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June
30

Try Something New With These 7 LoLo Gifts for June

June LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

School's out and the weather is beautiful, so it's a perfect time to try something new. Check out these great small businesses with the June gifts from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

Our agents at Cutler Real Estate are big fans of Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati. Local small businesses are one of the reasons we love these areas, so we've partnered with LoLo Gifts to spread the word with our program of free monthly offers.

June Gifts:

Canton: Certificate

Akron: Ice Cream Cones or Pint

Columbus: Certificate

Medina: Hot Dog Combo

Kent/Stow: A Bowl

Wooster: Olive Oil or Vinegar

Cincinnati: $10 Certificate

Canton: Certificate

Hog Heaven

2730 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709

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If summer was a food, it would be BBQ. Use your certificate toward some tasty wings, ribs, or brisket at Hog Heaven. You'll see just how appropriate their name is!

About Hog Heaven

Hog Heaven's name actually has a double meaning. During the early days, founder Ron Rosenthal personally delivered orders from the back of his Harley Davidson Road King. Today, Hog Heaven sponsors and participates in various motorcycle runs to raise money for scholarships and other funds for kids in need.

Contact and Hours

330.458.0904

Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Akron: Ice Cream Cones or Pint

McMoo's

1562 Akron Peninsula Rd., Suite 113, Akron, OH 44313

Nothing beats the Ohio heat like some refreshing ice cream. Cool off with a cone or a pint from McMoo's. 

About McMoo's

One delighted customer referred to McMoo's as the best ice cream spot in Akron that no one knows about. With a good selection of flavors and reasonable prices, it may not stay that way for long. Cutting calories? McMoo's has frozen yogurt as well.

Contact and Hours

330.940.2181

Monday - Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Columbus: Certificate

Schneider's Bakery

6 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081

How will you use your certificate at Schneider's Bakery? With display cases full of mouthwatering cookies, donuts, and pastries, it's a tough choice. The good news is that there are no wrong answers here.

About Schneider's Bakery

Schneider's Bakery is a classic American small business. In 1954, brothers Carl and Floyd Schneider began turning out their amazing baked goods from a grocery store basement. More than 60 years later, the bakery remains a family-owned business under husband and wife Shaun and Manu Stonerook, who maintain the same standards set by the Schneiders.

Contact and Hours

614.882.6611

Monday - Saturday 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Medina: Hot Dog Combo

Dan's Dogs Diner

111 W. Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256

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With 40 varieties of hot dogs, you'll find something for every taste at Dan's Dogs Diner. Add fries and a drink for a satisfying combo.

About Dan's Dogs Diner

At Dan's Dogs Diner, half the fun is just walking through the front door. The restaurant is a charming throwback to 50s-style diners, right down to the black-and-white checkered flooring and tableside jukeboxes. Dan's recently had the honor of being named one of 11 best places to get a hot dog outside of Progressive Field by Cleveland.com.

Contact and Hours

330.952.2925

Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Kent/Stow: A Bowl

The Fruit Stand

175 E. Erie St. Suite 201, Kent, OH 44240

Fresh summer fruits make it easy to eat healthy. Choose one of the four bowls from The Fruit Stand and personalize it with crunchies and drizzles. 

About The Fruit Stand

The Fruit Stand is committed to providing a convenient way for the community to their daily servings of fresh fruit. Products are sourced from local farmers markets whenever possible, so when you support The Fruit Stand, you're also supporting growers around the Kent/Stow area.

Contact and Hours

330.422.8177

Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wooster: Olive Oil or Vinegar

Mott's Oils & More

137 W. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691

Have you spent the last year refining your cooking skills? Punch up the flavor of your favorite recipes with quality olive oil or vinegar from Mott's Oils and More.

About Mott's Oils & More

Mott's Oils & More is like a Disneyland for foodies. While the comprehensive selection of gourmet oils and vinegars may seem overwhelming, the friendly and knowledgeable staff members are happy to offer recommendations. Even better, you can sample different flavors before buying.

Contact and Hours

330.601.1645

Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cincinnati: $10 Certificate

The BonBonerie

2030 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45208

Is your sweet tooth crying out for some goodies? Satisfy it with $10 toward brownies, lemon bars, rainbow cookies, and other delectable treats from The BonBonerie.

About The BonBonerie

According to co-owner Sharon Butler, The BonBonerie has two directives for their baked goods: they must be beautiful and delicious. Sharon and her business partner Mary Pat Pace, never ones to stand in one place, are always looking for creative new ideas to surprise and delight their customers.

Contact and Hours

513.321.3399

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

The Best Things in Ohio Are Free

LoLo Gifts for June 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

Are you wondering how you get to take part in this fantastic program? There's no membership fee, entrance exam, or secret code word. Participation is totally complimentary, courtesy of Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

Don't wait any longer to get started! Contact your Cutler Real Estate agent and sign up to have our monthly offers delivered straight to your inbox.

June
25

9 Places to Experience Ohio on Horseback

Horseback Riding - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Do you ever feel like you're always rushing to get somewhere? When you long to slow it down, unwind with the relaxed pace of a horseback ride. Enjoy this healthy and eco-friendly activity at one of these top riding facilities around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

Chagrin Valley Farms 

9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

Chagrin Valley Farms has a mission to serve all riders through every stage of the "horsemanship cycle." Whether you're a veteran rider or a first-timer, their experienced staff will help you reach your goal. The 85-acre facility includes two heated indoor arenas and four outdoor rings along with pastures and trails. Group, private, and semi-private lessons are available for all ages. Newcomers take an introductory ride so instructors can accurately assess your level and make sure you receive optimum placement. Visit the website for information about their horsemanship camps for kids that are offered year-round.

River Road Horse Farm

1009 River Rd., Hinckley, OH 44233

For the owner and caretaker of River Road Horse Farm, horses and riding are literally their life. Both live on-site so they're easily accessible and stay responsive to the needs of the farm, including horses and riders. Owner Mark Palik, who purchased the farm in December 2011, is continually upgrading the facility to provide a superior experience for guests. One recent change was the addition of a second indoor arena. Lessons are offered for riders starting at age 5, so kids can get started on a lifelong appreciation of horsemanship. 

Stable Solutions Farm

12381 Easton St. NE, Alliance, OH 44601

Loree Stubblefield, owner of Stable Solutions Farm, knows firsthand how powerful the connection between people and horses can be. After Loree's father was stricken with a brain injury and her daughter was diagnosed with a heart condition, she made the decision to run the farm while caring for her family. Today, Stable Solutions is known for its many equine therapy programs, which benefit those with special physical, emotional, and social needs. Guests also love the miniature Australian shepherds raised by Loree's family, who are frequently wandering the grounds.

Sid Griffith Equestrian Center

7380 Scioto Darby Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026

The story of Sid Griffith, founder of the popular equestrian center than bears his name, is something of a legend. At the age of 11, when his parents refused to indulge his early love of horses, Sid began working at a dude ranch in order to earn riding time. After purchasing his first horse with money from his 16th birthday, Sid went on to an illustrious career riding, showing, and training horses. These days, Sid remains active running his full-service equestrian center along with his wife and their youngest daughter, an award-winning rider in her own right. 

Field of Dreams

1841 Unbridled Way, Blacklick, OH 43004

You would be forgiven for thinking Field of Dreams is a baseball diamond. The name refers to owner Jennifer Hansen's childhood dream to own a horse. After graduating from law school at Ohio State University, Jennifer finally got her wish and wanted to share the experience with other kids who also thought their dream was unattainable. In addition to offering traditional riding programs, Field of Dreams is the home of Dreams on Horseback, a non-profit organization founded by Jennifer that provides therapeutic riding programs.

Horse-N-Round Fun, LLC

Mount Sterling, OH 43143

Picture yourself on the back of a magnificent horse, enjoying the serenity of nature as you leave the rest of civilization behind. Horse-N-Round Fun, LLC conducts trail rides from 30 minutes to four hours for riders ages 10 and up. You'll pass through peaceful wooded areas, cross gentle streams, and share the space with wild turkeys, rabbits, deer, and other wildlife. If you have a specific trail you want to ride, Horse-N-Round Fun can also bring the horses to you. Hand-led trail rides are available for youngsters ages 4 and up so they don't have to be left out. Plans are in the works to offer riding lessons and other services, so watch their website for news.

Muddy Water Equestrian Park

10129 Mill Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45231

Does the idea of riding a horse appeal to you, but you're not quite confident you can handle it? Muddy Water Equestrian Park wants all visitors to be comfortable with their decision to ride. At 10:30 a.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month, they have a horseback riding seminar to help newbies become familiar with the experience. Afterward, you'll head out on the noon trail riding session. One-hour trail rides are held at noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. each weekend for guests 8 years or older. Price is $30 per person, or $85 if you want to participate in the seminar. Younger kids can have their own staff-led pony rides for only $5.

Winton Woods Riding Center

10073 Daly Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45231

For nearly 70 years, Winton Woods Riding Center has been a leading equestrian facility serving the Cincinnati area. They are known for their outstanding instruction programs as well as their equestrian teams for middle and high school students. Team members get a chance to participate in competitions without having to own a horse. Each Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 p.m., one-hour trail rides are available for ages 7 and up with a fee of $45 per person. Guests are also welcome to bring their own horses and access the trail that's approximately five miles round trip.

East Fork Stables

2215 Snyder Rd., Batavia, OH 45103

Horses are definitely a family affair for George Wisbey, owner of East Fork Stables. As chief of the Cincinnati Fire Department, George's great-grandfather trained the department's horses and later founded the first retirement farm for the fire horses. George, his father, and his grandfather all had successful careers training horses for racing and movies, and his wife Judy runs the summer horse camp. East Fork Stables includes an indoor arena, a riding track around a lake, and 50 miles of trails to accommodate whatever experience you're looking for.

A Horse with No Name

Race horses are known for their quirky, colorful names. If you owned a horse, what name would you choose?

June
21

Cutler Real Estate's Top Producers for May 2021

Top Producers for May 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

One of Cutler Real Estate's core values is to Be Passionate: Passion and enthusiasm are contagious and the foundation of any great experience. Every month, our Realtors do just that to help buyers and sellers around Northeast Ohio, Columbus & Central Ohio, and Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky achieve their real estate goals. 

We congratulate the following Realtors and groups for providing the superior customer service people have come to expect from Cutler Real Estate. Join us in celebrating the top producers, production leaders, and listing leaders for May 2021.

Regions:

Northeast Ohio

Columbus & Central Ohio

Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

Northeast Ohio

May 2021 Top Producers - Alliance, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - Canton, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - Carrollton, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - Fairlawn, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - Greater Cleveland, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - Green, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - Malvern, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - North Canton, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - North Wooster, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - Stow/Kent, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - Wooster, OH - Cutler Real Estate

Columbus & Central Ohio

May 2021 Top Producers - Clintonville/Beechwold, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - Dublin, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - German Village, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - Grove City, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - Historic Dublin, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - New Albany, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - Powell, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - Short North, OH - Cutler Real Estate

Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

May 2021 Top Producers - Florence, KY - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - Hyde Park, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2021 Top Producers - Incline District Cincinnati, OH - Cutler Real Estate

Ready to Help

Honesty and integrity are at the core of everything we do! Find out why Cutler Real Estate should be your choice to buy or sell homes across Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Find a Realtor today.

June
18

9 Dog Parks to Visit Around Northeast Ohio

Northeast Ohio Dog Parks - Cutler Real Estate

Visiting a dog park with your dog is such a lovely want to enjoy nature. Your dog can socialize with other pups, and you can socialize with other dog owners. If you're in Northeast Ohio, either permanently or to look at homes for sale, then you're in luck. This area has so many lovely dog parks you can visit. Here are a few top options.

City of Mentor Dog Park

6647 Hopkins Rd., Mentor OH, 44060

If you happen to be in Mentor, stop and play in this dog park for a while. Throughout the park, you'll find plenty of benches you can rest on. There's also a water fountain, especially for dogs. 

City of Mentor Dog Park offers separate off-leash areas for small dogs and large dogs. Stick throwing and Frisbees are not permitted for safety reasons, and dogs must remain leashed, except for in the designated off-leash areas. With the open field and picnic tables, this could be a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch while your dog plays.

Canine Meadow Dog Park

9038 Euclid Chardon Rd., Kirtland OH, 44094

This spacious, 9-acre dog park has separate small dog and large dog areas. It's open daily from sunrise until a half hour past sunrise, so you can visit on your own schedule. There's lots of wide-open space for dogs to run, play, and get rid of their excess energy. 

Canine Meadows also offers a swimming area for pups, which is really nice during the heat of summer. All dogs ages 4 months and older are welcome as long as they're up-to-date on vaccinations. Portable restrooms are available on-site for human use.

Lakewood Dog Park

1699 Valley Pkwy. Lakewood OH, 44107

This is another smaller dog park, but don't let the size fool you. The space is well-maintained and a great place for dogs to play. There is a separate area for small dogs, although small dogs are welcome in the larger dog area, too, if their owners prefer it. 

Lakewood Dog Park does have a water faucet on-site. The footing is sand, so it does not get overly slippery when wet. Dogs must be at least 4 months old and up-to-date on vaccines, and children must be at least 7 years old to accompany their parents.

Tails 'n Trails Dog Park

841 Page Rd., Aurora OH, 44204

This laid-back little dog park is a great one to stop by for a mid-morning romp. There's a water pump near the entrance where your dog can get a drink, and there are also a few play features, such as a faux fire hydrant. Of course, the park has plenty of comfortable benches for human visitors, too. No pets other than dogs are allowed. 

Open during daylight hours, Tails 'n Trails Dog Park has separate small and large dog areas. There's a double-gate setup so owners can safely unleash their dogs prior to entering the off-leash areas. This is a relatively new park, and it's beautifully maintained. Owners are asked to remain in visual sight of their dogs at all times.

Downtown Dog Park

1505 Merwin Ave., Cleveland OH, 44113

If you happen to be in downtown Cleveland, there's no reason to leave the city to find a dog park. This one is a great choice. It has more than 3,500 square feet of fenced-in play space for your dogs. There are even some fun climbing and play structures scattered throughout the space. Waste receptacles throughout the park encourage visitors to keep the space tidy.

Downtown Dog Park is open daily from 8 am - 9 pm. It's open to dogs of all sizes and isn't usually busy mid-day. While your dog plays, you can enjoy a lovely view of the Cuyahoga River, which runs right by the park.

Bow Wow Beach

5027 Stow Rd. Stow OH, 44224

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Located on the banks of Silver Springs Lake, this dog park offers more than 7.5 acres of space for dogs to run and play. They can even splash around in the water and cool off in the summer. The lake is regularly tested to ensure safety, and the City of Stowe keeps the area well mowed and maintained.

Bow Wow Beach offers on-site dog washing stations and a separate area for small dogs. The park is open from 8 am until sunset, but is closed on Thursday mornings for maintenance.

Schellin Dog Park

427 Maple St., Wooster OH, 44691

Schellin Dog Park, sometimes known as Wooster Dog Park, is one of the smaller parks on this list. However, it is still natural, beautiful, and well worth a visit. There's plenty of shade from the large trees within the park, along with a nice view of the nearby duck pond.

This dog park has one off-leash area for dogs of all sizes. You can also walk your dog, on a leash, in the larger surrounding area. The trail passes soccer fields and other play spaces.

Cooperation Station Dog Park

1439 OH-305, Cortland OH, 44410

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This mid-sized dog park is a great one for dogs who want to run, as there is a lot of open space. There are lots of benches in the open fields, so you can sit and observe your dog's play. 

Cooperation Station Dog Park has a pond where dogs can swim, but it is in a separate, gated area, so your dog won't get wet if you don't want them to. There's also a dog washing station, along with water fountains for both dogs and humans. The cleanup area is always well-stocked with poop bags.

Portage Lakes Dog Park

New Franklin OH, 44319

Located within Portage Lakes State Park, this dog park includes an off-leash area that is partially fenced and bound on the other side by water. Dogs can run, play, and cool off in the water on a hot day. Many love jumping off the docks and into the water! Dogs of all sizes share this same space.

This park offers lovely views of boats out on the lake. There are plenty of shade trees, and breezes coming off the lakes also helps keep things cool. After playtime, you can do some more hiking around the state park.

Bark On Over

Which one of these Northeast Ohio dog parks do you plan to visit with your canine companion?

June
16

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month at These 9 Ohio Destinations

Great Outdoors Month Around Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

June is Great Outdoors Month, and Ohio is a particularly beautiful place to spend some time outside in June. In every corner of the Buckeye State, an endless array of parks, lakes, rivers, and trails are just waiting to be explored. If you're looking for an outdoor adventure this month, be sure to check out these wild destinations in Ohio!

Geneva State Park

4499 Padanarum Rd., Geneva, OH 44041

Overlooking the vast expanse of Lake Erie in Northeast Ohio, Geneva State Park is one of the state's true gems when it comes to summer fun and relaxation. Geneva State Park includes a sandy swimming beach, beautiful picnic areas, and a campground with nearly 100 sites for tents and RVs. But one of the park's greatest attractions is fishing. Lake Erie provides some of the best fishing in America for walleye, perch, smallmouth bass, and other species. You'll find a marina and boat launch facilities along with a fishing pier and ample open shoreline in Geneva State Park.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

5793 Boston Mills Rd., Peninsula, OH 44264

Cuyahoga Valley National Park feels worlds away from civilization despite being less than an hour from major cities like Cleveland and Akron. It is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular outdoor attractions in Northeast Ohio. Spanning more than 50 square miles, the park follows the course of the Cuyahoga River through its namesake valley, providing a haven for native plants and wildlife. You can explore more than 125 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails within the park, including the beautiful Towpath Trail, which follows the historic route of the Ohio & Erie Canal. If you're experiencing Cuyahoga Valley National Park for the first time, the Boston Mills Visitor Center is a great place to start.

Rocky River Reservation

Valley Parkway, North Olmsted, OH 44070

One of 18 reservations that make up Cleveland's extensive Metroparks system, Rocky River Reservation is a long, narrow park that follows the meandering course of the Rocky River. Trails and other attractions draw visitors to both sides of the river, which is a prime waterway for fishing and paddling. But what makes the Rocky River Reservation really stand out is its equestrian trails, which stretch for miles through the riverside forests. It's one of the best destinations in Northeast Ohio for horseback riding. Rocky River Stables offers riding lessons and guided horseback riding trips.  

Alum Creek State Park

3305 S. Old State Rd., Delaware, OH 43015

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A popular destination for boating, fishing, and water sports of all kinds, Alum Creek Lake is one of Ohio's largest reservoirs and is located just minutes from Columbus. The lake is long and narrow, making it ideal for water skiing and personal watercraft, but it also has plenty of secluded coves and shorelines perfect for canoeing and kayaking. Campgrounds, picnic areas, fishing access, and a swimming beach are located within Alum Creek State Park. Alum Creek Lake can get a little busy on summer weekends, so it's always a good idea to visit mid-week if you want to beat the crowds. 

ZipZone Outdoor Adventures

7925 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43235

We hope you aren't afraid of heights! ZipZone Outdoor Adventures offers one of the most thrilling, adrenaline-fueled outdoor adventures in Ohio, and you can experience it all without leaving the Columbus city limits. ZipZone provides a wide range of aerial thrills, including zip line tours high in the forest canopy, and an exciting treetop obstacle course with five routes and over 60 challenge elements. There's a ground-level kids' park as well, making ZipZone a great option for the entire family.

Hocking Hills State Park

19852 OH-664, Logan, OH 43138

The entire Hocking Hills region has a reputation as one of Ohio's great outdoor playgrounds, a haven for everything from hiking and paddling to camping and fishing. Hocking Hills State Park, just over an hour southeast of Columbus, is one of the region's great destinations to enjoy all of the above. The park's rugged landscape includes towering cliffs, tumbling waterfalls, and dense, shady groves of hemlock trees crisscrossed by hiking trails. Campsites and cabins are available too. 

Little Miami National Scenic River Trail

211 Railroad Ave., Loveland, OH 45140

Flowing between Dayton and Cincinnati, the Little Miami River was one of the first streams in America to be designated a National Scenic River. It's one of Ohio's most beautiful paddling destinations, meandering through mile after mile of forests and farmland. The community of Loveland, OH is a popular place to begin paddling trips on the river. Guided trips and gear rentals are available through Loveland Canoe & Kayak. For anyone who prefers to stay on dry land, the river is paralleled by the 78-mile Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220

Always one of Cincinnati's biggest summer attractions, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is operated with a commitment to inspiring visitors and helping preserve wildlife. One of the oldest zoos in the U.S., it's been open since 1873 and is currently home to the world-famous hippo Fiona. The adjoining botanical gardens are just as impressive, displaying a spectacular variety of Ohio native plants and trees, as well as non-native plants from around the world. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is frequently ranked among the best Zoos in America, although the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium gives it a run for its money! 

Mt. Airy Forest

5083 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223

At 1,500 acres. Mt. Airy Forest is Cincinnati's largest park. It was also, at the time of its establishment in 1911, one of the earliest urban reforestation projects in U.S. history. Today, the park offers some of the best opportunities for Cincinnati residents to get off the grid and enjoy some time in the great outdoors. Mt. Airy forest is home to many miles of multi-use trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, as well as picnic areas, playgrounds, a dog park, disc golf course, and Ohio's only wheelchair-accessible public treehouse. 

Share Your Adventure

Ohio is filled with incredible destinations where you can immerse yourself in the natural world. Be sure to tell us all about your Great Outdoors Month adventures in the comments section!

June
4

9 Places for a Delectable Donut Around Ohio

Donut Shops Around Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Who doesn't like donuts? The delicious fried treats come in enough forms and flavors to please just about anybody, and they even have their own designated Doughnut Day, which falls on June 4. Whether you spell it donut or doughnut, like yeast versions or cake varieties, or crave traditional or out-of-the-box flavors, you'll be able to indulge your cravings around Northeast Ohio.

Try any of the following 9 places to enjoy a delectable donut – or two! – in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, or Cincinnati.

Jack Frost Donuts

4960 Pearl Rd., Cleveland, OH 44109

Since it opened in 1937, Jack Frost Donuts has gained a loyal following through the generations. As their slogan says, every batch is made from scratch, and you can enjoy familiar favorites as well as fun new flavors and designs. The shop makes over 200 types of donuts and has a daily menu as well as rotating additions of other flavors. On the daily menu, you'll find delicious offerings like Boston cream, cherry cheesecake, Death by Chocolate, and a Fruity Pebbles cereal cake donut. Or try a specialty donut, like banana split strawberry cream, Almond Joy, Reese's Cup chocolate cream, or a cake donut with Fruit Loops cereal and white icing. Hours are 6 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, unless the shop sells out of its offerings sooner.

Bigmouth Donut Company

1418 W. 29th St., Cleveland, OH 44113

You can get your fill of craft donuts made from scratch using fresh, natural ingredients at Bigmouth Donut Company. And if you have special dietary needs or preferences, you may want to try some of their vegan or gluten-free options. Order raised brioche donuts in flavors like Georgia peach, peanut butter buckeye, and lemon raspberry, or indulge in fry cakes in flavors like blueberry or Oreo cookie. Gluten-free options include vanilla bean glazed, or go vegan and gluten-free with a choice like chocolate with peanut butter cream. Hours are 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Peace Love & Little Donuts

3786 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111

As its name indicates, you'll find the donuts smaller than what you're accustomed to at Peace Love & Little Donuts, but many people refer to them as the perfect size. And if your appetite is a little bigger, you can use their smaller size as the perfect excuse to indulge in several of the tasty treats by sampling different flavors. The shop serves cake-style donuts with frosting and a selection of "funkadelic" toppings. Choose from fun flavors like apple pie, M&M, Oreo cheesecake, s'mores, salted pretzel, and many more. Hours are 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday.

Holtman's Donuts

1332C-2 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202  

Holtman's Donuts has been a family-owned and operated business since 1960, making donuts using the highest quality of ingredients. Throughout the years, they've been made from scratch, from the dough to the icings, glaze, custard, and white cream. Choose your favorite type of donut – yeast, cake, or long John, and indulge in favorites like red velvet cake with cream cheese icing, a yeast donut with maple icing and bacon topping, or a yeast donut with vanilla icing and Fruity Pebble cereal topping. Hours are 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.

Silverton Donut Shop

7414 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236  

Silverton Donut Shop is a no-frills mom-and-pop shop that serves up delicious treats, opening early in the morning to do so. Cincinnati Magazine suggests ordering a freshly glazed donut dunked in hot coffee and also says the star of Silverton's is the Honeymoon Donut, which has developed a cult following. The yeast donut is fried, glazed, and filled with your choice of lemon meringue or Bavarian crème custard. The shop has also been certified Kosher. Hours are 5 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, and 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Gadabout Doughnuts

1719 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Gadabout Doughnuts is a craft doughnut shop that serves an interesting variety of flavors. Try a vibrantly iced blueberry lemon donut or go upscale with a chocolate lemon donut with shortbread. If you're ordering for more people than just yourself or would like more variety, order a mini box of eight of the shop's donuts in miniature size. Order online and pick your donuts up on Saturday from 7 a.m.-11 a.m. on Saturday.

Destination Donuts

59 Spruce St., Columbus, OH 43215

Get uniquely decadent treats at Destination Donuts, which uses quality ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible. They're made without preservatives, additives, and other "fake stuff," and the donuts' flavor reflects this commitment to quality. Flavors change daily and include creative offerings like triple berry cardamom, maple sausage, mojito, and salty caramel with toasted pecans. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Amy's Donuts

650 Georgesville Rd., Columbus, OH 43228

Enjoy your fill of delicious donuts in clever flavors at Amy's Donuts, with choices like chocolate almond cake and cherry lemon. You can also choose from the shop's selection of gourmet donuts, including Andes mint, bananas foster, and Butterfinger glaze. Hours are 4 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, and the drive-thru is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week so you can indulge your late-night donut cravings.

Buckeye Donuts

1998 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

Located across from The Ohio State University's campus, Buckeye Donuts has been a Columbus classic since 1969. Order a customer favorite such as the shop's namesake Buckeye donut, a devil's food donut plain or frosted, or a maple bacon long john. Hours are, as the shop advertises, "open always, closed never!" so you'll be able to get your donut fix around the clock.

Hole-y Moley!

Where's your favorite donut shop, and what flavors make you go out of your way to stop and order? 

June
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Be a Kid in a Candy Store at These 9 Places Around Ohio

Candy Shops Around Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

If you've been itching to feel like a kid in a candy store again, then we have great news! June is Candy Month. That's right — there is a whole month dedicated to the appreciation of candy. If you're in Cincinnati or Columbus, or if you're looking for homes in Northeast Ohio, then you have your choice of candy stores. Here are few top places to satisfy your sweet tooth during Candy Month.

Russell Stover Chocolates

1500 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus OH, 43240

You've probably enjoyed Russell Stover chocolates before, but have you ever visited their store in person? Candy Month gives you the perfect reason to stop by, especially if you're nearby looking at Columbus homes for sale.

Russell Stover Assorted Creams are really popular right now. They feature rich, creamy centers in flavors including vanilla cream, raspberry, and orange. If you're trying to keep your sugar intake down, try some Joy Bites. These tasty chocolate bars are free from all added sugar, colors, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives. They offer all of the chocolate indulgence without as much guilt.

Anthony-Thomas Chocolates

4727 Reed Rd., Columbus OH, 43220

Anthony-Thomas Candy Shoppe has been in business for five generations. They are a mainstay in the Columbus community, and their chocolates are incredibly delicious. For something cute, check out their selection of Ohio-themed gifts, such as their assorted chocolates in a Columbus Skyline box. 

Buckeyes are another popular choice at this shop. With creamy peanut butter filling and a sweet milk chocolate coating, they're a really satisfying treat. And if you're not in the mood for chocolate, you can always bring home a bag of sour gummies, cinnamon bears, or black licorice. 

Colonial Candy

3620 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

Do you want to shop for candy online, and then pick up your order when it's ready? Then Colonial Candy is the shop for you to visit during Candy Month. You can build your order on their website, and they'll let you know when it's ready for pickup.

With this online ordering option, it's easy to try a little of everything — and you totally should! The buttercream and brownie cream chocolates are exceptional and are sold in 1/8 pound increments. Then there are peanut clusters with a cream center. They're crunchy and delicious. 

Groovy Gumball Candy Company

6846 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati OH, 45227

Here's a fun place to stop if you're in the area looking at Cincinnati homes for sale. Even the name makes you think of fun, colorful candy treats. It would be impossible to step into this shop and not feel excited and upbeat.

Groovy Gumball has an ice cream shop inside, so you can easily enjoy a cone while you're there and then purchase candy to bring home. Their Woodford Reserve Bourbon Balls are a must-buy if you like this kind of thing. They're so soft and creamy inside. Of course, they also carry lots of fun, seasonal, molded chocolates.

Supreme Nut and Candy

6147 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati OH, 45211

Supreme Nut and Candy has the distinction of being the oldest candy store in Cincinnati. So, it is definitely worth a visit during Candy Month, even if you have to drive a little to get there. The decor inside is simple, so the candy can speak for itself. And it has a lot to say.

This shop offers all sorts of pre-packaged chocolates, including hard-to-find products like 100 Grand Bars and Fruit BonBons. If you're trying to be healthy, take a look at some of their nut mixes. The cinnamon almonds are the perfect cross between candy and health food. They also offer some even sweeter options, like Jordan almonds and Boston baked beans.

Fawn Candy

4271 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati OH, 45211

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Founded by the Guenther family in 1964, Fawn Candy still makes their candy the old-fashioned way in small batches. They make a bit of everything, including hard candies, gummies, and chocolates. The gummy shapes are always changing with the seasons to keep things festive.

The peanut brittle is a tried-and-true favorite at Fawn Candy. If you're in the mood for something even sweeter, try the Savannah Creams. They're a traditional pull candy that melts in your mouth, and they're perfect for early summer. 

Malley's Chocolates

27119 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere OH, 44122

Malley's Chocolates is a family-owned store that first opened in 1935. When they opened their current location in 1994, there were hundreds of people waiting outside in anticipation!

Inside the shop, you'll find an ice cream bar where you can order your favorite customized sundae. But of course, it's Candy Month, so you can't leave without buying some candy, too. Malley's truffles, nut clusters, and assorted boxes have all won awards and will melt in your mouth. The gourmet bars are also really popular. Try the gourmet caramel bar for something truly indulgent.

All City Candy

746 Richmond Rd., Cleveland OH, 44143

If you're looking for nostalgic and retro candy, visit All City Candy in Cleveland. Their old-fashioned candy section is huge, offering options from as far back as 1900! You'll find Mallo Cups, Abba Zabbas, and more. Bring your parents along for a visit, and let them take a trip down memory lane.

All City Candy also offers a great selection of chocolates, bulk candy, and sour candy. They hand-dip chocolate-covered pretzels and cookies in the store, too. Visitors love the giant tubs of bubble gum, Jelly Bellies, and candies that take them back to childhood.

Chocolate Emporium

2169 S. Green Rd., South Euclid, OH 44121

Specializing in artisan chocolates, this shop will have your mouth watering from the moment you step in the door. They offer plenty of gluten-free, vegan, and kosher options and have been a staple in Northeast Ohio since 1993.

Visitors to Chocolate Emporium really love the almond bark, which is made with whole almonds and chocolate that's the perfect balance between crisp and melty. The bulk bourbon truffles are another must-try option, as are the cherry cordials. You can even buy some of their house-made chocolate chips to take home and bake cookies with.

It's a Sweet Month

Where will you be celebrating Candy Month in Northeast Ohio? Let us know. We're as excited as you are to try some new candy.

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