Photo courtesy of Cuyahoga Valley National Park1.4 Miles Brandywine Falls is one of the most gorgeous sights in Ohio making this trail one of the most trafficked in the park. While it might be busy when you go, we promise the views are worth it! This trail starts at the historic Inn at Brandywine Falls and follows the edge of the gorge, eventually taking you down to creek level. If you want to avoid the crowds, try parking at the Stanford House and hiking the 3.8-mile trail through the woods. 1.7 Miles The Ledges hike is one of the most iconic trails in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Traverse the intermediate hike or drive straight to the parking lot to reach the Ledges Overlook, which offers breathtaking views of the valley. This trail is rocky and rough, so make sure to wear sufficient footgear and adhere to any closure signs for your safety. 3.4 Miles This 3.5-mile loop is perfect for trail running or for walkers looking for a good workout. Not only does this trail offer plenty of hills to get your legs burning, but it's located along the river, giving you the chance to spot plenty of beautiful wildlife. We recommend avoiding this trail after rainfall as it can get pretty muddy. Insider tip: At the beginning of the loop, take a left to go down the hill so you don't have to climb up it at the very end! 3.7 Miles Nearing four miles, this loop hike will lead you through some of the most beautiful rolling terrain in the park. Park at the Valley Parkway which intersects the trail and is a more secluded section of Cuyahoga Valley and then hit the trail! Along the way, you'll see creeks, a picnic area and the lovely Deer Lick Cave.
Photo courtesy of Rosati's Frozen CustardEnd your day on the highest note at Rosati's Frozen Custard, a famous Ohio spot for a good reason. They offer fresh, creamy custard that is made in-house and serve it in cones, sundaes, shakes and even blended with different toppings. Plus, their neon and vintage building is the perfect spot to hang out and snap a few shots for your Instagram!
Find this home at 2971 Fox Burrow Dr, Stow, OhioAt nearly 5,500 square feet, this custom-built Colonial is a year-round haven amongst its wooded surroundings. More than half an acre of lawn, landscaping and mature trees turn into a winter wonderland when the snowy season comes, and the coziness continues inside. We love the double-sided fireplace that warms both the kitchen and the family room! 3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 3,904 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Julie Cantley
Find this home at 696 Hampton Ridge Dr, Akron, OhioThere may not be another home in the heart of Akron that is as holiday card ready as this one. Completely remodeled, the turn-key condo comes fully furnished so all the gorgeous decor and design you see in these photos can be yours. Whether the family is gathered around the dining table or nestled in front of the living room fireplace, memories (and photos) that are made here will last a lifetime. 3 Beds | 2 Full Baths | 2 Partial Baths | 3,607 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Greg Dohner
Find this home at 3684 Country Club Dr, Silver Lake, OhioWhether your holiday card needs a home blanketed in snow, a family photo in the woods, or a shot in front of a cozy fireplace, this home has the perfect setting. Nestled on more than half an acre, the home overlooks the prestigious Silver Lake Country Club and is surrounded by charming, wooded walkways that wind throughout the property. 4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,436 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Carol Foote
Find this home at 3240 Carriage Way, Stow, OhioThis jaw-dropping Colonial sits on nearly half an acre with a private backyard and a charming cul-de-sac location. Surrounded by mature trees and a sweeping front lawn that can be viewed from the full-length front porch, we want to take photos of this home in every season. 4 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 2,894 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Scott Fano
Find this home at 2406 Laurel Valley Dr, Akron, OhioTucked away in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this updated home is situated on a cul-de-sac, and its proximity to the Towpath Village Clubhouse offers a year-round community clubhouse, a pool, tennis courts and basketball courts. Thanks to landscape and decor details like manicured bushes, a front porch lattice and an old world lantern, the curb appeal is high. 7 Beds | 6 Full Baths | 2 Partial Baths | 9,660 Sq. Ft. | Listed by The Worthington Team
Find this home at 544 Scenic Valley Way, Cuyahoga Falls, OhioLocated in beautiful Cuyahoga Falls on nearly two private acres, this immaculate home is suited for holiday cards, holiday parties, family gatherings and so much more. From the front, the architecture provides a stunning dimension, and inside, you'll find multiple areas perfectly suited for family photos (like five different fireplaces!). 5 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 6,533 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Carol Foote
Find this home at 621 Rustic Knoll Dr, Kent, OhioImmaculate from the front and from every single vantage point, this Kent home boasts 321 feet of Cuyahoga River frontage on a quaint, quiet cul-de-sac. The property was even designed to capitalize on views; it offers four levels of tiered decking, a custom waterfall outdoors, a two-story family room with a wall of windows and a walkout lower level with full sized windows, patio doors and a bar. 4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | Listed by Kellie Kapusta
Find this home at 4194 Briarwood Dr, Mantua, OhioAre you getting fairytale castle vibes from this home, too? From the curb, we love the way the lush landscaping accents the shape of the house as well as the multi-colored brick and stone. And even with mature trees dotting the front yard, there are still gorgeous views available from the home's huge front windows. 4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,880 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Krista Combs
Find this home at 832 Bentley Pl, Tallmadge, OhioPerched on more than half an acre, this stunning Georgian Colonial is located on a private, wooded lot and seems to have come directly out of our home design dreams. The mature and perfectly manicured landscaping winds around the home and its walkways for a welcoming and warm feel while the beautiful two-story, white columns complete the look of elegance and prestige. 4 Beds | 2 Full Baths | 2 Partial Baths | 2,777 Sq. Ft. | Listed by Sally Goodnow
Find this home at 1065 Merriman Rd, Akron, OhioThere's nothing more perfect for a holiday card than a bright red front door—and this home's double door entry has two! The charm is further perfected with white lattice windows and a spacious, winding driveway so the whole family can come over to celebrate the holidays!