Ohio's natural delights are many, but you'll also find impressive museums and enthralling art among the state's waterfall-ribboned trails. Kayak or canoe the Hocking River by the light of the full moon or dip beneath the boughs at the Krohn Conservatory and feel free as the butterflies in Canton.
Recover and unwind at Ohio's outdoor retreats
Spa getaways in Ohio start in Cincinnati, where you can wonder at the stunning collection at the Taft Museum of Art followed by an exploration of the tranquil Spring Grove Cemetery. The latter is over 150 years old and its fountains and flowers make for relaxing walks, while the former features changing painting exhibitions, musical performances, and more. Meanwhile, the Krohn Conservatory is a vast leaf-shaped glass house planted with 3,500 species from around the world.
In Hocking Hills, Old Man's Cave is sequestered behind a veil of water, at the head of the Grandma Gatewood Trail. Come and find serenity here on a spa getaway in Ohio. Ash Cave is another breathtaking natural phenomenon, soaring above the canopy in shards like a meteorite from outer space. Why not canoe the Hocking River? There are few experiences more serene than river trips illuminated by the light of the full moon. Don't leave without discovering crystal clear Cedar Falls, which fall in tiers down a picturesque shelf of rock.
Spa getaways in Ohio should include at least a brief sojourn in Canton, home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, numerous national historic sites, and a labyrinth of trails that vein the northeastern neck of the state. Brilliantly colored butterflies flit in Beech Creek Gardens, a botanical center where education stations and hiking trails cross paths. Enjoy horse riding at Bear Creek Ranch, where a five-acre lake is the serene setting for swims and paddle boating. Hikes and hayrides in these verdant hills endow visitors with a deep sense of calm.