13 new Ohio attractions in 2017, including Darth Vader, dinosaurs and more (photos)
04.20.2017
Cleveland Plain Dealer

13 new Ohio attractions in 2017, including Darth Vader, dinosaurs and more (photos)

Don’t like to take the same vacation twice? In Ohio, you never have to, because every year there’s something new to see.

Coming in 2017: a classic wooden coaster at Kings Island, a zipline tour at Geneva State Park, waterslides in Sandusky and Star Wars costumes in Cincinnati.

There are more than a dozen new sights and attractions coming to Ohio this year, scattered across the state. Some are already open; others won’t be ready until fall. All are guaranteed crowd pleasers, at least for some segment of the traveling public.

Janet Podolak: Choose among Easter meal options in Northeast Ohio
04.10.2017

Janet Podolak: Choose among Easter meal options in Northeast Ohio

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the Lake is staging Easter egg hunts for children in conjunction with its 10:30 a.m.-to-2:30 p.m. Easter Brunch. Salads, sliced fruits and cheese, carving stations with ham and prime rib, plus vegetable lasagna, seared salmon over quinoa pilaf and jerk crusted pork loins are among choices, along with desserts. Easter egg hunts with tasty treats and surprises are at 11:30 a.m and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. It’s $38.99 for adults and $15.99 for kids 6 through 12. Seniors get a discount, and children younger than 5 eat free. Reserve: 440-415-1546.
04.03.2017
U.S. News & World Report

The Best Scenic Getaways in Every State

Maybe you're longing to traverse an epic trail with captivating mountain views. Or perhaps you're itching to experience otherworldly landscapes in a national park or explore a quaint community with a historic downtown. "'Scenic' can range from knockout vistas -- like ocean views, mountains and pinch-me landmarks and works of art -- to quieter moments that anyone can find in nearby state parks, museums and charming towns," explains Robert Firpo-Cappiello, editor-in-chief of BudgetTravel.com. While stunning views take many different forms, no matter where you're headed, you can capture one-of-a-kind scenes in iconic and lesser-known destinations across the country. Read on for 51 beautiful escapes that are well worth the trip.
Lake Erie vacation is the prize in new Tour the Shore contest (photos)
03.13.2017

Lake Erie vacation is the prize in new Tour the Shore contest (photos)

From the wineries of Ashtabula County to the polar bears at the Toledo Zoo, there's a lot to see along Lake Erie's Ohio coast.

How much have you seen? If the answer is "not much," here's your chance.

The seven visitors bureaus along Ohio's Lake Erie shore have joined forces to draw attention to the state's Great Lake. They've created a seven-day vacation prize package, dubbed Tour the Shore, that one lucky traveler will win - but hopefully many more will experience.

Janet Podolak: Taste New Belgium beers at dinner at the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
03.07.2017

Janet Podolak: Taste New Belgium beers at dinner at the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake

A beer-tasting dinner showcasing beers from New Belgium Brewing Co. takes place at 6:30 p.m. March 10 at the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake.

Superior Beverage, the distributor for New Belgium, will present the beers, which will include Fat Tire, the craft beer for which New Belgium has become best known. The interactive tasting reception and dinner will assure that tasters gain a greater understand of the beers, which also include Voodoo Ranger, Citradelic, Tartatsic and a pair of Belgian-style beers.

 

 

 

Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake to build zipline course with views of Lake Erie
01.24.2017

Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake to build zipline course with views of Lake Erie

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, the popular state park resort in Ashtabula County, is adding a zipline course that will ready by mid-summer.

Lake Erie Canopy Tours, spread across 25 acres of Geneva State Park, will feature nine zipline sections, including a side-by-side double zip, swinging bridges, water crossings and views of Lake Erie from two 60-foot towers.

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake to add zip line course this summer
01.22.2017

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake to add zip line course this summer

Visitors to The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake will have a new attraction to try this summer.

Lake Erie Canopy Tours, a zip line course featuring both a guided canopy tour and a self-guided challenge course for adults, as well as a course for kids, will open this summer, the lodge announced on Monday, Jan. 23.

09.01.2016

Geneva-on-the-Lake tourism growing by leaps and bounds

With Labor Day as its annual yard stick, Geneva-on-the-Lake and Ashtabula County’s tourism revenues have continued to rise.

Stephanie Seigel, executive director of the Ashtabula County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said tourism is an integral and driving component of the Ashtabula County economy and one of the most important sources of these revenues is Geneva-on-the-Lake.

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake to add 25 lakefront cottages by summer
12.02.2015

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake to add 25 lakefront cottages by summer

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, the 11-year-old state park lodge in Ashtabula County, will open 25 cottages on its lakefront land in time for next year's busy summer season.

The two-bedroom cottages will be built immediately to the east of the 109-room lodge, most with views of Lake Erie. Eric Frantz, general manager of the lodge, said he expects the new cottages, which will sleep six, to be extremely popular.