Travel to Northern Ohio – Episode 246categories: USA Travel
The Amateur Traveler talks to Seth Oakley about traveling to his birthplace in Northern Ohio.
Years ago Ohio and Northern Ohio in particular, had a very bad reputation for pollution that one can only get when a river (the Cuyahoga) catches fire. But these days Lake Erie is cleaner than it has been in maybe a hundred years and boasts sites like the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame, Cedar Point, surfing, and even a burgeoning wine region.
The area is rich in history as the site of the Battle of Lake Erie, the birthplace of Thomas Edison and one of the first states added to the new United States.
Seth also gives us a glimpse of small-town life with a side trip to his hometown of Milan which is the home for both the Milan Melon Festival and the little-known superhero Melon Man.
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Moon Handbooks: Ohio
Ohio: Off the Beaten Path
Ohio on Wikipedia
History of Ohio
City of Cleveland
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Great Lakes Science Center
Ohio’s sports misery
LeBron adds to Cleveland sports setbacks
A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor
LeBron signs with Miami
Cedar Point Amusement Park
Destination: Cedar Point Amusement Park
Lake Erie Islands
Battle of Lake Erie
Paper Moon Vineyards
Paper Moon Vineyards, Vermillion, Ohio
Ohio Festivals and Events
Milan Melon Festival
Great Lakes Brewery
Melon Man’s Facebook
Chris takes a new job
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September 13th, 2010 at 3:17 pm
I enjoyed the show on Northern Ohio but felt that your guest did not give Cleveland its due, not surprising since he was from Milan and so spent most of the show on that area. Some things he could have mentioned are:
The Cleveland Museum of Art where an acquisition philosophy of quality rather than quantity has led to a broad collection of masterpieces. Much of the new addition now open.
The Cleveland Orchestra performing virtually throughout the year either in Severance Hall or, in the summer, at the Blossom Music Center near the Cuyahoga National Park south of the city.
The Cleveland Botanical Garden with a glass enclosed recreation of a Costa Rica tropical rain forest and Madagascar sun-baked spiny desert to explore. Nearby Natural History Museum also a jewel.
Extensive hiking and biking opportunities in the 16 nature preserves comprising the 22,000 acre “Emerald Necklace.”
Shaker Square, one of the earliest planned shopping areas in the US, now an entertainment area with great restaurant choices. Accessible from downtown by rapid transit.
And there is a lot more like the Natural HIstory Museum, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the old worl styel The West Side Market, and on and on.
Here is a little known treasure: Kirtland, a small settlement half an hour east of Cleveland, where members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered shortly after the Church was founded. Between 1831 and 1838 Joseph Smith and early members of the Church established Church headquarters here, built a temple, and laid a foundation of strength for the future. There is a restored village and, up the hill, the original Temple of a separate branch of the LDS.
September 21st, 2010 at 11:44 am
Just one other correction to the Northern Ohio show. The winery that was said to be on Middle Bass Island has been closed for nearly ten years. The State of Ohio is in the process of turning the island into a state park:
July 5th, 2011 at 10:37 am
Re: episode 246
Put-In-Bay is listed on the oldest maps as Pudding Bay perhaps because of
its baglike steamed pudding shape.