Braxton Brewing Co. in Covington, Kentucky (photo courtesy of destination)

This Covington, Kentucky, brewery’s taproom has become a hub where the local community gathers to enjoy tasty traditional styles and fun collaborations. 

Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky (photo courtesy of destination)

Take a distillery tour at this Frankfort, Kentucky, favorite see how the masters craft their bourbons and ryes.

Coopers Rock State Forest in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia (photo courtesy of West Virginia Department of Natural Resources)

Take in the beauty of the Cheat River Gorge and its seemingly unending canopy of green in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia.

Crayola Experience in Easton, Pennsylvania (photo courtesy of destination)

The attractions at this Easton, Pennsylvania spot celebrating the famous crayon brand encourages visitors to engage in art, critical thinking, exercise and technology.

Great Lake-To-Lake Trail in Huron, Michigan (photo courtesy of Michigan Department of Natural Resources)

The 275-mile linear trail stretches between South Haven and Port Huron, Michigan, as it passes by forests and waterways

Harpers Ferry History National Historical Park in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (photo courtesy of NPS/volunteer photographer Buddy Secor)

This historic site as well as the nearby Antietam Battlefield are two reasons Civil War buffs head to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Hocking Hills Moonshine in Logan, Ohio (photo by Wendy Pramik)

Brothers Brian and Eric St. Clair have been producing their signature corn liquor in Logan, Ohio, since 2015.

Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville, Tennessee (photo by Corinne Krogh)

The 300-plus-acre park in Knoxville, Tennessee, lets families experience nature without leaving the city. 

Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum in Jamestown, New York (photo by Dan Cappellazzo)

The famous comedic actress’ hometown of Jamestown, New York, opened this museum dedicated to her and husband Desi Arnaz in 1996.

Maggie Daley Park in Chicago, Illinois (photo courtesy of destination)

This 20-acre park along Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago welcomes travelers to escape the bustle of the city and enjoy the outdoors. 

Mammoth Cave National Park in Mammoth, Kentucky (photo courtesy of destination)

Head to Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, to explore the world’s longest known cave system, with over 400 documented miles of tunnels and passageways.

Marengo Cave in Marengo, Indiana (photo courtesy of destination)

This U.S. National Landmark in Marengo, Indiana, offers two walking routes: the 1/3-mile Crystal Palace and the one-mile Dripstone Trail.

Monon Trail in Indianapolis, Indiana (photo courtesy of destination)

This rail-to-trail conversion in Indianapolis, Indiana, is ideal for walking and cycling and has a dozen access points across the area. 

Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia (photo courtesy of destination)

This 2,000-acre, year-round destination in Wheeling, West Virginia, comes alive as temperatures rise each year.

Panama Rocks in Panama, New York (photo by Lee Straw)

This park in Panama, New York, offers a 1-mile walking trail that wraps around a ridge knotted with unique formations. 

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Ontonagon, Michigan (photo courtesy of Michigan Department of Natural Resources)

Covering roughly 60,000 acres, this park in Ontonagon, Michigan, is not only the largest state park in Michigan, but also one of the largest in the Midwest. 

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (photo courtesy of destination)

This Gatlinburg, Tennessee, favorite is home to more than 100,000 exotic sea creatures representing 350 different species. 

Rock Hall & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio (photo by Lacey Criswell)

Listen to tunes, see wardrobe and guitars from the greats and commune with the all-time greats in Cleveland, Ohio

Sauder Village’s 1920s Main Street in Archbold, Ohio (photo courtesy of destination)

This living history attraction in Archbold, Ohio, offers a glimpse into how American life was undergoing a massive transformation a century ago. 

Sherwood Forest Bed & Breakfast in Douglas, Michigan (photo courtesy of destination)

Sign up for a weekend package with access to Saugatuck Brewing Co., a local microbrewery, for a stress-melting getaway in Douglas, Michigan.

Sky High Adventure Park in Ellicottville, New York (photo courtesy of destination)

Holiday Valley’s most popular summer attraction brings travelers’ love for nature to new heights in Ellicottville, New York.

Starved Rock State Park in Oglesbay, Illinois (photo courtesy of destination)

See canyons, waterfalls, natural springs, sandstone overhangs and breathtaking views along 13 miles of trails in Oglesby, Illinois.

Strasburg Rail Road in Strasburg, Pennsylvania (photo courtesy of destination)

As the nation’s oldest continuously operating railroad, this Strasburg, Pennsylvania, destination offers excursions in restored Victorian- and Edwardian-style coaches. 

Taughannock Falls State Park in Trumansburg, New York (photo courtesy of destionation)

This 738-acre park in Trumansburg, New York, offers hiking trails and a lake for boaters, but the main draw is its namesake 215-foot waterfall. 

The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (photo courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum/photo © Abby Warhola)

This Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania museum explores the pop artist’s legacy through famous works, lesser known pieces and personal artifacts.

The French Manor Inn and Spa in South Sterling, Pennsylvania (photo courtesy of destination)

Located atop Huckleberry Mountain in Sterling, Pennsylvania, this inn offers breathtaking views of the northern Pocono Mountains and makes for a great place to reconnect. 

Lost Sea Adventure in Sweetwater, Tennessee (photo by Trey Sullins)

Explore a beautiful and intricate cave system that leads 140 feet below the surface in Sweetwater, Tennessee.

The Mohicans Treehouses in Glenmont, Ohio (photo courtesy of destination)

Eight treehouses — two designed by Pete Nelson of Discovery Channel’s “Treehouse Masters” —offer a natural, upscale getaway in Glenmont, Ohio.

Vegan Food Tour in Cincinnati, Ohio (photo courtesy of Harmony Plant Fare)

This Cincinnati, Ohio, food tour shares a wide variety of plant-based dishes at restaurants throughout the city.