Thanks in part to Lake Erie, Northeastern Ohio winters can be brutal, and this past winter was no exception. As always, we got through it and spring is finally here! Sure, it could snow again at any time, but it’s better to focus on the warmer temperatures, melting snow, and all the green that’s beginning to show. Break out of the cabin fever by going to one of these local destinations!
1. Sarah’s Vineyard
Voted the #1 winery in Ohio, Sarah’s Vineyard and Winery is open Wednesday through Sunday for all your wine tasting needs. Enjoy their garden, deck, and pavilion as weather permits to take in the fresh Buckeye air while sipping on some vino or eating some award-winning wood-fired pizza. Sarah’s Vineyard opened in 2007 and since then has been completely worth the short drive to Cuyahoga Falls for a weekend afternoon with friends or weekday date night.
2. The Spicy Lamb Farm
Located about 20 minutes northwest in Peninsula, The Spicy Lamb Farm raises Dorset sheep, free range Rouen duck, and bees while also growing a variety of produce such as apples, pears, plums, herbs, vegetables, and flowers. This is a small family farm that only welcomes visitors for annual special events, so make sure to check out their website for activities and dates! If you’re interested in local meats, wool, or other produce make an appointment via email to see their wares.
3. Bow Wow Beach Dog Park
Don’t forget to let your furbaby stretch their legs now that the winter is over! Bow Wow Beach Dog Park is finally reopening for the season! This 7.5-acre fenced-in park is only open mid-March through November each year and allows your pooch to explore a sandy beach and grassy knolls along with a 3-acre lake. Wash off in the complimentary dog washing stations before heading home!
4. Cuyahoga Scenic Railroad
We mentioned the railroad in our winter blog, but it’s worth mentioning again because there is no bad season in Northeastern Ohio to enjoy from a train! The scenic two-and-a-half-hour round trip weaves through Cuyahoga Valley and along the Cuyahoga River, delighting the senses with the beauty of the area. Wait just a couple weeks until the trees and flowers start to bloom for a truly spectacular view.
5. Akron Zoo
While the Akron Zoo is open year-round, spring is a particularly great time to visit because hibernating animals are showing more signs of life. Also in the spring you don’t have to worry about either bundling up before heading out or fighting heat stroke while you walk around. The zoo holds daily and special events, so check out their website before you miss out!
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