Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are aiming to get kids interested in fishing with their FREE fishing activities for kids on June 12th and 13th, and June 19th and 20th, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. 'Gone Fishing' event at Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops features catch-and-release ponds, free … [Read more...] about Free ‘Gone Fishing’ event at Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops for kids
Looking for a unique date night? Go night canoeing at Hocking Hills Adventures with Romantic Moonlight Tours. The tours are $45 and must be scheduled ahead of time. Tours will sell out, so book soon. Night canoeing options at Hocking Hills Moonlight River Tours Romantic Moonlight Tours … [Read more...] about Night canoeing at Hocking Hills Adventures
Move over sunflowers - lavender fields may take over as THE place to take a selfie in 2021. Actually, we've got room for both types of flower photos (and more) on IG, so find out where you can find some amazing lavender in Ohio. And then see where you can find Sunflower Fields in Ohio, including … [Read more...] about Visits these fields and farms with Lavender in Ohio
Summer is here, and canoeing is a great option during the dog days AND once we head into fall and the leave start to change. Trapper John's Canoeing is about 15-20 minutes south of the city on Big Darby Creek and is a great way to spend a summer morning or afternoon. Whether you’re … [Read more...] about Get on the water with Trapper John’s Canoe Livery on Big Darby Creek
Get the family to some water for National Fishing and Boating Week, a celebration of fishing and boating the first week of June every year. The week highlights the benefits of recreational boating and fishing, as well as preserving our country's natural beauty. Each state celebrates different … [Read more...] about Plan ahead: Free Fishing Days in Ohio and other states
Paddle down the Hocking River under the glow of the moon with Night Tours at Hocking Hills Canoe Livery. This will be a date night you won't forget. These canoe trips ALWAYS sell out, so make sure you book well in advance! Night Tours at Hocking Hills Canoe Livery: Moonlight Tour On … [Read more...] about Night Tours at Hocking Hills Canoe Livery
Are you ready to enjoy some outdoor live music again? Polaris Fashion Place has always been full of great stores and restaurants, but you can also enjoy live music during the Summer. Live @ Polaris Summer Concert Series is back in 2021 with free live musical entertainment every Thursday, June 3 to … [Read more...] about Live @ Polaris Summer Concert Series
Sometimes it's just too hot to be outside without being in a pool. If you don't have a friend or family member to visit with a pool, head to one of these public pools in Columbus to cool off. While many closed for the 2020 season, most will reopen in 2021! Check out the full list of public pools … [Read more...] about Outdoor Public Pools in Columbus open for 2021
Did you know that there are Story Trails and Story Walks all over Columbus? These special trails are located in parks, and feature nature-inspired stories for you to enjoy along your walk. Storybook Trails combine the love for reading, nature, and outdoor activity, and are a great way to spend time … [Read more...] about Visit these Story Trails in Columbus for reading + nature fun!
Actors’ Theatre of Columbus returns this Summer with their outdoor classic theatre under the stars in German Village’s Schiller Park. The theme for the 2021 series of plays is the unexpected "Changes." ATC's summer season kicks off with two plays of Shakespearean proportions including Much … [Read more...] about Theatre in the Park with Actors’ Theatre of Columbus returns to Schiller Park this summer!
Is it time to update your family photos? Spring, Summer, and Fall are all great seasons to take outdoor photos, and provide a variety of scenery. In the spring you'll have bright greenery, budding trees, and early flowers. Summertime features lush green and an abundance of flowers, including roses, … [Read more...] about Best photography locations in Columbus
America's Best Idea — our national parks — is even better when admission is free! Mark your calendar now for entrance fee-free dates for the coming year. On these dates, FREE entrance is available to 133 National Parks across the country that normally charge a fee. During the fee-free days, the … [Read more...] about Free days at U.S. national parks
If you're an animal lover, make plans to visit Sunrise Sanctuary for Open Barn Days! You'll meet the dogs, cats, bunnies, and a plethora of farm animals who have been rescued and now call Sunrise "home". Sunrise Sanctuary, Inc. is a non-profit organization that rescues and cares for farmed and … [Read more...] about Visit rescued animals at Open Barn Days at Sunrise Sanctuary
Kids of ALL abilities need to play and enjoy playgrounds, so its important to have plenty of options of accessible playgrounds for kids with disabilities or special needs. Accessible and inclusive playgrounds allow kids living with disabilities to play alongside kids without disabilities, which can … [Read more...] about The Best Accessible Playgrounds in Columbus for all abilities
Mitchell's Berries LLC, located in Plain City, is a destination you'll want to put on your Spring and Summer bucket list. With strawberries and a variety of raspberries (u-pick depending on crop availability each year), plus special farm events, this family farm is a fun place for all … [Read more...] about Mitchell’s Berries U-pick and Special Farm events