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GoMeZu
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Okay, so this is my current situation. I really love to travel, but for the last 3 years I was in college year-around and haven't got much further than northern kentucky (covington).

I am now out of college and have a job that gives me the opportunity to travel on two fronts. It pays well and every 5 weeks I get a 5 day weekend without having to use vacation or sick time (so if I do, it just makes for an even longer break).


So here is what I need, good travel destinations within 8 hours of Akron OH(I don't like to drive further than 8 hours in a day). Let me throw a few preferences out there. I like nature and great views. I like a fun drive, hills and the like. I HATE shopping and commercial crap and I have been known to drive 2 1/2 hours for good food (thus the trips to covington for the Behle Street Cafe)


So I need some help, I need somewhere to go.

Thanks in advance.

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Just off the top of my head...

Niagara Falls. Go to the Canadian side - it affords a much better view, and is much, much cleaner. Yes, there's lots of touristy/kitchy stuff there, but the falls themselves are spectacular.

Hocking Hills

Mackinac Island. Okay, I've never been there myself, but I've heard great things about it.

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Nick Theodorakis
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Hiking and camping in the Great Smoky Mountains (or other places in the Appalachians).

There should be plenty of white water rafting opportunites within your driving range; I've been on the Cheat River in W. Va. and the Youghiogheney in PA, but there are probably dozens of places available.

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Cleveland, Ohio is a great place to visit. You can see the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame & Museum, the Great Lakes Science Center, visit the many restaurants & clubs along the Cuyahoga River (The Flats), the "Emerald Necklace"....the system of parks within a city, the Metroparks.

Needless to say, I'm from Cleveland but I now live in Nashville and Nashville is another good destination....especially if you're into country music. Nashville is extremely hilly and usually the winters are a piece of cake (it's in the 50's). Also in TN, definitely visit the Smoky Mountains.....breathtaking!

Pittsburgh is another great place to visit....all of my family originated from there. Great food, especially Primanti Bros. & Fox's Pizza.

Like Nick said, whitewater rafting is a lot of fun. I've rafted the Yough before and it was a blast. Also, go to Seneca Rocks, WV....talk about gorgeous!!

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What about Michigan? I know, that sounds a bit scary, but the area around Ann Arbor is lovely. Shoot, you might be able to make the UP in eight hours.

However, I second the smoky mountain area. It is, without a doubt, the most beautiful section of the country I've ever visited. Asheville, NC is a kick-a** little town, and quite near all kinds of spectacular hiking (and it's only 2 min over your 8 hr time frame, according to mapquest).

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Maybe I'm prejudiced because I live here, but western MD, around Hagerstown & Frederick. It has the Appalachian trail (& the only 5 star restaurant I know of with no dress code sits right next to the trail), Antietam Battlefield, is just a few minutes from Harpers Ferry WV & an easy hour or so ride to Baltimore, DC & Lancaster PA, which is a more southern option for New England leaf-peeping in the fall. It is also a little more than an hour from Skyline Drive in VA, & there are caverns & mazes in between. Lots of hills, lots of greenery, scenery & historic houses, & hiking, biking, riverboating, rafting & tubing.

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For hills, nature, views and a fun drive, I would recommend the Hocking Hills, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, or upstate New York.

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Radical Dory
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Hop on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Lots of beautiful scenery, and there are lots of little towns with interesting things and good food along the way.

Asheville is also seconded.

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If you want some nice scenery AND interesting architecture, check out Fallingwater.
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Try Saugatuck or New Buffalo in Michigan.
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No, no, Michigan is rather boring. Stay away. I mean, don't bother with Michigan. It's wintertime now anyway. You want to go south, where it's warm.

But if you are fool enough to make it to the UP, make sure you have a pasty. Do not leave without sampling a pasty.

Like there aren't enough durn buckeyes driving on our roads....

[Big Grin]

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If you're into history, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania have a lot of sites relating to the Revolutionary War. Princeton, especially, is quite nice.

I echo what others have said about Pittsburgh and Niagra Falls, as well as Maryland. Hubby and I went to Gettysburg, PA and Harpers Ferry, WV this summer, and it was beautiful there. You could get a book of Civil War battlefields and check a bunch of them out from where you live.

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Huntington, IN doesn't have a whole lot to offer, but I'd recommend going if only for The Sunken Gardens and the abundance of really sweet people there.

I also recommend going to Turkey Run State Park.

Both places have spectacular views.

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GoMeZu
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quote:
Originally posted by tagurit:

Like there aren't enough durn buckeyes driving on our roads....

[Big Grin]

How unfortunate for you michiganders that I am originally from Toledo, the lovely little piece of property that you thought you all wanted. I know how you people from the mitten drive around there.

These are all excellent suggestions, I've been to a few of these places, but some of the others sound really good. I LOVE a good nature walk.

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Nick Theodorakis
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Just poppin' back in to remind you that you to (re)register for the new message board. See the links in my sig for details.

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quote:
Originally posted by tagurit:


Like there aren't enough durn buckeyes driving on our roads....

[Big Grin]

Well that shouldn't bother you too much, since half of Michigan is in Florida this time of year.

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quote:
Originally posted by GoMeZu:
I know how you people from the mitten drive around there.

What, normal? At least the speed limit and in the correct lanes? [Wink]

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