5 Reasons You’ll Love Summer in the Enchanted Mountains

Balance your summer vacation with a visit to the “other” side of New York!

Drive along peaceful country roads, challenge yourself mountain biking on the steeps, ride your horse as far as the eye can see, put your kayak in for a little paddle and golf at every course you can find.

Million-dollar views, amazing art, national sporting events, gigantic metal and wooden sculptures, Native American culture, alpaca farms, chuck wagon dinners, sky high adventures and historic experiences – you can see and do it all in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County.

Take a Trip Back in Time

Watch for buggy drivers as you ramble along the Amish Trail. Discover the oldest and largest Amish settlement in New York. Get an intimate peek at a simpler lifestyle without running water, electricity and cars. Visit shops to buy handmade quilts, furniture, baked goods and more crafted [...]

Visit Switzerland County Indiana for a Relaxed Way of Life

Switzerland County Indiana is where we have a relaxed way of life with a Swiss twist.

‘Birthplace of American Winemaking’ tradition is alive with award winning Ridge Winery. Soak up the Ohio and create a memory for every time you open a new bottle.

Stay with us at the Schenck Mansion, the rustic Bear Scrap Retreat or the Belterra Resort, Casino & Spa. You’ll make memories that call you from home.

We’ve perfected flavors from the farm, our Great Grandmothers and Chef’s taught in faraway places. Savor peach cobbler, Mo burgers or Steak Collinsworth (Filet, Crab, Asparagus, Béarnaise and Bordelaise). You’ll have a hard time recreating these at home.

We’ve been known to pay for your visit. Our gaming tables and slots take you to river times that would be familiar to ‘Gentleman Jim’.

Make us your adventures.

Indulge in the Tradition and Spirit of Oglebay Resort

Indulge in the tradition and spirit that make Oglebay Resort unique while you enjoy 1,700 acres of year-round recreational opportunities and picturesque natural beauty. Spend the night at the 271-room lodge featuring the West Spa, delicious dining, indoor pool, wireless Internet, fitness center and business center. Oglebay also has 54 cottages including three 8-bedroom premium cottages and four estate houses. Recreational activities include four golf courses including two championship courses designed by Arnold Palmer and Robert Trent Jones, Sr., plus seven specialty shops, gardens, tennis, stables, fishing, two museums, outdoor pool, pedal boats, miniature golf, downhill skiing, a zoo and miles of walking trails.

Oglebay is also home to the Winter Festival of Lights, one of the nation’s largest holiday light shows, beginning November 9, 2012.

Located one hour from Pittsburgh in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle. Call 800-624-6988 or visit www.oglebay-resort.com.

Oglebay Resort

465 Lodge Drive

How to Reconnect and Disconnect in Noble County Indiana

Discover Indiana’s Farm to Fork experience in the heart of Indiana’s Green Triangle. Come explore our lonely country roads filled with unexpected discoveries. Farmer’s markets still exist on our historic Main Streets and family oriented self-serve  orchards and strawberry patches give you the chance to savor the flavors.

Unique Museums, vintage architecture, majestic lakes and countryside alive with wildlife, peaceful trails, and fishing to soothe the soul. Explore the nation’s first Tombstone Trail or take a trip down the historic Lincoln Highway.

Get a behind the scenes look as to the preparation of locally grown produce and food. Treat your taste buds to a home cooked farm feast for small groups. Personalized schedules are available for one day or two day excursions. Farm to Fork season runs from March to November.

Disconnect and re-connect to the simple life in Noble County.

Noble County Visitors Bureau


Find Out Why Donna’s Premier Lodging Was Awarded “Most Romantic Hideaway”

Welcome to Donna’s Premier Lodging, located in the Heart of Amish Country, Berlin, Ohio. Awarded “Most Romantic Hideaway,” Donna’s seventeen exquisite log cabins provide an oasis of relaxation and romance for a remarkable and memorable experience. Bask in the splendor of a heart shaped Jacuzzi, or cuddle in front of a crackling fire. This is a place you will return to time and time again. Our gracious staff will delight in assisting to make your next getaway a special memory to cherish for a lifetime.

Donna’s also specializes in beautiful weddings and elopements. Choose to pledge your vows beside an indoor or outdoor waterfall or in front of a cozy fireplace, in the company of friends and family or in a private, intimate ceremony. We provide everything you need for a memorable wedding and honeymoon.

Donna’s Premier Lodging

5523 TWP 358 (East Street)

PO [...]

All Aboard for a Visit to the Medina Railroad Museum

Located in the old New York Central freight depot in Medina, NY, the Medina Railroad Museum is the largest railroad and toy train museum in NY State. The depot was built in 1905-06 and is the largest wood-frame freight house ever built by the NY Central Railroad Company.

The museum features the world’s largest collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia known to exist under one roof. See the longest HO-Scale model train layout and diorama all on one floor, an immense 204 ft. by 14 ft.

Enjoy our several family-friendly special events throughout the year. In May our Day Out with Thomas and in the Fall our Winery Trains, our Fall Foliage Trains and the magic of the Polar Express. Kids of all ages love the experience of this museum all year round.

Medina Railroad Museum
530 West Avenue, PO Box 136
Medina, [...]

South Charleston West Virginia: A Friendly Place for Families

Welcome to South Charleston, West Virginia, a friendly place for families and travelers. A thriving city where you can walk downtown, dine by the river, enjoy an evening concert at a local coffee house, discover history,  and choose your experience – relaxing or adventurous.

South Charleston offers small town amenities and charm, with walkable neighborhoods, temperate weather, plenty of activity – even free parking and Wi-Fi downtown.

Travel down the Kanawha River on a Sternwheeler. Let your kids discover new cultures and foods. Shop for antiques – or the latest trends. Stay in our brand new convention center. And enjoy a variety of fairs and festivals, family-friendly events, and West Virginia’s famed scenic beauty.

You can take a spin on the ice at our Memorial Ice Arena, or challenge yourself on the 18-hole championship golf course. Work out or go for a swim at the South [...]

How to Have a Fun Vacation in Greater Parkersburg

With the majestic Ohio River as a backdrop, we invite you to come escape, discover and play in Greater Parkersburg.

Just south of Parkersburg, West Virginia, you’ll feel like Tom Sawyer as you paddle down river in an authentic sternwheeler to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park.

Listening to the steady churning of the engine and feeling the occasional spray of the paddle wheel, you’ll be quietly lulled into believing you’ve escaped every care in the world. The mystery and romance that shrouds the island’s original owners is intriguing and entertaining. As you tour the exquisite mansion you will hear the tale of Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett and their ill-fated relationship to Aaron Burr that eventually cost them their beloved paradise. Visitors to the island (open May-October) also enjoy wagon rides and the mansion’s sprawling lawns.

Back on the mainland continue your exploration into the region’s history [...]

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