Ohio State Parks and Other Local Destinations

Above: Among the most visited Ohio State Parks is Hocking Hills State Park in Logan.

Photo: Amy Strahler

top 10 facts about ohio

1. The official state flower of Ohio is the Scarlet Carnation.

2. The official state tree of Ohio is the Buckeye.

3. The official state bird of Ohio is the Cardinal.

4. The state of Ohio features 83 Ohio State Parks, 8 National Parks, and many preserved National historic sites. 

5. The state of Ohio is divided into five geographical regions: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast, and Central.

7. The ten largest cities in Ohio (by population size) are Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Parma, Canton, Youngstown and Lorain, in that order.

8. Ohio has 13 state universities.

9. Native American Indian Tribes from Ohio include the Mingo and the Shawnee.

10. Amish communities occupy villages in 26 of Ohio's 88 counties.

Above: An Amish Village in Eastern Ohio.  

Photo credit: travelhost.com

ohio universities

Here is an alphabetical list of all 13 state universities in Ohio. 

  1. Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green)
  2. Central State University (Wilberforce)
  3. Cleveland State University (Cleveland)
  4. Kent State University (Kent)
  5. Miami University (Oxford)
  6. The Ohio State University (Columbus)
  7. Ohio University (Athens)
  8. Shawnee State University (Portsmouth)
  9. The University of Akron (Akron)
  10. University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati)
  11. University of Toledo (Toledo)
  12. Wright State University (Dayton/Fairborn)
  13. Youngstown State University (Youngstown)

Shown below: Ohio University in Athens.

Photo: ohioalumni.org

ohio national parks

Here's an alphabetical list of all 8 National Parks located in the state of Ohio. 

  1. Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge
  2. Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area
  3. Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
  4. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
  5. Huffman Prairie National Historic Landmark
  6. Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
  7. Wayne National Forest
  8. West Sister Island National Wildlife Refuge

Scroll down for a list of Ohio State Parks.

Below: A group of Amish children in Holmes County, Ohio.

Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28954552@N08/2696379390/

Below: The Y-Bridge to Akron.

Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deitrickd/3486734733/

Above: Overlooking Cincinnati.

Photo: city-data.com

Above: The attractive Clifton Fountain in downtown Cincinnati.

Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cseeman/7818849984/

Above: A quaint residential neighborhood in Cleveland. 

Photo: blog.reillypainting.com


Above: The Old North Columbus neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. 

Photo: urbanohio.com

Above: The cozy little city of Delaware, located in Delaware County, Ohio. 

Photo credit: dnjournal.com

Above: Catamarans float calmly by the shores of downtown Toledo at sunset. 

Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/40850114@N04/4361641155/

Ohio State Parks

Here's a complete alphabetical list of Ohio State Parks:

  1. A W Marion State Park
  2. Alum Creek State Park
  3. Barkcamp State Park
  4. Beaver Creek State Park
  5. Blue Rock State Park
  6. Buck Creek State Park
  7. Buckeye Lake State Park
  8. Burr Oak State Park
  9. Caesar Creek State Park
  10. Catawba Island State Park
  11. Cleveland Lakefront State Park
  12. Cowan State Park
  13. Crane Creek State Park
  14. Deer Creek State Park
  15. Delaware State Park
  16. Dillon State Park
  17. East Fork State Park
  18. East Harbor State Park
  19. Edgewater State Park
  20. Findley State Park
  21. Forked Run State Park
  22. Fort Amanda State Park
  23. Fox Island State Park
  24. Geneva-On-The-Lake State Park
  25. Grand Lake State Park
  26. Great Circle Earthworks
  27. Great Seal State Park
  28. Guilford Lake State Park
  29. Harbor Point State Park
  30. Harrison Lake State Park
  31. Harrison State Park
  32. Headlands Beach State Park
  33. Hocking Hills State Park
  34. Howes State Park
  35. Hueston Woods State Park
  36. Independence Dam State Park
  37. Indian Lake State Park
  38. Jefferson Lake State Park
  39. John Bryan State Park
  40. Kelleys Island State Park
  41. Kiser Lake State Park
  42. Lake Hope State Park
  43. Lake Logan State Park
  44. Lake Loramie State Park
  45. Lake Milton State Park
  46. Lake White State Park
  47. Little Miami Scenic State Park
  48. Madison Lake State Park
  49. Malabar Farm State Park
  50. Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
  51. Mary Jane Thurston State Park
  52. Maumee Bay State Park
  53. Mohican State Park
  54. Mosquito Creek State Park
  55. Mosquito Lake State Park
  56. Mount Gilead State Park
  57. Muskingum River Parkway State Park
  58. Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park
  59. North Turkeyfoot State Park
  60. Paint Creek State Park
  61. Pfizer State Park
  62. Pike Lake State Park
  63. Portage Lakes State Park
  64. Punderson State Park
  65. Pymatuning State Park
  66. Quail Hollow State Park
  67. Rocky Fork State Park
  68. Salt Fork State Park
  69. Scioto Trail State Park
  70. Shawnee State Park
  71. South Bass Island State Park
  72. Spiegel Grove State Park
  73. Stonelick Lake State Park
  74. Stroud Run State Park
  75. Sycamore State Park
  76. Tar Hollow State Park
  77. Tarlton State Park
  78. Thurston State Park
  79. Tinkers Creek State Park
  80. Treaty Of Greenville State Park
  81. Van Buren Lake State Park
  82. West Branch State Park
  83. Wolf Run State Park

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