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One day stop

We will be driving from eastern PA to western OH in July. We would like to break up the drive for the kids with a stop somewhere around Akron. Could someone please give me ideas of places to stop for a few hours? We really love history but enjoy many other attractions. Our children range in age from toddler to preteen. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Peterborough, NH
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1. Re: One day stop

Downtown Akron can be tricky to navigate but we have taken our niece's (6-14) to the Inventor's Hall of Fame and they had a blast. The top floors did not hold their interest but the bottom floor has a hands on area and after two hours of playing and exploring we still had trouble tearing them away.

Another idea is to make your stop a 1/2 hour before Akron. It's a little bit off the highway (maybe 15-20 minutes) but the park is an absolute ton of fun for hiking with caves and lots of nooks and crannies for the kids to run around and explore. Here's a link to a page on the park www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/nelsonk.htm

Good luck!

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You may want to visit the Cuyahoga Valley National Park located mostly in Summit County. The park follows much of the old Erie Canal and has a wonderful "Tow Path" that follows along the Cuyahoga just like the old boats did. Here is the website:


They have hiking and lots of activities in areas throughout the park.

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Agree CVNP is a great stop...not sure why I did not mention it since I lived five minutes bike ride from it.

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