Daytripping in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana
Welcome to the Ohio
River Valley, home of the only major westward flowing river.
We’ve put together trips that
head out in several different directions from the Cincinnati/Northern
Kentucky periphery. These adventures are designed as one-day,
round trip excursions with the farthest point being about
a two-hour drive from the starting point--not including time
spent sightseeing or dining. Each day trip itinerary is available
to download below.
Day Trip #1—Northwest to Indiana.
When they said “Head for the hills!” this area
must have been what they meant. This is the south-central
Indiana highlands centering upon Brown County, an area that
rises incongruously from the broad, flat plains around them.
You’ll descend upon towns that are home to artists
and stunning architecture as well as places that offer absolutely
nothing whatsoever other than an interesting name. This trip
takes you through Columbus, Gnaw Bone, and Nashville, Indiana
and on to Bloomington, the university town that was the setting
of the bicycling film classic Breaking Away.
Day Trip #1 downloadable pdf
Day Trip #2—South through
The very heart and
soul of Kentucky is “The Bluegrass”,
a seven county area centering upon Lexington in the north-central
part of the state. It is the land of wide rolling pastures
framed with tidy, white-plank fences—thoroughbreds
graze and colts frolic in the sun. It’s the birthplace
of bourbon, mint julep and burgoo. And the grass is really
not blue at all, unless allowed to “top out” in
seedlings, which have a bluish tint. But it is this calcium-rich
grass that is prized for its role in developing the blueblood
thoroughbreds that are so beloved of the horse-racing world.
Day Trip #2 downloadable
Day Trip #3—Northeast to Ohio
The trip into
Northeast Ohio could be, should be and really is several
day trips. Your
first stop should be Kings Island
Amusement Park. After you’ve finished there, you really
need to come back to Weller Haus for a rest and breakfast
fuel. Continuing on the drive Northeast you’ll be hitting
Lebanon, Ohio, TheVineyards and Ft. Ancient State Memorial
Park. If you kept cruising up 71 you’d be in Columbus
in no time at all—you could spend a week there and
still not run out of places to see and things to do. So,
for the sake of the real “day trip”, we’re
going to send you around the Lebanon and Waynesville areas.
Day Trip #3 downloadable pdf
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