Spring/Summer 2022

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Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls, Ontario (photo courtesy of destination)

Home to more than 100 species of birds as well as nonflying animals, this Niagara Falls, Ontario, destination is open daily for self-guided tours. 

Cave of the Winds (photo courtesy of New York State Parks)

Take a trip down to the base of Bridal Veil Falls and set foot on the famous Hurricane Deck in Niagara Falls, New York

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Tour in Chicago, Illinois (photo by Barry Butler)

See and learn about some of the most famous buildings in Chicago, Illinois, from the water during this Chicago River cruise. 

Chimney Bluffs State Park in Wolcott, New York (photo courtesy of New York State Parks)

Visit this nearly 600-acre park in Wolcott, New York, to see 150-foot-tall spires that rise along the lakeshore.  

Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park in Hillsboro, West Virginia (photo by J. Jericho)

This Hillsboro, West Virginia, site where the largest Civil War battle in the state occurred, is now a park with great trails and views.

Edgewater Beach in Cleveland, Ohio (photo by Erik Drost)

This beautiful sand beach just west of downtown Cleveland, Ohio, makes for a great place to chill out on a summer day. 

This estate in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, tied to America’s most famous automotive family offers a trip back in time. 

Hermitage Farm in Goshen, Kentucky (photo courtesy of Oldham KY Farm Tours)

This former farm in Goshen, Kentucky, is now a food-and-drink destination that offers overnight stays. 

Hershey Gardens in Hershey, Pennsylvania (photo courtesy of The M.S. Hershey Foundation)

A garden of roses that Milton Hershey founded in the 1930s is now a Hershey, Pennsylvania, destination that spans 23 acres. 

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising, Michigan (photo by Kaitlyn O’Brien)

This remarkable natural attraction in Munising, Michigan, promises incredible views of the vivid waters of Lake Superior. 

This fun museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, offers visitors the chance to take photos with celebrities past and present.

Idlewild Park & Soak Zone in Ligonier, Pennsylvania (photo courtesy of destination)

This amusement park in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, has been a family favorite for generations. 

Indiana Dunes National Park in Porter, Indiana (photo courtesy of National Park Service)

Explore the history of the region as well as the nature supported by the Hoosier State’s famous lakeside sand dunes in Porter, Indiana. 

Jesse James Riding Stables in Cave City, Kentucky (photo courtesy of destination)

Get a family-friendly taste of the outlaw life by riding horses on guided tours and exploring caverns in Cave City, Kentucky

Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville, Tennessee (photo courtesy of destination)

This museum in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, is dedicated to the life and music of the Man in Black. 

Lake Express ferry dock in Muskegon, Michigan (photo courtesy of Visit Muskegon)

The historic SS Badger and newer Lake Express with docks in Ludington and Muskegon, Michigan, respectively, offer trips across Lake Michigan.

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in Louisville, Kentucky (photo courtesy of destination)

This museum in Louisville, Kentucky, dedicated to one of Major League Baseball’s most iconic tools of the game even offers factory tours. 

Mount Nittany in Centre County, Pennsylvania, (photo courtesy of The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau)

This famous natural feature in Centre County, Pennsylvania, near Penn State University offers 8 miles of hiking trails  

National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio (photo by Brad Feinfnopf)

Reflect on and honor the men and women who have defended our nation by learning their stories at this Columbus, Ohio, museum. 

Bicycling at Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario, Canada (photo courtesy of Zoom Leisure Bikes)

Seeing Ontario, Canada, behind a pair of handlebars allows travelers to explore the area’s wineries, scenic pathways and more.  

Grand Bend Beach in Grand Bend, Ontario (photo courtesy of Tourism Sarnia-Lambton)

Visit Cantara Beach and Grand Bend Beach — two renowned summer spots along Ontario, Canada’s Lake Huron shoreline. 

Pokagon State Park in Angola, Indiana (photo by Kristina Smith)

The outdoor recreational opportunities at this Angola, Indiana, park range from camping and hiking to horseback riding and paddling.  

Robert H. Treman State Park in Ithaca, New York (photo by Michael Grandeau)

Explore this 2-mile-long, glacier-carved gorge in Ithaca, New York, complete with waterfalls and incredible natural features. 

Rusted Silo Southern Barbecue & Brew House in Lizton, Indiana (photo courtesy of Visit Hendricks County)

Dig into some of the state’s best barbecue at this small-but-mighty railside spot in Lizton, Indiana

Seneca Rocks in Seneca Rocks, West Virginia (photo courtesy of USDA Forest Service)

Located in Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, outdoor experiences at these 900-foot formations include rock climbing, recreational hiking and other outdoor adventures. 

This living-history destination in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, offers a place where travelers can slow down and savor the simple lifestyle 

Strip District in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (photo by Jin Wu)

This riverside district in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, offers a foodie paradise with restaurants and markets that span cuisines of the world

Rock Island State Park kayaker in Rock Island, Tennessee (photo by Michael D. Tedesco)

Three state parks within easy driving distance from Sparta, Tennessee, offer opportunities to see waterfalls.

The Bradley in Fort Wayne, Indiana (photo courtesy of Visit Fort Wayne)

The decor and feel of this colorful hotel in Fort Wayne, Indiana is inspired by the visual look of Vera Bradley products. 

The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois (photo by Michael Hudson)

Joy Morton of Morton Salt fame turned his country estate in Lisle, Illinois, into an outdoor museum of evergreen and deciduous trees.

The Original Tony Packo’s Cafe in Toledo, Ohio (photo by Rachael Jirousek)

This Toledo, Ohio, landmark has a long history, great eats and a fun tradition that has led both celebrities and politicians to pay a visit. 

Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio (photo courtesy of destination)

Known for ice cream, a kiddie train and much more, this spot just outside downtown Yellow Springs, Ohio, promises plenty of fun.