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March
31

Say Hello to Spring and These 7 LoLo Gifts

March LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

Need a little pick-me-up to get you through the last gasp of winter and into spring? How about a free gift from a local shop or restaurant in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati?

Cutler Real Estate loves supporting small businesses in our area. We've partnered with LoLo Gifts to bring you exciting freebies so you can discover these great shops and restaurants for yourself.

March Gifts:

Canton: A Certificate

Akron: Artisan Soap

Columbus: Milk Tea or Bubble Tea

Cincinnati: Fudge

Wooster: A Pint

Medina: Donuts

Kent/Stow: Beer, Wine, or T-shirt

Canton: A Certificate

Sweet T's Cafe and Confections

3214 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, OH 44646

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No excuse is needed to treat yourself to one of the scratch-made cookies, cupcakes, and other baked goods from Sweet T's Cafe and Confections. If savory is more your thing, Sweet T's also serves lunch and dinner.

About Sweet T's Cafe and Confections

Sweet T's Cafe and Confections is a true labor of love for owners Kristy and Tim Baumgardner. Kristy runs the kitchen and bakery, while Tim grills the steaks and made the dining tables using recycled 1890s barn siding. In addition to baked goods, the cafe's specialty is soup, with 28 different varieties in rotation. Reservations are required for indoor dining, and Sweet T's also offers curbside pickup.

Contact and Hours

330.418.2675

Tuesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Wednesday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Akron: Artisan Soap

Hope Soap Ohio

125 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

Don't you deserve some pampering? Wash off the cares of the day with a bar of sweet-smelling artisan soap from Hope Soap Ohio.

About Hope Soap Ohio

Nathan Walden, founder of Hope Soap Ohio, was inspired to create his line of natural skincare products after years of struggle with dermatitis. Each purchase benefits the community, as Nathan pays it forward by donating a bar of soap to someone in need for each item sold. 

Contact and Hours

330.203.1316

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Milk Tea or Bubble Tea

The Brewed Leaf

2060 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

It's not your grandmother's tea that they're serving at The Brewed Leaf. Stop in for a refreshing milk tea or bubble tea in your choice of flavors.

About The Brewed Leaf

Get your caffeine fix with a bit of "pop." Bubble teas from The Brewed Leaf include tapioca pearls for some added texture and a touch of whimsy. Choose milk tea if you like your drinks with a bit of creaminess.

Contact and Hours

614.369.8095

Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Cincinnati: Fudge

Tickled Sweet Artisan Chocolates and Candies

317 Main St., Milford, OH 45150

Fudge ... it's not just for the holidays. Tickled Sweet Artisan Chocolates and Candies features a whopping 33 flavors, so there's something for everyone. Each square comes with a small spoon so you can savor every last bite.

About Tickled Sweet Artisan Chocolates and Candies

Bambi Merz is an entrepreneur, but chocolates were never on her radar until she attended a candy and snack expo. After working as an "apprentice" at Auel's Fine Chocolates, Bambi eventually bought the shop, and Tickled Sweet Artisan Chocolates and Candies was born. 

Contact and Hours 

513.880.4169

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.

Wooster: A Pint

JAFB Wooster Brewery

120 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691

At JAFB, half the fun will be selecting the brew for your free pint. With choices like Wayne County Cream Ale, Apricot Actually, and Rain Delay IPA, you can't go wrong whichever way you go.

About JAFB Wooster Brewery

JAFB Wooster Brewery has wholeheartedly embraced the eclectic nature of the craft beer movement. Their brews are inspired by a wide range of international styles, including American, Belgian, and German. JAFB's focus is on the beverage side, so you're free to bring your own food from a nearby restaurant or one of the food trucks frequently parked outside.

Contact and Hours

330.601.1827

Monday - Thursday 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday Noon - midnight
Sunday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Medina: Donuts

Circles on the Square

28 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256

Find out why Circles on the Square is a two-time winner of the Cleveland Donut Fest. Their menu of classic, glazed, sprinkled, and gourmet donuts is the stuff of Homer Simpson's dreams.

About Circles on the Square

Is there anything worse than biting into a stale donut? At Circles on the Square, they're making donuts fresh throughout the day instead of letting them sit in a display case for hours. When you order, your donut is handcrafted right before your eyes. Check out the tempting pictures on their Instagram page.

Contact and Hours

330.952.2728

Tuesday - Friday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Kent/Stow: Beer, Wine, or T-shirt

North Water Brewing Co.

101 Crain Ave., Kent, OH 44240

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The neighborhood gathering place is alive and well at North Water Brewing Co. Kick back with a beer or wine or pick up a new t-shirt for your collection.

About North Water Brewing Co.

What makes the beer from North Water Brewing Co. so special? According to co-owner Don Schjeldahl, there's a clue in the name. Thanks to the glaciers that once covered the area, Kent's water supply is even more pristine than water from reservoirs. 

Contact and Hours

330.778.4677

Tuesday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Best Things in Life Are Free

LoLo Gifts for March - Cutler Real Estate

Each month, Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts bring you a selection of free gifts just like this. Wondering how you qualify? It couldn't be easier. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to learn more.

January
29

New Year, New LoLo Gifts From These 6 Small Businesses

January 2021 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

Why not make 2021 the year you get to know the wonderful local businesses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati? Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts want to get you started with January's selection of free offers.

January Gifts:

Canton: $10 Certificate

Akron: $10 Certificate

Cincinnati: Coffee and Pastry

Columbus: Coffee and Pastry

Wooster: Cookies or Cupcakes

Medina: Coffee and Pastry

Canton: $10 Certificate

Kozmo's Grille

37 - 1st St. SW, Massillon, OH 44647

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Don't feel like cooking? Kozmo's Grille has a tempting assortment of upscale bar food favorites such as house-made potato chips, hearthstone pizza, and gourmet mac and cheese. Dine in or order ahead for carryout.

About Kozmo's Grille

From its setting in a modestly updated historic building to its menu of elevated comfort food, Kozmo's Grille has a goal to be "just different enough." Customers keep coming back for their award-winning pizza, prepared with homemade dough and baked in a hearthstone oven.

Contact and Hours

330.832.8807

Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Akron: $10 Certificate

Niko's Sandwich Board

1947 W. Market St. #104, Akron, OH 44313

Who doesn't love a good sandwich? The healthy, made-to-order deli sandwiches at Niko's Sandwich Board include vegan and vegetarian options, so there's something to satisfy everyone's tastes.

About Niko's Sandwich Board

With its emphasis on fruits and vegetables, olive oil, herbs, and whole grains, the Mediterranean diet has gained acclaim as a heart-healthy way of eating. Niko's Sandwich Board features traditional favorites from the owner's home island of Ikaria, including falafel, curried lentil, garbanzo salad, and pita bread. 

Contact and Hours

330.794.5444

Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cincinnati: Coffee and Pastry

Red Tree Gallery and Coffee

3210 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45209

Whether you're starting your day or need a quick pick-me-up, coffee and a pastry does the trick. Stop by Red Tree Gallery and Coffee for a freshly brewed cup of joe and locally-sourced pastry to go with it.

About Red Tree Gallery and Coffee

Red Tree Gallery and Coffee loves to showcase products and talent from the Cincinnati community. In addition to serving coffee and pastry from local vendors, Red Tree maintains a gallery where customers can view and purchase jewelry, paintings, and other works from regional artisans.

Contact and Hours

513.321.8733

Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Columbus: Coffee and Pastry

One Line Coffee - Short North

745 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43125

One Line Coffee combines the finest globally- and locally-sourced ingredients for a menu of creative beverages for purists and adventurous souls alike. Pair your drink with a scratch-made cookie, muffin, or scone from OLC's own kitchen.

About One Line Coffee

Quality ingredients call for quality equipment. One Line Coffee uses the La Marzocco Strada LP, one of the rarest machines in the world, to pull espresso for their extensive offering of coffee drinks. Their signature honey and maple lattes are sweetened with products from nearby Honey Run Farm and Milligan's. Order online and your carryout order will be ready when you are.

Contact and Hours

614.564.9852

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

Wooster: Cookies or Cupcakes

The Faithful Little Cupcake

116 N. Main St., Orrville, OH 44667

If you have a sweet tooth, cupcakes are one of the four main food groups. You'll be hooked on these mini delicacies from The Faithful Little Cupcake, which are matched only by the excellence of their delightful cookies.

About The Faithful Little Cupcake

At The Faithful Little Cupcake, variety is the spice of life. Each day features a rotating selection from their 100+ flavors along with a core menu of the six most popular flavors. Not surprisingly, one of them is Buckeye Blitz, a chocolate cupcake topped with peanut butter buttercream, ganache, and a buckeye. Have a special occasion coming up? Ask about their custom-designed cupcakes and cookies. 

Contact and Hours

330.683.2253

Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Medina: Coffee and Pastry

Cool Beans Cafe

103 Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256

When it comes to coffee, are you old school or do you go trendy with lattes and cappuccinos? Whichever you prefer, you'll come away happy after a visit to Cool Beans Cafe. Add one of their luscious pastries for a great light breakfast or midday snack.

About Cool Beans Cafe

Voted "Best Coffee in Medina County" the last seven out of nine years, Cool Beans Cafe literally has a winning formula. The espresso bar offers five different blends of brewed coffee, including Flavor of the Day, along with a full range of specialty drinks such as lattes, chai tea, Italian sodas, and smoothies. Customers have been impressed with the knowledgeable baristas and their ability to make special request drinks not on the menu.

Contact and Hours

330.723.7174

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

Freebies Galore!

LoLo Gifts for January - Cutler Real Estate

Who doesn't love free stuff? Every month, Cutler Real Estate teams up with LoLo Gifts to provide a new selection of offers designed to showcase local small businesses. 

It doesn't even cost anything to join! Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get started.

December
30

Ring in the New Year with These LoLo Gifts

LoLo Gifts for December 2020 - Cutler Real Estate

Now that you've fulfilled everyone else's holiday wishes, reward yourself with a present from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

Greet the new year by exploring the wonderful shops and services around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati. Our agents at Cutler Real Estate have partnered with LoLo Gifts in order to offer these special treats.

December Gifts:

Canton: Pizza

Akron: Coffee

Cincinnati: Torta or Tacos

Columbus: Pizza Boat

Wooster: Coffee and Cretzel

Medina: $10 Certificate

Canton: Pizza

Camellone Italian American Cuisine

4630 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709

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Dining with family or friends? Pizza is something that will make everyone happy. Share the tasty goodness of free pizza from Camellone Italian American Cuisine.

About Camellone Italian American Cuisine

At Camellone Italian American Cuisine, their motto is, "Eat well, laugh often, love much." They take care of the first part by making pizza from scratch, including the dough and sauce. Choose from New York-style, Detroit-style, sheet-style, and even low-carb versions. Check the website for listings of lunch and monthly specials.

Contact and Hours

330.754.6995

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. 
Sunday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Akron: Coffee

Muggswigz Coffee & Tea

3452 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319

Whether you need a quick pick-me-up before work or you want to relax with a good book, coffee fits the bill. Whatever your day holds, stop at Muggswigz Coffee & Tea for a cup of your favorite hot beverage.

About Muggswigz Coffee & Tea

Locally owned-and-operated Muggswigz Coffee & Tea has been recognized by USA Today as one of the 10 Best Coffeehouses in America. All coffee, including their signature espresso blend, is brewed in-house for superior quality and freshness. Place your order online ahead of time for quick and easy pickup. 

Contact and Hours

234.900.8101

Monday - Saturday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sunday - 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cincinnati: Torta or Tacos

Mama Lo Hizo

1801 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Not ready to stop the holiday celebrations? Every day's a fiesta at Mama Lo Hizo. Spice up your day with a free torta or tacos. Don't forget the salsa and guacamole!

About Mama Lo Hizo

Tucked into the west wing of the popular Findlay Market is Mama Lo Hizo, a delightful food stand serving Mexican favorites such as burritos, tacos, and flan. The name translates to "Mama made it," and serves as a tribute to owner Mark Whitworth's beloved mother. Mama Lo Hizo's family specials make a perfect dinner for those don't-want-to-cook days.

Contact and Hours

513.257.7959

Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Pizza Boat

GoreMade Pizza

936 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43201

In the mood for pizza but there's no one around to share? Any pie at GoreMade Pizza can be ordered as a convenient half-sized pizza boat. 

About GoreMade Pizza

GoreMade Pizza is truly a labor of love. It started with a group of friends gathering for pizza Sunday, then expanded to a mobile wood-fired catering company. Now you can enjoy their farm-to-table, Neapolitan-style pizza on the patio of their brick-and-mortar location, even during cold weather months.

Contact and Hours

614.725.2115

Tuesday - Sunday Noon - 9 p.m.

Wooster: Coffee and Cretzel

Sure House Coffee Roasting Co.

151 S. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691

Tantalize your taste buds and expand your vocabulary with free coffee and a cretzel from Sure House Coffee Roasting. The sweet and savory croissant-pretzel mashup is bound to become your new go-to snack.

About Sure House Coffee Roasting Co.

Sure House Coffee Roasting believes that a sense of community can extend around the globe. In addition to purchasing locally-produced products, they source their single-origin beans from fair-trade organic suppliers. Cretzels come in chocolate, cinnamon-sugar, and everything flavors, or choose gluten-free scones and chocolate chip cookies.

Contact and Hours

330.601.0645

Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Medina: $10 Certificate

Honey Bee Bakery

23 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256

Medina is buzzing about the luscious cookies, brownies, and macarons at the Honey Bee Bakery. Indulge your sweet tooth with $10 worth of freshly-made baked goods.

About Honey Bee Bakery

Remember how comforting it was to eat Grandma's homemade cookies? The bakers at Honey Bee Bakery do, and they've mastered all the traditional recipes to give you that same nostalgic feeling. With more than 500 cookie cutters on hand, they can make their signature hand-decorated sugar cookies to coordinate with any event or occasion. If that's not enough, their espresso bar features dozens of flavors to create specialty drinks such as Almond Joy and Honey Lavender.

Contact and Hours

330.725.0912

Thursday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Welcome 2021!

December 2020 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

2020 may finally be coming to a close, but thanks to Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts, the freebies will keep coming. Simply contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get in on the fun.

November
25

Be Thankful for These November LoLo Gifts

November LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

What are you grateful for this month? Cutler Real Estate wants to give thanks to you with November's selection of special offers from LoLo Gifts. These delightful freebies are a great way to get acquainted with the wonderful products and services available from local businesses.

Whether you're celebrating Thanksgiving around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, or Cincinnati, this month's treats will make tasty additions to your holiday feast.

November Gifts:

Canton: Macarons

Akron: Jar of Honey

Cincinnati: Popcorn

Columbus: Cake or Bread

Canton: Macarons

Sprinkle City Sweets

706 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720

Give your all-American celebration some European flair with elegant macarons from Sprinkle City Sweets. These delicate, candy-colored beauties will dress up any dinner table, and they taste even better than they look.

About Sprinkle City Sweets

Customers describe the macarons from Sprinkle City Sweets as their "obsession," but the deliciousness doesn't stop there. With an assortment of made-from-scratch baked goods ranging from cookies and bars to scones and cakes, there's something to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. 

Contact and Hours

330.933.0767

Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Akron: Jar of Honey

Akron Honey Company

21 Furnace St., Akron, OH 44308

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According to Akron Honey Company, "exciting honey makes the best food." They back up their words with creative flavors such as bourbon, habanero, and hickory-smoked strawberry. 

About Akron Honey Company

When IT expert Brent Wesley spotted a vacant patch of land along the drive to his day job, beekeeping was the furthest thing from his mind. But after Wesley bought the lot with a vague idea of creating something for the community, Akron Honey Company was born. In fact, Wesley has become so enamored of honey that he's using it as a base for diverse products such as ice cream and men's grooming products.

Contact and Hours

330.552.8858

Monday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Cincinnati: Popcorn

Mama Made It Kettle & Gourmet Popcorn

1801 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Popcorn as gourmet food? It is when it comes in fanciful flavors like White Cheddar, Habanero Sweet Fire, and Double Crunch, found at Mama Made It Kettle & Gourmet Popcorn.   

About Mama Made It Kettle & Gourmet Popcorn

Despite the store's name, the crunchy goodness from Mama Made It Kettle & Gourmet Popcorn is on a whole other level from your childhood snacks made on the stove or in an air popper. When the housing bubble crashed in the late 2000s, successful realtor Mark Whitworth seized the opportunity to expand his hobby into a thriving business. Mushroom-style kernels are popped in traditional kettles to form a shape that holds a variety of seasonings.

Contact and Hours

513.257.7959

Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Cake or Bread

Belle's Bread

1168 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus, OH 43220

Leftover turkey sandwiches are a time-honored Thanksgiving tradition. Kick it up a notch by serving them on fresh-baked bread from Belle's Bread, or cap off your meal with a slice of their luscious cakes.

About Belle's Bread

East meets West describes Belle's Bread as well as the union of owner Takashi Takenaka and his French-born wife. The two "married" their respective culinary backgrounds to open a bakery offering the best of both worlds. Authentic French pastries sit side-by-side in the display case with curry donuts, sweet red bean rolls, and other Japanese delicacies. 

Contact and Hours

614.451.7110

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Give Thanks for Free Gifts!

LoLo Gifts for November - Cutler Real Estate

We love to carry the spirit of gratitude throughout the entire year. It's always a good time to partake in our monthly program of complimentary offers from LoLo Gifts. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to sign up.

September
30

September LoLo Gifts: Fall for These Free Treats

September LoLo Free Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

What could possibly improve on the joys of fall in Ohio? How about the September lineup of freebies from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts? 

Each month, we partner with LoLo to provide an enticing assortment of location-specific offers from the best small businesses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus and Cincinnati. Brighten an already beautiful autumn day with one of these free treats.

September Gifts:

Canton: Any Drink

Akron: Small Pizza or Sub

Cincinnati: Latte and Pastry

Columbus: Pair of Pastries

 

Canton: Any Drink

Muggswigz Coffee & Tea Co.

5854 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718

 
 
 
 
 
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There's nothing cozier than hunkering down on a crisp fall afternoon with a hot drink. Choose your favorite or try a new flavor from the extensive selection at Muggswigz Coffee & Tea Co.

About Muggswigz Coffee & Tea Co.

In this fast-moving world, Muggswigz Coffee & Tea knows the best things in life take time. All coffee, including their signature espresso blend, is roasted in-house using fresh-roasted, specialty-grade Arabica beans. They also forgo conventional bagged tea in favor of whole leaf, or pekoe, which is the highest grade of the four types of tea. Muggswigz supports local artists by displaying their works inside the shop and hosting an open mic night each Monday.

Contact and Hours

330.754.1017

Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Akron: Small Pizza or Sub

Papa-Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream

68 W. State St., Barberton, OH 44203

 
 
 
 
 
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There's something extra satisfying about food you can eat with your hands. Make your day with a tasty small pizza or oven-baked sub from Papa-Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream.

About Papa-Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream

In 2010, co-founders Bob Wilson and Dan Urbancic had a goal to combine the efficient business model of a chain restaurant with the down-home appeal of a community pizza joint. The result is nearly two dozen specialty pizzas and a dozen subs, prepared with consistent quality and served with a smile. Leave room for a scoop of Peanut Butter Swirl or Butter Pecan at Katie's Korner, their adjacent ice cream patio.

Contact and Hours

330.745.9999

Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. 

Cincinnati: Latte and Pastry

Mad Llama

5001 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45227

 
 
 
 
 
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Coffee ... it's not just for mornings. Jump-start your day or take a relaxing break with a latte from Mad Llama. Pair your drink with a delicious pastry such as their signature Llama bread, a rich swirl of chocolate and vanilla pound cake.

About Mad Llama

Who would think to name a coffee shop after an angry mammal? The creative, hard-working, and community-minded people at Mad Llama, who make nearly all of the food and beverages in-house. Their mouthwatering breakfast and lunch sandwiches, pastries, and coffee drinks are served all day. In a hurry? Order online and pick up your items using the convenient drive-thru window. 

Contact and Hours

513.417.8963

Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Pair of Pastries

Short North Piece of Cake Bakery & Café

772 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

 
 
 
 
 
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Sharing some luscious baked goods with a loved one makes them even sweeter. Head to Short North Piece of Cake and enjoy a couple of cookies, cupcakes, or tarts with a friend or family member.

About Short North Piece of Cake Bakery & Café

At Short North Piece of Cake, the name may refer to how easy their baked goods go down when you eat them, but there's nothing simple about their incredible creations. Cupcakes, or "smiles with frosting," come in a variety of traditional and deluxe flavors, while cookies can be found in whimsical shapes such as flowers, flags, and yes, cupcakes. If you want a special cake for a wedding, birthday, or other occasion, the talented bakers will turn your most imaginative design into reality.

Contact and Hours

614.421.0399

Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

"Fall" for Free Gifts Each Month

Free Gifts from LoLo and Cutler Real Estate Agents

The fun doesn't stop here. With each new month, members of our LoLo Gifts program look forward to seeing what fabulous freebies are coming their way.

Joining in is a "piece of cake." Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent and get ready for the treats to start rolling in!

August
28

August LoLo Gifts: Grab a Free Sandwich or Sweet Treat

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Alas, summer is with us but a short time each year. Fortunately, Cutler Real Estate and LoLo share the gifts that keep on giving. Each month we team up to feature a selection of free offers spotlighting the wonderful assortment of goods and services available from local vendors in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati

Grab lunch or satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious treats on the list for August. Each offer is good for 60 days, so have fun exploring the great small businesses in our area.

August Gifts:

Canton and Akron: Ice Cream

Cincinnati: Cupcakes

Columbus: Sandwich or Wrap

Canton and Akron: Ice Cream

Pav's Creamery

708 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720

3769 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319

 
 
 
 
 
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Is there ever a bad time for ice cream? Indulge in your favorite flavor or sample a new one with a free scoop from Pav's Creamery.

About Pav's Creamery

Yes, there really was a "Pav." When Bill and Claire Micochero bought the business from founder Robert Pavlik, customers flocked to Pav's for the signature fried chicken and homemade custard. Bill and Claire later sold the business to their daughter Michelle, who remade Pav's into the Cadillac of ice cream shops. Specialties include ice cream sandwiches, custard cakes, and "adult" milkshakes. Visit the website to place carry-out orders for pints, cakes, ice cream sandwiches, and Pav's DIY Sundae Survival Pack. 

Contact and Hours

North Canton: 330.472.3348

Daily Noon - 9 p.m.

Akron: 330.644.8524

Daily Noon - 9 p.m. (February through November)

Cincinnati: Cupcakes

Abby Girl Sweets

4773 Glendale Milford Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242

 
 
 
 
 
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Writer Marie Williams Johnstone once said, "Cupcakes are sweet, and even sweeter when shared." Treat a friend or family member with two free cupcakes from Abby Girl Sweets.

About Abby Girl Sweets

Little girls and cupcakes are made from "sugar and spice and everything nice." Just ask Nathan and Andrea Thompson, who named their cupcake shop after their daughter, affectionately known as "Abby Girl." Every cupcake and cheesecake is made fresh from scratch, using high-quality ingredients such as pure cane sugar, sweet cream butter, and cocoa. Each week there is a new featured cupcake flavor to go along with the 18 daily options, including Carrot Spice and Cinnamon Bun. Four cheesecake flavors are offered in convenient cupcake-sized portions. Abby Girl has two other locations in downtown Cincinnati and Eastgate.

Contact and Hours

513.335.0898

Weekdays 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Sandwich or Wrap

Corner Stone Deli & Cafe

3296 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202

 
 
 
 
 
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Whether you're working, running errands, or wrangling kids, your days are spent on the go. Pick up a free sandwich or wrap from Corner Stone Deli & Cafe for a portable lunch that goes wherever you do.

About Corner Stone Deli & Cafe

"Fast food, but not junk food." That's the slogan of Corner Stone Deli & Cafe, a casual restaurant just minutes from the OSU campus serving food that's made-to-order from fresh ingredients. Corner Stone's truly eclectic menu includes an extensive selection of hot and cold sandwiches and wraps along with breakfast items, sushi, rice bowls, and seafood entrées. Vegetarians will appreciate options such as the Portobello melt and the Herbivore, a sandwich with tofu, sunflower seeds, onions, banana peppers, mixed greens, and hot sauce served on your choice of bread or bagel. Bubble tea with a cookie or brownie makes a nice mid-afternoon snack. Order online or use the handy app for carry-out or delivery.

Contact and Hours

614.267.3354

Daily 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Delivery 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Join in the Fun!

How do you get to participate in our LoLo Gifts program? Ask and you shall receive! Yes, it's just that easy. Simply contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to sign up, and each month you'll receive notification of the current offerings.

There's no charge to join the program, so what are you waiting for? Contact your Cutler Real Estate agent now!

June
26

LoLo Gifts for June: Plan a Visit to These Small Businesses

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It's summertime and the livin' is easy, especially when enjoying free gifts from top local vendors. Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts are excited to present this month's special treats.

Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati are rich in restaurants, shops, and services that make an area a great place to live. Our agents at Cutler Real Estate have teamed up with LoLo Gifts to offer this monthly program showcasing the best local businesses.

 

June Gifts: 

Canton: Small Drink Combo

Cincinnati: Wrap, Juice or Smoothie

Akron: Gourmet Hot Dog

Columbus: Board Game Rental

 

Canton: Small Drink Combo

Healthalicious

32 Erie St. S., Massillon, OH 44646

 
 
 
 
 
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Want a quick and satisfying meal on the go? Pick up a tasty meal replacement shake from Healthalicious. Choose from dozens of mouthwatering flavors such as cherry cordial, banana nut muffin, and Fruity Pebbles.

About Healthalicious

You'll have a whole new concept of nutrition after a visit to Healthalicious. The smoothie and juice bar offers an incredible variety of meal replacement shakes, energy drinks, and herbal teas. With more than 100 flavors to choose from, you'll find something to fit any mood or cravings.

Contact and Hours

330.556.4523

Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cincinnati: Wrap, Juice, or Smoothie

Total Juice +

631 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

 
 
 
 
 
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During summer, higher temperatures and more activity often lead to lighter eating. Stay nourished and refreshed with a wrap, fresh-squeezed juice, or smoothie from Total Juice +.

About Total Juice +

For more than 20 years, family-run Total Juice + has been committed to educating the community about healthy eating. Located in downtown Cincinnati, the quick-service shop provides convenience without sacrificing quality. The menu of wraps includes vegetarian options, while juices are fresh-squeezed to order and smoothies include natural fruit with no syrup added.

Contact and Hours

513.784.1666

Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Akron: Gourmet Hot Dog

Stray Dog Cafe

75 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44308

 
 
 
 
 
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Who says hot dogs are just for baseball games? Stop in at the charmingly-named Stray Dog Cafe for a gourmet grilled dog (beef, turkey, or veggie) dressed up with your choice of toppings and condiments.

About Stray Dog Cafe

Since 2009, Stray Dog Cafe has been on a self-proclaimed mission to "make Akron more Akrony." Originally operated as a street cart, the business moved into a brick-and-mortar spot connected to the Main Library in October 2017. Not a fan of hot dogs? Go with a panini, hot sandwich, wrap, or one of the all-day breakfast items. A wrap with a bottle of water and chips or fruit for $5 is one "Doggie Bag" you'll be happy to carry out.

Contact and Hours

330.594.5392

Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Columbus: Board Game Rental

Tabletop Game Café

4316 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

 
 
 
 
 
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When it comes to games, everyone's a kid at heart. Indulge your competitive spirit with a free board game rental at Tabletop Game Café. Choose from a wide range of titles for adults, kids, casual fans, and serious gamers.

About Tabletop Game Café

At Tabletop Game Café, Life is literally a game. The shop stocks an incredible selection of classic and new board games, including recent release Half Truth, co-designed by legendary trivia champion Ken Jennings. Games can be rented by the week, and a $19 monthly membership lets you take two games at a time. If you stay and play from the collection of free games, keep up your energy with sandwiches, snacks, and drinks from the café menu. Please note that social distancing measures are being observed, including mandatory use of face masks. 

Contact and Hours

614.725.0328

Tuesday through Thursday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday Noon - 10 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 4 p.m.

Love Freebies?

LoLo Gifts - June 2020 - Cutler Real Estate

So what does it cost to enroll in LoLo Gifts? Absolutely nothing! Cutler Real Estate offers the complimentary program as a way to connect area residents with local small businesses.

Contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to get started with your free LoLo Gifts.

April
15

Where to Donate Homemade Masks Around Northeast Ohio

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Let's be honest — these last few weeks have been tough on everyone.

To say that COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has disrupted life around the world is an understatement. Within a matter of weeks, our everyday lifestyles were completely altered in unprecedented ways — so much so that the CDC recommends that all men, women, and children wear protective masks over their mouth and nose when leaving the house. This is, understandably, a scary reality for all of us, but it's an especially frightening way of life that our essential workers have to adopt.

At Cutler Real Estate, we want to support our family members, friends, neighbors, and service workers in the communities throughout Northeast Ohio in any way we can. One way that we can unite and proactively slow the spread of coronavirus is to make, wear, and donate homemade masks. You can make these masks from many items that you already have in your home. Let's go over a few ways that you can make these masks at home, why you can protect yourself by wearing them in public, and how do donate these masks and other vital medical supplies to facilities around Northeast Ohio.

Why Make & Wear Homemade Masks?

 
 
 
 
 
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Sadly, there are thousands of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ohio. Until widespread accessibility to testing, more effective treatment options, and a better understanding of the virus itself become a reality, we need to take every opportunity we can to slow the spread. This means practicing social distancing by staying in our homes as much as possible and always wearing a protective mask whenever we leave home.

Although the virus itself is microscopic and can pass through most face coverings, the virus often attaches itself to water molecules that come out of our noses and mouths when we sneeze or cough. Many types of fabric can effectively contain most of these molecules, which means any type of face covering is better than none at all.

While officials ask that all non-medical personnel refrain from purchasing the N95 surgical masks and procedure masks so that our healthcare workers who come in contact with this virus on a daily basis have access to them, the CDC encourages all individuals to make their own face masks. Currently, JOANN fabric and craft stores across the nation have free tools, supplies, and guidance available for anyone wanting to make masks. Many other businesses and organizations around Northeast Ohio are also providing supplies to those who want to join the effort and support the community.

How to Sew a Homemade Mask

 
 
 
 
 
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There are two ways that you can make a homemade mask, the first of which is to sew one. Here are the abridged UH-approved steps to make your own (full directions and materials needed available at this link).

  • Step 1: Print out a pattern (composed of A and B pieces) and cut them out on paper. Place these paper cut-outs on the fabric and cut out two of the A and two of the B.

  • Step 2: Align both A pieces together and sew the pattern together with ¼" seam. Repeat for the B pieces.

  • Step 3: Sew the exterior piece of the mask to the interior piece of the mask.

  • Step 4: Thread a sturdy wire like a pipe cleaner or paperclips underneath your stitching.

  • Step 5: Insert a fabric tie and secure it with stitching.

  • Step 6: Insert a filter material such as a coffee filter into the center of the mask between the fabrics.  

How to Make a Homemade Mask Without Sewing

An alternative way that you can make a mask is with a simple pair of scissors. While you can use any fabric on-hand, it's suggested that you use at least two layers of cotton. A bandana, old shirt, or pillowcase are good options. You can fold and tie these fabrics around your face, with or without a filter inserted into the center. You can also cut out ear holes or use ties, rubber bands, or other straps to secure it around your face.

Ideally, this fabric will completely cover your face from the bridge of your nose down underneath your chin. It shouldn't restrict your breathing or speaking, but it must be thick enough to prevent water molecules from passing through the fabric. Please also remember to refrain from touching the front of your mask as that could place your hands in contact with the virus, which you could potentially spread to other parts of your face or to others you come in contact with.

Why You Should Make & Donate Homemade Masks

 
 
 
 
 
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You have the option of either disposing of your mask or washing it in the washing machine for safe reuse. If you're social distancing, you'll ideally only need to wear your mask a limited number of times throughout our quarantine. Unfortunately, our healthcare workers are constantly exposed to potentially infected patients which means their supply usage is drastically higher.

Believe it or not, healthcare workers in Ohio will use 13 N95 face masks, 14 protective gowns, and 36 pairs of medical gloves while caring for a patient in the Intensive Care Unit over a 24-hour period. As potential new coronavirus cases continue to rise, as well as the daily need for medical care not associated with the virus, our healthcare workers will need more masks than ever before.

Where You Can Donate Homemade Masks in Northeast Ohio

 
 
 
 
 
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There are dozens of medical facilities around the area that desperately need masks. Here are a few that you can send homemade masks and other supplies to right now:

  • Summa Health System is in need of homemade masks, which can be delivered to their Corporate Office or mailed to their Volunteer Office.

  • University Hospitals in need of masks and other medical supplies that can be mailed in or dropped off at various UH locations. Many UH locations also have mask-making materials available for pick-up. They are also sourcing corporate materials and manufacturing capabilities that can be arranged via email.  

  • Akron's Children's Hospital is in need of homemade masks, donations of which can be arranged through email.

  • Cleveland Clinic is in need of medical supply donations which can be dropped off at curbside delivery sites throughout Northeast Ohio.

  • Mercy Medical Center is in need of medical equipment donations and cleaning supplies which can be arranged for donation through the Mercy Supply Chain department.

  • Aultman Health Foundation is running low on all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and is asking for donations of PPE, materials to create masks, and seamstress assistance in creating the masks. Donations can be arranged on their website.

In This Together

If you know of any other healthcare or frontline facilities that need masks or other vital medical supplies for their essential workers, please tell us in the comments below.

March
18

Take a Virtual Museum Tour Around Northeast Ohio & Beyond

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Who says you need to leave the house to immerse yourself in the wonderful art, history, and culture that Northeast Ohio has to offer? As our country enters a time of public space shutdowns and social distancing, now is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the virtual tours hosted by many museums around Cleveland, Canton, and beyond. Settle into your favorite chair and take a journey into the wonders of these digital domains.

Canton Museum of Art

1001 Market Ave. N., Canton, OH 44702

 
 
 
 
 
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While most museums give you a glimpse into the past, the Canton Museum of Art allows digital visitors to take a look into their past by showcasing previous permanent exhibitions on their website. Over 30 of these diverse exhibits are available for online-viewing, including Crowns: Crossing into Motherhood, Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present, and Continuum: Art of the Cleveland School and Beyond, which was created in partnership with ARTneo.

Historic Zoar Village

198 Main St., Zoar, OH 44697

 
 
 
 
 
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Explore the Historic Zoar Village without ever going outside. As one of the most successful communal settlements in U.S. history, Zoar Village continues to be the home of dozens of families. Their virtual tour allows you to select various homes and buildings from the village to learn more about their history.

Cleveland Police Museum

1300 Ontario St., Cleveland, OH 44113

 
 
 
 
 
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One of the only public law enforcement museums in the country, the Cleveland Police Museum features 13 online exhibits showcasing Cleveland's police force over the years. This includes fascinating information about their Mounted Unit, 19th Century Policing, Prohibition, and a Fallen Officers exhibit.

Dittrick Medical History Center

11000 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106

 
 
 
 
 
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An interesting museum located in the Allen Memorial Medical Library of the Case Western Reserve University, the Dittrick Museum of Medical History offers online exhibits for students and nonstudents alike. These photo collections, some featuring audio archives of lecture recordings, include exhibits such as Photographing Dermatology: The Collections of Dr. William Thomas Corlett.

Digital Cleveland Starts Here at the Western Reserve Historical Society

10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106

 
 
 
 
 
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Part of the Western Reserve Historical Society's Cleveland Starts Here campaign, the Digital Cleveland Starts Here virtual library and museum features over 150 years of Cleveland history as told and donated by residents over countless generations.

NASA Glenn Research Center

21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, OH 44135

 
 
 
 
 
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While the NASA station in Florida receives rave reviews, many Ohio natives forget that we have the amazing Glenn Research Center right in our backyard. This facility designs and develops innovative technology that fuels our nation's space exploration. Their convenient virtual tours are out of this world, offering a look into 10 facilities with accompanying photographs and videos of the testing labs.

Northeast Ohio contains only a small fraction of the many museums the Buckeye State has to offer. Here are a few other Ohio-based museums offering free virtual tours:

National Museum of the US Air Force

1100 Spaatz St., Dayton, OH 45431

 
 
 
 
 
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Dayton is home to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the largest and oldest military aviation museum on the planet. Thankfully, you don't have to go all the way to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to see it up close — you can take a virtual tour of the entire museum on your computer. Each of the icons displayed in the galleries allows you to read, watch, and listen to information about each exhibit.

Ohio Craft Museum

1665 W. 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

 
 
 
 
 
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The Ohio Craft Museum, in collaboration with the Ohio Designer Craftsmen, is a special space showcasing exhibits and offering workshops for art lovers of all ages. They've made all of the current, past, and permanent galleries available online for crafters to browse. The current exhibit is the Found Again Quilt Exhibit, which showcases gorgeous quilt art from local Ohio quilters. Their permanent collection includes clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, wood, and mixed media pieces. You can also look at all past exhibits featured in the Ohio Craft Museum dating back to 2008.

Cincinnati Art Museum

953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202

 
 
 
 
 
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The Cincinnati Art Museum has digitalized its permanent collection to share with the world. So far, over 67,000 works of art are featured in their virtual museum. This is an exciting tour for art lovers because, although not every item on display in the physical museum has been uploaded online, many of the pieces on the website are no longer available to view inside the museum.

For a trip around the country without leaving your couch, check out virtual tours of these famous United States museums:

National Museum of Natural History

10 St. & Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., 20560

 
 
 
 
 
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Dive into the National Museum of Natural History and go room-to-room, viewing current and past exhibits like Last American Dinosaurs, Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt, and the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Ave., New York, NY 10028

 
 
 
 
 
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The Met is world-famous, and you don't have to leave home to see why. Experience the museum online via their Open Access initiative, which allows you to explore over 400,000 images created over the last 5,000 years.

National Women's History Museum

205 S. Whiting St. Suite 254, Alexandria, VA 22304

 
 
 
 
 
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The National Women's History Museum offers nearly 30 interactive online exhibits charting the great moments in the history of women in the United States.

Traveling to the Virtual Past

Which is your favorite national or international museum to tour virtually? Let us know in the comments below!

February
5

10 Go-To Spots for Weekend Brunch Around Canton, OH

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Whether you're catching up with good friends or enjoying a family get-together, a leisurely brunch is the perfect setting. Sweet or savory? Coffee or mimosas? No problem. Brunch menus feature something to satisfy all tastes.

Plan your next weekend (or weekday—we won't judge) brunch at one of these great spots around Canton.

 

Cultured Coffee & Waffles

309 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton

 
 
 
 
 
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Brunch and waffles go together like—well, eggs and bacon. Cultured Coffee & Waffles in downtown Canton has the waffle of your dreams, along with several you haven't even dared to imagine. Oreo Cheesecake, Reese's Peanutbutta and Banana Bomb are self-explanatory. If you're feeling adventurous, try the Mexican Street Waffle with cane sugar, cinnamon, and cream cheese icing, or the Scout Waffle prepared s'mores-style. Cultured Coffee also has classic chicken and waffles along with savory stuffed waffles such as grilled cheese and pizza. Hours are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, but the menu is served all day long so brunch is whatever time you choose.

 

Twisted Citrus

1649 N. Main St., North Canton 44720

 
 
 
 
 
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The name of Twisted Citrus promises something fresh and fun, and they don't disappoint. Spaghetti for brunch? Hangover Pasta includes bacon, parmesan, spinach, fresh basil, and a poached egg. Eggs Benedict comes in half-a-dozen varieties, such as Benny en Fuego with jalapeño corn cakes, chorizo, pepper jack cheese, and sriracha hollandaise. Breakfast sandwiches go beyond the Egg McMuffin with options like Ballpark Buster with sausage, bacon, eggs, American and Provolone cheese, and stone-ground mustard on a pretzel bun. Twisted Citrus is open 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

Burntwood Tavern

4320 Everhard Road NW, Canton 44718

 
 
 
 
 
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The warm, rustic ambiance of Burntwood Tavern at Belden Village is so inviting that you may find yourself staying through to dinner. Reclaimed barn wood and a pounded copper-topped bar create a genuine tavern feel. The extensive brunch menu features traditional breakfast dishes along with sandwiches, salads, and entrées such as lobster ravioli. In the mood for variety? Choose several of the small-plate starters like Tavern tater tots and smoked brisket tacos. Brunch is served every weekend from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

George's Lounge

229 Cleveland Ave., Canton 44702

George's Lounge has been a beloved staple of Canton's Arts District since 1959. The regular menu includes hearty "geormet" burgers and hand-cut fries and chips with a number of tasty toppings and sauces, but on Saturday between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., some delicious brunch specials join the party. George's beer cheese Benedict and fresh-baked maple biscuits with homemade sausage gravy are just two of the dishes to choose from. Throw in live music from noon - 2 p.m. and George's is THE place to be on Saturdays.

 

First Watch

5075 Dressler Road NW, Canton 44718

 
 
 
 
 
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When you visit the website of First Watch, you're greeted with the words, "Whether you want breakfast for lunch or lunch for breakfast, we're here for you." Can brunch be described more perfectly? First Watch has a culinary philosophy of satisfying healthy and indulgent cravings equally well. The former includes whole-grain avocado toast and fruit-topped coconut milk chia seed pudding, while more decadent choices might be Floridian brioche French toast and the Works omelet with ham, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and Cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses. First Watch is open 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

 

Crêpe Break

4593 Belden Village St. NW, Canton 44718

 
 
 
 
 
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While Crêpe Break is relatively new to Canton's restaurant scene, they've already attracted plenty of fans with their brunch-on-the-go concept. If you're unfamiliar with crêpes (and doesn't everything sound more elegant with a French name?), they're delicate, pancake-like vessels that can be rolled and filled with any number of ingredients. All crêpes at Crêpe Break are made to order and served in a paper cone for easy portability. Choose from breakfast, savory, sweet, salad, or build-your-own crêpes. Grand crêpier Shelley Shertzer-Grabill has named her signature flavors after her grandchildren. Hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday.

 

Susanna's Olde-Fashioned Dining

707 S. Main St., North Canton 44720

 
 
 
 
 
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When it comes to food, "old-fashioned" means comforting and reliable, and that's exactly what you get at Susanna's Olde-Fashioned Dining. Their eggs Benedict is praised by many as the best in town, while others go for the variety of French toast flavors, such as sweet peach and banana split. A different type of quiche is offered each day, and friendly servers will treat you just like family. Susanna's is open from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

Hazel and Rye

220 Market Ave. S., Suite 110, Canton 44702

 
 
 
 
 
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Even if you're not hungry when you walk in the door at Hazel and Rye, the mouth-watering aroma of their fresh artisanal baked goods will quickly whet your appetite. Owners Emily Welk and Mike Moegling truly embrace the concept of family-owned and operated, treating each customer as part of their extended family. Along with the aforementioned baked goods, Hazel and Rye offers a selection of made-to-order sandwiches, salads, and wraps. Need bagels or muffins for a work meeting or at-home brunch? Special orders are welcome. Hazel and Rye is open weekdays from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

Lindsey's Restaurant

1900 Tuscarawas St. W., Canton 44708

One happy customer described a visit to Lindsey's Restaurant as "a great cozy feeling as if I just woke up and went over to my grandmother's for breakfast." That's exactly the experience this comfortable, unpretentious place wants to provide. Customers become regulars thanks to the consistent quality of home-cooked favorites such as biscuits and gravy and the breakfast casserole with eggs, hash browns, cheese, onions, peppers, and ham. Lindsay's doors are open from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, and 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday. Breakfast is served all day.

 

The Café at Michael D's

1407 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton 44708

The Promenade at Michael D's is a diner's dream comprised of a sports bar, grille, café, and pizzeria in a single block. It's always time for brunch at The Café at Michael D's, which serves breakfast and lunch favorites, including Stewie's homemade soup, in a relaxed, low-key setting. Manager Sophie Capuano owned the restaurant in its original incarnation as the Whipple Café. As a result, she has formed friendly relationships with the regulars, creating a "Customer of the Month" award with 30 days of free meals. Do you need any more incentive to stop in? Hours are 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. daily.

 

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November
7

17 Akron & Canton Area Stores Where You Can Do a Little Holiday Shopping

With the ease of online shopping, it may be tempting to throw your entire holiday shopping list into your Amazon shopping cart and call it a night. But what if we told you that the Akron & Canton area is home to a bunch of amazing boutiques and shops where you could find unique thoughtful gifts—without leaving the comfort of your hometown?

By #ShoppingLocal, you can support makers and small businesses from your own backyard, all while purchasing original items that you can't find in a big department store. On this list, you'll find trendy boutiques, eclectic home decor shops, record stores and local markets—so that you can find the perfect gifts for your friends and family members. Feel good about your holiday shopping knowing that you've supported a small business this season!

Blue Spruce Boutique

116 East Liberty Street, Wooster | Women's Clothing + Gifts

Shopping in Akron/Canton

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This adorable, mother-daughter-owned shop in the heart of Wooster offers a little bit of everything. Whether you're looking for the perfect blouse, candle, planter, unique wall hanging or personal knickknack to gift your loved one—you'll be able to find it in their light and open storefront on East Liberty Street.

 

The Book Store and Handmade Marketplace

109 West Washington Street, Medina | Books + Locally Made Gifts

Not only does The Book Store sell high-quality new and used books, but they are also home to over 1,000 handmade products from talented local artisans. From chocolates and literary-themed teas to original jewelry and crocheted products—you'll find an amazing gift made by a member of the community!

 

Bridgewater Primitives

15255 Gaskill Drive, Alliance | Antiques 

If the HGTV hit Fixer Upper is your loved one's jam, Bridgewater Primitives is a glorious find. The homely Alliance storefront is brimming with well-loved old pieces and homemade goods that any rustic-decor enthusiast will adore. We have a particular fondness for their incredible selection of homespun candles (especially the lovely blueberry scent) that would be a fantastic addition to any decor.

 

Cantonology

306 4th Street, Canton | Men & Women's Clothing + Gifts

Shopping in Akron/Canton

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When you're shopping for a Canton enthusiast there's only one place to go: Cantonology in the Canton Arts District! Owned by a mother-daughter team who love and appreciate our amazing city, this eclectic store features a variety of hand-crafted souvenirs and gifts all centered around—you guessed it—Canton.

 

Don Drumm Studios & Gallery

437 Crouse Street, Akron | Crafts + Locally Made Art

Consistently honored as one of the country's top contemporary retailers, Don Drumm Studios and Gallery has plenty of gift options for everyone! Their collection fills two buildings—totaling 5,000 square feet full of jewelry, glass, sculpture, ceramics, metal and graphics created by some of the most talented artisans in North America.

 

Friendtique

223 West Liberty Street, Wooster | Antiques

Winterfair

Friendtique has an eclectic mix of new and vintage furniture, home decor, personal items, and more truly unique products. It is a one-stop-shop for the creatives in your life who like to think outside the box. And the best part? All profits generated from the store's revenue are donated to LifeCare Hospice Community Care Fund!

 

Gypsy Grace & The Vintage Goat

451 West Market Street, Akron | Antiques + Home Decor

From crystals and bundles of sage to rustic candles and locally made soaps—no matter what your loved one's style is, Gypsy Grace has something for them! Self-described as a "cool junk" shop, this Akron business is chock full of interesting, one-of-a-kind items that have been up-cycled and given a brand new life. Their inventory is always changing, so make sure to check them out on Facebook to see what new items they have in store for this week!

 

Hartville Collectibles

1015 Edison Street, Hartville | Women's Clothing, Jewelry + Candy

At Hartville Collectibles, you'll not only find a massive selection of collectibles and one-of-a-kind keepsakes, but they also offer a wide array of women's fashion and accessories! While you're there, don't miss the chance to visit the Hartville Kitchen Restaurant, bakery, and candy shop—which are all conveniently located in the same building.

 

Jean + Lou

2237 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls | Women's Clothing + Accessories

 
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Pair a candle and perfume for the perfect small gift for a coworker, purchase a unique top for your best friend, or buy a present for the newest baby in your life. The possibilities are endless at this chic and artsy store in Cuyahoga Falls!

 

Kendall & Blue Boutique

217 2nd Street, Canton | Women's Clothing + Accessories

Kendall & Blue has it all—whether you're searching for clothing, shoes, jewelry, candles, scarves, hats, or other accessories. And because they are committed to providing cute but comfortable clothing to the Canton area, they offer a wide range of sizes and styles so you can find the perfect gift for every lady in your life!

 

Lucky Records

126 South Market Street, Wooster | Music + Vinyl Records

Lucky Records in Wooster is a vinyl lover's heaven, offering a great selection of used and new records from all genres. They even offer a special order service so you can be sure to find that LP your special someone has been looking for!

 

Main Street Modern

618 Mulberry Road, Canton | Home Decor

Home Decor Shops

Mid-century modern decor has been all the rage for several years now, and one of the best places to get your modern fix is, of course, Main Street Modern! Their 40,000-square-foot warehouse is the largest gallery of mid-century modern furniture in Ohio and is a go-to Canton spot for funky furniture and groovy decor.

 

MacKenzie's Silver Lining

147 East Liberty Street, Wooster | Jewelry

Established in 1982, MacKenzie's Silver Lining is a Wooster institution, offering gorgeous, locally made jewelry pieces with natural stones and quality metals. And if you still aren't able to find that perfect piece, MacKenzie offers custom creations so you can work with her to craft exactly what you've imagined!

 

Northside Marketplace

21 Furnace Street, Akron | Men & Women's Clothing, Gifts, Art + More

There's only one place in Akron where you can get all of your holiday shopping done in one trip! Northside Marketplace is home to more than 35 vendors that range from coffee roasters and fudge shops to candle makers and soap sellers.

 

Operation Fandom

116 South Market Street, Wooster | Men & Women's Clothing + Gifts

 
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If your loved one is obsessed with movies, comic books, games or pretty much anything else that falls into the "Geekdom", there's no better place to shop than Operation Fandom! From Harry Potter to Star Wars to every superhero imaginable—they've got some merch for you.  

Pine Tree Barn

4374 Shreve Road, Wooster | Home Decor + Gifts

Pine Tree Barn is Wooster's favorite shopping destination! Settled in a restored 1868 Dutch bank barn and featuring 25,000 square feet of unique gifts, home furnishings, interior design and more—there's no better place to get your friends and family their perfect gift. And if you get a little famished while you're shopping, stop by their gourmet luncheon eatery, the Granary Restaurant, which is open 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every day.

 

Ruby Moon

229 College Street, Wadsworth | Antiques + Local Art

For those who love a good treasure hunt, Ruby Moon is for you! The store is jam-packed with a unique selection of vintage furnishings and art. Plus, finding a gem at Ruby Moon means your gift recipient will likely be the only person with that one-of-a-kind piece in their home!

 

Happy Shopping!

Where is your favorite place in Akron & Canton to shop for gifts? Let us know in the comments!

October
15

Fall in Love With These Gorgeous Homes For Sale in the Akron & Canton Area

There is something extra magical about the fall season, especially in the Akron and Canton area. Pumpkin is back on the menu, apple picking is a regular weekend activity and the area is practically bursting with gorgeous homes for sale.

Yes, you heard us correctly! With the changing seasons, comes an abundance of fabulous homes showing up on the market. And with the glorious scenery and cooler weather—there's no better time to see them!

We rounded up a handful of beautiful homes that are for sale in Akron and Canton, and plenty of beautiful communities in between. Get ready to fall head over heels for these homes in the area—pun intended!

Picture Perfect Uniontown Split-Level

3 Beds | 3 Baths | 1,962 Square Feet

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This home can be found at 1969 Gulf Street, Uniontown | Listed by Kaszyca Real Estate

This adorable split-level home is settled in Springwater Gardens and offers a spacious living room, a bright and open kitchen, three large bedrooms, and a completely finished lower level. The jewel of this beautiful property, though, is the private backyard and large deck—perfect for all of your harvest party and pre-football game barbecue needs!

 

Gorgeous Ranch Home Nested in the Sanctuary of North Canton

3 Beds | 3 Full Baths | 1 Partial Bath | 3,746 Square Feet

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

This home can be found at 1050 Pickforde Drive, North Canton | Listed by Dominic Fonte and Associates

Enjoy an abundance of space in this 3,700 square-foot ranch-style home. Settled on half an acre of land in The Sanctuary, this home boasts a lovely open floor plan, a functional recreation room with an additional living suite and bar area, and a wonderfully maintained yard with a privacy fence and firepit.

 

Picturesque, Lakefront Tudor in Lake of The Woods

4 Beds | 3 Full Baths | 1 Partial Bath | 4,073 Square Feet

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

This home can be found at 344 Lake of the Woods Boulevard, Akron | Listed by Mary Yoder

This must-see Tudor home is nestled in the revered subdivision of Lake of the Woods in Akron and offers an open and recently updated floor plan. Inside, you'll find a roomy kitchen full of coveted features and a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, perfect for chilly fall nights! Additional features include a large, vaulted sunroom, a large family room with a wet bar, and panoramic views of the lake from every vantage point.

 

Classic Cape Cod Home With Plenty of Room to Roam

3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,918 Square Feet

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

This home can be found at 11011 Immel Avenue, Hartville | Listed by Denise Evans

This Hartville beauty offers over 2,900 square feet of living space. While you'll have plenty of space indoors with its large kitchen and spacious bedrooms, we have a feeling you'll be spending most of your time outdoors enjoying over three acres of private land. You can also take in the vast landscape from the back deck or from the comfort of the bright and open sunroom!

 

Iconic North Canton Masterpiece

5 Beds | 4 Full Baths | 8,095 Square Feet

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

This home can be found at 3681 Oak Glen Circle, North Canton | Listed by Mary-Margaret Evans

This property offers a rare opportunity to own one of the most beautiful homes in one of North Canton's most desirable and coveted neighborhoods: Winterberry Green. The luxury is complete with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a formal entry, a gourmet kitchen, a first-floor master suite, a recreation room, a home gym, and a disco and soda bar downstairs!

 

Hidden Oasis in Mayfair Circle Estates

5 Beds | 3 Baths | 4,318 Square Feet

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

This home can be found at 2634 Mayfair Circle, Akron | Listed by the Allen & Albaugh Team

Hidden away in Springfield, this sprawling solid brick, ranch-style home offers privacy and seclusion in the coveted Mayfair Circle Estates subdivision. Tastefully designed, this home features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, an airy living room, a sunroom and a wonderful setup for an in-law suite in the lower level.

 

Custom Cedar Dream Home

6 Beds | 5 Full Baths | 1 Partial Bath | 10,237 Square Feet

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

This home can be found at 10751 Johnston Street, Canal Fulton | Deborah Pickens

This beautiful Canal Fulton home is settled on over six acres and offers more than 10,000 square feet of well-designed and open living space. Take in some of the fall scenery from the massive windows in the living area. Some of the other fantastic features include a gourmet kitchen, luxurious master suite and incredible woodwork throughout. And we definitely can't skip over the walk-out basement, separate living area and elevator that will transport you from floor to floor!

 

Lovingly Maintained Historic Home

5 Beds | 4 Baths | 3,904 Square Feet

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

This home can be found at 13304 Carnation Avenue, Hartville | Listed by Tammy Grogan and Associates

This fabulous, historic home is located in the Cloverleaf West Allotment subdivision of Hartville and is chock full of charming features. Inside, you'll find stunning hardwood floors, a large eat-in kitchen, an electric brick hearth fireplace and so much more. Settled on .93 acres, featuring 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms—this estate won't be on the market for long!

 

Still Looking?

If you have a specific price, feature, location or style in mind, use our Advanced Search to track down your dream home in the Akron and Canton area.  And always feel free to contact us directly with any questions. We are happy to help!

 
September
24

12 Colorful Places to See Fall Foliage in Northeast Ohio

While Vermont and New Hampshire might get more national attention for their beautiful displays of fall foliage, residents of Northeast Ohio know that our autumn colors are just as breathtaking. Our slice of paradise is bursting with sprawling parkland, sparkling lakes, wooded roadways and trails where you can get a taste of our seasonal beauty—you just have to know where to go.

We rounded up 12 of our favorite places to see fall foliage in the area—including some parks, waterfalls and covered bridges—so grab your camera and get ready to fall in love with Ohio all over again!

Note: Most of Ohio's best fall colors occur in the middle of October, but you can still see some leaves changing all throughout September. For the most accurate prediction, check out this fall foliage map from the Smoky Mountains National Park website.

 

Ashtabula County

Fall Foliage NE Ohio

Photo courtesy of Richard McBride via the Ashtabula Covered Bridge Festival

Nestled in the extreme northeast corner of Ohio, Ashtabula County is chock full of stunning places to view fall leaves, due to its dense deciduous forests and sparse population. For the best views, drive south on State Road 534 from Geneva to Windsor, where you'll be treated to miles and miles of vineyards as well as two of the county's 19 covered bridges. We recommend visiting on the second weekend of October when the Ashtabula County hosts their annual Covered Bridge Festival—full of entertainment, rides, games and a festive parade!

 

Bedford Reservation

The Bedford Reservation, nestled just above the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Bedford, features a deep gorge carved out by Tinker's Creek, full of picturesque vistas and waterfalls. In the forests, you'll find mature trees adorned with yellow, orange and green and other abundant wildlife. The area also offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, picnicking and horseback riding. But to get the most out of your scenic visit, we recommend heading straight to the overlook along Gorge Parkway, which boasts one of the best views in Northeast Ohio.

 

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

 
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This centrally located national park is just a short distance from Cleveland and Akron, but its many acres of untouched scenery and countless species of plants and wildlife make it feel like it's worlds away. Cuyahoga Valley National Park is perhaps the most popular outdoor destination in the state, and frequently makes lists of "must-visit" parks in the country. During the fall, this is even more true! The trees explode into color, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere for leisurely hikes and picnics. If you're interested in taking a hike while you're there, make sure to check out our complete guide to hiking in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park!

 

Hocking Hills

This popular, outdoorsy destination is filled with some of the most interesting scenery in the country, from breathtaking sandstone cliffs and waterfalls to caves and colorful forests. During the day, you can hike, bike and fish your way around the hills, or visit the charming towns nearby. And while locals and visitors alike flock to Hocking Hills for the camping, we highly recommend booking a cabin for a weekend or longer. Most of these cabins are outfitted with hot tubs, fireplaces, hammocks and spectacular views (of course). On your way, don't miss out on the chance to stop by Ohio's Ravenwood Castle, which has repeatedly been named one of the coolest destinations in the state.

 

The Holden Arboretum

 
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If a visit to the Holden Arboretum isn't on the top of your fall to-do list, then stop everything you're doing and head over right now. This famous arboretum is practically an outdoor playground that features cultivated gardens, trails and interesting attractions like the Murch Canopy Walk and the Kalberer Family Emergent Tower, which stands 120 feet above the forest floor. Not only will you have a blast exploring all of the interesting fauna among the bright autumn colors, but you'll also be able to stand in the trees and catch a breathtaking view from above. Need we say more?

 

Holmes County

Holmes County, the heart of Ohio's Amish Country, is certainly one of the most charming places in the state. On any given day, a leisurely walk or drive in the area will reveal narrow, winding roads, horse-drawn carriages, roadside farm stands, wavy fields of corn and a variety of beautiful trees. During the autumn months, these trees (including maples, oaks and buckeyes) explode into vibrant reds, oranges and yellows, transforming the county into something out of a fairy tale. But don't take our word for it—according to National Geographic, Holmes County is one of the top 10 places in the world to see fall foliage.

 

Lake Erie Bluffs

If you're not ready to give up the fun of summer quite yet—don't worry, we get it. Head out to Lake Erie Bluffs on the coast, which offers the perfect mix of summertime lake activities and scenic fall views. If it isn't too cold, you can take a kayak or canoe out on the water and experience the shoreline views of trees and trails first hand. There's also a 50-foot observation tower where you can get a 360-degree perspective of Lake Erie and the best of Ohio's natural fall beauty!

 

Lanterman's Mill

 
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Lanterman's Mill dates back to 1845 and is recognized as one of Mahoning County's most historic landmarks—and one of its most picturesque! The mill sits adjacent to the Mahoning River and overlooks Lanterman's Falls, which makes for a great photo from the outside. But don't leave without venturing in—the mill still offers stone-ground flours and gifts to the public, and is staffed by knowledgeable people who can inform you about the history of the area!

 

Rockefeller Park

If you want to find a place to enjoy the season within the city, pay a visit to the Cleveland Cultural Gardens in Rockefeller Park just outside of Cleveland. The lush grounds host more than 30 gardens, all designed and cultivated by distinct cultural or nationality groups, representing the diversity and multiculturalism of the city. The area is even more gorgeous in the fall when trees all over the park turn a startling bright yellow and shed their leaves. The gardens are often driven through rather than explored by foot and admission is free!

 

Rocky River Reservation

Fall Foliage NE Ohio

Photo courtesy of Kyle Lanzer via Cleveland Metroparks

Cleveland Magazine calls the Rocky River Reservation one of the best places in the state to view fall leaves, and we tend to agree! The reservation includes a nature center, marina and stables along with interesting hiking trails so you can see the fall foliage up close. While you're there, make sure to take advantage of the Fort Hill Stairs, which ascend 90-feet above the east and west branches of the Rocky River, providing an optimal view of the area's fall foliage.

 

Squire's Castle in the North Chagrin Reservation

Perhaps the most picturesque destination in Cleveland, the ruins of Squire's Castle stand proudly in the heart of the North Chagrin Reservation. After a hike in the woodlands (or a rousing game of golf at the Manakiki Golf Course), set out a picnic in front of the castle. From here you can admire the beautiful architecture, soak in the autumn sunshine, and capture pictures of the colorful foliage. While there, make sure to share the story of builder Feargus B. Squire, whose wife supposedly still haunts the grounds.

 

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Fall Foliage NE Ohio

Photo courtesy of the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Built in 1915, the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is a spectacular example of architecture from the era. The home once belonged to the founder of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Frank Seiberling, but was opened to the public after his passing. It now stands as a beloved Akron landmark and has even received the title of "best historic home tour in America" by the readers of USA Today. Tour the house and marvel at the antique furniture and detailing, but don't miss out on a turn through the gardens. During the fall months, a picnic outside allows you to view the marvelous mansion and the surrounding color all at once.

 

What did we miss?

Did we leave out your favorite spot in Northeast Ohio to see fall colors? Let us know in the comments!

September
19

The 11 Best Pumpkin Patches, Apple Orchards + Corn Mazes in the Akron & Canton Area, Mapped

The Akron and Canton area was built on a strong agricultural history. As a result, we're blessed with year-round farmers' markets, local agriculture experiences and plenty of places to pick a pumpkin and sip fresh apple cider every fall.

To prove it, we rounded up a few of our favorite local spots where you can pick your own pumpkin, pick your own apples, watch your cider being pressed and eat plenty of pumpkin and apple donuts before enjoying festive, farm activities. This fall, make a trip to one (or more!) of these family farms and you'll want to come back every year.

Use our interactive map to find the pumpkin patch, apple orchard, or corn maze nearest you!

Arrowhead Orchard

11724 Lisbon Street, Paris

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Photo courtesy of Arrowhead Orchards

2019 marks 87 years of community service, family fun and of course, delicious apples at Arrowhead Orchard! The farm is open seven days a week, but you'll want to visit during one of their family fun weekends this year—which will run until October 20. Each weekend, Friday-Sunday, will feature a corn maze, hayrides, a hamster run, a zip-line for children, an apple train and so much more.

 

Beckwith Orchards Cider Mill

1617 Lake Rockwell Road, Kent

The Beckwith Orchards Cider Mill has been a family-owned and -operated farm market for over 125 years—and it isn't hard to see why they've been so successful. Not only do they offer delicious, home-grown fruits and vegetables, but they also have a full bakery where you can get a freshly baked pie or cookie! This fall, don't miss the opportunity to take a stroll through the orchard or an autumn bike ride on the adjacent Portage County Hike and Bike Trail. If you want to learn even more about the orchard, educational tours are available by appointment.

 

Dussel Farm

1109 Old Forge Road, Kent

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This quaint, family-owned farm has been in operation since 1948, accumulating over 70 years of experience in growing, harvesting and celebrating. During the fall, that culminates into a massive Pumpkin Festival, complete with thousands of pumpkins, a corn maze, a scary bus, witches, a craft barn and tons of tasty treats!

 

Geig's Orchard

8468 Wooster Pike Road, Seville

Geig's might be a perfect locale for a fun-filled day of apple picking, but it's also a top-notch place to grab a fresh-pressed apple cider, pie fillings, jams and more. Locals wait all year for the market to open so they can ring in the fall season properly!

 

Guyette Farms

10833 Chamberlain Road, Mantua

Pumpkin Patches in Akron & Canton

Photo courtesy of Eagle Vision Photography via Guyette Farms

Since 1945, the family at Guyette Farms has grown and raised a wide range of agricultural products including hay, corn, oats, hormone-free beef, honey and maple syrup. During the fall months, you can get lost in their giant corn maze, which will be open this year from September 21st until October 27th on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Heritage Farms

6050 Riverview Road, Peninsula

For over a hundred years, Heritage Farms has been a picturesque setting for farm fun and special events. This year, their fall festival, Pumpkin Pandemonium, will run from September 28 through October 29 and will include a harvest maze, relaxing hayrides, pumpkin rolling, skee ball, a straw tunnel, a coloring wall and plenty of pumpkins for you to pick!

 

Kingsway Pumpkin Farm

1555 Andrews Street, Hartville

Pumpkin Patches in Akron & Canton

Photo courtesy of Kingsway Pumpkin Farm

Kingsway Pumpkin Farm is a favorite amongst northeast Ohio families for a number of reasons—the gigantic and ornate maze, wagon rides, animals, corn box, straw tunnel and the pick-your-own pumpkin patch are just a few! Come see what all the fuss is about starting opening day (September 14) and on weekends through the beginning of November.

 

Maize Valley Winery

6193 Edison Street, Hartville

While Maize Valley Winery is mainly known for their award-winning wine, they are a perfect destination for families in the fall! When you stop by between the months of September and October, you'll be treated to an 8-acre corn maze, wagon rides, a pumpkin jump pad, an animal train, pumpkin cannon demonstrations, a "Goat-a-Palooza", a chicken run and so much more. Plus, adults will have a blast exploring their market—which is full of homegrown produce, savory meats, fresh breads and delectable cheeses— and tasting a few of their fantastic wines!

 

Nickajack Farms

2955 Manchester Avenue, North Lawrence

Pumpkin Patches in Akron & Canton

Nestled in the adorable community of North Lawrence, Nickajack Farms is a family-owned and -operated farm that grows quality grass hay. In the fall, you definitely won't want to miss the Fall Festival, where Nickajack turns into an autumn wonderland! The festival will run from mid-September through October and will feature a pick-your-own-pumpkin patch, a corn maze, barnyard animals, tractor train rides, a discovery barn, midway games, play areas and more!

 

Ramseyer Farms

3488 Akron Road, Wooster

Ramseyer is the place to be on September weekends and even well into October. Here, you'll find a wide variety of activities to engage kids from sunup to sundown, including hayrides, slides, animals, pedal cart race tracks and pumpkin picking! But the real star of the show is Ramseyer Farms' two giant corn mazes that are a sight to behold from above. One is shaped like the entire state of Ohio while the other twists and turns into a massive mural of dinosaurs! Each maze features approximately 2 miles of trails—so make sure to allow 30-60 minutes to complete it. Have smaller children? Visit their mini-maze which will only take about 10-15 minutes!

 

Szalay's Sweet Corn Farm

4563 Riverview Road, Peninsula

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Szalay's Farm first opened in 1931 as a vegetable farm. Now, after 88 years and four generations, they've evolved into a specialized sweet corn farm and an old-fashioned farm market that offers a wide variety of fruits and veggies fresh from the fields. Recently voted Akron's Best Farm Market, Szalay's is open all year long, but we definitely recommend that you stop by in the fall for their spectacular Fall Corn Maze! Their 3-acre maze will challenge you and your family all day, and when you finally find the way out, you can enjoy a refreshing pressed cider to celebrate!

 

Enjoy the fall season!

Did we miss your favorite autumn spot? Let us know in the comments!

September
5

The 10 Best Home Decor Shops in the Akron + Canton Area

If you've ever visited the Akron and Canton area, you'll know that we're a hub for vintage shops, antique malls and flourishing interior designers. So it's only natural that our area is home to an incredible lineup of charming home decor shops!

The next time you're shopping for furniture, wall hangings, lighting and accessories, make sure these businesses in the Akron and Canton area are on your shopping list. From one-of-a-kind barn wood tables to the perfect light fixture for your entryway—you'll have everything you need (and more!) for your home before you know it.

Arrowhead Vintage & Handmade Goods

534 Cleveland Avenue, Canton

Husband and wife team Melissa and Dave Sherrill opened Arrowhead Vintage & Handmade Goods in 2014 in a tiny studio space located in the Canton Arts District. Today, you can find them a few blocks away in a much larger venue, packed full of retro, vintage, mid-century furnishings and plenty more fun, weird things.

 

Birchwood Supply Co.

21 Merriman Road, Akron

Birchwood Supply is more than just a home decor shop—it's an experience. Step through the quaint, unassuming front door and take in an amalgamation of vintage scoreboards, well-worn couches, mirrors made from local tire forms, and much more. The shop is owned by Jason Horinger, a local designer who handmakes a lot of the goods, including some of the stunning custom tables and centerpieces, that you'll find in the store.

 

The Birch Tree Furniture & Boutique

5032 Tuscarawas Street, Canton

Home Decor Stores Akron & Canton

Photo courtesy of the Birch Tree Furniture & Boutique

This family-owned shop features everything from custom furniture to women's fashion. They currently offer two full lines of furniture, Norwalk Furniture from Ohio and Craftmaster Furniture which is made in North Carolina. If you're unable to make it to the store in person—don't worry! They have their entire collection available to view online, so you can shop from the comfort of your own home.

 

The Bomb Shelter

923 Bank Street, Akron

Retro furniture is a must in Akron, and we are particularly fond of The Bomb Shelter, which sells vintage kitchen appliances, furniture, clothing, toys and TV sets. They opened in 2001 with 18,000+ square feet of warehouse space and a goal to give a second life to things from their childhoods. So take a moment to peruse goods from over a thousand different places all over the world—if not for the fantastic prices, but for the overwhelming nostalgia factor!

 

Bridgewater Primitives

15255 Gaskill Drive, Alliance

Home Decor Stores Akron & Canton

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If the HGTV hit, Fixer Upper is your jam, Bridgewater Primitives is a glorious find. The homely Alliance storefront is brimming with well-loved old pieces and homemade goods that any rustic-decor enthusiast will adore. We have a particular fondness for their incredible selection of homespun candles (especially the lovely blueberry scent) that would be a fantastic addition to any decor.

 

Gypsy Grace & The Vintage Goat

451 West Market Street, Akron

Home Decor Stores Akron & Canton

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From crystals and bundles of sage to rustic candles and locally made soaps—no matter what your style is, Gypsy Grace has something for you! Self-described as a "cool junk" shop, this Akron business is chock full of interesting, one-of-a-kind items that have been up-cycled and given a brand new life. Their inventory is always changing, so make sure to check them out on Facebook to see what new items they have in store for this week!

 

Laura of Pembroke

3119 Whipple Avenue, Canton

Laura of Pembroke is a family-owned boutique full of stylish women's clothing, gifts and home furnishings with locations in both Cleveland and Canton, Ohio. Each piece in their massive, classy storefront is full of European influence—from the pleated couches to the statement-making glass chandeliers. They also happen to have a full interior design team on staff that offers stylish, sophisticated design services for both residential and commercial spaces throughout Ohio.

 

Main Street Modern

618 Mulberry Road, Canton

 

Mid-century modern decor has been all the rage for several years now, and one of the best places to get your modern fix is, of course, Main Street Modern! Their 40,000-square-foot warehouse is the largest gallery of mid-century modern furniture in Ohio and is a go-to Canton spot for funky furniture and groovy decor.

 

Miller's Home Furnishing

6220 Promler Avenue, North Canton

Miller's Home Furnishing is owned by sisters, Erin Miller-Todaro and Ashley Miller, who both share a passion for interior decorating and home decor. Their massive store works with over 20 furniture manufacturers and can order upholstery from a choice of 300 fabrics—so you can always find a unique piece!

 

Urban and Loft

720 2nd Street, Canton

Home Decor Stores Akron & Canton

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Urban and Loft features one-of-a-kind and vintage decor perfect for any type of home design. The shop is owned by wife and husband team, Suzi and Sam, who have a mutual love for unique finds and eclectic home decor. Whether you're looking to decorate a farmhouse, a mid-century modern home or industrial loft, you've found the right place. They are only open the third Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., or by appointment.

Have Any Recommendations?

Did we miss your favorite home decor shop in the area? Let us know in the comments!

August
6

What to Do With Your Kids in the Akron + Canton Area Before School Starts

We can't believe it—summer is almost over. The Fourth of July has come and gone and your family will be shopping for back-to-school bargains before you know it.

But don't pack up your pool floaties and sunscreen yet! We still have a few weeks before the season is officially finished, which gives us plenty of time to squeeze in a little more summer fun. From splashing around at local water parks to meandering through local museums, here are some of our must-do end-of-summer activities for you and your kids in the Akron and Canton area!

 

Visit a Local Farmers' Market

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We live in one of the best regions of the United States for fresh produce and locally produced meats—and you can find an unbeatable selection at your local farmers' market! Bring the kiddos with you and let them pick a few ingredients to use in your meals for the week and buy a few treats to enjoy on the way home! Many local markets also have live music, games and face painting to entertain the whole family. Here are the best farmers' markets near Akron and Canton.

 

Have a Blast at the Akron Canton Jellystone Park

The Akron Canton Jellystone Park is a family-oriented camp and theme park that features a water park, miniature golf and gem mining! Join Yogi Bear as you swim in the 500,000-gallon pool or eat homemade ice cream from the Pick-a-Nic Basket food stand. Plus, you can make it a weekend affair by staying in one of their adorable cabins or by setting up a tent and enjoying the great outdoors!

 

Learn Something New at MAPS Air Museum

Do you have an aspiring pilot in your family? This internationally known museum focused on aviation will teach you and your kiddos all about the history of flight. Their interesting displays, interactive exhibits and historical archives will keep you entertained for hours. You're welcome to explore the museum on your own or you can take one of the free guided tours!

 

Hop Aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

While trains might not be the most convenient way to travel anymore, they are certainly one of the most fun! Kids will love taking a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, which winds through Cuyahoga Valley National Park and features spectacular views of Ohio's landscape. While each of their routes comes with its fair share of adventure, the CVSR hosts kid-centered events throughout the year. You can find their full event schedule here.

 

Visit the Gardens at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Kid's Summer Activities in Akron and Canton

Photo courtesy of the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Located in one of our favorite Akron neighborhoods, Merriman Valley, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is a fantastic place to spend a summer afternoon! Take a day and explore their stunning gardens along with the magnificent castle-like residence that once served as the home for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company's founder, Frank A. Seiberling. They also host a variety of fun kid-centered events and workshops throughout the summer, so make sure to check out their calendar before you go.

 

Monkey Around at the Akron Zoo

Say goodbye to summer with the help of some furry (and some not-so-furry) friends at the Akron Zoo! With 25 acres of exhibits and guest amenities, your kids will have a hard time running out of things to do. See animals from all over the world up close, ride the train, spin around on the carousel, and marvel at the Wild World Animal Show. Admission is just $12 for adults, $9 for kids ages 2 to 14, and free for kids 2 and under. And don't forget to stop by the Komodo Kingdom Café to fuel up during your adventure!

 

Indulge in Some Ice Cream

Ice Cream in Akron and Canton

While we love to enjoy ice cream year-round, for some reason, it just tastes better in the summer. Good thing the Akron and Canton area is bursting with delicious ice cream spots where you can say a sweet goodbye to the season—some of which have been around since the 1930s or earlier! Here are some of our favorites in the area.

 

Battle it Out at Laser Quest Akron

Located in Akron, Laser Quest is the perfect spot to escape the heat for a few hours. Bring the whole family and navigate the expertly designed course, ducking behind obstacles to hide from the other team, but make sure to watch your back. We're sure your kids will love this heart-pounding adventure—and the chance to tag you out!

 

Explore the Akron Art Museum

Kid's Summer Activities in Akron and Canton

The Akron Art Museum is a work of art itself. With gorgeous architecture and dramatic steel and glass walls, you can peruse incredible art while looking out over the warm, summer day. They display stunning pieces of modern art, photographs and sculptures, which will take you all day to explore. Plus, this season, they are hosting several fun children-centered events that will help your child unleash a bit of their creative side; check out the museum's calendar for a full list!

 

Bounce Around at Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Sky Zone Trampoline Park is a dream come true for little adventurers, filled with trampolines that span from wall to wall. Enjoy freestyle jumping on the massive trampolines, engage in a game of dodgeball on a bouncy court, or dive headfirst into the foam zone! People of all ages are guaranteed to have fun here.

 

Climb the Steps of the McKinley Monument

Kid's Summer Activities in Akron and Canton

Photo courtesy of the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

Before summer ends, take time to visit the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum—where kids can enjoy the hands-on activities at Discover World and take a step back in time in the Street of Shops. Pay your respects to former President William McKinley, and enjoy the incredible view of Canton, by hiking up the 108 steps to the top of the Monument, where the president and his wife, Ida, are buried.

 

We hope you've had a great summer!

What fun activities will you do to say goodbye to the season? Let us know in the comments below!

July
25

9 Outdoor Clubs to Meet Like-Minded People in the Akron & Canton Area

Northeast Ohio is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, offering acres of parkland, wooded roadways and paved trails—all intertwined with urban landscapes. So while the Akron and Canton area isn't nationally known for being an outdoor destination, it should be! We have some of the best trails around for hiking and biking, along with stunning lakes, rivers and creeks that are perfect for fishing and kayaking.  But exploring the great outdoors is always more fun with a buddy. Thankfully both Akron and Canton are home to several outdoorsy groups where you can meet a few friends while you trek through the wilderness! Whether you're a hiker, a runner, a biker or a skier—there are a few friendly groups on this list just for you.  If you're looking for a solo adventure, or just want to spend the day outside with your family—check out our Complete Guide to Being Outdoorsy in the Akron & Canton Area

Jump Ahead:

Biking | Hiking | Kayaking | Running | Skiing

 

Biking 

Hudson Velo

Hudson Velo is a biking club in Hudson, Ohio focused on recreational road biking. They meet for rides throughout the week, offering a variety of routes for a wide range of skill levels. Non-members are welcome to participate in up to three club rides before formally joining the club, so check out their calendar to see when they'll be meeting next!   

Akron Bicycle Club

The Akron Bicycle Club brings people together over their love of cycling and Northeast Ohio. Not only will you find them biking through the area three or four times a week, but also socializing at local farmers' markets, exploring local vineyards and enjoying concerts at Blossom. They frequently travel to other regions, states and even other countries to experience adventures together! You can learn more about joining the Akron Bicycle Club here  

Stark County Bicycle Club 

Formed in 1968, the Stark County Bicycle Club is a nonprofit cycling organization based in Canton. While they are primarily an on-road club, they host trail and Towpath rides as well. In addition to offering a full-ride schedule each month, they take community involvement seriously, providing safety classes for young riders and volunteering at various community events. You can get information on joining or register for a class by visiting their website  

Hiking

Photo courtesy of Hilltop Hikers

Hilltop Hikers

For over 25 years, Hilltop Hikers has been bringing local nature lovers together. They hike year-round, exploring all types of trails around the area. This friendly hiking group is open to any skill level, just make sure you check the trail difficulty before you head out. And, if you aren't sure you want to officially join HillTop Hikers yet, you can try out a few hikes as a guest. Just visit their calendar to see when the next hike will be, suit up in the proper footwear, fill up your water bottle and hit the trail!    

WhyNot Adventures 

WhyNot Adventures is the perfect group for outdoor enthusiasts who have a passion for hiking, biking, kayaking, camping and more! During their hiking season, October through April, they host regular Sunday hikes throughout Northeast Ohio. But when they aren't traversing Ohio's natural landscape on foot, they're exploring the area in other ways—from touring local wineries by bike to taking train rides throughout the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. You can learn more about their weekly events by visiting their Meetup page  

Kayaking

Clubs in Akron and Canton Ohio

Ohio Kayak Adventures

Do you love exploring Northeast Ohio's gorgeous lakes and rivers? Then Ohio Kayak Adventures is the group for you! This community of kayakers is active year-round, hosting a variety of fun activities both on the water and off, and is open to all kayakers regardless of skill level. Visit their Meetup page to see what events are coming up—from sunrise paddles and breakfast meetups to kayak races on local lakes!   

Running

Clubs in Akron and Canton Ohio

Falls Beer Run

If you're looking for a more "casual" running group, head up to Cuyahoga Falls every Wednesday and participate in the Falls Beer Run. Each week, local running enthusiasts complete a 5K before socializing over a beer. The route starts and ends at HiHO Brewing and showcases some of the best of Cuyahoga Falls, including the Gorge and the Glens Trail. Afterward, runners get $1 off their first pint of cold beer—can you think of a better post-run reward? We sure can't!   

Summit Athletic Running Club 

Summit Athletic Running Club is a charitable organization with over 600 members that welcomes runners of all skill levels. They host a variety of races throughout the year in Summit County, proceeds of which go towards local scholarships, food banks and children's services. They also have a variety of groups that meet regularly throughout the week, so no matter if you're a runner, a jogger, or just want to volunteer your time—the Summit Athletic Running Club has a place for you!   

Skiing

Clubs in Akron and Canton Ohio

Goodyear Ski Club 

Founded in 1966, the Goodyear Ski Club is the largest ski club in the Akron area, boasting more than 275 members. Join them as they ski at local resorts, take weekend trips around Ohio, and even travel across the country to ski on some of the best slopes in the world—all while making some lifelong friends! While the group's primary focus is skiing and snowboarding, members also enjoy a variety of social events throughout the year. You can find a full list of upcoming events on their website  

Have Fun! 

What do you like to do outside in Northeast Ohio? Chat with us, and other like-minded individuals, in the comments below!` 
July
4

6 Amazing Starter Homes For Sale in the Akron & Canton Area

Buying a home can be both the most exciting and the most stressful experience of your life — whether you've purchased several or you're a first timer. There are so many factors to consider! But, with the right support system and the help of some trusted professionals, you'll be living in your dream home before you know it.  In the meantime, check out a few of our favorite starter homes on the market right now in the Akron and Canton area. These humble abodes boast smaller square footage and reasonable price tags, making each one an excellent home for a first-time buyer.  If you're sticking to a tighter budget, don't fret. You can use our advanced search tool to find homes in the area that are within your desired price range!   

Spacious Home for Under $100K 

3 Beds | 1 Bath | 1,672 Square Feet | $99,900  Affordable Homes in Akron & Canton Ohio Affordable Homes in Akron & Canton Ohio

This home can be found at 910 Ridge Road, Canton | Listed by Tammy Grogan & Associates

You'll never believe this gorgeous three-bedroom home in Canton is listed for under $100K! The fantastic features include a spacious living room filled with original woodwork, a sunroom/office, a recently updated kitchen and a roomy backyard. Settled in a quiet neighborhood with tree-lined streets only seconds away from the McKinley Monument and the Football Hall of Fame, this is one you won't want to miss.   

Stunning Move-In Ready Condo 

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,716 Square Feet | $279,900

Affordable Homes in Akron & Canton Ohio

Affordable Homes in Akron & Canton Ohio

This home can be found at 1466 South Main Street, North Canton | Listed by Kaszyca Real Estate 

While a condo might not be the first thing you think of when you picture a "starter home", this opulent option might change your mind. The stunning kitchen is outfitted with new appliances and designer details while the elegant formal dining room can fulfill all of your dinner party dreams. Additional luxurious features include a massive master suite, a spacious laundry room and one of the most beautiful, natural settings in North Canton.     

Ranch Home with Enchanting Overlook 

3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,189 Square Feet | $240,00 Affordable Homes in Akron & Canton Ohio Affordable Homes in Akron & Canton Ohio

This home can be found at 3660 Ira Circle, Canton | Listed by Lise Kernan 

This beautifully updated home is situated on a cul-de-sac lot in the desirable Arch Creek neighborhood in Canton. While the inside features plenty of space—with an open concept great room, dining area and kitchen—it's the outdoor features that make this home truly special. A deck spans the back of the entire home, overlooking trees and a small stream. As an added bonus, the home's landscape also features a tiny shed full of potential!   

Adorable Akron Home With Plenty to Love

3 Beds | 1 Bath | 1,128 Square Feet | $117,900 Affordable Homes in Akron & Canton Ohio Affordable Homes in Akron & Canton Ohio

This home can be found at 1667 Sunset Avenue, Akron | Listed by Michelle Sanders

This darling bungalow is conveniently located just a half a block away from the 10-acre open space, Heintz-Hillcrest Park. With plenty of recent updates throughout, this home is the definition of "move-in-ready". The modern living room is outfitted with new carpeting and the over-sized kitchen offers plenty of space to move around. And the private fenced backyard is the perfect space to gather and entertain.  

Better-Than-New Home in Massillon

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,952 Square Feet | $239,900 Affordable Homes in Akron & Canton Ohio Affordable Homes in Akron & Canton Ohio

This home can be found at 7168 Crusader Street, Massillon | Listed by Peggy S. Skakun

This open and spacious home is located in a wonderful neighborhood in Massillon. Enter into a welcoming open floor plan with hardwood floors and high ceilings. The kitchen is equipped with plenty of counter space and an extended center island and looks out over a great room with a fireplace and a dining area offering outdoor access. Upstairs, you'll find three lovely bedrooms and a full bathroom.       

Endearing Cottage Perfect for Entertaining 

3 Beds | 1 Bath | 1,456 Square Feet | $139,900  Affordable Homes in Akron & Canton Ohio Affordable Homes in Akron & Canton Ohio

This home can be found at 3401 Stahl Avenue, Massillon | Listed by Dominic Fonte & Associates

This home in Highland View Farms is filled with rustic and vintage charm. The floor plan has a spacious kitchen and dining room setup, and the cozy living room has a fireplace and opulent crown moldings. The lush backyard is an enchanting urban oasis, featuring a quaint patio and plenty of room to play.  

Enjoy your home search!

If you're looking for a home in the Cincinnati area—or anywhere else in Ohio—we're here to help! Contact us or use our advanced search tool to get started.  
June
25

A Complete Guide to Being Outdoorsy in the Akron & Canton Area

The Akron and Canton area isn't nationally known as being an outdoor destination — but it should be! We have some truly incredible hiking, biking, running and walking trails along with stunning fishing holes and sprawling campgrounds. Plus, we're only a few miles away from the Cuyahoga National Park, which draws thousands of visitors to the area each year. So, in our quest to put our beloved area on the map of must-visit outdoor destinations in the United States and to help you make the most of your surroundings, we've curated a complete guide to being outdoorsy in the Akron and Canton area. Happy adventuring!

Hiking

Outdoor Activities in Akron & Canton

Photo courtesy of Denny Williams via Quail Hollow Park

When you need to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, your best bet is to lace up your boots and hit the trails! There are tons of trails and Metro Parks within easy driving distance from the Canton and Akron area, allowing for a quick and easy outdoorsy escape. The trails in our area feature everything from stunning lake views and lush foliage to rolling meadows and unique carnivorous plants. Our favorite hiking trails in the Akron & Canton area include: 1.) Cascade Valley Metropark The Cascade Valley Metropark is one of the most gorgeous parks in the area. The park is complete with several places to camp, fish, bike, picnic and hike. If you're new to hiking, try the Overlook Trail, a half-mile trail that provides spectacular views of the Cuyahoga River. For a more advanced adventure, head out to the Chuckery Trail, a 2.4-mile challenging loop that will allow you to glimpse the famous Indian Signal Tree before passing the river. 2.) Jackson State Nature Preserve Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve is a 58-acre preserve located in northern Stark County and supports over 20 state-listed rare plants. This area is a stunning location for a summer stroll and will give you an opportunity to view and learn about a vast population of flowering and carnivorous plants! 3.) Quail Hollow Park There's no better place to experience Ohio's incredible scenery than Quail Hollow Park in Hartville. The area offers over 700 acres of rolling meadows, marshes, scenic woodland trails and gardens. The lovely, 40-room H.B. Stewart family home is also located in the park and is now used for educational and community programs and events. The park is open from sunrise to sunset and features 5.4 miles of easy to traverse trails, including the Nature for All Trail, which is an asphalt paved trail perfect for any experience level!  

Running

Outdoor Activities in Akron & Canton The Akron and Canton area offers runners an abundance of options for getting in a little extra cardio. A nearby Metro Park would be a great place to start, but there are also some great running groups and clubs in the area that can help point you in the right direction. Consider joining the Second Sole Akrun, a group that meets every Saturday at 8 a.m. and Sunday at 7 a.m. at the North Portage Path. Or, head up to Cuyahoga Falls every Wednesday to participate in the weekly Falls Beer Run 5K and socialize with a pint afterward! Our favorite running trails in the Akron & Canton area include: 1.) Sand Run Metro Park Whether you're looking to practice on-trail or off-trail running, you can do it at the Sand Run Metro Park. The area features both one-mile and two-mile trails along with numbered exercise stations that you can utilize during your workout. Plus, there are multiple hills in the area that you can use to your advantage (and the fantastic views from the top don't hurt).   2.) Middle Branch Trail Hike, bike, walk, run or jog on this 6.4-mile trail that connects neighborhoods with nature from Canton to Plain Township. The trail is mostly limestone and reinforced with asphalt in a few spots so you can count on a smooth workout. The trail runs north along the railroad tracks and meanders through Gervasi Vineyard past Rice's Nursery and then loops around Plain Township's Veterans Community Park — making it the perfect way to see the area on foot!  

Biking

Photo courtesy of Tim Fitzwater via the Ohio & Erie Canal Way

There's no better place in Ohio to be a cyclist than Canton and Akron. Not only do we have some of the best bike trails in the state, but we're also incredibly bike-friendly. You can ride your bike almost anywhere in the area. Don't have a bicycle yet? Not to worry, we also happen to be home to a few of the best bike shops around — including Ernie's Bike Shop, a North Canton and Massillon staple since 1978. Our favorite bike trails in the Akron & Canton area include: 1.) The Towpath Trail For bicyclists, the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, which is a trail that extends from Akron to Cleveland, offers 85+ miles to explore. The trail closely parallels the Cuyahoga River and the Tuscarawas River south of Akron. The terrain is smooth, perfect for those with families or for cyclist commuters, and passes through a variety of wooded environments and urban neighborhoods. 2.) Hampton Hills Metro Park Mountain Bike Area The Hampton Hills Metro Park is home to the district's first mountain bike trails that include beginner, moderate and intermediate sections. With about seven miles of rideable trails available, and plans to add more to the course, you won't run out of spots in Hampton Hills to traverse on any time soon. 3.) Freedom Trail Located along an unused railroad corridor, the Freedom Trail starts near Portage Hike and Bike Trail in Kent and extends six miles to Eastwood Avenue in Akron, with current plans to extend it even further to downtown near the University of Akron campus. Freedom Trail is not only a great way for humans to get around — bald eagles, coyotes and white-tailed deer also use the grounds as their home!    

Camping

Outdoor Activities in Akron & Canton Sometimes a day in the great outdoors just isn't enough, so why not make a weekend out of it? Gather friends or family, pull the sleeping bags out of the closet, and pitch your tent for a fun night under the stars. There is an abundance of incredible camping destinations around the area and even a few that are just a short drive away. Our favorite camping destinations in the Akron & Canton area include: 1.) Akron Canton Jellystone Park The Akron Canton Jellystone Park is a family-oriented camp and resort that features a water park, miniature golf and gem mining! Join Yogi Bear as you swim in the 500,000-gallon pool or eat homemade ice cream from the Pick-a-Nic Basket. Plus, you can make it a weekend affair by staying in one of their adorable cabins or by setting up a tent and enjoying the great outdoors! 2.) Clay's Park Resort This spacious, 500-acre resort offers an RV park, a campground, an event center and a water park, so no matter how you're looking to spend your evening away, you're sure to have a blast at Clay's Park Resort! Settle into one of their custom-built canvas tents, each featuring one queen bed, one set of bunk beds and a day bed, along with a charcoal grill, a hammock, a fire ring and a picnic table. The area also boasts a stocked fishing lake, kayaks and canoe rentals, miniature golf, and a heated indoor pool. 3.) Cutty's Sunset Camping Resort Nestled near Louisville, this family-owned and -operated resort features full-service facilities and campsites. And, they just happen to be conveniently located near Ohio's Amish Country, the Football Hall of Fame, the Hartville Flea Market and the Maize Valley Farm Market and Winery. Relax at their spacious filtered pool and Spray Park attraction before settling in your RV or tent and enjoying the laid-back atmosphere.  

Kayaking

Outdoor Activities in Akron & Canton

Photo courtesy of Dawn Despoth-Frank via Pier 619

One thing that we don't have a shortage of in Ohio is creeks, lakes and reservoirs! And what better way to explore those incredible waterways than by kayak? Our favorite spots to go kayaking in the Akron & Canton area include: 1.) Portage Lakes With over 400 acres of stunning scenery, Portage Lakes offers a variety of outdoor experiences from boating and swimming to fishing and kayaking! There are several places you can rent kayaks in the area, but we recommend Pier 619, where rentals are just $15 an hour and you can pick up some essential snacks at their convenience store right on the lake. 2.) Gorge Metro Park One of our favorite places to visit any time of the year is the Gorge Metro Park in Cuyahoga Falls. While it's a little bit of a drive from Akron and Canton, we promise it's worth it. The remarkable rock structures and views of the Cuyahoga River are some of the most magnificent sites in Ohio!  

Fishing

Outdoor Activities in Akron & Canton All of those spectacular water destinations in our area also happen to house plenty of fish! Whether you're a traditional angler or a fly-fishing enthusiast — there are plenty of places to drop your line in Akron and Canton. Our favorite fishing destinations in the Akron & Canton area include: 1.) Berlin Lake Wildlife Area This gorgeous, 8,518-acre wildlife area is situated in Akron on land adjacent to Berlin Lake. The area offers a multitude of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, running and so much more, but we can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon than fishing on Berlin Lake. There, you'll find largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, bluegill, white bass and several other types of fish along with some spectacular views for you to enjoy while you're relaxing. 2.) Petros Lake Park Picnic, play, hike and fish on over 127 acres of water and rolling meadows at Petros Lake Park. When you visit, enjoy using the two covered picnic shelters, a sand volleyball court, a loop trail around the lake and several short nature trails. Fishing aficionados will love settling themselves on the water and bringing out a few of the trout that live under the surface.  

Skiing

Outdoor Activities in Akron & Canton

Photo courtesy of Thomas Conti via Boston Mills and Brandy Wine Ski Areas

Skiing? In Ohio? You bet! When the weather gets chilly, make your way to one of Ohio's ski areas to get a few laps in. One of our favorite skiing destinations in Ohio is just a hop, skip and jump away in Cuyahoga Falls — the Boston Mills and Brandywine Ski Areas. Boston Mills and Brandywine Ski Areas Boston Mills and Brandywine are sister resorts and are located within a five-minute drive of each other. The resorts' locations make it possible to venture to both in the same day if you wish! Combined, the resorts boast 88 skiable acres, 18 trails, four terrain parks, and several advanced trails. Like most Ohio resorts, Boston Mills and Brandywine offer night skiing, but unlike other resorts, the trails are open until 1 a.m. in January and February. Get ready for some late-night winter adventures!  

Enjoy your adventure!

Did we miss your favorite outdoor destination in the Canton and Akron area? Let us know in the comments!
June
11

The Best Garden Centers and Nurseries in the Akron & Canton Area

Whether you're looking to spruce up your yard, give it a complete makeover, or just want to learn more about gardening — you can do it all at a local gardening center! Not only does visiting a local nursery give you the best chance at purchasing plants that are perfect for your climate, but you're also helping support a small business. That's why we created a list of our favorite gardening centers and nurseries in the Akron and Canton area! Each of these businesses is teaming with expert gardeners and landscapers so no matter how big (or nonexistent) your green thumb is, they'll be able to assist you. Happy planting!

Boyle's Nursery & Landscaping

1745 Martin Road, Mogadore Garden Centers in Akron Canton Ohio

Photo courtesy of Boyle's Nursery & Landscaping

Located in Mogadore, Boyle's Nursery & Landscaping was opened in 1948 by William and Mildred Boyle to give their friends, family and neighbors a place to purchase high-quality plants at a low cost. They continue to do that today, providing a wide selection of Ohio-grown plants and a knowledgeable staff that can help you create the yard of your dreams.

Canton Road Garden Center

1881 Canton Road, Akron Canton Road Garden Center is a family-owned nursery, greenhouse and gardening supply store that has been serving Akron growers since 1980. You can visit their 12,000 square foot greenhouse and three-acre nursery anytime for all of your rose bush, perennial, annual, tree, herb, vegetable and flower needs! If you are not sure what you're looking for — don't worry. Their friendly staff is made up of growing experts and will be happy to help you find exactly what you need.

Dayton Nurseries

3459 South Cleveland Massillon Road, Norton A beloved nursery in Norton, Dayton Nurseries is one of the most beautiful garden centers in the area, specializing in rhododendrons and azaleas. Along with their diverse inventory of native plants, hardy trees, shrubs and grasses, they also offer everything you need to plant them, including fertilizer, mulch and gardening tools. Make sure to visit their blog before you go and get an inside look into ongoings and new stock at the nursery along with tips and tricks to grow your green thumb!

Donzell's Flower & Garden Center

937 East Waterloo Road, Akron

Donzell's Flower & Garden Center is one of the largest garden centers in the United States, offering over 25,000 square feet of building space, 13 acres of land and parking for more than 300 guests. This massive nursery was founded in 1953 by Sam (Salvatore) Donzelli who had come home from serving in Korea and decided to open up a business on his father's land on Waterloo Road. Today, you can get lost for days exploring their spacious facility that is full of trees, flowers, houseplants, vegetables and so much more.

Graf's Garden Shop, Landscape and Farm Market

1015 White Pond Drive, Akron No matter what you're in the market for — herbs, roses, vegetable plants, succulents or a landscaping consultation — you can get it right here, at Graf's Garden Shop, Landscape and Farm Market. In addition to their locally grown plant offerings, you can also shop at their in-house farmers' market which offers fresh produce, homemade baked goods and so much more. And if that wasn't enough, they even provide special classes for those who want to learn more about plants and gardening. Make sure to check out their calendar and get ready to learn everything from plant potting to annual container design and maintenance.

Greens & Things Nursery

4004 Applegrove Street Northwest, North Canton The team at Greens and Things Nursery boasts one of the area's largest selections of local plants, evergreens, mulch and landscaping stone. In addition to their on-site staff experts — who can help you whether you're a first-time homebuyer or an avid gardener perfecting your yard — they also offer a gardening how-to blog, where you can a weekly dose of gardening tips and how-tos.

Moyer's Nursery & Landscaping

10992 Millersburg Road Southwest, Massillon Garden Centers in Akron Canton Ohio

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Bruce Moyer started Moyer's Nursery and Landscaping with just five acres of land and trees planted in syrup buckets. Today, this Massillon favorite is home to over 25 acres full of trees and landscape plants and four greenhouses. While Moyer's is booming all year long, we can't wait to visit during Christmas when they start selling stunning trees, poinsettias and other holiday decor.

Petitti Garden Centers

5656 Dressler Road, North Canton In the 1960s, Angelo Petitti thought he had his whole life figured out. He had immigrated to the United States and was attending Kent State, pursuing a political science degree while working as a landscaper's assistant part-time. A few years later, he was partnering with his brother to begin Petitti Landscape Company. Today, they have several garden centers all around northeastern and central Ohio — all offering a wide selection of live plants and gardening tools. In addition to having one of the best plant selections around, Petitti's is also committed to making Ohio a better place by only growing plants locally, using eco-friendly practices and by giving back to the community any way they can.

Reedurban Nurseries

2540 Genoa Avenue Southwest, Massillon Step into a gorgeous natural oasis when you visit Reedurban Nurseries. This full-service garden center offers a huge selection of trees, shrubs, flowers and so much more. It's the perfect place to get inspiration for your dream lawn, purchase a gift for a special someone or just to spend a sunny afternoon with family. Don't forget to follow them on Facebook for special sales and offers throughout the month!

Rohr & Sons Nursery Inc

5357 Everhard Road Northwest, Canton | 7211 Portage Street NW, Massillon

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Family-owned since 1958, Rohr and Son's is a local nursery and garden center providing the Canton area with locally grown plants, trees, shrubs and unique greenery (including a few venus fly traps!). Whether you're looking to add a few touches to your garden, have a professional design and install your yard, or are interested in putting in a pond, you can do it all at Rohr and Son's. And, be sure to mark their workshops, Bonsai Show and open house events on your calendar so you don't miss these popular events!  

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June
4

15 Things to Do this Summer With Kids in the Akron and Canton Area

Summer is here! With three months off of school and gorgeous warm weather, the possibilities for fun in the Akron and Canton area are endless. There's no better way to spend a day than investigating the town with your family. Fortunately, our area is ripe with fun, kid-friendly attractions worth exploring! To help you get started on your seasonal itinerary, we rounded up some of our favorite kid-friendly summer activities in the area. From refreshing water parks to digging up some fossils, these are some of our favorite kid-approved ways to spend your summer days.

Monkey Around at the Zoo

The Akron Zoo is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon with your family! Featuring 25 acres of exhibits and guest amenities, the kiddos will have a hard time running out of things to do. See animals from all over the world up close, ride the train, spin around on the carousel and marvel at the Wild World Animal Show. Admission is just $12 for adults, $9 for kids ages 2 to 14, and free for kids 2 and under.

Learn Something New at the Akron Children's Museum

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This interactive museum for kids offers hands-on exhibits on science, technology, health and culture. Your child will love playing and exploring the museum all while boosting their problem-solving skills. Plus, the bright interior will spur your entire family's imagination!

Stop By Café O' Play

Café O' Play is far from your traditional cafe. While this unique eatery serves delicious sandwiches, pastries, salads, soups, pizza and more, it also functions as a gigantic indoor play area for young kids. Gather with friends and enjoy a meal while you let the little ones run wild on the playground!

Dive Into a New Story at a Local Bookstore

What to do with kids in the summer akron and canton ohio Instill a love of reading in your child by visiting the area's best local bookshops! Watch your kiddo pick out a book they'll love and then cozy up or head to a nearby park to read it together. From picture books to full-length novels, there is an infinite number of stories for you to enjoy.

Play Outside at One of Our Area's Metro Parks

When in doubt, explore the outdoors! The Akron and Canton area just happens to be home to an abundance of picturesque Metro Parks — all of which feature wildlife viewing opportunities, bike paths, wildflowers, soccer fields and hiking trails for your enjoyment.

Visit a Local Festival

There are several fun festivals happening this summer and many of them are kid-friendly! Your children will especially love the National Hamburger Festival, where you can celebrate the place where our country's iconic sandwich originated. Then follow it up with the Yankee Peddler Festival in early September, where they can step back in time 200 years and visit pioneer America. And if you want to make the short trek up to Cleveland, here are some fun and unique festivals going on in the area this season!

Indulge in Some Ice Cream

Ice cream definitely tastes good year-round, but for some reason, the flavors really stand out when it's hot outside. Fortunately, Northeast Ohio is home to plenty of top-notch creameries — some of which have been around since the 1930s or earlier! Here are some of our favorites in the area.

Have a Blast at the Akron Canton Jellystone Park

The Akron Canton Jellystone Park is a family-oriented camp and resort that features a water park, miniature golf and gem mining! Join Yogi Bear as you swim in the 500,000-gallon pool or eat homemade ice cream from the Pick-a-Nic Basket. Plus, you can make it a weekend affair by staying in one of their adorable cabins or by setting up a tent and enjoying the great outdoors!

Escape from a Local Puzzle Room

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Puzzle rooms invite groups to work together, solve puzzles and hopefully escape within 60 minutes! The rooms at Escape Room Downtown are fun (and never scary), so they're perfect for families. Try your luck at the Missing Detective's Office, the Moonlight Gallery and the Bootlegger's Lair.

Visit the Troll Hole Museum

Trolls are all the rage right now and there's no better place to be a troll enthusiast than the Troll Hole Museum. This local treasure boasts more than 20,000 troll items (including a Guinness World Record troll collection). Here, you can learn everything about trolls, from ancient mythology to the modern dolls in pop culture that we have grown to know and love.

Try Your Hand at Bowling

What to do with kids in the summer akron and canton ohio Bowling is an activity that people of all ages can enjoy! So why not head over to a local bowling alley and engage in a little friendly family competition? Spins Bowl Akron is a local favorite among families, offering excellent bowling facilities alongside an arcade and delicious food. Or head over to Eastbury Bowling, which offers a summer-long "Kids Bowl Free" program!

Hop Aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Trains might not be the most convenient way to travel anymore, but they are certainly one of the most fun! Kids will love taking a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, which winds through Cuyahoga Valley National Park and features spectacular views. While any route comes with its fair share of adventure, the railroad hosts kid-friendly events throughout the year. You can find their full event schedule here.

Go Ice Skating

If you think ice skating is just a winter sport you're in for a fantastic surprise! Ice skating year-round is possible at the Center Ice Sports Complex indoor rink in North Canton. Admission for public skating is just $7 and skate rentals are $3. While it might seem a little silly to carry around thick socks on a hot summer day, this cool activity lets you pretend that you've stepped into a winter wonderland!

Dig Up Some Fossils at the Akron Fossils & Science Center

The Akron Fossils and Science Center allows children to explore the treasures of the past through interactive exhibits. Grab a pick and gloves and start digging up some knowledge. After you've gotten your hands a little dirty, go on a tour throughout the center and handle real fossils, meet some furry friends and craft some souvenirs.  

Try a New Craft

Summer weather can be pretty unpredictable here in Northern Ohio. If the weather outside isn't cooperating with your family plans, stay home and try a fun new craft or recipe instead! Here are 13 fail-proof ideas from local Ohio bloggers we love.  

Have a Great Summer!

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May
14

19 Essential Historic Landmarks Around Ohio, Mapped

Ohio is known for our love of sports, our delicious Buckeyes and our rock and roll — but our incredible state is also bursting with history. Not only are we the birthplace of aviation, but we have also been home to several presidents and inventors and the site of plenty of historic battles. There are hundreds of historic sites in Ohio that are waiting to share the stories of great people, places and events that made our home what it is today. We rounded up 19 of the must-see attractions around the state, so you can get started on planning your historic tour of Ohio! Which landmark will you visit first?
Start planning out your road trip using our interactive map!

The Adena Mansion and Gardens | Chillicothe

The dramatic stone mansion on a hill north of Chillicothe, Ohio, was the home of Thomas and Eleanor Worthington and their 10 children in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Thomas Worthington was one of Ohio's first U.S. senators and served as the sixth governor of Ohio from 1814-1818. You can visit their incredible home which is surrounded by extensive gardens — that include a fruit tree orchard, grape vines and plots for vegetables — and get a unique view into 19th-century life.

The Arcade | Cleveland

Arcade Cleveland The Arcade Cleveland opened in May of 1890 as the first indoor shopping center in America. It was designed by John M. Eisenmann and George H. Smith and financed by some of the most esteemed businessmen of the late 19th century, including John D. Rockefeller and Charles Brush. Today, the gorgeous building is one of Cleveland's most popular landmarks and premier destinations for shopping and dining. You can even stay in the luxurious Hyatt Regency Hotel that occupies the top three levels!

The Birthplace of Thomas Edison | Milan

Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of the phonograph, the incandescent light bulb and many other devices that make our lives simpler, was born in Milan, Ohio in 1847. Visit the Edison Birthplace Museum and peruse their rare collection of Edison's early inventions, documents and family mementos. The museum is open February through December, so make sure to stop by the next time you're in the area to learn all about Thomas Edison's life and how he began the Age of Invention.

Cincinnati Music Hall | Cincinnati

This famous music hall was originally built in 1878 with private money from what is believed to be the nation's first matching grant fund drive. It was recently reopened in October 2017 after an extensive renovation and is currently home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Cincinnati Opera and the Cincinnati Ballet. You can find this remarkable structure in the heart of Over the Rhine right behind Washington Park, which is always bustling with fun events and festivals for you to enjoy!

The Cincinnati Observatory | Cincinnati

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In 1842, Cincinnati professor Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel had a dream: to build a local observatory in the heart of Cincinnati that would help expand astronomy research. He went door to door, soliciting $25 a piece to invest in his endeavor. Eventually, he was able to make his dream a reality, with the observatory building coming to fruition in 1843. The building served as a strictly research-focused center until 1999, when it was resurrected into a center for astronomy education. Today, the observatory is open to the public for tours during the week and public stargazing most Thursday and Friday evenings.

The Cincinnati Zoo's Elephant and Reptile Houses | Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Zoo is home to two National Historic Landmarks, the Elephant House and the Reptile House. The Reptile House is the oldest zoo building in the world, built in 1875 in Turkish style. The building originally housed monkeys but is now home to more than 35 reptile species. The Elephant House, a Taj Mahal-looking structure, was constructed in 1906 atop the zoo's highest hill. The gorgeous building is one of the zoo's most popular destinations, home to several endangered Asian elephants.

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park | Dayton

The Dayton Aviation Heritage Park is a national park that commemorates three important historical figures — Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright and poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. The park features several historical landmarks including the Wright Cycle Company Complex which is home to the Wright brother's last surviving bicycle shop, the Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial, the Huffman Prairie Flying Field and many others! Visit to learn all about these famous Dayton residents' lives and their massive impact on the world.

Eldean Bridge | Miami County

 
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Set amidst the backdrop of Miami County's vast farmland and the tree-lined Great Miami River, the Eldean Covered Bridge is one of only two covered bridges remaining in the area. While it was once the second longest of its kind in Ohio, it is the longest "Long Truss" covered bridge in the nation. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to cross over the bridge on foot or by car, but no matter how you decide to journey across, the gorgeous barn-red bridge will no doubt take you back to another time.

Fort Meigs State Memorial | Perrysburg

Fort Meigs was built during the War of 1812 along the Maumee River to provide a supply depot and staging point for United States military operations in Canada. Today, Fort Meigs is the site of a 65-acre park that includes a full-size 10-acre replica of the 1813 fort. If you're looking to get a taste of American history, you can visit the reconstructed fort any time you'd like! Bring the whole family and enjoy one of their battle reenactments or one of their historical demonstrations, which take place throughout the year.

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park | Chillicothe

Along the landscape of the Ohio River Valley, you can find earthen mounds and embankments that come together to create geometric structures. These astonishing creations were built by local Native Americans almost 2,000 years ago. These natives called themselves the Hopewellians and they gathered at these earthworks for feasts, funerals and rites of passage. You can learn all about them, and see them in person, at the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in Chillicothe.

John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge | Cincinnati

Ohio Landmarks The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, named for the civil engineer who designed it in 1867, has been an iconic bridge along the Cincinnati skyline for nearly a century and a half. It was the first bridge to employ several new techniques, making it an engineering marvel during the time of its construction. When you're in the area, make sure to take a stroll across it to get a better look and mark the RoeblingFest on your calendar in June, when hundreds of Roebling enthusiasts come together to celebrate the landmark.

The Great Serpent Mound | Peebles

This magnificent site features the world's largest serpentine effigy mound yet to be discovered. The mount winds through trees on a cliff overlooking the Bush Creek Valley in Adams County, averaging about 1,330 feet in length and three feet in height. Historians don't know why this great serpent exists, only that it might have been created by the Adena people over 2,100 years ago. The mysteries don't stop there, however. The ground under the mound is full of cave-like, hollow structures that puzzle historians and visitors alike. We might not ever solve all of the serpent's secrets, but one thing is for sure — it is really gorgeous to look at!

McKinley Memorial | Canton

 
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Former president William McKinley spent much of his life in Canton, where he practiced law and married his wife, Ida Saxton. The McKinley Monument is the final resting place for the 25th President of the United States and his wife. This breathtaking, round building is located in Canton, towering above the trees in Canton and settled at the top of 108 steps. If you're interested in learning more about President McKinley, head down the street to the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, which serves as an educational center of history and science for both the local community and a global audience.

Mt. Pleasant Historic District | Mt. Pleasant

Not only is this district adorable, but it's also an area full of rich history. Mount Pleasant was founded in 1803 by anti-slavery Quakers and was a well-known safe haven for fugitive slaves on the Underground Railroad. The entire town is a must-see for anyone who loves history. We recommend stopping by the meeting house, where Ohio Quakers would meet once a year, and the Burris General Store, which was built in 1895, where you can get a look at all of the original equipment and pick up a souvenir! But, no matter what you decide to do while you're in the area, you should definitely take a moment to stroll along the quiet streets and look at the remarkable historic homes.

The Ohio Statehouse | Columbus

The Ohio Statehouse is our state capitol building and is truly a magnificent sight to behold! Unlike many of the other states' capitol buildings, the Ohio Statehouse didn't take inspiration from the United States Capitol, because it was actually designed and built before the glorious building in D.C. was ever erected. Instead, it was built in the Greek Revival Style, with many features drawing inspiration from the Tholos of Delphi and the Parthenon of Athens. You can tour our historic capitol building for free — Monday through Friday every hour on the hour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Ohio Theatre | Columbus

 
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While this stunning theater is one of the state's most beautiful buildings, featuring Spanish-Baroque architecture with breathtaking details (including the 21-foot high chandelier!), it was created as "a palace for the average man." Thomas W. Lamp, the Scottish architect in charge of the Ohio Theatre project in the 1920s, envisioned a place where anyone, regardless of wealth or status, could go and see a film or a live performance. To put the finishing touches on the theater, they chose Ann Dornan, one of the first women to graduate from the Columbia School of Architecture, who traveled around the world to select art and furnishings. Today, you can experience all of the history and majesty at one of the 100+ performances the theater puts on each year.

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial | Put-In-Bay

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812. And, to celebrate the long-lasting peace among Great Britain, Canada and the U.S., the Memorial, a Doric column that rises 352 feet over Lake Erie, is situated five miles from the longest undefended border in the world. For a truly incredible view, head up to the Observation Deck of the Memorial when you visit, where you can get a 360-degree view of the Lake Erie Islands and the shorelines of Ohio, Michigan and Ontario.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens | Akron

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Located in one of our favorite Akron neighborhoods, Merriman Valley, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is a prime example of the area's stunning architecture. The castle-like residence served as the home for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company's founder Frank A. Seiberling and is a popular landmark and tourist attraction today.

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums | Fremont

Rutherford B. Hayes was the 19th president of the United States from 1877 to 1881, having also served as an American representative and governor of Ohio for several years. Shortly after his death in 1893, his son set about creating a museum and library as a memorial to his father in Hayes' home of Fremont, Ohio. You can visit the estate and museum Monday through Saturday and peruse artifacts from our former president's life. We recommend taking a picnic lunch and settling in a shaded spot on the lush grounds while soaking in the beauty and history of Fremont!   

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May
9

14 Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend in the Akron & Canton Area

Memorial Day is almost here! This three-day weekend offers the chance to honor those who fought so bravely for our country and spend a little extra time with our families. Plus, this weekend also marks the unofficial start of summer! In true Ohio fashion, the Akron and Canton areas will be celebrating the long weekend with patriotism, local festivals and plenty of great music. We've rounded up some of our most anticipated events during the weekend. On this list, you'll find everything from massive farmers' markets to spectacular parades. Enjoy!

Vintage Canton

Where: Central Plaza, Canton When: May 23, 4:30-9:30 p.m.

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This fun annual festival takes place in the heart of downtown Canton and features live music, art exhibits, and top-notch wine from all over the world. Taste samples from your favorite wineries, selections from local breweries in the beer garden, and bites from the best Stark County restaurants — all in one convenient location!

2019 Blossom Time Music Festival

Where: Chagrin Valley Jaycees Page When: May 23-25, Thursday 8-10:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday 6-11 p.m. Every year, the Chagrin Valley Jaycees throw a spectacular festival over Memorial Day weekend. The festivities will include a carnival, food and drink vendors, along with plenty of family-friendly activities. You won't want to miss the grand parade downtown, which is a highlight of the festival and one of the most popular parades in the area!

Rabid Fest

Where: Buzzbin Art & Music Shop When: May 23-26, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Music lovers rejoice! This Memorial Day weekend, one of the biggest musical events in Ohio is coming to Akron. Rabid Fest will feature over 20 metal, punk and rock bands from all over the country — and you can see them all for just $10. Tickets are available exclusively at Buzzbin Art and Music Shop.

Memorial Day Flea Market

Where: Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market When: May 23-27 Akron Canton Memorial Day Ohio

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Hartville's Memorial Day Flea Market is one of the largest markets in Ohio, featuring more than 1,000 vendors! Peruse locally made art, baked goods, and fresh produce. There will also be food and beverages to refuel when you need a break from all your wandering!

4th Friday's Cruise-In & Farmers' Market

Where: Barley's Event Center, Louisville When: May 24, 4-8 p.m. Every fourth Friday this summer, Barley's Event Center in Louisville will be hosting a "cruise-in"! All makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome to cruise into the front lawn and enjoy great music, food and door prizes. Plus, inside and outside of the barn, vendors and crafters will be set up selling fresh produce, baked goods, art creations and crafts!

Rock the Lock

Where: Lock 3, Akron When: May 24, 6-11 p.m. Join Lock 3 and 97.5 WONE every Friday night this summer and enjoy seeing some of your favorite tribute bands! During Memorial Day weekend, the concert will be a tribute to Bon Jovi, featuring Victory Highway and Crush. Gates open at 6 p.m. so grab a blanket and find a comfy spot!

Memorial Day Weekend at Clay's Park & Resort

Where: Clay's Park Resort, Lawrence When: May 24-27, Friday-Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday 12-7 p.m. Akron Canton Memorial Day Ohio The unofficial start of summer kicks off at Clay's Park and Resort! Clay's is one of Ohio's top outdoor camping, water park and event destinations, and during Memorial Day weekend, stop by and enjoy a military parade, a classic car show and the seasonal opening of their Adventure Waterpark!

Sippo Lake parkrun

Where: Sippo Lake, Canton When: May 25, 7:45-9 a.m. This holiday weekend, enjoy the fresh air at Sippo Lake in Canton! Every Saturday, this beautiful park offers a free, timed 5K perfect for runners, walkers, dog owners and families. The course follows the beautiful trails of Sippo Lake Park and includes sights like the new Wildlife Conservation Center, wetlands and a limestone trail. Afterward, make sure to stick around for the coffee social! You only have to register once, and participants are required to show their registration barcode before each 5K. You can register here

Ode to Otters

Where: The Akron Zoo When: May 25, 8-10 a.m. Akron Canton Memorial Day Ohio One of our favorite holidays is coming up — World Otter Day! To celebrate this important day, the Akron Zoo will be hosting a special breakfast complete with crafts, cookie decorating, keeper talks and, of course, otter appearances!

Let's Grow Akron Plant Sale

Where: First Congregational Church of Akron When: May 25-26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. It's the gardening season! Purchase vegetable, herb and flower seedlings at the Let's Grow Akron and First Congregational Church of Akron's fundraiser this Memorial Day weekend. While you're there, you can enjoy live music, tours of the Feed My Sheep market garden and plenty of family-friendly activities. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Let's Grow Akron Community Farm and the Feed My Sheep Garden.

Family Fun Loop: Mythical Creatures

Where: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Peninsula Depot When: May 26, 1:55 p.m. Climb aboard this half-loop excursion for an afternoon stuffed with family fun! Children will have the chance to create their own stuffed animals all while taking in the beautiful sights of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Departure is from the Peninsula Depot and will loop back over the course of two hours.

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Where: Green High School and Veterans Park, Uniontown When: May 27, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Akron Canton Memorial Day Ohio Head over to the City of Green this Memorial Day for a plethora of fun events to celebrate the holiday! The popular parade will begin and end at the Green High School parking lot, winding its way through town with colorful floats and American flags. Afterward, visit the Veterans Memorial Park for a memorial ceremony honoring fallen soldiers and veterans. Plus, don't miss the free community picnic and antique car show that will follow the ceremony!

Memorial Day Parade Contest

Where: Springwood Lake Camp Club, East Sparta When: May 27, 9:30 a.m. This annual Memorial Day event is a local favorite, giving you the chance to decorate a golf cart or ATV and be a part of the Memorial Day parade! The festivities will begin after the flag raising ceremony at 9 a.m. at the front gate parking lot.

Canton Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Where: Timken High School When: May 27, 10 a.m. The annual Memorial Day parade will step off from Timken High School and will wind through town to Monument Park. Afterward, there will be a beautiful ceremony to honor fallen military members at the McKinley National Memorial.  

Happy Memorial Day!

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April
25

The ABC's of Canton, OH | The Area's Landmarks and Characteristics from A-Z

We all know our traditional ABC's because we've spent years writing and reciting them. But what about the ABC's of Canton? Today, we're swapping apple for Amish country and cat for the Canton Brewing Company — because it's always fun to think about what makes our area so amazing! Keep reading to get a peek into the essential landmarks, local businesses and unique characteristics of Canton, Ohio.  

A: Amish Country

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Canton just happens to be the gateway to Ohio's Amish Country. Once you step foot into this idyllic area, you'll experience cozy farm-to-table restaurants, stunning back roads, cheese factories and hospitable inns. While the Amish enjoy a more simple way of life, it's far from boring. There's plenty to do an see in the area, so get lost in Amish country this weekend using our guide!

B: Blue Water Majesty Museum

This hidden gem is the perfect way to spend an hour when exploring the Canton area. Visit and peruse model ships handmade from exotic woods by artist Larry Pulka. All of the models you'll get to see are exact duplicates of their full-grown sisters, made using copies of the original blueprint, and crafted without using paints or stains!

C: Canton Brewing Company

The Canton Brewing Company has a rich history dating back to 1883. Still a Canton staple, the brewery has remained committed to the historic beers that made them famous over a century ago, while also continuing to craft new and innovative brews. We recommend grabbing a delicious handmade pizza along with your pint of locally brewed beer at the brewhouse when you visit!

D: Downtown

Downtown is where you can truly feel the heartbeat of our artsy city. The area is filled with bustling restaurants and cafes, historic buildings and monuments, art galleries and shops, music venues, theaters, and so much more! Check out our guide to spending a full day in the area.

E: Ernie's Bike Shop

Canton is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. With our proximity to the Towpath Trail, an iconic 87-mile trail that runs through the heart of the Ohio & Erie Canalway, and several other fantastic biking trails, it makes sense that we have some of the best bike shops around. One of our favorites is Ernie's Bike Shop, a North Canton and Massillon staple since 1978.

F: Pro Football Hall of Fame

This world-renowned museum represents football in many colorful and entertaining ways — and it's located right here in Canton! Called the "Most Inspiring Place on Earth", visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame for incredible exhibits, displays and immersive experiences.

G: George's Lounge

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Photo courtesy of Joe Albert Photography via George's Lounge

Nestled in the Canton Arts District, George's Lounge is the second-longest operating bar in downtown Canton and is a fantastic spot for hand-crafted food and drinks. The laid-back decor and welcoming atmosphere will have you coming back again and again. Visit on a Wednesday and enjoy a grass-fed, gourmet burger for only $5!

H: Harry London Chocolates

Located in North Canton, Harry London Chocolates is one of the best spots to take out-of-town guests. They offer 45-minute tours of the factory, where you can learn the steps Harry London uses to carefully craft their gourmet chocolates. Afterward, stop in their retail store and pick up some goodies for the road, and don't forget to grab a box of their mouthwatering Buckeyes before you go!

I: 1899 Indoor Golf

In 1899, the first public golf course was established in Ohio. Now, over 100 years later, 1899 Indoor Golf is keeping the spirit alive with a premier indoor golf experience in Canton! They are open 365 days a year and it's always sunny on their 20 virtual courses so you don't have to worry about the weather ruining your golf game. It's also a great place to hang out, with a high-style bar that offers a rotating menu of craft cocktails, beer and wine.

J: Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve

Canton Oh Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve is a 58-acre preserve located in northern Stark County and supports over 20 state-listed rare plants. This area is a stunning location for a summer stroll and will give you an opportunity to view and learn about a vast population of flowering and carnivorous plants!

K: Kennedy's Barbecue

This landmark sandwich shop features on-premise smoked ham and pork, as well as turkey, roast beef and pulled pork sandwiches all served with Kennedy's signature homemade relish. For those with a sweet tooth, they also serve a variety of homemade pies, cookies and ice cream!

L: Lucca Downtown

Lucca is an upscale restaurant with a Tuscan-inspired menu full of locally sourced ingredients. Each dish is artistically prepared and they offer a wine menu that contains a glass to compliment every meal. Reservations are recommended for most nights.

M: McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

Canton, OH

Photo courtesy of the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

Former president William McKinley spent much of his life in Canton, where he practiced law and married his wife, Ida Saxton. The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum offers everything from a carefully curated museum and library to a hands-on interactive science center and planetarium. This museum honors the life of President McKinley as it tells the story of Stark County and you can visit 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

N: The National First Ladies' Library

Founded by Ida Saxton McKinley, The National First Ladies' Library is the only museum of its kind showcasing the history of First Ladies in America. The first floor of the historic site features a theater for movies and presentations along with various exhibits. The second floor features the library, which aims to provide unique and historical information to the public.

O: Ohio to Erie Trail

This primarily off-street recreational trail runs from the Ohio River to Lake Erie, spanning the state of Ohio from Cincinnati to Cleveland and following lands formerly occupied by railroads and canals. Currently, the full length of the trail is 326 miles. Head over to the nearest trailhead and ride your bike a few miles north to Canal Fulton or Clinton for some truly spectacular sights!

P: The Palace Theatre

Whether you want to see a movie or a play, you should do so at the historic Canton Palace Theatre. This beautiful theater opened in 1926 and offers some of the most gorgeous architecture in Canton!

Q: Quail Hollow Park

Quail Hollow Park is located a few miles north of Canton in Hartville, but it one of the most gorgeous parks around! With over 700 acres of rolling meadows, marshes, scenic woodland trails and gardens, it's a great place to experience beautiful Ohio nature. The lovely, 40-room H.B. Stewart family home is also located in the park and is now used for educational and community programs and events.

R: Real Estate

For Sale in Akron and Canton Ohio

This home can be found at 6609 Chatsworth Street, Canton

Canton has so much to offer, including amazing events and sites to explore, as well as a myriad of gorgeous homes for sale. Most of the homes in Canton are constructed in the two-story Colonial or Tudor styles and some are even located in registered historic places. When you decide to move to Canton (and you will) we'll be happy to help you in your home search!

S: Sluggers and Putters Amusement Park

Sluggers and Putters is located in Canal Fulton and is the area's largest family amusement park. What once started as just mini-golf, a driving range and batting cages has grown into a massive park with an abundance of things to do!

T: Troll Hole Museum

Did you know that our area is home to a Guinness World Record holder? Located in Alliance, the Troll Hole Museum, owned by collector Sherry Groom, is home to the largest collection of trolls in the world. With over 20,000 troll items and nearly 3,000 troll dolls alone it is certainly an incredible sight! Check out more Ohio Guinness World Record holders here

U: Urban and Loft

Urban and Loft features one of a kind and vintage decor perfect for any type of home design. Whether you're looking to decorate a farmhouse, a mid-century modern home or industrial loft, you've found the right place.

V: Gervasi Vinyard

Canton, OH

Photo courtesy of Genevieve Nisly Photography via Gervasi Vinyard

We couldn't talk about popular Canton destinations without mentioning Gervasi Vinyard, one of the most famous spots in the area! This destination winery resort offers memorable experiences along with great food and stunning views. Their 55-acre estate is designed for couples seeking romantic dining options, families looking for a weekend of fun, and so much more.

W: Wilderness Center

This non-profit nature center boasts over 10 miles of hiking trails that include beautiful forests, a lake, pond, look-out tower and prairies! While you're there, be sure to stop by the Interpretive Building that houses a nature store, an interactive learning room and an animal observation area.

X: Exploration Gateway

Exploration Gateway is a Canton destination for weddings, banquets, meetings and presentations. It's also a space to just sit and enjoy the gorgeous view! Surrounding the Gateway, you'll find hiking and biking trails, a gift shop, and the magnificent Sippo Lake.

Y: Yankee Peddler Festival

Canton, OH

Photo courtesy of Laura Fickley via the Yankee Peddler Festival

For over 45 years, the Yankee Peddler Festival has been going strong every September in Canal Fulton. At this fun festival, step back in time 200 years and visit pioneer America. Meet master artists and crafters, sample food from colonial days, and enjoy over 75 acres of entertainment for the whole family!

Z: Zoar Village

Just a short drive south from Canton, you'll find Zoar Village, a small town founded in 1817 by German Separatists seeking escape from religious persecution in their homeland. Today, Zoar Village is made up of approximately 75 families and is home to spectacular museums, architecture and quaint village scenery. A visit to the area is the perfect way to spend a day and a must-do activity for anyone interested in history, art or architecture.  

Now you know your ABC's!

Can you think of any other Canton spots that should be on this list? Let us know in the comments!
April
4

Have a Drink For a Cause at Cutler Real Estate's 2019 Karma Keg Events!

Who knew helping someone in need could be as easy as enjoying a drink at a local brewery? At a Karma Keg, a monthly event hosted by Cutler Real Estate throughout Ohio, you can support local organizations by doing just that!  

What is a Karma Keg?

The Karma Keg is the brainchild of Vinny DeFrancisco of Cutler Real Estate. After hearing of a similar concept in Houston, he decided that such a wonderful event needed a place in the Midwest. Today, the Karma Keg is more popular than ever, bringing charitable beer lovers from all over Ohio together for a great cause. What is the great cause? We won't know until the end of the event. One of our favorite parts about the Karma Keg is that none of the charities are chosen in advance. As you arrive at the event, you'll make a donation to drink from the keg. Towards the end of the night, a name is drawn and all of the funds raised from that night are given to the charity of the winner's choice. Anyone in attendance (21 and over of course) is welcome to join in! Since its inception in 2017, Karma Keg has raised thousands of dollars for local charities, including the Refuge of Hope, Creative Living, the Habitat for Humanity, Canine County for Independence, and the Akron Children's Hospital! Your favorite charity could be next! The 2019 events will take place between April and September in beloved venues all across the state, from neighborhood breweries to upscale distilleries. Read on for the full schedule!  

2019 Karma Keg Schedule

Canton Brewing Company

April 18, 5-7:30 p.m. | 120 3rd Street NW, Canton | RSVP Karma Kegs

Photo courtesy of Canton Brewing Company

Founded in 1883 by Bavarian immigrant, Otto Giessen, the Canton Brewing Company is a brewery with a rich history. While they are still committed to the classic beers that made them famous over a century ago, they continue to craft innovative award-winning brews again and again.

Seventh Son Brewing

May 15, 4:30-7 p.m. | 1101 N 4th Street, Columbus | RSVP Since April of 2013, Seventh Son Brewing has been producing incredible beers at the intersection of 4th and 4th in Columbus' historic Italian Village. When you visit this top-rated Columbus brewery, you're guaranteed a good time thanks to the delicious food trucks outside, the creative brews and the unique events they hold every week.

Akronym Brewing

June 20, 5-7:30 p.m. | 58 E Market Street, Akron | RSVP The story of Akronym Brewing follows the journey of four friends and their mutual passion for brewing and the Akron community. In 2016, they opened their brewery in downtown Akron and have become an essential part of the community ever since. We can't think of a better place to host an event promoting Akron's nonprofit organizations!

Land-Grant Brewing Company

July 18, 4:30-7 p.m. | 424 W Town Street, Columbus | RSVP Karma Kegs

Photo courtesy of Land-Grant Brewing Company

Land-Grant Brewing is a craft brewery located in the historic Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus. While the original idea for Land-Grant was born in a tiny apartment in Chicago, after successfully completing a Kickstarter Campaign in 2012, co-founders Adam Benner and Walt Keys returned home to Columbus and opened one of the most successful breweries in the area.

Shale Brewing Company

August 15, 5-7:30 p.m. | 7253 Whipple Avenue NW, North Canton | RSVP Shale Brewing Company creates their beer using only the finest traditional, 100% pure, natural ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques. Their goal is to make you feel better after paying them a visit, whether it's due to their natural ingredients, their impeccable customer service or their commitment to the North Canton community.  

High Banks Distillery

September 19, 4:30-7 p.m. | 1051 Goodale Boulevard, Columbus | RSVP While founders Adam Hines and Jordan Helman had a passion for craft beer, they decided to break into an untapped market in Columbus — bourbon! After bringing in two other partners, Calvin Jones and Jeff Ireland, they've become an unstoppable force in the local community.

The Brew Kettle

October 10, 5-7:30 p.m. | 8377 Pearl Road, Strongsville | RSVP Karma Kegs The Brew Kettle opened its doors in 1995 as Ohio's first brew-on-premise microbrewery. In 2003, they opened their taproom and smokehouse location in Strongsville and has been providing delicious brews and a scratch made menu to the area ever since.  

Will we see you there?

Don't forget to RSVP to the event closest to you. Let us know what organization you would choose to support in the comments below!
March
28

14 Easter Events in the Akron & Canton Area

The warmer weather, colorful spring decorations and endless marshmallow Peeps adorning store shelves can only mean one thing — it's almost Easter! We love this holiday not only because of the amount of chocolate that we get to eat but also because of the extra time we get to spend with friends and family. Luckily, the Akron and Canton area is full of celebrations where we can enjoy time with loved ones, including Easter egg hunts, eggstravagant brunches and photo opportunities with the bunny himself! Here are 14 events we're most looking forward to this year. Enjoy!

Easter Bunny Arrival Eggstravaganza

Where: Belden Village Mall, Canton When: March 30, 9-11 a.m. Welcome the Easter Bunny to Canton at an "Eggstravaganza" at the Belden Village Mall! Celebrate his arrival by hunting for eggs, eating a delicious Easter-themed breakfast, getting your face painted, playing with live bunnies and decorating cupcakes. This event will take place in the food court and children are encouraged to bring a basket for the egg hunt.

Photos with the Easter Bunny at the Belden Village Mall

Where: Belden Village Mall, Canton When: March 30-April 20, Times Vary Visit the Easter Bunny at his home in the Belden Village Mall and get your picture taken with him! He'll be stationed in front of a charming photo backdrop full of luscious greenery and fresh flowers from the end of March to the day before Easter. Click here for more information on the Easter photo packages.

Breakfast with the Bunny

Where: The Akron Zoo When: April 6-7, 13-14 & 20, 8:30-10 a.m. Akron/Canton Easter Events

Photo courtesy of the Akron Zoo

Join the Akron Zoo for a breakfast buffet, crafts, activities, a visit with the Easter Bunny, and an egg hunt full of fun prizes. This event will be held over three weekends in April and you can get your tickets here. Don't forget to bring your own camera and basket!

Brunch with the Bunny

Where: Roses Run Country Club, Stow When: April 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to have brunch with the Easter Bunny! Visit the Roses Run Country Club and enjoy a brunch buffet, plenty of bunny photo opportunities and an egg hunt on the green. All of the proceeds from this event will provide funding for Riverview PTA to help sponsor educational and social programs for the students. You can get your tickets here.

Egg Hunt at the Hollow

Where: Quail Hollow Park, Hartville When: April 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cincinnati Easter Events Celebrate spring and Easter with a festive egg hunt at Quail Hollow Park. Explore the Nature Center, meet live animals and make a craft after hunting for eggs around the beautiful grounds! This event is free and open to all ages. You can register here.

Decorate Easter Eggs!

Where: Little Van Gogh Art Studio When: April 13, 1-2 p.m. Head over to the Little Van Gogh Art Studio and paint plastic eggs! You and your child will be able to let your imagination run wild as you decorate your egg using anything from glitter to feathers. This fun experience costs $12 and children of all ages are welcome to attend.

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Where: The Winery at Wolf Creek, Barberton When: April 14, 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Akron/Canton Easter Events Who says Easter egg hunts are just for kids? At this adult-only event, you'll be able to search for eggs filled with candy, toys and prizes all around the winery grounds. This hunt is a BYOB (bring your own basket) festivity and the pre-registration of $20 includes a glass of wine and a donut to fuel your search!

Adult Egg Scramble

Where: Fred Fuller Park, Kent When: April 19, 9 p.m. Grab your flashlight and a bag and visit Fred Fuller Park in Kent for a fun-filled adult-only event. Search for eggs, prizes and candy in the dark, and get the chance to find winning eggs with over $5,000 in prizes, including big screen TVs, bikes, kayaks, a drone, cash and more! Click here to get your ticket.  

Lock 3 Easter Egg Hunt

Where: Lock 3, Akron When: April 20, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Head over to Lock 3 and have breakfast with the Easter Bunny before spending the morning hunting for eggs. This delicious breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. After you eat, collect Easter eggs and get a photo with the bunny himself!

Easter Egg Hunt at Stan Hywet

Where: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron When: April 20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Akron/Canton Easter Events

Photo courtesy of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Bring the entire family out to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens for one of Akron's most popular Easter traditions! Children nine and under can participate in the famed egg hunt while the whole family is invited to spend the day visiting with the Easter Bunny and enjoying a beautiful spring day on the estate. Make sure to purchase your ticket before you go, as this event sells out quickly.

Youth Egg Hunt

Where: Fred Fuller Park, Kent When: April 20, 12:45 p.m. At this free family-friendly event, children nine and under will be able to hunt for over 5,000 eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny. Some eggs will contain numbers and can be redeemed for prizes, but don't forget your basket!

Green Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt

Where: City of Green Central Administration Building, Uniontown When: April 20, 1p.m. Residents in and around Green are welcome to visit the City of Green Central Administration building for an egg hunt the day before Easter! Ages infant through 10-years old are welcome to participate and families are encouraged to spend the spring afternoon enjoying the beautiful grounds. Make sure to bring your basket and register online before you go!

Easter Talent Show

Where: Buchtel Commons, Akron When: April 20, 5-8 p.m. Akron/Canton Easter Events Join the Fallen Fathers Foundation at their Inaugural Save Our Community Easter Talent Show. Watch incredible performing and visual arts from Akron area youth, grades kindergarten through 12th grade. This brand new event will be hosted by Crisis, featuring music from iLL WiLL and a surprise celebrity guest!

Easter Brunch

Where: Courtyard by Marriott Akron Downtown When: April 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Kick off your Easter celebration by enjoying a delicious brunch at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Akron! This brunch will include scrambled eggs, french toast, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, pastries, an omelet station and much more. You can make your reservation by calling (234) 231-7717.  

Happy Easter!

From all of us at Cutler Real Estate, we hope you have a fun holiday!
February
28

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Akron & Canton Area

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and there are a plethora of places where you can (and should!) celebrate. After you head downtown to watch Akron's famous St. Patrick's Day Parade, visit one of the area's many fantastic Irish pubs to get you in the St. Paddy's Day spirit! We've rounded up our favorite Irish spots in the area, from hole-in-the-wall bars to upscale restaurants. No matter where you decide to celebrate, we promise you'll have a grand time — but don't forget to wear green!  

Barley House | Akron

Akron Burgers

The Barley House is an Akron staple that invites you to sit long, talk much and laugh often. They offer over 30 beers on tap at any given time along with the friendliest staff in town. Stop in for their annual St. Patrick's Day celebration or any day of the week to catch the game on one of their many TVs.

T.J. Dillon's Pub | Massillon

This neighborhood favorite has been located in Massillon for over 26 years. They offer great food, service and even live music from time to time. No matter whether you're a local or not, you'll still feel welcome at this cozy pub!

Irish Jack's Pub | Akron

Irish Jack's is North Hill's only Irish pub, serving drinks until 1 a.m. (or until everyone goes home) Tuesday-Friday. Here, you'll find good food, drinks and even Irish dance classes! If you need somewhere to throw your Irish celebration, Irish Jack's also rents out their Brendan Hall — which is the perfect venue for almost any occasion.

Arnie's Public House | Akron

Arnie's Public House is more than just a bar — it also happens to be one of the best eateries in Akron! They offer incredible classics like steaks and burgers along with out-of-the-box selections like chicken and waffles and sweet potato tacos. Plus, the amazing service will have you coming back again and again.

Harmon's Pub | Canton

Harmon's Pub has been serving the Canton community for over 28 years. This institution serves an affordable array of generous appetizers, homemade soups, fresh salads, juicy burgers and their famous steak on a stick. Harmon's is the perfect spot to chat with friends over a cold drink.

Brubaker's Pub | Multiple Locations

Brubaker's Pub is Summit County's original Irish American neighborhood pub, now with six locations around the area! They offer a large menu of signature cocktails and craft beers on tap along with delicious food selections like a Reuben flatbread, Bavarian pretzels and more. Stop in for happy hour, every day from 3-7 p.m.!

Dublin's Pour House | Akron

St Patrick's Day Irish Pubs Dublin's is the perfect spot for those looking for classic Irish pub ambiance. This traditional pour house is bursting with great food, beer and hospitality. Whether you're just looking to watch the game with your friends or want to grab a sandwich and a pint after work — J. Dublin's is your new home away from home.

The Irish Pub & Grill | Massillon

Established in 1988 and revamped in 2018, the Irish Pub & Grill is a Massillon destination. They offer a spectacular menu full of pub favorites including burgers, wings, sandwiches and more along with signature cocktails and any type beer your heart desires. When you stop in, make sure to try their soon-to-be-famous Reuben sandwich — we promise you won't regret it.

The Irish Exchange | Canton

Locally owned and operated since 1991, the Irish Exchange is the perfect place in Canton for a relaxing lunch or dinner. From their mouth-watering char-broiled burgers to their emerald green salads — they have something for everyone on their extensive menu.

Hooley House Sports Pub & Grille | Copley

St Patrick's Day Irish Pubs

Photo courtesy of the Hooley House Sports Pub & Grille

Hooley House is an Irish and American sports pub that serves moderately priced, fresh and delicious pub fare along with classic Irish fare. Settle into their comfortable dining room that exudes a friendly and open atmosphere. It is also one of the best places in Northeast Ohio to catch a game, no matter what sport you're passionate about!

Sully's Irish Pub | Medina

Sully's provides the ultimate Irish pub experience that will make you believe you're actually in the Emerald Isle. Order their incredible fish and chips with a fresh pint of Guinness and settle in for an afternoon of friendly conversation. They also play host to several live music events throughout each month. Check out their calendar so you can make sure not to miss their next show.  

Sláinte!

Did we miss your favorite Irish spot? Let us know in the comments!  
January
31

13 Book Shops in Northeast Ohio That You Should Visit Right Away

In our opinion, there's nothing better than escaping into a really good book, or for that matter, into a really good bookshop. We can't think of a better way to spend a morning than wandering through endless rows of books, no matter the genre. Luckily for us, Northeast Ohio just happens to be home to some of the best bookstores in the country! We've curated a list of the best, all of which have incredible staff members that will be able to point you in the direction of your new favorite novel. So grab your fellow bookworms and hit the road, because your weekend is all booked.  

Jump Ahead:

Cleveland Area | Akron Area | Canton Area

Cleveland Area

Loganberry Books

13015 Larchmere Boulevard, Shaker Heights

Photo courtesy of Longberry Books

Loganberry Books was established in November of 1994 by Harriett Logan. Today, they offer a wide selection of over 100,000 books. You can purchase new, used and rare children's and illustrated books, women's history and literature, leatherbound and modern first editions, and popular fiction books. You can find this adorable shop on the border of Shaker Heights and Cleveland — just look for the massive book mural on the side of the building!

Mac's Backs — Books on Coventry

1820 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights With over three floors of new and used books and magazines, Mac's Backs is pretty much a book lover's paradise! They offer a huge selection of classics, mysteries, science fiction, contemporary fiction, non-fiction and more. You can even book their free meeting space for your book club or any other organization.

Visible Voice Books

2258 Professor Avenue, Cleveland Whether you have a specific book in mind or are just looking to get lost in a sea of pages, Visible Voice Books is the perfect spot for you. Not only do they offer a curated selection of new and secondhand books, magazines, journals and literary gifts, you can also stop into their popular cafe and grab some coffee, tea, or even beer and wine!

Fireside Book Shop

29 North Franklin Street, Chagrin Falls Bookstores in Cleveland

Photo courtesy of Fireside Book Shop

Before it was a cozy bookstore, Fireside Book Shop was an auto supply store with an apartment above. After being purchased in 1968, the shop underwent major renovations to become the quaint store we know and love. It may be the incredible selection of new and used books that attract you to Fireside, but it will be the adorable resident Icelandic Sheepdog, Zolla, who keeps you coming back.

MindFair

13 West College Street, Oberlin Located inside of the historic, independent store Ben Franklin, this lovely shop is surrounded by everything from health and beauty products to yarn, houseplants and office supplies. MindFair offers both new and used books in all genres at great prices in a fantastic atmosphere. You can browse their current collection online, but nothing beats a day of in-person book perusing!   

Appletree Books

12419 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights Established in 1975, Appletree Books offers an eclectic, well-curated selection of new book titles in multiple genres for both children and adults. Along with finding a new favorite book, here you can also pick up locally made greeting cards, journals, letterpress cards, puzzles, bookends, candles and more!

Akron Area

The Bookseller

39 Westgate Circle, Akron If you're interested in expanding your knowledge on our amazing home region, stop by The Bookseller! While they sell hundreds of books from all disciplines and genres, they specialize in aviation, the rubber industry, and other books relating to Northeast Ohio.

The Book Store and Handmade Marketplace

109 West Washington Street, Medina Bookstores in Akron

Photo courtesy of The Book Store and Handmade Marketplace

Not only does The Book Store sell high quality new and used books, but they are also home to over 1,000 handmade products from talented local artisans. From chocolates and literary-themed teas to original jewelry and crocheted products — you'll find an amazing item made by a member of the community! Or, if you are a budding writer, Hadleigh Rae Publishing is located in-house and has everything you need to go from an aspiring author to a published one.

The Bookshelf

831 Pearl Road, Brunswick | 105 West Liberty Street, Medina | 130 Main Street, Wadsworth Project: LEARN is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1983 and helps provide literacy assistance to individuals in Medina County by offering tutoring to adults in reading, math and English as a Second Language. To help fund the program, they opened three used bookstores around the community. These stores are located in Brunswick, Medina and Wadsworth and each offers a unique selection of gently used books. When you shop at The Bookshelf, not only are you getting a great deal on books, you're supporting a good cause!

Last Exit Books

124 East Main Street, Kent Bookstores in Akron Last Exit Books is the perfect place to sit back and relax. In the front of the store, grab a delicious cup of locally roasted coffee and locally baked goods. In the back, check out their huge selection of books, DVDs, Blu-Rays, CDs and records.

Learned Owl Book Shop

204 North Main Street, Hudson For almost 50 years, the Learned Owl Book Shop has been a Hudson staple. With three floors of books for all ages and interests — from classic picture books to travel guides and New York Times bestsellers — you're sure to find the perfect book. If they happen to not have the book you're looking for, they can order it and even offer an out-of-print book search service for, especially hard-to-find books. And, for ebook lovers, you can purchase digital copies through Kobo all while supporting a local, independent business!

Canton Area

The Next Chapter

310 4th Street, Canton

This cozy shop is perfect for just hanging out. With comfy chairs to relax in, a fantastic selection of great books in any genre imaginable and adorable dog sightings, you won't ever want to leave!

Dorrie's Booktique

5551 Fulton Road, Canton Dorrie's may be a locally owned, independent shop, but their large, diverse inventory of books could rival chain stores. They sell both new and used books at unbeatable prices, as well as gifts and bookish merchandise.  

Read On!

Where is your favorite place to find books in Northeast Ohio? We'd love to hear about it in the comments!
January
10

Things to do This Winter in Akron & Canton, OH

Winter in Northeast Ohio is a magical sight! Instead of snuggling up in front of the fireplace, we encourage you to get out and explore our amazing communities. We've curated a list of the best things to do this winter in Akron and Canton. Whether you're looking to spend the day outside in the snow or warm inside perusing lovely art — we've got a little something for everyone on our list.  

Outdoor Activities

Sledding & Snow Tubing

Things to do in winter in akron and canton
Goodyear Heights Metropark | Akron
This is one of the most popular sledding spots in Akron! The huge hill is perfect for sledding, tubing or any other winter activity. You can walk back up with a clear path on the side or hang out next to the fire-pit and stay warm once you've reached the bottom. There is also clean and convenient bathrooms nearby so you can have fun for hours on end.
Firestone Metro Park | Akron
The sledding hills in Firestone Metro Park in Akron have been providing fun and breathtaking views for years. When you're not sledding, you can snowshoe on one of the many walking trails.
Wampler Park | Massillon
Wampler Park is a great destination during any season, but in the winter, you'll find fantastic hills perfect for a few quick sled runs.
Cascade Valley Metro Park | Akron
In the Oxbow Area of the park, there are steep hills perfect for sledding. Nearby, you'll find picnic tables, clean restrooms and even a shelter where you can warm up!
Quail Hollow Park | Hartville
During the rest of the year, Quail Hollow Park is a hotspot for hikers, picnickers and campers — but in the wintertime, the park turns into a wonderland, offering ample places to sled and enjoy other winter activities.
Silver Park | Alliance
Just 20 minutes east of Canton, Silver Park is one of the area's most popular sledding hills. It's great for inner tubes and sleds — depending on how fast you want to speed down.

Ice Skating

Things to do this winter in Akron
Lock 3 | 200 South Main Street, Akron
The 10,000 square foot outdoor ice rink in Lock 3 is Ohio's largest seasonal ice rink! The entry fee is only $4, including a skate rental, or just $2 if you bring your own skates. They even offer free strap-on toddler skates so everyone can join in on the fun.
Hall of Fame City Ice Rink | 215 Tuscarawas Street, Canton
The Hall of Fame City Ice Rink is a 60'x100' outdoor ice rink located on the North side of Tuscarawas Street. It only costs $4 (or $2 if you bring your own skates), plus there are concessions available with outdoor seating and great music!  

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Things to do in winter in akron and canton
Cuyahoga Valley National Park | Brecksville
Cuyahoga Valley offers some of the most beautiful sights and some of the most fun winter activities around. From late December to late February every year, their Winter Sports Center is open for you to rent skis for cross-country skiing and snowshoes for both adults and children. They have multiple trails for all different skill levels and you can find a list of them here.
Quail Hollow Park | Canton
Yes, Quail Hollow Park does have some of the best sledding hills, but they also have some of the best spots to cross-country ski! Rent your gear from the lower level of the Manor House and make sure to stop by the Quail's Nest Gift Shop to pick up some unique nature-related gifts.  

Skiing & Snowboarding

Things to do in winter in akron and canton
Brandywine & Boston Mills Ski Resorts | Northfield
Located about a half an hour from Akron, sister resorts Boston Mills and Brandywine are only five minutes away from each other. Combined, the resorts' boast 88 skiable acres, 18 trails, 4 terrain parks and several advanced trails. They also offer night skiing and keep their trails open until 1 a.m. in January and February!  

Indoor Activities

Visit an Art Museum

Things to do in winter in akron and canton

 Photo courtesy of the Akron Art Museum, Painting, right foreground: Jeff Donaldson, Stone Singer, 1996-99, acrylic on canvas, 66 x 36 in., Private Collection, Courtesy of Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York. On view in Jeff Donaldson: Dig at the Akron Art Museum through January 21, 2019. Installation photography by Mike Crupi Photography. 

Akron Art Museum | 1 South High Street, Akron
The Akron Art Museum is a work of art itself. With gorgeous architecture and dramatic steel and glass walls, you can peruse incredible art while looking out at the blistering cold. They display modern art and photographs and even host several classes for adults and children throughout the year!
Canton Museum of Art | 1001 Market Avenue, Canton
The Canton Museum of Art is constantly displaying dynamic and original exhibits, featuring artists celebrated from around the world. If it's too cold outside, visit the museum and see some breathtaking art or take a hands-on class to learn how to make some yourself.  

Take a Train Ride

Things to do in winter in akron and canton

Photo courtesy of Steve Melvin via the Cuyahoga Valley Scene Railroad

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad | 27 Ridge Street, Akron
When Cuyahoga Valley is blanketed with snow, it truly is an amazing sight — and even more so when viewing it from the comfort of a warm train! See a variety of wildlife, including an eagles nest, deer and other habitats all from a unique vantage point. Get your tickets today.  

See a Show

Things to do In Canton

Photo courtesy of Joe Albert via the Canton Palace Theatre

The Akron Civic Theatre | 182 South Main Street, Akron

The Akron Civic Theatre is one of the must-see spots in Akron. They host an array of musicians, performers and movies throughout the year. Plus, while you're watching the show, you can look up and experience a twinkling star-lit sky and clouds moving across the horizon!

The Canton Palace Theatre | 605 Market Avenue, North Canton

Whether you want to see a movie or a play, you should do so at the historic Canton Palace Theatre. This beautiful theater opened in 1926 and has some of the most gorgeous architecture in Canton!

 

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Photo courtesy of MAPS Air Museum

Akron Children's Museum | 216 South Main Street, Akron
The Akron Children's Museum allows your child to learn through play and exploration in environments created just for them. It gives you the opportunity to sit and play with your kiddo —  all while learning something new!
MAPS Air Museum | 2260 International Parkway, North Canton
This internationally known museum of aviation will teach you all about the history of aviation. Escape from the cold and witness exciting displays of artifacts, interactive exhibits and historical archives.  

Stay Warm!

Whether you're going out or staying in, we're sure you'll have a blast exploring all Akron and Canton has to offer. Let us know your favorite winter activity in the comments below.
November
27

12 Christmas Tree Farms Near Akron and Canton, Mapped

Can anything beat the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree during the holidays? Sure, it would be easier to pick one up at the grocery store or even buy a fake tree to reuse again and again — but nothing gets your family in the holiday spirit like visiting a local tree farm to get the real deal!   Christmas tree farmers have years of experience and their staff can help you pick out the perfect tree. We've rounded up the 12 best Christmas tree farms near Akron and Canton to help you plan your holiday outing and make this Christmas one you won't forget.      

Flower Tree Farm

1236 Hudson Road, Kent Flower Tree Farm

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Since 1980, a visit to the Flower Tree Farm in Kent has been a Christmas tradition for many families. They offer both pre-cut trees and cut-your-own sales so you can decide how you want to pick out your holiday centerpiece! They start selling trees the day after Thanksgiving through December 23.  

Rauh Christmas Tree Farm

3001 North River Road, Stow Rauh Christmas Tree Farm offers several different types of trees — everything from spruce to pine — so you can find your perfect tree. They have a huge variety to choose from and charge the same price regardless of size!  

Shawnee Trail Tree Farm

896 Terex Road, Hudson If you're looking for a tree over 25 feet tall — Shawnee Trail has you covered! They offer trees of all different sizes and in over seven different varieties. They also provide refreshments while you shop and observe their many farm animals, such as cows, chickens, sheep and an adorable donkey named Twix!  

Medina Christmas Tree Farm

3301 Hamilton Road, Medina Medina Christmas Farm

Photo courtesy of Medina Christmas Tree Farm

This adorable farm is completely family (and dog) friendly! Enjoy some hot chocolate by the fire, grab lunch at their refreshment stand, visit their friendly farm animals, and pick out one of their handmade wreaths to take home! They've just opened a new lot of trees down the road so there are plenty of trees to choose from!  

Hinton Primitives & Christmas Tree Farm

982 Stump Road, Minerva Rustic decor lovers will adore this eclectic shop and tree farm combination. Kaye and Bill Hinton purchased a family member's farm 16 years ago and the rest is history! Kaye loves to craft and sells her creative works in the shop, such as primitive dolls, furniture and more, while Bill sells crops from the farm year round — including during the holidays! They have a huge selection of trees to choose from. While you're there don't forget to check in with farm cats named Louis and Mr. Hope!  

Doc Miller's Christmas Trees

12666 German Church Street, Alliance Doc Miller's prides themselves on being as eco-friendly as possible! They don't use pesticides, fungicides or colorants, and guarantee that your tree will never be sprayed with any kind of chemicals. Choose a fantastic tree and feel good about it this holiday season!  

Heritage Farms

6050 Riverview Road, Peninsula

Heritage Farms

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Open for 170 years now — Heritage Farms has plenty of experience in providing family-farm fun in Peninsula, Ohio! Visit them this holiday season to pick out your tree, and then make sure to stop by Michelle's Greenery Shop for roping, wreaths and swags! Warm up by the sandstone fireplace with some hot chocolate and cookies from their Coffee Corner.  

Ricciardi's Tree Farm

2136 Greenwich Road, Wadsworth Ricciardi's Tree Farm is not only a great place to get your Christmas tree this year — it's also a beautiful event venue for weddings, holiday parties and even family photos! Make sure to check out this picturesque location this season!  

Timber Valley Christmas Tree Farm

4250 Bagdad Road, Medina This family-owned and -operated Christmas tree farm offers cut-your-own trees of all shapes and sizes at reasonable prices! They promise to make it a memorable holiday experience for you and your family, and you'll want to come back again year after year.  

Skylar Brook Farm

12853 Bair Road, Orrville Skylar Brook Farm For a unique Christmas experience this year, visit Skylar Brook Farms. This farm offers an original combination of Christmas trees and alpacas! When you visit, make sure to check out their alpaca store where they sell luxury products such as gloves and hats made from alpaca fleece — perfect as stocking stuffers!  

Galehouse Tree Farm

11762 Coal Bank Road, Doylestown Pick up your Christmas tree AND the ornaments at Galehouse Tree Farm! Not only do they offer several different types of trees, but they also have a barn full of Christmas decor! The Tree House opens in April every year for those who just can't wait for Christmas and offer crafting classes all year round. They also share Christmas decor ideas on their website!  

Moore's Christmas Tree Farm

6767 Edison Street, Hartville Moore's Tree Farm is a family-owned, 100-acre farm that specializes in growing Christmas trees, daylilies and hostas. The farm has been passed on through the generations since 1945. They offer gorgeous trees and fun for the whole family. Plus, there's free hot chocolate!  

Have a tree-mendous holiday!

For more holiday cheer, check out our complete guide to 28 holiday events in the Akron and Canton area!    
November
2

Ohio-Inspired Wall Art You Can Buy on Etsy to Show Your State Pride

As an independent real estate company, we are extremely passionate about supporting small businesses and artists, both in our backyard and across the country. Etsy is an excellent place to discover talented artisans and crafters, who make a variety of creative pieces worth displaying in the home. And of course, we are especially proud of our beloved home state of Ohio. Let's bring these two passions together by perusing a number of Ohio-themed wall art you can find on Etsy! These items make an excellent addition to your home so you can adequately showcase your state pride. Not to mention, these make perfect gifts for the holidays, birthdays and anniversaries — or as a housewarming gift for a new Ohio resident. Peruse these Ohio-inspired pieces made by hand so you can fully display your love for the state!  

Ohio State Hand-Lettered Print

By Wild Precious Prints Ohio Wall Art and Home Decor

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This intricate print of the state was hand-lettered and digitized for production in Wild Precious Prints' home studio. It includes some of the most well-known Ohio slogans, landmarks, times in history, and traditions — all incorporated in a beautiful and creative way. The print is printed on heavy white stock paper and ships with chipboard and a cello sleeve for extra protection during the delivery process.  

Buckeyes Battle Cry Sheet Music Print

By Man Cave Store  Man Cave Store | Ohio-Themed Gift Ideas

Photo courtesy of Man Cave Store

Ohio State fans will love this logo printed atop a vintage page of the Buckeye "Battle Cry" fight song. The matte-finish cardstock makes this 8.5-by-11-inch print last longer. You also have the option of a framed or unframed version, both of which are shipped for free!  

Birch Wood Ohio Beer Cap Map

By Home Wet Bar Home Wet Bar | Ohio-Themed Gift Ideas

Photo courtesy of Home Wet Bar

This unique beer cap map is the perfect gift for a craft beer lover. It comes pre-drilled with spots to hold up to 70 local or out-of-state beer caps. Choose the natural birch wood or opt for a dark walnut stain, and you can even get it personalized with text for an additional fee!  

Vintage Ohio Map Print

By Anamnesis Prints Anamnesis Prints | Ohio-Themed Gift Ideas

Photo courtesy of Anamnesis Prints

Anamnesis Prints sells this series of whimsical, finely detailed picture maps taken from a rare school geography book published in 1931. The illustrations include pictographs showing local activities, industries and topography. Each map is professionally printed on premium acid-free/archival photographic paper that is rated to last over 100 years! Choose from a variety of sizes and colors to personalize your vintage map of Ohio.  

Art Deco Map Prints

By Art Deco Maps Art Deco Maps | Ohio-Themed Gift Ideas

Photo courtesy of Art Deco Maps

This Los Angeles-based company creates a stunning collection of Art Deco maps, ranging in size and orientation. They make a variety of designs for Ohio, including vertical maps of Toledo, Cincinnati, Youngstown, Canton, Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, Lakewood and Akron. Each map can be either stretched or rolled and comes in a variety of sizes — from 8-by-10 all the way up to 36-by-48. Or opt for a dramatic three-panel display of any of the above-mentioned cities!  

Vintage Map of Ohio

By Printed Marketplace Printed Marketplace | Ohio-Themed Gift Ideas

Photo courtesy of Printed Marketplace

This antique sepia map is part of a collection of other maps of a similar style made by Printed Marketplace. These high-quality canvas prints are ready to hang and the matte prints are a great option for those with their own frame. Choose from a variety of sizes to find the perfect match for your space!  

Ohio State Map Wood Sign

By Sign Nature Sign Nature | Ohio-Themed Gift Ideas

Photo courtesy of Sign Nature

This fun wooden sign is made with high-quality wood, cut by hand, and hand-painted to ensure no two signs will be exactly the same. Each order is completely custom, so you can choose the color, size and image on the sign. You can even pay an additional $3 to include your very own design!  

2' Wood Ohio Cutout Sign

By With Love and Lace With Love and Lace | Ohio-Themed Gift Ideas

Photo courtesy of With Love and Lace

Display your love for Ohio with this beautiful wood cutout of the state, which can be personalized for your family or as a gift. Options for customization include a plain stained state cutout or a personalized name and "established" date, which can be made with any font.    

Cincinnati Map Print

By Ingrid's Printables Ingrid's Printables

Photo courtesy of Ingrid's Printables

Last-minute shoppers, rejoice! You can purchase an instant download of this beautiful map of a handful of major Ohio cities, including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Akron. This sophisticated black and white print is ready to be placed in the frame of your choice!  

Ohio State Key Hook

By Skip Tooth Creations Skip Tooth Creations

Photo courtesy of Skip Tooth Creations

Function meets fashion with this Ohio key hook, which includes a hand-cut wood silhouette of the state and four hooks, perfect for hanging keys, coats and other items. Choose from a variety of stains, including walnut, mahogany, unfinished and more.  

Script Ohio Cut-Out

By JMO Woodworking JMO Woodworking

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JMO Woodworking created this beautiful cut-out of Ohio on birch plywood. The piece can be made in a few square-shaped sizes, ranging from 12 to 28 inches. You can also opt for a stained or unstained look!  

Ohio Typography Map Print

By Lemon Lime Paperie Lemon Lime Paperie

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This one-of-a-kind typographic map displays over 100 Ohio cities and smaller towns in an incredibly unique way. It can be customized to the color of your choice to coordinate with your decor!  

Small Reclaimed Wood Ohio State Sign

By Harbor & Home Harbor & Home makes these adorable state signs using reclaimed wood. The combination of varying shades of pallet wood make each creation a truly one-of-a-kind piece! The sign measures 18 inches wide and 18 inches tall.  

Happy Shopping!

We hope you find the perfect Ohio-inspired wall art gift for a loved one — or yourself!
October
24

Your Guide to Spending a Full Day in Downtown Canton, Ohio

Canton, Ohio boasts a unique blend of city life and a small town vibe, where the city's mere ~70,000 residents can truly feel connected to the heart of the community. You can best feel the heartbeat of this artsy city in its downtown area, filled with bustling restaurants and cafes, historic buildings and monuments, art galleries and shops, music venues and theaters, and much more. Whether you're simply passing through this charming city or you've lived in the area for decades, a visit to downtown Canton is certainly worth it! In fact, you can make a whole day of it. Use our step-by-step itinerary or simply glean a few ideas for your next visit to the downtown area.  

Start With Coffee

Cultured Coffee & Waffles Canton, OH

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Any good day begins with a cup of coffee or tea. Some of the best coffee shops in the heart of downtown Canton include Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, Cultured Coffee & Waffles, and Muggswigz Coffee & Tea Co. They are located within walking distance of one another near much of the activity in downtown. If you're looking for a hearty meal to accompany your caffeinated drink of choice, consider Cultured Coffee & Waffles, which serves a wide variety of both savory and sweet waffles, from chicken and waffles to the ultra-sweet Scout Waffle (AKA the S'more Waffle) covered in graham cracker bits, marshmallow syrup, chocolate icing, marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles.  

Explore Monument Park

Take a short Uber ride (or a lengthy stroll) to Monument Park, a popular scenic park located along West Branch Nimishillen Creek. The park is adjacent to the renowned McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, which is the next stop on our itinerary! With a couple of ponds, the creek running by, the lush foliage, and well-maintained walkways and benches, the park is a pleasant place to spend the morning. Plus, you can then visit the nearby domed mausoleum tomb of William McKinley, which includes a monument honoring the 25th president.  

Visit the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum Canton, OH

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Next, step into the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Former president William McKinley spent much of his life in Canton, where he practiced law and married his wife, Ida Saxton. The hands-on interactive science center, presidential museum, planetarium and historical library takes visitors on a scientific journey through the past, present and future. The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum honors the life of McKinley and tells the story of Stark County, serving as an educational center of history and science for both the local community and a global audience. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.  

Grab Lunch

Street Side Canton, OH

Photo Courtesy of Joe Albert via Street Side

Head back to the heart of downtown, where you'll be spending the remainder of the day. Downtown Canton has a number of excellent eateries to choose from, whether you're craving seafood, tacos or something in between. Basil Asian Bistro offers delicious dishes inspired by southeastern Asian cuisine in a cozy brick-walled setting. Street Side is an industrial eatery with a delicious assortment of Mexican street food, including tacos, burritos and bowls, plus delicious margaritas. Bender's Tavern is Canton's oldest and most historic restaurant, serving a wide selection of seafood and steak dishes in a vintage, wood-paneled interior.  

Visit the Canton Brewing Company

Canton Brewing Company Canton, OH

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There's something special about visiting a local brewery, where the beer you're drinking is brewed just steps from your table. Dating back to 1883, the Canton Brewing Company has a rich history, so be sure to read up on the full story before your visit! The brewery is still committed to the historic beers that made them famous over a century ago, while embracing the new craft traditions of the modern industry. You'll find some core beers, including the Tuscora Pilsner, the Cascade Pale Ale and the Carpe Noctem, in addition to a variety of seasonal and rotational beers, plus barrel-aged and limited release brews.  

Peruse the Canton Arts District

Downtown Canton Arts District

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There is plenty to do, see and experience in the Canton Arts District, home to 30 art galleries, studios, music venues and specialty shops. If you happen to be downtown on the first Friday of the month, you're in luck! The district transforms into a lively creative party, featuring live music, performance and visual arts events, and lots of surprises for all ages. First Friday is from 6–10 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, rain or shine.  

Sit Down for Dinner

Fronimo's Canton, OH

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After all this activity, it's time to settle down for a nice meal and perhaps a glass of wine. Some of our favorite dinner destinations in downtown Canton include: H2 Huth & Harris Wine Merchants serves contemporary American cuisine accompanied by an exceptional wine program. Lucca Downtown is an upscale restaurant with a Tuscan-inspired menu filled with locally sourced ingredients. Fronimo's Downtown is a relatively new industrial restaurant serving small plates, sandwiches, steaks, and salads, plus craft beer, cocktails and wine.  

Solve the Mystery at an Escape Room

Escape Room Canton, OH

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Solving the mystery in an escape room is a fun and interactive way to spend the evening, especially on a colder or rainy night. Escape Room Downtown offers three themed escape rooms, including The Missing Detective's Office, The Moonlight Gallery, and The Bootlegger's Lair. Work together to solve the clues and escape the room before time runs out! Make your reservation at Escape Room Downtown to book your spot — if you dare...  

Top Off the Night With a Drink

Cocktails Canton, OH Top off this eventful day with a drink at one of the many cocktail bars or lounges in Canton. The Martini Lounge at Market Square has an exceptional variety of martinis, plus wine, beer and some small plates. George's Lounge is an old-school tavern offering a great selection of craft beers, wine and liquors, enhanced with live bands on a regular basis. Grapes in a Glass is a quaint wine bar boasting a robust list of wines from all over the world, served by the bottle or glass.  

Happy Exploring!

Enjoy your day exploring downtown Canton!
September
26

11 Cozy Homes for Sale in Canton + Akron Perfect for Fall

Fall is a particularly magical time of the year. It is filled with brilliant fall foliage, cooler temperatures, cloudy days, bonfires and endless autumn festivities. Not to mention, fall is an excellent time to buy a home! This idyllic season is made all the better with a cozy home to retreat to. Canton and Akron are filled with plenty of homes equipped for fall and winter, boasting hygge-worthy details like fireplaces, warm and neutral tones, wood detailing, protected sunrooms, and other cozy elements.  

Extravagant Colonial With Five Fireplaces

5 Bedrooms | 3 Full Bathrooms (2 Partial) | 5,101 Square Feet 1767 Muirfield Avenue Northwest, Canton 1767 Muirfield Avenue Northwest, Canton

This home is for sale at 1767 Muirfield Avenue Northwest, Canton | Listed by Stephanie Marinos

This stately Colonial is perfectly equipped for fall and winter with its warm tones, brick details, wood cabinetry and trim, five gas fireplaces, and various cozy nooks. This exceptional custom-built home is situated on a secluded cul-de-sac on almost an acre, complete with a lush garden oasis with paved patios, ponds and waterfalls.  

Spectacular Ranch in Monticello

3 Bedrooms | 4 Full Bathrooms (1 Partial) | 6,046 Square Feet 1327 Alexandria Southeast, Canton 1327 Alexandria Southeast, Canton

This home is for sale at 1327 Alexandria Southeast, Canton | Listed by Beth Miller

This stunning ranch in Monticello is filled with the finest details and finishes, including custom cabinetry, ceramic tile flooring, custom lighting and much more. Enter the spectacular foyer to encounter a lovely formal dining room and a spacious great room, which opens to a sunroom. This home feels cozy and warm, yet it is complemented by an abundance of natural light and bright elements throughout.  

Furnished Condo in Akron

3 Bedrooms | 2 Full Bathrooms (1 Partial) | 3,904 Square Feet 696 Hampton Ridge Drive, Akron 696 Hampton Ridge Drive, Akron

This home is for sale at 696 Hampton Ridge Drive, Akron | Listed by Julie Cantley

This one-of-a-kind condo in Akron is filled with comfort and quality. The enormous great room acts as the focal point of the condo, featuring soaring ceilings and a floor-to-ceiling stone gas fireplace. Another notable space is the cozy master bathroom with a walk-in shower surrounded by granite flooring and countertops. This property was furnished by a professional designer and is being sold fully furnished with high-end furniture, decor, fixtures and appliances.  

Spacious Glenmoor Home With Two-Story Great Room

4 Bedrooms | 4 Full Bathrooms (1 Partial) | 4,042 Square Feet 3904 Woodleigh Avenue Northwest, Canton 3904 Woodleigh Avenue Northwest, Canton

This home is for sale at 3904 Woodleigh Avenue Northwest, Canton | Listed by Sandy Guiley

This spacious home in Glenmoor offers extensive updates and open-concept living. The two-story great room is a central gathering place, complete with large windows and a fireplace. A cozy sunroom overlooks the private backyard with a fire pit and new landscaping. This home pairs classic vintage details with luxurious modern amenities, including a sauna nestled in the finished basement.  

Avondale Home With Gorgeous Built-Ins

4 Bedrooms | 2 Full Bathrooms (1 Partial) | 3,892 Square Feet 3704 Parkhill Circle Northwest, Canton 3704 Parkhill Circle Northwest, Canton

This home is for sale at 3704 Parkhill Circle Northwest, Canton | Listed by Mary-Margaret Evans

This updated home in Avondale is filled with character, quality and style. The dramatic foyer with a curved staircase leads to elegant formal living and dining rooms. The finished lower level boasts a recreation/media room, a fantastic bar with seating, and a game room. Warm tones, cherry cabinetry, fireplaces and wood built-ins make this the perfect cozy retreat during the fall and winter!  

Picturesque Colonial With Endless Updates

4 Bedrooms | 2 Full Bathrooms (2 Partial) | 2,749 Square Feet 3057 Cloverhurst Street Northeast, Canton 3057 Cloverhurst Street Northeast, Canton

This home is for sale at 3057 Cloverhurst Street Northeast, Canton | Listed by Zelda Ensign

This gorgeous Colonial is nestled in the blossoming new construction enclave of Saratoga Hills. It boasts a myriad of stylish accoutrements and updates throughout, including new flooring, custom paintwork, shiplap accent walls, custom built-ins and much more. Opening to the beautiful kitchen, the cozy living space is the perfect place to gather and relax around the fire.  

Charming Tudor With Extra-Cozy Family Room

4 Bedrooms | 2 Full Bathrooms (1 Partial) | 2,596 Square Feet 2838 Midvale Road Northwest, Canton 2838 Midvale Road Northwest, Canton

This home is for sale at 2838 Midvale Road Northwest, Canton | Listed by Polly Lorenzo

This adorable brick Tudor is filled with character and upgrades. It boasts original hardwood flooring, crown molding, French doors and beautiful woodwork throughout. One of the coziest spaces is the family room with a brick fireplace, a wood ceiling with exposed beams, and French doors leading to an expansive covered patio.  

Cape Cod in Avondale With Vintage Details

5 Bedrooms | 3 Full Bathrooms (1 Partial) | 3,852 Square Feet 2945 Croydon Drive Northwest, Canton 2945 Croydon Drive Northwest, Canton

This home is for sale at 2945 Croydon Drive Northwest, Canton | Listed by Julie Kaszyca

This stunning Cape Cod home in Avondale exudes charm and elegance, from the large family room with a wood-burning fireplace to the unique kitchen with custom cabinetry. The beautiful hardwoods, vintage details, light-filled sunroom and carpeting make this an idyllic retreat all year long.  

Akron Home With Unique Fireplace

3 Bedrooms | 2 Full Bathrooms (1 Partial) | 1,622 Square Feet 1384 Mill Run Drive, Akron 1384 Mill Run Drive, Akron

This home is for sale at 1384 Mill Run Drive, Akron | Listed by Tammy Grogan

This meticulously kept home in Mill Run Estates is beautiful from both the curb and interior. The grand foyer with soaring ceilings leads to the open concept great room featuring a gas fireplace with a unique faux stone and brick design. This home seamlessly merges comfort and elegance.  

Split-Level Home With Three-Season Retreat

3 Bedrooms | 3 Full Bathrooms (1 Partial) | 2,400 Square Feet 3042 Chaucer Drive Northeast, Canton 3042 Chaucer Drive Northeast, Canton

This home is for sale at 3042 Chaucer Drive Northeast, Canton | Listed by Tammy Grogan

This well-maintained split-level home in Sherwood Village is situated on a large lot with a decorative pond in the backyard. Relax and unwind in the three-season room rain or shine, or retreat to the downstairs living room with a large white-washed brick gas fireplace and hearth.  

Ranch in Akron With Picturesque Sunroom

3 Bedrooms | 2 Full Bathrooms | 2,295 Square Feet 4567 Ridgedale Drive, Akron 4567 Ridgedale Drive, Akron

This home is for sale at 4567 Ridgedale Drive, Akron | Listed by Theresa Allen

This ranch-style home in Akron is just a few miles from the Portage Lakes. It boasts an open floor plan with a vaulted ceiling on the main floor, a kitchen with newer stainless appliances, and new windows. The sunroom, complete with new carpet, windows and French doors, is the perfect place to relax during the fall and winter.  

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July
13

The 14 Best Date Night Ideas in Akron and Canton

When the time comes to plan your next date night outing, it can sometimes be difficult to get out of your shell. After all, the traditional dinner-and-a-movie routine is so familiar — and so easy! But whether you're planning a first date or going out on the town with your sweetheart of 20 years, there are plenty of fun activities in the area that are sure to provide a good time and even better memories. We rounded up some of the best date night possibilities in the Akron and Canton area, including something for every personality, taste and budget. Have fun!  

Enjoy a Night Cap at Northside Speakeasy

Northside Speakeasy

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This Prohibition-era cocktail lounge will whisk you back to the 1920s with its swanky atmosphere and crafty creations. Conveniently located in the heart of the Arts and Entertainment District in downtown Akron, this speakeasy was designed with comfort in mind, offering plush seating surrounded by dark velvet curtains and hidden entrances. The cocktails are all invented and hand-mixed by a team of talented mixologists, and the menu features options like the "Joe Juice," a twist on a classic espresso martini, and the "Plumbucker," made from Bulleit Rye, house-made plum syrup, egg whites, plum bitters and fresh lemon juice. It's an ideal place to end the night (or grab a drink before dinner).  

Embark on a Canton Food Tour

Eat and drink your way through the Canton culinary landscape! The three-hour walking tour takes a small group to four Canton-based hot spots, where local chefs will hand select small plates that best represent their style. You'll end up feeling full and happy, and you'll know exactly which restaurants to reserve for your next date night out. View the calendar to see the tour schedule and snag your tickets!  

Share a Bottle of Wine at Gervasi Vineyard

Gervasi Vineyard

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Order a bottle to split at Gervasi Vineyard, one of the most scenic getaways in the Canton area. The spacious patio is a wonderful date night destination on summer evenings, featuring cornhole, live music from Tuesday through Saturday and delicious counter-service food from an outdoor kitchen. But, the inside space is just as gorgeous and a bit more cozy — a great spot for lingering over a long conversation. No wonder it made the list of best wineries near Akron and Canton! Bonus: Gervasi Vineyard offers free public winery tours on Saturdays.  

Try Your Luck in the Escape Room

Escape Room Canton

Photo courtesy of the Escape Room Downtown

Uncover clues, work through puzzles and collaborate with your date to try and escape from a local puzzle room. Whether you make it out in the time provided or not, we're sure the experience will leave you with fun memories and a few great conversation topics! We recommend venturing to the Escape Room Downtown, which features three different options for a fun night out. Why not try them all?  

Create a Masterpiece at Painting With A Twist

Painting With a Twist

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Let the creativity flow at a local paint and sip class! Painting With A Twist provides step-by-step instructions for completing a gorgeous painting, and the experience is fun for everyone — even if you don't have an artistic bone in your body. Plus, you can bring wine, beer or another favorite beverage to share! Pro tip: If you come with your date, you can split the canvases and work on different halves of the same painting. Hang them together once you're done!  

Enjoy a Meal at the Old 97 Cafe

The Old 97 Cafe is a must-visit date night destination in the Akron area. The festive pub is located in a historic building, and the patio is laden with picnic tables, ferns and twinkle lights. It definitely has a "hidden gem" feel about it, although the mouthwatering cuisine, inventive cocktails and lively atmosphere are no longer secrets. There is often live music during the evening, so if you're looking for a fun night on the town and a great meal, look no further!  

Venture into an Old-Timey Ice Cream Shop

Milk and Honey

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The Akron/Canton area is the best region in the state to settle into a cozy booth and enjoy homemade flavors in an old-timey atmosphere. In fact, many of the shops in the area have been around since the 1930s or earlier! Split a shake, a scoop or a sundae at one of these 10 local shops we love.  

Explore the Canton Arts District

Explore the Canton Arts District, which boasts more than 30 art galleries, studios and specialty shops — plus a wide range of public street artwork and five live music venues! It's a lively destination on any night of the week, and the ideal place to discover something new with a loved one. Also, don't miss out on First Fridays, monthly celebrations featuring live music, performance and visual art events, delicious bites and more.    

Marvel at the Akron Art Museum

Photo by Joe Levack/Studio Akron via the Akron Art Museum

The Akron Art Museum is the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in the area and takes pride in exhibiting significant art by international, national and Midwestern artists. The work here is often eclectic, but always fascinating, and rotates frequently so that every visit here is a new adventure. Plus, the museum offers free admission and extended hours (11 am to 9 pm) on Thursdays!  

Enjoy a Show at the Canton Palace Theater

This spectacular architectural gem is guaranteed to take your date-night experience to a new level! The theater shows old and new movies on select nights including several family-friendly options during the summer months. And it's also a popular destination for celebratory get-togethers, musicals, plays and other forms of entertainment. You can find an updated list of events on the Facebook page.  

Sit at the Chef's Table at Dante Boccuzzi

Dante

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Located just on the edge of downtown Akron, Dante Boccuzzi (part of the famed Dante Dining Group) is renowned for its dazzling dishes and elegant dining space. Though there isn't a bad seat in the entire space, and the patio is nothing short of magical, we recommend sitting at the chef's table to get the full culinary experience. Here, you can watch the magic of the kitchen, interact with the chef and witness how everything comes together on the plate. Try it for your next date night!  

Go Ice Skating

Ice skating is challenging if you're not experienced — but learning with a loved one can be really fun! Tie on your skates, pull on your mittens and whirl around the rink, racing to see who can complete a lap first, or simply taking time to enjoy your surroundings. Year-round you can skate indoors at OBM Arena, the Kent State Ice Arena and the Center Ice Sports Complex, or take it outside during winter months at any of these local hot spots!  

Take in the History at the Akron Civic Theatre

Akron Civic Theatre

Photo courtesy of Chuck Madden via the Akron Civic Theatre

The Akron Civic Theatre was designed by John Eberson in 1929 as one of the grand movie palaces of the roaring '20s, and even after $19 million in renovations (which were completed in 2001), the theatre hasn't lost any of its antique charm. The magnificent space exudes elegance from all corners and the interior decor is absolutely breathtaking. Book tickets at this historic venue to experience plays, concerts, musicals and more. There isn't a bad seat in the house!  

See a Film at the Midway Drive-in Theatre

Dinner and a movie is a classic date night combination, but the Midway Drive-in Theatre allows you to step the experience up a notch. There's something so romantic about seeing the latest cinematic hit in an old-timey setting! Situated just a half mile east of Kent, the Midway Drive-in is open seven days a week and shows four movies per night on two screens.  

Enjoy your date night!