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It's Raining Free LoLo Gifts for April

April 2021 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

April showers bring May flowers, but why wait that long? Free gifts are in bloom around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati!

Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts have teamed up to bring you these enticing offers from local merchants. Follow the rainbow and discover the exciting variety of small businesses that make this region such a great place to live.

April Gifts:

Canton: Ice Cream

Akron: Cupcakes

Columbus: A Beer

Cincinnati: Breakfast Bagel

Wooster: Coffee and Pastry

Medina: Pizza and a Drink

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

Canton: Ice Cream

Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor

1401 Fulton Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44703

When you need a break from your hectic day, relax among the soothing retro charms of Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor. Sit in one of the high-backed maple booths as you savor the classic flavor of your free homemade ice cream.

About Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor

Founded in 1926, Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor has been serving tasty treats to generations of delighted fans around Canton. Parents and grandparents have introduced kids to the iconic Bittner, a 3/4-pound helping of vanilla ice cream swirled with homemade chocolate sauce and topped with crunchy pecans. It's been described as "a milkshake you have to eat with a spoon." 

Contact and Hours


Monday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Akron: Cupcakes

Cupcake Castle

117 Merz Blvd., Fairlawn, OH 44333

Good things come in small packages, and you'll find the best proof at Cupcake Castle. With mouthwatering flavors like Creamsicle, Peanut Butter Cup, and Strawberry Cheesecake, these frosted delicacies will put a smile on anyone's face.

About Cupcake Castle

Whatever your sweet dreams are, Cupcake Castle aims to make them come true. Can't find what you're looking for on their list of 100+ flavors? Create your own with your choice of filling, icing, and topping. Change things up and have your favorite flavor blended into a "cupshake." Delivery and curbside pickup are available.

Contact and Hours


Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: A Beer

Barley's Brewing Company

467 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 

Think you know what real beer tastes like? Head to Barley's Brewing Company, where they're serving up beer made the traditional way. Their cask-conditioned ale is unfiltered and unpasteurized, with no external carbon dioxide, resulting in a smoother drink with greater depth of flavor.

About Barley's Brewing Company

What do Stephen King, Eddie George, and Cheap Trick have in common? They've all stopped off for a cold one at Barley's Brewing Company, the oldest brewpub in the area. Pair a Blood Thirst Wheat or Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale with Barley's signature sauerkraut balls or a hearty plate of pierogies and sausage. 

Contact and Hours


Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 10 p.m.

Cincinnati: Breakfast Bagel

The Bagelry

1401 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

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In pursuit of the perfect bagel? You just might find it at The Bagelry in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, bagels are baked fresh daily at this OTR staple.


What started out as a venture at local farmers markets and popup shops grew into a permanent brick-and-mortar location offering a full menu with bagels as the star of the show. Choose your bagel and then top with the spread of your choice, or go all in and build your own breakfast sandwich.

Contact and Hours


Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wooster: Coffee and Pastry

Undergrounds Cafe & Coffee House

146 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691

Whether you want to jump-start your day or get an afternoon pick-me-up, you'll find the solution at Undergrounds Cafe & Coffee House. Their award-winning coffee is locally roasted and freshly brewed for maximum flavor, no matter when you order.

About Undergrounds Cafe & Coffee House

As an active member of the Wooster community, Undergrounds Cafe & Coffee House believes in paying it forward. They help support other local businesses by featuring their food and products. Underground Cafe's menu of salads, sandwiches, and baked goods includes a number of vegan-friendly options. 

Contact and Hours


Monday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Medina: Pizza and a Drink

Courthouse Pizzeria

2 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256

The verdict is in: Courthouse Pizzeria was voted "Best Pizza in Medina County" in 2018 and 2019. You be the judge after trying a generous double slice of their authentic New York-style pizza.

About Courthouse Pizza

Get a slice of local history with your meal at Courthouse Pizza. The restaurant is located in the oldest building in Medina, built in 1841, which once served as an actual courthouse. All doughs and sauces are made in-house each morning, and pies are baked on a pizza stone in the 50-year-old oven. 

Contact and Hours


Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 7 p.m.

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

Little City Grill

802 N. Mantua St., Kent, OH 44240

Want a home-cooked meal where you don't have to do the cooking? Head to Little City Grill, where fresh, locally sourced ingredients are used to lovingly prepare a selection of comfort food favorites, including corned beef hash, grilled cheese sandwich, and Brunswick stew.

About Little City Grill

Bert Bellinson was owner of BGS Chemical when he decided to follow his true passion: food. Little City Grill is the offshoot of Bert's successful catering business of the same name. In 2018, the Kent Chamber of Commerce recognized Bert Bellinson's contributions to the community and named him Small Business Person of the Year.

Contact and Hours


Monday - Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 6:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (breakfast only)

It's Raining Gifts!

LoLo Gifts for April 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

These special offers aren't a one-and-done deal. Each month, Cutler Real Estate brings you a new assortment of treats from LoLo Gifts. All you have to do is contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get started.


Journey Back in Time When You Visit These 8 Historic Ohio Mills

Historic Ohio Mills - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

The earliest water-powered mills date back to the Roman Empire. As farming became an increasingly important part of Ohio's economy, mills were so vital to the industry that communities frequently grew around them.

In the 21st century, several mills remain as monuments to the development of agriculture around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati. Step back in time for a fascinating look at our state's past with a trip to these picturesque historic mills. 

Historic Clifton Mill

75 Water St., Clifton, OH 45316

With its red-sided building, giant wheel, and cascading water, picture-perfect Historic Clifton Mill could have been pulled from a movie set. In reality, the authentic 19th-century grist mill is the only one of six mills in the immediate area that remains standing. After touring the mill, stroll across the adjacent 90-foot covered wooden bridge for some spectacular views of the grounds and stop in at the 1940s Gas Station Museum next door. Complete your day with a fresh-cooked meal at the onsite restaurant, serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week. During spring and summer, the mill itself is open weekdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission is $3. Call ahead to confirm.

Wolf Creek Mill

St. Rt. 3 South, Loudonville, OH 44842 

Just over 20 years ago, Mark Smith and his family were camping in nearby Mohican State Park when they discovered Wolf Creek Mill. Sadly, this once-impressive grist mill had fallen into severe disrepair after years of neglect. As a historic restoration contractor, Mark was inspired to form the non-profit Friends of the Mill Group to restore the site's original glory. The mill itself is now back in operating condition, and the group's ultimate goal is to create a historic village, preserving tradition for future generations. Visit the website for hours as well as the schedule of fundraisers, trade fairs, and other events.

Bear's Mill

6450 Arcanum-Bears Mill Rd., Greenville, OH 45331

While the name may sound like a wildlife sanctuary, Bear's Mill is named for Gabriel Baer, the man who constructed the building in 1849. Incredibly, the framework consists of hand-hewn timber beams that are close to 50 feet long without a single splice. But this still-functioning grist mill is about more than commerce. It also houses the Clark Gallery, a space devoted to showcasing a rotating selection of works from local artists, including pottery made by Bear's Mill potters. Admission is free. Hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday.

Gaston's Mill

12021 Echo Dell Rd., East Liverpool, OH 43920

Travel back in time with a visit to Pioneer Village at Beaver Creek State Park. In addition to Gaston's Mill, a fully restored grist mill dating back to 1837, the village is home to a blacksmith shop, chapel, schoolhouse, and a canal-era lock, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Beaver Creek State Park and Pioneer Village are open to the public daily at no charge, while Gaston's Mill may be viewed in operation on select weekends during the summer.

Bieber Mill

4919 Chapman Rd., #4801, Delaware, OH 43015 

Tucked away on the banks of the Olentangy River, the ruins of the Bieber Mill might resemble one of the castles from Game of Thrones. In 1848, only a few years after its construction, George Bieber and his son James purchased the original wooden grist mill. James later built a towering stone mill, but lost ownership when he couldn't afford to run the business. Sadly, a fire in the early 1900s destroyed the frame mill and part of the stone mill. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources currently owns the property. They have stabilized the remains and hope to obtain financing for a complete restoration. In the meantime, Bieber Mill's beauty still shines through, making it a popular spot for sightseers and photographers.

Rock Mill

1429 Rockmill Pl. NW, Lancaster, OH 43130

The current Rock Mill, which is the stunning centerpiece of Stebelton Park, is actually the third structure to bear the name. In the mid-2000s, the building underwent a major restoration, including the creation of a 26-foot all-wood waterwheel, which is the largest one in the state. Across from the waterwheel is a breathtaking 14-foot waterfall, where the Hocking River flows through the gorge. A quaint white covered bridge completes the nostalgic scene. The park is open daily from dawn until dusk, while tours of the mill are offered from noon - 4 p.m. each weekend from May through October.

Sauder Village

22611 State Route 2, Archbold, OH 43502

If a history book came to life, it would be Sauder Village. Back in 1976, Erie Sauder built his namesake village as a living tribute to the pioneering spirit that shaped Ohio. Among the 75 historic structures and 50,000 artifacts is a working grist mill, which is used to grind corn into meal for their cooking demonstrations. Visitors also get a chance to try their hand at grinding corn with stones and replicate the method used by Native Americans. Other points of interest include Erie's Farm Shop and the Cabinet Shop, where you can learn more about Erie's other legacy, Sauder Woodworking. Sauder Village opens for the season on May 6. Visit the website for information about hours and admission prices. 

Garrett's Mill & Brewing Company

8148 Main St., Garrettsville, OH 44231

"Reuse, repurpose, recycle" is today's mantra of environmental awareness, and it's clearly what owners Shelli and Brian Buchanan had in mind when they founded Garrett's Mill & Brewing Company. When it was constructed in 1804, Garrett's Mill served a radius of 20 miles, leading to the development of the town that bears the same name. Shelli and John kept the essence of the mill in creating their brewery and gastropub. In addition to inventive house brews such as Garrett's Gold and Ma Barker Birch Beer, the restaurant serves elevated pub fare. Signature dishes include the "Brewben," with bratwurst subbing for corned beef, and BBQ chicken gouda mac. Hours are noon - 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon - 7 p.m. Sunday.

Down by the Old Mill Stream

Grist mills produce flour, which is the foundation for many of our favorite foods. Donuts, cakes, bread, pie ... what's number one on your list of baked goods? 


9 Farm-to-Table Restaurants You've Got to Try Around Northeast Ohio

Farm-to-Table Restaurants - Northeast Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Did you know that food and agriculture is the largest industry in Ohio? With more than 77,000 farms comprising nearly 14 million acres, the Buckeye State is a national leader in more than 35 product sectors.

The highest concentration of farms is in Northeast Ohio, so it's no surprise that the region is rich in farm-to-table dining. Enjoy food the way it was meant to be eaten at these innovative restaurants around Cleveland, Akron, and Canton.

Wolf Creek Tavern

3044 Wadsworth Rd., Norton, OH 44203

While farm-to-table may be a modern concept, Wolf Creek Tavern keeps one foot in the past. The bar, housed in a historic 1830s building, honors their speakeasy legacy with Prohibition-era cocktails made from the original recipes. Wolf Creek's food menu features upscale tavern favorites such as burgers, pasta, and fish and chips made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Follow them on Facebook for news on the weekly burger-and-beer pairings. The kitchen is open 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Forage Public House

14600 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107

Farm-to-table meets gastropub at Forage Public House, a hip neighborhood restaurant focused on sustainable ingredients. Taco filling options include grilled Amish chicken, crispy walleye, and vegan cauliflower. Breakfast dishes, such as the popular Hash N Cure with beef brisket, are served all day long. And what would a gastropub be without creative cocktails like Blood Sangria and Black Walnut Manhattan? Forage Public House is open daily from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. with extended hours until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Hide-A-Way Buffalo Grill

4021 Mahoning Rd., NE, Canton, OH 44705

Hide-A-Way Buffalo Grill was actually ahead of the farm-to-table curve. Back in 1983, the family-owned restaurant used buffalo burgers as a novelty to build interest in their newly opened business. The high-protein, low-fat meat proved so popular that it's now the restaurant's signature item. Today, buffalo has found its way into menu items such as stew, meatloaf, and even chef's salad. With these dishes accounting for 40 percent of sales, the restaurant goes through one entire buffalo per month. Carryout is easy with the dedicated to-go window. Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Blue Door Cafe & Bakery

1970 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

When you're recognized by the New York Times, you must be doing something right. In 2020, The Blue Door Cafe & Bakery made the Times' list of "Best Brunch in Every State." This charming, European-style cafe features a half-ton Alsatian bread oven and an antique pine pastry case. Fans drive from all around Northeast Ohio to enjoy dishes such as chicken and waffles as well as their croissants, Danishes, sticky buns, and other delectable baked goods. Order ahead for pickup at their convenient drive-thru window. The Blue Door is open until 2 p.m. daily, with baked goods and coffee available starting at 6 a.m. while brunch begins at 8 a.m.

Nosh Curbside

5929 Darrow Rd., Hudson, OH 44236

What's better than a hot, home-cooked meal? How about a hot, home-cooked meal prepared by a professional? Whether you want to try something new or you just need a break, Nosh Curbside offers fresh, made-to-order meals delivered right to your car. Mix and match entrées and sides such as vegan meatballs, gouda mac & cheese, cast iron beets, and their signature chicken parmesan. Feeding the family? Check out the dinners for four. Dishes are available Thursday through Saturday, with ordering from 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. for pickup from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Flying Fig

2523 Market Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

Karen Small, owner and executive chef of Flying Fig, is truly committed to supporting Northeast Ohio. In 1999, Karen opened the eatery and its companion market next door as a way of contributing to downtown's rebirth. Build your own cheese and charcuterie board or enjoy some variety with several of the sharable small plates. Their signature sandwiches, including the popular grilled eggplant, make a perfect grab-and-go lunch for carryout. Lunch and dinner hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with brunch served on weekends from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 


16 N. Main St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

James Balchak, the classically-trained chef at Aurelia, explains the restaurant's culinary attitude in five words: "I believe in Northeast Ohio." Aurelia's menu changes daily to make use of the freshest meat, seafood, and produce available from local suppliers. A typical dish might include fried brown basmati rice with organic carrots and broccolini along with Lake Erie perch or walleye. Chef Balchak sums up Aurelia's offerings as, "honest food and drink." Order online for curbside pickup or local delivery. Dinner is served 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with brunch served 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on weekends. 

Butcher & Sprout

1846 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

In case the name doesn't give it away, signs both inside and outside Butcher & Sprout proclaim their farm-to-table philosophy. The family-friendly bar and restaurant is known for its gourmet burgers, made with all-Ohio, grass-fed, non-GMO beef. If you prefer, substitute a chicken, turkey, or plant-based patty. Start with an order of pickle fries, which many customers find irresistible. Efficient diners go for the Colossal Bloody Mary, topped with bacon, pickle fries, celery, and a four-ounce cheeseburger. Butcher & Sprout is open 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday.

Osso Farm Restaurant

9145 Old State Rd., Hambden, OH 44024 

At Osso Farm Restaurant, owners Scott and Tara Webster take the concept of farm-to-table one step further. Their pasture-to-plate menu includes scratch-made dishes using ingredients from the family's own Flying W Farm, where the restaurant is located. As one satisfied diner recently put it, the food is so fresh "you'll be daydreaming about your meal weeks after you've eaten it." With Angus and Wagyu steaks, gourmet burgers, and authentic BBQ, there's something on the menu for all tastes. Reservations are highly recommended. Hours are 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Old McDonald Had a Farm

Chicken, beef, or pork: What's for dinner on your farm-to-table meal? 


Thank a Volunteer at These 9 Housing Non-Profits Around Northeast Ohio

Housing Non-Profits - Northeast Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Every day, dedicated volunteers at housing non-profits throughout Northeast Ohio invest their time and energy in helping people find safe, affordable housing where they can thrive. Non-profit organizations in Cleveland and beyond work hard to provide housing support for the people who need it most, without asking for anything in return. Volunteer Recognition Day, which takes place every year on April 20, presents the perfect opportunity to show some love to the housing volunteers in your community. Check out our list of 10 housing non-profits around Northeast Ohio where you can thank a volunteer this April.

Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio

1725 E. 115th St., Cleveland, OH 44106

Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio is a Cleveland area non-profit that focuses on providing housing and support for people with physical mobility disabilities. They provide fully accessible, affordable housing where people with disabilities can live full, independent lives and work with other local non-profits that share the same mission. The organization also provides a variety of educational programs for senior citizens, people with disabilities, and anyone who's interested in learning about the importance about accessibility in housing.

YWCA Canton 

231 6th St. NE, Canton, OH 44702 

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YWCA Canton is a community organization focused on empowering women, eliminating racism, and providing assistance to families throughout the Canton area. The organization offers a variety of housing services, including emergency shelters, permanent supportive housing, and a unique rapid re-housing program. They also operate an early childhood learning center where local children can have safe daycare and education from certified teachers. Their THRIVE program is dedicated to helping the youngest residents and their families by advocating for better prenatal care and providing educational resources for new parents.

Enterprise Community Partners 

1360 E. 9th St., Cleveland, OH 44114 

The team at Enterprise Community Partners is dedicated to addressing housing inequality from a wide variety of angles in cities across the country, including in Cleveland. Their work includes financing and development of homes, development of new solutions to address housing inequality, and advocacy for policies to address housing inequality at every level of government. They also provide resources and conduct research to help shed light on the challenges of housing inequality throughout the country.

Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research 

2728 Euclid Ave. Ste. 200, Cleveland, OH 44115 

The Fair Housing Center for Rights and Research has been supporting fair housing rights in Northeast Ohio for nearly 40 years, which started with a small group of local fair housing and civil rights advocates. It has since grown into a large organization that advocates for fair housing policy, the elimination of housing discrimination, and promotion of community involvement in housing issues. They conduct research, offer educational programs, advocate for improved public policy, and work to enforce existing fair housing regulations.

ICAN Housing 

1214 Market Ave. N, Canton, OH 44714 

The team at ICAN Housing believes that a stable home is one of the keys to a stable life, and has more than 30 years of experience supporting people struggling with homelessness in Stark County. They take a holistic approach to fighting homelessness, which includes housing support services, affordable housing programs, and permanent supportive housing. They provide community outreach, help homeless people reenter the workforce, and provide extensive peer support. ICAN Housing also works with other non-profit organizations throughout the Stark County area that focus on addressing homelessness and providing affordable housing for those in need.

CHN Housing Partners 

2999 Payne Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114 

CHN Housing Partners is a non-profit that aims to improve lives and create more equitable communities by creating affordable housing. They approach the challenge from multiple angles, by building affordable homes, providing housing services for people in need, and increasing the supply of affordable housing available throughout the Cleveland area. They have developed more than 6,500 affordable homes, provided housing services for more than 40,000 people annually, and helped thousands of people find new, affordable homes around Cleveland.

Front Steps Housing and Services 

1545 W. 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113 

With more than 35 years of experience working to eliminate homelessness and housing inequality throughout Cuyahoga County, Front Steps Housing and Services has a long tradition of helping local families find affordable permanent housing. They created a transitional housing facility to help families in need find a temporary residence, and work hard to make sure that those same families eventually find a permanent home to call their own. Front Steps also helps people get back on their feet with a diverse selection of educational programs to provide advice on independent living, help with behavioral health challenges, and prepare people to enter the workforce.

United Way of Greater Cleveland 

1331 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115 

The United Way of Greater Cleveland is part of a nationwide organization dedicated to addressing the challenges of poverty at their source and providing vital assistance for community members in need. The Community Hub for Basic Needs, a new program from the United Way, is designed to be a resource for providing housing assistance, and educational support to help people deal with the many challenges posed by poverty.

Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center 

2226 W. 89th St., Cleveland, OH 44102 

The Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center offers a comprehensive set of community services and resources in the Cleveland area. Housing resources are a big part of the mission at Nueva Luz URC, with programs that include assistance for finding affordable housing, help with finding grants for new homeowners, and assistance with covering the cost of key utilities. The organization also provides services to help people with nutritional, medical, and legal needs.

Where Will You Thank a Volunteers This Year?

Whether you choose to volunteer your own time or recognize the work of the selfless volunteers in your community, Volunteer Recognition Day is a great chance to show your support.


Plan a Springtime Visit to These 9 Ohio Arboretums

Ohio Arboretums in Spring - Cutler Real Estate

Spring is in the air, and now is the perfect time to enjoy a little bit of tranquility. There are few things more relaxing than taking a walk through lush gardens and beautiful landscapes. While there's no shortage of places to enjoy the outdoors in Ohio, visiting a professionally-cared-for arboretum is a different kind of experience.

It might surprise you to learn that there are many great arboretums in Northeast Ohio and the surrounding area. Here are a few of our favorites.  

The Holden Arboretum

9550 Sperry Rd., Kirtland, OH 44094

Spanning more than 3,600 acres, the Holden Arboretum is one of the largest botanical gardens and arboretums in the United States. It features 600 acres that are exclusively dedicated to gardens and collections. This stunning arboretum truly is a"living museum." 

When you visit, you'll have the chance to walk through over 20 miles of trails and explore multiple themed public gardens. They also offer tours and guided hikes. Even better, it's dog-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend on your adventure with you. 

Seacrest Arboretum

2122 Williams Rd., Wooster, OH 44691

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The Seacrest Arboretum is a free attraction that draws over 10,000 visitors each year. It's located on the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center campus and is open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk. This attraction features themed gardens with over 2,500 varieties of plants. You'll love strolling along their paved walkways that run through the over 110 acres of forest, meadows, and gardens. 

This space is perfect for taking a walk or even bringing a picnic lunch. Well-behaved pets on leashes are also welcome. Take a look at their website to learn about their guided walks, plant sales, and other community events.

Gardenview Horticultural Park

16711 Pearl Rd., Strongsville, OH 44136

A nonprofit arboretum and botanical garden, Gardenview Horticultural Park is open to non-member visitors on weekend afternoons. It features 6 acres of rare plants and flowers displayed in a natural, cottage-style landscape. Since this is a lesser-known garden, it's a great place to enjoy some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle.  

This oasis of lush plants, trees, and unusual flowers is the perfect backdrop for a relaxing walk and the ideal setting for amateur photographers to practice their skills. The $5 admission fee is well worth the cost.

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203

There's never a shortage of things to explore at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens! Start your adventure at the Conservatory's biodomes, where you'll find over 400 species of plants. These indoor glass greenhouses allow you to enjoy the beauty of nature in any kind of weather.

The John F. Wolfe Palm House is one of the oldest portions of the conservatory. It features 43 different species of palm trees from around the world, many of which are considered endangered in the wild. There are also a variety of outdoor gardens, collections of artwork, and more. The cost of an adult ticket is $19 and includes access to all of the gardens and displays. We're sure you'll find that it's worth every penny! 

Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum

E. Weber Rd., Columbus, OH 43202

Located in the historic Clintonville area of Colombus, the Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum is home to hundreds of native trees and shrubs. There are markers identifying some of the trees, and you can print out maps that will guide you to interesting flora in the neighborhood. When you're done checking out the various plant species, make sure to visit the nearby ravines. They're a sight to behold!  

Chadwick Arboretum

152 Howlett Hall 2021, Fyffe Rd., Columbus, OH 43210

Chadwick Arboretum is located on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus. It spans an impressive 62 acres and features various gardens that include native and non-native annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees. While there, you can relax and reflect at The Learning Gardens, explore the Lane Avenue Gardens, and enjoy some time at The Arboretum North. The last is a hidden gem that features over 1,000 native trees, a 3.5-acre research lake stocked with several fish species, and a picnic area. 

Mt. Airy Arboretum

5100 Arboretum Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45223

The 30-acre Mt. Airy Arboretum is a public park that's set within Mt. Airy Forest. It features hundreds of different types of trees as well as garden areas and hiking paths. We recommend walking the 1.4-mile trail, where you'll have a good chance to see wildlife in addition to a wide variety of trees, plants, and flowers. We also recommend packing a picnic lunch so you can enjoy one of their secluded picnic areas while you're there. 

Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

4521 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45232

You might not think of a cemetery as the best place to spend your free time, but the Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum is an exception! This 1840s cemetery is the third-largest in the United States. It's also an arboretum, offering an expansive collection of both native and exotic plants.

When you visit, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy approximately 450 acres of beautifully landscaped and maintained land. This makes it a "must-see" attraction whether you live in the Cincinnati area or are here visiting. It truly is both a local and a national treasure. 

Stanley Rowe Arboretum

4600 Muchmore Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45243

The Stanley Rowe Arboretum is a public space in Cincinnati that is open seven days a week from dawn to dusk. It spans 8.9 acres and features approximately 1,800 different species of trees and plants. There are also several well-kept winding trails and open green spaces where you can enjoy a picnic lunch. 

Each tree and shrub on the grounds is labeled with a small sign that tells you its species and native origin. This makes it a dream come true for those who are into botany and want to learn more about plant classifications. From taking a leisurely walk to settling down with a good book, this arboretum is the perfect place to get away from it all. 

Spring Has Sprung! 

Celebrate the change of season among the area's most beautiful flowers and trees. 


9 Places for a Round of Golf Around Ohio

Public Golf Courses - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

No matter which corner of Ohio you call home, you're likely to have a great public golf course located close to your front door. Ohio has a long tradition of outstanding golf, with a variety of PGA Tour events happening in the state every year and several inviting courses for golfers of all experience levels. Best of all, you won't need a membership to play at some of the most enjoyable public courses in Columbus, Cincinnati, Northeast Ohio, and beyond. With golf season around the corner, now is the perfect time to find your new favorite course with our list of nine of the best public golf courses around Ohio.

Northeast Ohio

The Quarry Golf Club & Venue

5650 Quarry Lake Dr., Canton, OH 44730

Start your tour of Northeast Ohio golf courses with a trip to The Quarry Golf Club & Venue, which was built on a historic quarry and features some of the most stunning scenery that you'll find on any golf course in Ohio. With towering cliffs, large water features, tree-lined fairways, and scenic streams winding throughout the course, you're sure to love the views from the tee box. The 18-hole layout here is challenging but accessible, with unique course design thanks to the quarry setting. You will also find a full pro shop, an inviting clubhouse, and a great place to grab a bite after your round at the Granite Grille.

Turkeyfoot Lake Golf Links

294 W. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., Akron, OH 44319

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Established in 1925, Turkeyfoot Lake Golf Links has been providing an outstanding golf experience to Akron residents for nearly a century, with a 27-hole layout that will appeal to golfer of all experience levels. This is a great place to play if you're new to the game, with multiple PGA Golf Professionals available for lessons every day. Enjoy a quick 9 holes, play a full 18, or make it a marathon and play all 27 holes. The course includes challenging water features, tight, tree-lined fairways, and well-manicured greens. 

Shale Creek Golf Club

5420 Wolff Rd., Medina, OH 44256

With a 4.5 star rating from Golf Advisor and a reputation for excellence, Shale Creek Golf Club is a public course with all of the trappings of a private club. The 18-hole course, surrounded by woods and water features, is as scenic as it is challenging. There's great dining on-site for unwinding after your round, whether you're playing in a league or hitting the links with a few friends. Thinking of starting your own golf league? Shale Creek Golf Club can help, with league slots available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons.


Wilson Road Golf Course

1900 N. Wilson Rd., Columbus, OH 43228

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In the mood for a golf outing, but don't have time to play a full 18 holes? Wilson Road Golf Course has you covered, with a 9-hole, executive golf course that's perfect for a round after work or on a weekend morning. It's a great place to visit if you're new to the game or want to teach your kids how to play golf. There are also leagues for all ages – kids included – where you can enjoy great golf and make some new friends in the process.

Champions Golf Course

3900 Westerville Rd., Columbus, OH 43224

Champions Golf Course is a long-time Columbus favorite and is part of an excellent collection of courses maintained by the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. The course was designed by famed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones and is known as one of the most challenging public golf courses in the area. Stop at the driving range before your round to sharpen your skills, and grab some new gear from the pro shop. Champions Golf Course also has an expansive new 10,000-square-foot clubhouse, which includes a grill room and banquet space.

Turnberry Golf Course

1145 Clubhouse Ln., Pickerington, OH 43147

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Named after one of the most famous, historic golf courses in Europe, Turnberry Golf Course provides an exciting, links-style layout that you won't have to travel across the Atlantic to enjoy. This 18-hole course is filled with rolling hills, high fescue grass in the rough, large fairways, and tight greens that reward excellent approach shots. While it's quite a challenging course to play from the back tees, there are five different tees that make the course enjoyable and approachable even if you're brand new to the game.


Blue Ash Golf Course

4040 Cooper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241

Blue Ash Golf Course is one of best public golf courses in Cincinnati and has been rated as one of the top 75 municipal golf courses in the country by Golf Digest. If you're looking for a challenge, then you're sure to find it at this championship-style layout. The course is always beautifully maintained, and is open year-round weather permitting. After your round, stop by the Sandtrap Grill for some delicious seafood, steaks, and all of your favorite drinks.

Beech Creek Golf Course

1831 Hudepohl Ln., Cincinnati, OH 45231

Searching for a local golf course that the whole family can enjoy? Beech Creek Golf Course features an 18-hole layout that's perfect for introducing kids and new players to golf in a fun yet challenging setting. Play the full 18 holes including the more challenging front 9, or simply play the back 9 for a quick round with the family. The pro shop is the perfect place to stock up on supplies before you enjoy a round of golf, while the bar & grill has everything you need to recharge while discussing your latest round with your group.

Glenview Golf Course

10965 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45246

When you're in the mood for a long, enjoyable round of golf, be sure to check out the 27-hole Glenview Golf Course, where you can pick your favorite 18 holes to play from three unique 9-hole layouts. It's also a great place to work on your game, with expansive practice facilities and expert instruction available. Glenview Golf Club offers extensive junior golf programs where kids of all ages can learn about and fall in love with the game.


Ohio golf courses are the perfect places to stretch your legs and enjoy some outdoor fun throughout the spring, summer, and fall this year. With so many outstanding courses to choose from, your Ohio golf journey is only just beginning.

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