D&D Travel Presents a Visit to Ohio 2016!

So..."What's in Ohio?" folks usually ask...Well, corn...and more corn...and soybeans...and did we say corn? However, there's a lot more than that in the Buckeye State! Dayton for example, is kind of the cradle of aviation, being home to the Wright Brothers (who perfected their flying machines here after Kitty Hawk!) and the National Museum of the US Air Force. Then there are the Tall Grass prairie remnants, whose wavy grasses and incredible wildflowers almost have you envisioning the pioneers crossing in their covered wagons...Not to mention the waterfalls and covered bridges - along with a huge area of beautiful Amish farmlands in the eastern part of the state. Oh, and then there is the Lake Erie waterfront...and these are but a few of the attractions in this lovely state! Below and on the next page you will find 60 images that will give you a good sense of what's in Ohio so next time someone asks, you'll know! Thanks for visiting!  - Dennis and Donna Hubbs

Once part of the vast Darby Plains, this Tall Grass prairie remnant has never been plowed or grazed and is home to a number of pioneer graves dating from 1814 on. In late July, the wildflowers are in full bloom, as you can see in the following images!

A local prairie resident guards her nest in the tall grasses...and she let us know about it!

Not far from Bigelow is the Smith Cemetery Prairie State Nature Preserve...The first settlers in this area were Charles and Alvia Andrews, who came from Connecticut in 1814 ! Over 30 species of native prairie plants have been found here...

This prairie preserve, owned by Dayton Power and Light, supports a vast population of wildflowers along the right-of-way, in the following images...

Madison's Cafe in Urbana...home of some great homemade food...and the famous "I don't jog..." sign below!

This lovely masterpiece is the West Milton Cascades, hidden behind an old, closed furniture store that was housed in a large, white historical home in West Milton...

...and this is a portion of Brandywine Falls, in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (yes, there is a National Park in Ohio!)...It is a 65-foot beauty tumbling as part of Brandywine Creek. It is easily accessed by a boardwalk...

There are many lovely covered bridges in Ohio - here are just two of them...

Corn, corn everywhere...but many fields are lined along the edges with these gorgeous Asters!

Almost missed this beautiful shot in the village of Sugarcreek!

...and one more waterfall -  the upper portion Ludlow Falls, with a 15-foot plunge, in the town of the same name.

Now, on to some of the loveliest farm country we've ever seen - the Amish region of eastern Ohio, centered around Millersburg...

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All images copyright 2016 - Dennis A. Hubbs, D&D Travel Services, LLC