Akron/Summit Visitors Guide 2022

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AKRON/SUMMIT VISITORS GUIDE NORTHEAST OHIO 2022-2023

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Strongsville | Hudson | Westlake


Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Lock 3

PHOTOS BY T. BOWER, LOCK 3 FACEBOOK

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Magical Theatre Company

EXPLORE GREATER

AKRON

a look inside

4 Sharing Summit

6 Grab Life Right Here

14 Akronicity

16 Annual Events

17 Mapping It Out

18 Points of Interest

28 Outdoor Recreation 30 Sports 33 Dining

38 Shopping 41 Lodging

A Special Message: Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, please check with each attraction, venue and business for their current hours of operation and event schedules.

Ilene Shapiro

summit county executive

Daniel M. Horrigan mayor of akron

How can visitors (and residents) create lasting memories while experiencing our diverse sights and sounds? IS: While in Summit County, you can visit the Cuyahoga Falls riverfront for festivals and beautiful scenery. You can take a stroll around Barberton’s Lake Anna and head to the Arts and Entertainment District to see local artists on display. In the winter months you can hit the slopes for skiing and family fun at Boston Mills Brandywine. DH: So much about this city is “uniquely Akron.” For those visiting or living here, we hope that our combination of friendly faces, access to local and national parks, sense of entrepreneurship, love of arts and entertainment, and pride in our rich history, coupled with our current infrastructure revitalization efforts, makes a lasting impression on those that experience Akron.

Cover Photos: Akron Skyline: S. Pavone, Weathervane Playhouse: Weathervane Playhouse Facebook, Brandywine Falls: National Park Service, Lock 4: T. Fitzwater, The Bomb Shelter: J. Mahon, Summit Metro Parks: Summit Metro Parks Facebook, Twins Days Festival: Twins Days Festival, Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort: Boston Mills/Brandywine

SHANE WYNN

PHOTOS BY MAGICAL THEATRE COMPANY FACEBOOK,

How would you describe Akron’s special brand of hospitality to someone who has never visited our community? IS: Summit County is an innovative community, committed to engaging all of our diverse residents and visitors in cultivating an engaging and distinctive place to live, work and play. We hope your visit is filled with scenic beauty, beautiful music, delicious meals and loads of fun. You are always welcome in Summit County, and when you are here, you are always home.

© 2022 Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau 77 E. Mill St., Akron 44308 330.374.7560 // 800.245.4254

visitakron-summit.org, akron.travel

The Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau has made every effort to ensure accurate listings, but assumes no liability for the information, representation and/or delivery of services contained herein. Users of this document are encouraged to verify amenities, features, service quality and all other important details. The Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau is not responsible for the privacy practices of the websites listed in this publication. Please forward corrections to: jmahon@visitakron-summit.org.

DH: One of the most amazing things about Akron is its people. We are a very welcoming community because we love Akron so much; we make it our goal to make everyone else love it to. We’re so hospitable — because we want everyone who comes here to see what we see … and then stay! Which five words best capture the “character” of Akron? IS: Diverse, Innovative, Scenic, Engaging and Distinct. DH: Proud, Motivated, Welcoming, Quirky and Transforming.

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WELCOME TO GREATER

AKRON Hear what people love about the region.

SHARING

SUMMIT

“The Summit Brew Path is one of the top things to do for National Beer Day in Ohio.” — Ohio Craft

Brewers Association

“Clocking in at over 26,000 square feet, The Bomb Shelter’s hodgepodge of rooms and two warehouses has been one of the Midwest’s largest meccas for vinyl, vintage and variety since opening in 2011.”

Cuyahoga River @eve_edward_smith

Lock 3 @nichole_cardinale

Akron Art Museum @akronartmuseum

— Ohio Magazine

“In 2020, Cuyahoga Valley National Park was the 7th most-visited (out of a total of 62 national parks) in the country…following just behind Bryce Canyon NP and Joshua Tree NP…now that’s great company!”

— GoOutsideBook

Akron Zoo @kristapelfrey

Towpath Trail @jimvickers

“If you unwittingly pass through this Midwestern town (Twinsburg, Ohio) on the first weekend in August, you might think you’ve stumbled into a mirrored funhouse. The Twins Days Festival is the world’s largest gathering of twins, officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.” — CNN 4

#HEYAKRON #HEYSUMMIT

PHOTOS BY T. FITZWATER, J. MAHON, CNN, TWINS DAYS FESTIVAL


Planning a meeting, convention or group tour? idefyconvention.com Planning a sporting event? playakron.com

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twitter.com/ akronsummitcvb

Hale Farm and Village @halefarmandvillage/ Nancy Balluck

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youtube.com/ greaterakronohio

Pav’s Creamery @akronmomandkids

MAPS Air Museum @lindseysmith92

Summit Metro Parks @jenniferklingenberg

Akron Pride @akronrollerderby

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens @stanhywet

SUMMIT COUNTY’S gems are on full display in our favorite Instagram photos from around the region.

Akron Glass Works @aroundakronwithblue VISITAKRON-SUMMIT.ORG

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CITY LIFE. OUTDOOR LIFE.

E F I L B A R G E R E H T H RIG

Experience Akron/Summit County

Hot metropolitan places alongside cool outdoor spaces. You decide which vibe will satisfy — we’d like to think you’ll enjoy it all.

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PHOTOS BY J. LEVAK/AKRON ART MUSEUM, R. BOWERS

Akron Art Museum

PIONEERING INDUSTRIALISTS. Rock Stars (Grammy Award winners and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee). Outrageously Influential Inventors. Sports Phenoms (we’re sure a “certain someone” comes to mind immediately). Societal Thinkers and Contributors. Simply put: Just Really Cool People. Throughout history, these are the men and women who have called Akron/Summit County home. Greater Akronites (aka Summit Countians) constructed a firm foundation upon which our community comfortably rests. Twenty-first century metropolitan places are adjacent to some of our nation’s most breathtaking natural spaces, resulting in an undeniably engaging combination of experiences. Social, ethnic and cultural diversity planted deep roots when immigrants traveled from around the country to Greater Akron, seeking work on the canal. From those roots, an innovative spirit and an adamant conviction for dignity, rights and ideas quickly blossomed. In May 1851, Sojourner Truth attended the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in downtown Akron and presented her world-famous “Ain’t I A Woman?” speech. Through hardships, the community has thrived, meeting the demands of a war and solidifying the region’s role on the national stage. B.F. Goodrich, the Quaker Oats Co. and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. were among the founders. Once known as the “Rubber Capital of the World,” the area still reigns as one of the world’s leading polymer centers, sets the pace for biomedical discoveries and celebrates a culture that only knows how to look forward! Visitors and residents delight in the defiantly-diverse arts, culture and entertainment offered here. Experience productions, films and concerts at community and professional theaters. Live entertainment, dance and world-class orchestras provide audiences hours of memorable performances. The Akron Art Museum boasts national and international modern artists, with other galleries showcasing neighboring communities. The sports scene is just as robust, with activities covering a spectrum of interests every season. (We even have a ski resort!) Take part in or play spectator to recreational pursuits, including: the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby, Bridgestone Senior Players Championship and the Akron Marathon Race Series, presented by Summa Health. Outdoor

Summit Metro Parks

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Hale Farm & Village

sporting sites round out the offerings with golf courses and racetracks such as MGM Northfield Park’s horse racing. Attractions in Greater Akron offer guests a glimpse into history — the homes, monuments and markers built with the wealth achieved from early industrial success. Hale Farm & Village lets visitors experience life during the mid-1800s, while Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the former estate of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. co-founder F.A. Seiberling, transports visitors into the world of an elegant 1915 English-Tudorinspired mansion. Greater Akron’s natural landscape promises incredible views and adventures. The area is not only home to Summit Metro Parks, but proudly boasts Ohio’s only national park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, for a combined footprint of nearly 50,000 acres. Get in touch with nature at the Akron Zoo, by traversing the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail or riding the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (you can even bring your bike aboard). Major malls, shopping centers and specialty outlets can be found in the area. Favorites include: acclaimed Akron artist, Don Drumm’s Studios & Gallery, offering one-of-a-kind gifts for every occasion, and Ohio’s largest purveyor of organic and wholesome products, Mustard Seed Market & Café. Foodie fanatics will never go hungry, and your palate will thank you for sampling the area’s array of delicious tastes. Place your head on a pillow with accommodations to match every budget in all corners of the county, allowing you to rest (just enough) to hit the ground running for another day in Greater Akron!

Goodyear Theater

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— LeBRON JAMES akron native

PHOTOS BY LUCKYDOG1, GOODYEAR THEATER

IN NORTHEAST OHIO, NOTHING IS GIVEN. EVERYTHING IS EARNED. YOU WORK FOR WHAT YOU HAVE.


Mustard Seed Market & Café

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

GRAB LIFE RIGHT HERE

WHO ARE YOU?

PHOTOS BY M. DILLON, C. SANDERS

A Trail Blazer?

Let the stress and strain of life fade away while exploring the county’s scenic wonderland. Visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park — Ohio’s only national park and the 7th most-visited park in the United States in 2020 — featuring more than 33,000 acres to hike, bike, ski, sled and unwind. Summit Metro Parks offers 14,300 additional acres, with 16 parks, six conservation areas and more than 120 miles of trails and 16 miles of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail. Iconic attractions — Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and Hale Farm & Village — extol their surroundings, highlighting manicured gardens and vistas. Get a little slice of wildlife with glimpses at creatures of all sizes at the Akron Zoo. Don’t Miss: The Buckeye Trail — 1,444 miles of trails that reach every corner of Ohio. Summit County’s section is one of the most adventurous, with only 4 percent of its paths being paved.

A Foodaterian?

Enjoy the art of cooking or savor a delicious dish prepared just for you with the variety of Greater Akron dining delights. Find fresh ingredients at Mustard Seed Market & Café to make your favorite recipes exceptional. Want to avoid the kitchen? Find nostalgic car-side service at Swensons or Skyway, or indulge in hundreds of eateries, diners, restaurants and grilles located in every corner of the county. Soothe your sweet tooth with local favorites that include Fanny May Gourmet Chocolates, Pav’s Creamery and Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt. Don’t Miss: Hoppin’ Frog Brewery, Grandpa’s Cheese Barn, The Winery at Wolf Creek, Sarah’s Vineyard, Chill Ice Cream, Family Groceries, Thirsty Dog Brewing Co., Strickland’s Frozen Custard and Akron Coffee Roasters.

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Blossom Music Center

An Art-thusiast?

See all the Great

CRAFT

BREWERIES

See all the great craft breweries Summit County offers by jumping on the Summit Brew Path. Pick up a passport at one of more than 20 stops. Make a purchase at each brewery to receive a stamp, and after collecting one from each location, enter for a chance to win the grand prizes. Breweries range from nationally known to those just getting started. Whether you like a dry stout or a blonde ale, there’s something for everyone. Savor your journey! SummitBrewPath.com

Visual, musical and theatrical — Greater Akron is the stage for cultural pursuits. The Akron Art Museum houses an eclectic modern collection. Nearby, Summit Artspace is home to more than 40 arts organizations and features gallery space, studios and classrooms. The area boasts professional and community theaters that host talented year-round entertainment, including staples like Akron Civic Theatre, EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Greystone and Blossom Music Center. The worldrenowned Cleveland Orchestra makes Blossom Music Center its summer home, while the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Tuesday Musical Association, Summit Choral Society and Ballet Theatre of Ohio dazzle audiences every season. Don’t Miss: Highland Square PorchRokr Festival, Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival and BLU Jazz+.

A Sportsologist?

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PHOTO BY R. MASTROIANNI

From novices to pros, Greater Akron is the place for sports. Cheer on the Akron RubberDucks at Canal Park, catch The University of Akron Zips sports teams or take in a pro basketball game with the Akron Aviators. Watch the Akron City Football Club in another exciting soccer match. The Akron Roller Derby also takes the city by storm. Feel the need for speed? Barberton Speedway hosts cars,


Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

while Northfield Park features horses. Show your skills during one, two or three Akron Marathon Race Series events, which include the Akron Marathon. Marvel at professional golfers during the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship or gravitydefying races at the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby. Don’t Miss: Indoor rock climbing at Kendall Cliffs and Rock Mill, and snow-bunny fun at Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort.

A Heritage Seeker?

As early as Sojourner Truth’s 1851 “Ain’t I A Woman?” speech, our community has been a melting pot for ideas, customs and forms of expression. Visit the birthplace of AA with a tour of Dr. Bob’s Home and the gatehouse at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. Travel back to the mid-1800s at Hale Farm & Village. Sites, mansions and homes underscore poignant stories from our rich and lustrous past. Don’t Miss: Glendale Cemetery, the National Museum of Psychology and Hower House.

A Retail Therapist?

The shopping forecast couldn’t be brighter. Local shops and big-box stores abound, filling itineraries with hunts for affordable fashions and high-end merchandise at Highland Square, Hudson’s First & Main, Macedonia Commons, Downtown Akron, Northside Marketplace, Peninsula, and Summit Mall, which are anchored by top retailers. Visitors can find handcrafted artisan goods at events like Crafty Mart, Ohio Mart and the Made in Ohio Festival. Akron-centric must-sees include Gypsy Grace & The Vintage Goat, Zeber-Martell Studio and Akron Glass Works. Don’t Miss: Specialty shops like Rubber City Comics, The Social Dept., Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, Gallery 143 and Rubber City Clothing.

Don’t miss Akron’s coffee experience tour! Grab a passport at any participating stop and collect stamps to receive a free limited-edition coffee mug! TheDripDrive.com

STUDIOS & GALLERY

PHOTOS BY STAN HYWET HALL & GARDENS, DON DRUMM

Don Drumm Studios & Gallery

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THE PERFECT

CLASSROOM

Students of all ages will encounter a number of entertaining and educational sites throughout the Greater Akron area. Begin your journey of learning at any one of these enlightening destinations.

Akron Art Museum akronartmuseum.org

Glendale Cemetery glendaleakron.com

Akron Children’s Museum akronkids.org

Hale Farm & Village halefarm.org

Akron Fossils & Science Center akronfossils.com

Hower House uakron.edu/howerhse

Akron Police Museum 330.375.2390 Akron-Summit County Public Library akronlibrary.org Akron Zoo akronzoo.org Center for the History of Psychology uakron.edu/chp Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad cvsr.com F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm summitmetroparks.org

Akron Children’s Museum

APS Air M Museum mapsair museum.org Mustill Store and House cascadelocks.org erkins Stone P Mansion summit history.org Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens stanhywet.org

Celebrate the past...

SHAPE THE FUTURE

Woodrow Nash Studios & Gallery

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African Talking Drum Market 212 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron 44310

Sojourner Truth Building and Monument 37 N. High St., Akron 44308

Omo Iroko Drum & Dance Society akronschools.com

Woodrow Nash Studios & Gallery woodrownashstudios.com

Panyard Steel Drum Co. panyard.com

African-American Cultural Festival/Parade akronafricanculture.com

Perkins Stone Mansion & John Brown House summithistory.org

Joy Park Festival Juneteenth Festival

PHOTOS BY AKRON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, THE DEVIL STRIP

AKRON/SUMMIT COUNTY’S HISTORY is rich with contributions made by African Americans, and the area honors this fact with opportunities that visitors are encouraged to share. Gain perspective on the past by visiting The University of Akron’s Pan African Center for Community Studies (220 Wolf Ledges Pkwy., Akron 44325), where various exhibits are displayed in the Dr. Shirla R. McClain Gallery of Akron’s Black History and Culture. Other sites and events that celebrate cultural diversity include:


EMBRACING

DIVERSITY Akron Pride Festival

GREATER AKRON RESTS UPON A FOUNDATION built by contributions and opinions of our diverse citizenry. We extend an open invitation to the LGBTQ community to experience and enjoy everything our area offers. Discover Akron’s Northside/Marketplace District, a collection of restored buildings, galleries and restaurants on the northern edge of downtown. Stop by High Street and Maiden Lane, both of which offer spots for casual fun and creative activities. Visit Highland Square, an eclectic neighborhood west of downtown Akron that’s packed with unique shopping and dining options. While we know interests within the community differ, below is a sampling of LGBTQ-friendly sites. Be sure to contact the Akron Pride Initiative (759 W. Market St., Akron 44303, 330.252.1559, canapi.org) for more information on events and programs in the area. 43 Furnace Street 43furnace.com Akron Glass Works akronglassworks.com Angel Falls Coffee Shop angelfallscoffee.com BLU Jazz+ blujazzakron.com The Bomb Shelter thebombshelterstore.com Interbelt Nite Club instagram.com/ interbeltniteclub Musica akronmusica.com

Explore

America's Playing Field

The Mustard Seed Market & Café mustardseedmarket.com The Nightlight Cinema nightlightcinema.com Rubber City Clothing rubbercityclothing.com Square Nightclub squarenight.club Square Records squarerecordsakron.com Zeber-Martell Studio zeber-martell.com Visit outinakron.org for complete details.

One price for admission to 6 attractions, including the Pro Football Hall of Fame!

museum pass

PHOTO BY T. FITZWATER

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Massillon Museum

Canton Museum of Art

Troll Hole Museum

MAPS Air Museum

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

Discover art, history, legends, and lore in museums and attractions across Stark County. Save up to 50% off admission when you visit all six. Experience sports heritage, national history, fine art, handson science, a planetarium, an aviation museum, and more.

VisitCanton.com | 800.552.6051 | @VisitCanton

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WHAT SURGES

THROUGH US

FOR NEARLY 200 YEARS, Greater Akron, Ohio, has been the birthplace of ideas, systems, products and idioms that have had an unmistakably positive impact on the world and its citizens. Strategically settled, Akron’s geographical location has been leveraged throughout its history – from waterways, road systems and air transport. Similarly, its ideagraphical locale has become a fertile landscape of inspiration and creation. Ideas have always flourished, bringing forth refinements and substantial advancements across every facet of our community’s output. This section is a brief glimpse at the common thread, we call “akronicity,” to demonstrate its influence on our achievements across time. For the complete story, visit akronicity.com. 14 14

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LET’S PLAY!

Each letter of Akronicity is from an iconic sign/company name, can you identify each? Answers on akronicity.com.


CAN’T BE HELD DOWN IN 1917, GOODYEAR CREATED THE GOODYEAR ZEPPELIN COMPANY and began manufacturing zeppelins mainly as a way to advertise their products. Then in the 1930s, they built two airships for military use – the USS Akron and the USS Macon. In the early 1960s, the Goodyear Aerospace Corporation helped NASA develop heating and cooling systems for the Apollo spacecrafts, produced tires used on moon vehicles, and created flotation devices for spacecrafts landing in water. Drive by the enormous Goodyear Airdock to see where the USS Akron and USS Macon were constructed.

HISTORY IN

PHOTOS BY AKRON-SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ARCHIVES, AMERICAN TOY MARBLE MUSEUM, THIRSTY DOG BREWING

THE MAKING GERTRUDE SEIBERLING BEGAN ATTENDING BUCHTEL COLLEGE when her husband’s business venture, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, became profitable. She studied architecture, gardening, and interior design. She wanted to be able to assist in building the family’s new home — a 65-room Tudor style mansion they would call Stan Hywet — when construction began in 1912. Visit Stan Hywet Halls & Gardens to learn more about the Seiberling family.

AKRON INNOVATES FOR YEARS, TOYS WERE ALL HANDMADE, making them available only to the children of wealthy families. In 1884, Samuel C. Dyke automated his Akron factory to mass-produce marbles, the first toy affordable for everyone. He then founded The American Marble & Toy Manufacturing Co. in the mid-1890s, which produced a million marbles a day and turned out dozens of other toys, including America’s oldest figurine of a Santa, pictured here. Visit the Akron Children’s Museum with the young ones to experience playful, interactive learning.

INTERNATIONAL TASTEMAKERS AS GERMAN IMMIGRANTS MOVED TO THE AREA IN THE EARLY DAYS OF AKRON, they introduced beer by opening the first breweries. In 1865, Fredrick Gaessler established Wolf Ledge Brewery. Later he partnered with Wilhelm Burkhardt and the company became Burkhardt and Company. They resumed brewing beer after prohibition ended and continued to operate until the brewery was sold in 1956. The tradition of brewing continues on today as Akron is home to several breweries. Thirsty Dog Brewing is located in the Wolf Ledges area in the former headquarters of the Burkhardt Brewing Company. Visit Thirsty Dog Brewing, part of the #SummitBrewPath.Brewing, part of the #SummitBrewPath.

akronicity [ak-ruh-nis-i-tee) Noun. the innate creativity, tenacity and intellectual prowess that has and will continue to surge

through the men and women of Akron, Ohio: embrace your akronicity and make your new ideas reality | akronicity is a uniquely, oneof-a-kind spirit of innovation and determination that only the people of Akron, Ohio possess. ORIGIN: Settled in 1825 — Akron from the Greek “an elevation” or “point” / icity (you’re wondering) is the sweat, tears, joy, steadfastness, grit, passion and smarts that are the foundation of the community we celebrate today and what will propel us into the future. VISITAKRON-SUMMIT.ORG

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FUN & EXCITEMENT FOR

EVERY SEASON A Special Message: At a glance, this page highlights our community’s iconic annual events. Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, please check with each attraction and venue for their current hours of operation and event schedules.

FEBRUARY

APRIL

MAY

Maple Sugaring Days

Ohio Egg Artists Guild’s Annual Show & Sale

Cherry Blossom Festival

Hale Farm & Village, Bath, 330.666.3711, 877.425.3327, halefarm.org

Akron, theelegantegg. weebly.com

Boston Mills Artfest

Boston Mills Ski Resort, Peninsula, 800.875.4241, bmbw.com

JULY Founders’ Day Celebration

Rib, White & Blue

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Gate Lodge, Akron, 330.836.5533, stanhywet.org

Lock 3, Downtown Akron, 330.535.3179, lock3live.com

JULY FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby Derby Downs, Akron, 330.733.8723, aasbd.org

Akron Arts Expo Hardesty Park, Akron, 330.375.2835, akronartsexpo.org

Summit County Fair

Summit County Fairgrounds, Tallmadge, 330.633.6200, summitfair.com

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

Twins Days Festival

Norton Cider Festival

Twinsburg Glen Chamberlin Park, Twinsburg, 330.425.3652, twinsdays.org

Columbia Woods Park, Norton, 330.825.3814, nortoncider festival.com

Bridgestone Senior Players Championship

Firestone Country Club, Akron, 877.942.4849, pgatour.com/champions

Mum Fest

Lake Anna Park, Barberton, 330.848.6653

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Downtown Akron, 330.434.2786, akronmarathon.org

OCTOBER Boo at the Zoo

Akron Zoo, Akron, 330.375.2550, akronzoo.org

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DeBord Halloween Festival

330.730.7163, debordhalloween festival.com

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Holiday Tree Festival

Deck the Hall

John S. Knight Center, Akron, 330.543.8424, johnsknight center.org

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron, 330.836.5533, stanhywet.org

Ohio Mart

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron, 330.836.5533, stanhywet.org

Lantern Tours Hale Farm & Village, Bath, 330.666.3711, halefarm.org

PHOTOS BY MAPLE SUGARING DAYS, STAN HYWET HALL & GARDENS, WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL: AKRON STOCK, SOAP BOX DERBY: CARL A. STIMAC, BARBERTON MUM FESTIVAL: S. JORDAN, AKRON MARATHON: AKRON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AKRON MARATHON, AKRON ZOO

JUNE

Lake Anna Park, Barberton, 330.745.3733, barberton cherryblossom.com


MAPPING IT OUT

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Northfield Center

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Macedonia 271

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80 Peninsula

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Richfield

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Boston Heights

Hudson

Stow Silver Lake

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Cuyahoga Falls

Fairlawn

Munroe Falls

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Montrose-Ghent

Hale Farm and Village @halefarmandvillage/ Nancy Balluck

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SUMMIT COUNTY

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Bath

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railraod @aboarman

Lock 3 @lock3live

Copley

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Blossom Music Center @randalljthomas 76

AKRON

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Mogadore

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Norton

Tallmadge

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Lakemore Barberton

Uniontown

619 Franklin

New Franklin Green

Clinton Manchester

Pride in Downtown Akron Suzie Graham

Portage Lakes

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Akron-Canton Airport

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LAKE ERIE

INDIANA

Toledo

Akron Art Museum @akronartmuseum

Detroit..................192 Indianapolis......... 259 Lexington ............ 328 New York City...... 438 Pittsburgh.............110

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Dayton

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71 Columbus

St. Louis................494 Toledo...................125 Toronto................ 322 Washington, D.C........................311

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MILES TO AKRON FROM ... Buffalo..................216 Chicago.................370 Cincinnati............. 238 Columbus..............127 Dayton................. 200

Cleveland

Canton

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P E N N S Y LVA N I A

Explore Summit County and you’ll find post-worthy pit stops and exciting activities. Tag your adventures.

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Reminderville

Northfield

Sagamore Hills

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Cincinnati

KENTUCKY

WEST VIRGINIA

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POINTS OF INTEREST

POINTS OF INTEREST #HEYAKRON #HEY SUMMIT

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

PHOTOS BY STAN HYWET HALL & CREDIT GARDENS, INFO C. TO SANDERS COME

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POINTS OF INTEREST

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POINTS OF INTEREST

Akron Civic Theatre

ARE WE NOT MUSIC LOVERS?

In the 1950s and 60s, Akron’s Howard Street was known as “Jazz Corridor.” The great musicians of the time would stop in Akron as they traveled from New York to Chicago. Howard Street had a black-owned hotel and clubs where Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and many others performed. A group of art students at Kent State University first came together as Devo in 1973. Their first album, Q. Are We Not Men? A. We Are Devo. was released in 1978, and they gained national attention with a Saturday Night Live appearance the same year. Chrissie Hynde graduated from Firestone High School and went on to study at Kent State as well. Hynde would form The Pretenders in 1978, and the band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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1 S. High St., Akron 44308, 330.376.9185, akronartmuseum.org Contemporary paintings, sculptures and photographs since 1850 fill this imposing museum, itself a work of art in brick, steel and glass.

Akron Children’s Museum

216 S. Main St., Akron 44308, 330.396.6103, akronkids.org A gathering place for children and families, where play inspires exploration, discovery and problem solving with interactive exhibits, programs and special activities.

Akron Civic Theatre

182 S. Main St., Akron 44308, 330.253.2488, akroncivic.com The cultural landmark has a rich, spectacular history, providing Northeast Ohio with a venue for quality entertainment and live performances for more than 70 years.

Akron Fossils & Science Center

2080 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Copley 44321, 330.665.3466, akronfossils.com The center provides hands-on learning, a 2-acre outdoor park with live animals and a zip line, and a non-evolutionary-based Creation Education Museum.

Akron Police Museum

217 S. High St., Mezzanine Level, Akron 44308, 330.375.2181 Find photos, weapons and uniforms at this museum located within the Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center. Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Free. Appointments strongly suggested.

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Akron Symphony Orchestra

92 N. Main St., Akron 44308, 330.535.8131, akronsymphony.org For more than 60 years, this professional symphony has performed classical music and other genres.

Akron Zoo

500 Edgewood Ave., Akron 44307, 330.375.2550, akronzoo.org More than 700 animals call this AZA and World Conservation Zoo accredited hilltop home.

Akron-Summit County Public Library

60 S. High St., Akron 44326, 330.643.9000, akronlibrary.org This resource for learning and leisure also provides information services, meeting spaces and programs for all ages.

ANTIC Theatre

1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls 44223, 330.971.5665, antictheatre.org The community theater creates and teaches youth and adults about theater and acting in all aspects of production.

ArtsNow

artsnow.org Use SummitLive365.com to plan your next arts-inspired experience in Greater Akron.

Ballet Theatre of Ohio

265 N. Main St., Ste. 13, Munroe Falls 44262, 330.688.6065, ballettheatreohio.org Since 1993, it has awed the community with its graceful renditions, from the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” to whimsical springtime performances.

Bath and Hudson

bathtownship.org, explorehudson.com Make a day of it in Bath, home of Hale Farm & Village and four nature parks. Stop by Hudson’s First & Main district for shopping and dining.

Bethlehem Cave and Nativity Museum

2425 Myersville Rd., Akron 44312, 330.699.5086, nativityofthelord.net/cave Visit a replica of the cave where Jesus was born at Nativity of the Lord Jesus Catholic Church.

Blossom Music Center

1145 W. Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls 44223, 330.920.8040, ticketmaster.com/venue/40964 Located inside the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the 5,700-seat pavilion and lawn welcome summer Cleveland Orchestra performances and a variety of Live Nation concerts.

BLU Jazz+

47 E. Market St., Akron 44308 330.252.1190, blujazzakron.com Enjoy live jazz in the heart of Akron at this intimate downtown club.

Curated Storefront

526 S. Main St. Ste. 503A, Akron 44311, 330.800.0342, curatedstorefront.org Curated Storefront brings compelling art to diverse audiences through a dynamic program of installations, events, and exhibits that activate underutilized buildings and spaces in Akron, and provides artists with opportunities to expand their practices.

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Akronites Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach formed The Black Keys in 2001. Their 2010 release, Brothers, with its popular single “Tighten Up,” won two Grammy Awards. Their following album, El Camino, netted three more Grammy Awards.

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POINTS OF INTEREST

Portage Lakes

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

526 S. Main St. Ste. 503A, Akron 44311, 330.800.0342, curatedstorefront.org Curated Storefront brings compelling art to diverse audiences through a dynamic program of installations, events, and exhibits that activate under utilized buildings and spaces in Akron, and provides artists with opportunities to expand their practices.

Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum

1775 Main St., Second Floor, Peninsula 44264, 330.657.2665, peninsulalibrary.org/museum.php Explore the featured items on display, from Major League Baseball player Scotty Ingerton and the Peninsula Gold Hunt of 1945 to the Flood of 1913.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Perkins Stone Mansion

Emily Davis Gallery

The University of Akron – Folk Hall, 150 E. Exchange St., Akron 44325, 330.972.6030, uakron.edu/art/ galleries/edg The Myers School of Art’s galleries provide an environment of encouragement and inspiration for students, faculty and the community. See website for current exhibits.

Fannie May Chocolate Factory

5353 Lauby Rd., North Canton 44720, 330.966.5540, fanniemay.com/en-US/chocolate-tour Explore the factory from high above the production floor. Once your 45-minute guided tour ends, enter the retail store, with more than 500 varieties of gourmet chocolates and candies. Reservations required.

Funny Stop Comedy Club

1757 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls 44223, 330.923.4700, funnystop.com Listen to the outrageous stylings of the most provocative comedians touring America today.

Glendale Cemetery

150 Glendale Ave., Akron 44302, 330.253.2317, glendaleakron.com Founded in 1839 and listed on the National Register of Historic Landscapes, this park-like cemetery is the resting place of some of Akron’s most famous residents.

Just a kid from Akron. Clark Gable stepped off a bus in Akron in 1919 and found work first at Firestone and later at Miller Rubber. It was also in Akron that he saw his first play and fell in love with theater. He landed a small role in a play during his one year in Akron.

Akron Zoo

Peninsula 44264, 800.468.4070, cvsr.com Travel through the center of the national park aboard one of the oldest and longest U.S. tourist railway excursions.

Dr. Bob’s Home

EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall

198 Hill St., Akron 44325, 330.972.7570, uaevents.com This spectacular venue on The University of Akron campus plays host to lectures, performances and special events.

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855 Ardmore Ave., Akron 44302, 330.864.1935, drbobshome.org Alcoholics Anonymous originated at the home of Dr. Bob Smith, who founded AA in the 1930s. Now, it welcomes visitors who can see exhibits dedicated to Dr. Bob’s life and studies.


POINTS OF INTEREST

Akron Symphony/ E.J. Thomas Hall

The Nightlight Cinema

Goodyear Theater & Goodyear Hall

1201 E. Market St., Akron 44305, 330.690.2307, goodyeartheater.com These concert venues, housed in the former Goodyear headquarters, are located in the growing and refreshingly modern East End, Akron’s premier redevelopment of the historic Goodyear Campus.

The Great Escape Room

323 S. Main St., Ste. 201, Akron 44308, 234.281.2877, thegreatescaperoom.com/ohio/akron You have 60 minutes to escape this Sherlockthemed adventure that combines treasure hunt and puzzle solving.

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Hale Farm & Village

2686 Oak Hill Rd., Peninsula 44264, 330.666.3711, 800.589.9703, halefarm.org Discover life as it was in the mid-1800s throughout this working village, including: blacksmithing, candle making, pottery and cooking. Popular annual events welcome guests year-round.

Heaven Bound Ascensions

234.208.5264, heavenboundballoonrides.com Soar the skies of Cleveland, Akron and Canton from the basket of a hot air balloon at dawn or dusk.

Hower House

60 Fir Hill, Akron 44325, 330.972.6909, howerhouse.org Completed in 1871, this Second Empire Italianate-style home was built by John Henry and Susan Youngker Hower.

Hudson Players

Barlow Community Center, 41 S. Oviatt St., Hudson 44236, 330.655.8522, hudsonplayers.com “Good Shows, Good Friends, Good Times!” is the motto of this award-winning theater company that’s entertained audiences since the 1920s.

The Illusion Factory

Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron 44308, 330.836.1353, theillusionfactory.org Come see Akron’s only professional touring company for children.

The Winery at Wolf Creek

John Brown House

MAPS Air Museum

John S. Knight Center

MGM Northfield Park

Laser Quest Akron

Michael Anthony’s Winery

Lock 3 Park & Lock 4

Mustill Store and Cascade Locks Park Association

Summit County Historical Society, 550 Copley Rd., Akron 44320, 330.535.1120, summithistory.org Abolitionist John Brown, who would come to fame after the Harper’s Ferry raid, moved to this cottage across the street from Perkins Mansion in 1844. 77 E. Mill St., Akron 44308, 330.374.8900, johnsknightcenter.org Akron’s convention center is a showcase for great events, featuring public and private meetings, expositions, conferences –and special events. 80 Brookmont Rd., Akron 44333, 330.666.6966, laserquest.com This fun-for-everyone venue is perfect for birthday parties or corporate events. Group reservations required. 200 S. Main St., Akron 44308, 330.375.2877, lock3live.com Two unique entertainment venues celebrate the city’s old canalway with staged entertainment, festivals and special events.

Locked in at the Lakes

463 Portage Lakes Dr., Akron 44319, 330.400.2600, lockedinohio.com Groups of two to eight have one hour to escape these puzzling rooms.

Lockheed Martin Airdock

1210 Massillon Rd., Akron 44306, 330.796.1244, lockheedmartin.com Goodyear built the Airdock in 1929 as a facility to manufacture its airships. At 1,175 feet long, 325 feet wide and 211 feet high, it’s one of the largest buildings in the world without interior supports. Drive-by photos only.

Magical Theatre Co.

565 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton 44203, 330.848.3708, magicaltheatre.org Housed in the 1919-built Park Theater, the Magical Theatre Co. is the only professional resident and touring theater for young audiences and families in Northeast Ohio and provides cultural and educational experiences.

2260 International Pkwy., North Canton 44720, 330.896.6332, mapsairmuseum.org Bombers, fighter jets, historical aircrafts and more are on display at this interactive museum hangar. 10777 Northfield Rd., Northfield 44067, 330.908.7625, mgmnorthfieldpark.com Best-in-class gaming, as well as a variety of musical and comedy venues. Enjoy dining and entertainment at TAP Sports Bar, The Buffet, The Roasted Bean and Center Bar & Lounge. 5515 Broadview Rd., Richfield 44286 440.552.2815, michaelanthonysbakery.com A cafe-style winery for a casual experience where the focus is on good food, good wines and good company. Cascade Locks Park, 248 Ferndale St., Akron 44304, 330.374.5625, cascadelocks.org The Mustill Store, circa 1850, is open to the public on weekends April through October. Cascade Locks Park Association protects this vital piece of history.

Music from the Western Reserve

21 Aurora St., Hudson 44236, 330.840.8429, mftwr.org Downtown Hudson’s Christ Church Episcopal is the setting for performances by Northeast Ohio’s finest musicians.

National Museum of Psychology

Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, The University of Akron, 73 S. College St., Akron 44325, 330.972.7285, uakron.edu/chp. Delve into the past, present and future of psychology and related human sciences, including the Archives of the History of American Psychology and the Institute for Human Science & Culture.

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POINTS OF INTEREST

Canal Park Stadium

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3950 S. Main St., Akron 44319 330.644.5444, nautivine.com Enjoy a variety of vintage wines on the shores of the Portage Lakes.

The Nightlight Cinema

30 N. High St., Akron 44308, 330.252.5782, nightlightcinema.com Akron’s first movie house for independent art and offbeat and foreign films. Local fare and libations complement the experience.

None Too Fragile Theatre at the Coach House

732 W. Exchange St., Akron 44302, 330.962.5547, nonetoofragile.com/akron Akron’s home for professional, offBroadway style black box theatre has a new location at the former Coach House Theatre.

Northside Marketplace/ District & High Street Area downtownakron.com, northsidemarketplace.com These areas are the center of commerce and culture, history meets art, music meets fashion and food meets soul.

Oakwood Chapel

2420 Oakwood Dr., Cuyahoga Falls 44221 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the chapel welcomes visitors for a variety of entertainment and social gatherings.

Ohio Shakespeare Festival

Greystone Hall, 103 S. High St., Sixth Floor, Akron 44308, Tickets: 888.718.4253, General: 330.374.7574, ohioshakespearefestival.com The professional theater company is dedicated to articulating the inherently theatrical components of Shakespeare and his fellow playwrights throughout the ages.

Pan African Center for Community Studies

The Buckingham Building, 220 Wolf Ledges Pkwy., Akron 44325, 330.972.7030, uakron.edu Get an in-depth look at the African-American community’s history and impact on Akron through art and historical exhibits, as well as a Black History lecture series. Free.

Just a kid from Akron. Rita Dove, a Buchtel High School graduate, won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1987. Then in 1992, she was named the United States Poet Laureate — an office she held from 1993–1995.

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POINTS OF INTEREST

Porthouse Theatre

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The Peanut Shoppe

203 S. Main St., Akron 44308, 330.376.7020, akronpeanuts.com The 1930s-established store sells a wide selection of healthy snacks, chocolate, candies, fresh peanut butter and sugar-free treats.

Peninsula Art Academy

1600 W. Mill St., Peninsula 44264, 330.657.2248, peninsulaartacademy.publishpath.com The gallery, studios and exhibit hall offer something for every art enthusiast.

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Perkins Stone Mansion

The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, 550 Copley Rd., Akron 44320, 330.535.1120, summithistory.org Built in 1837, the former home of Colonel Simon Perkins Jr. is one of the finest and most treasured examples of Greek Revival architecture in the U.S.

Porthouse Theatre

1145 W. Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls 44242, 330.672.3884, kent.edu/porthouse This professional outdoor theater, located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, features shows presented in a covered 500-seat theater. Preshow picnics are encouraged.

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CHILDREN'S CHOIR PROGRAM METROPOLITAN CHORUS AKRON CITY GOSPEL SINGERS SING WITH ME DRUMSING SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS

330.434.SING(7464)

MAPS Air Museum

Quirk Cultural Center

1201 Grant Ave., Cuyahoga Falls 44223, 330.971.8425, cityofcf.com/play/quirk The 200-seat Newell Theatre entertains residents and visitors with an array of programming for all ages.

Rubber City Theatre

The University of Akron, 234.252.0272, rubbercitytheatre.com Together, our family of wildly talented artists and storytellers create innovated, intimate productions that open the eyes and hearts of our audiences in an intentionally accessible, inclusive and safe space.

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Performances at Stow High School Auditorium, 3227 Graham Rd., Stow 44224, 330.678.0029, stoworchestra.org The SSO exists to give orchestral musicians the opportunity to perform classical and contemporary classical repertoire in a professional atmosphere.

Summit Artspace

140 E. Market St., Akron 44308, 330.376.8480, summitartspace.org Featuring more than 30 exhibits each year, this multi-level building is a canvas for art and a stage for performances.

Sarah’s Vineyard

Summit Choral Society

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Summit County Fairgrounds

1204 W. Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls 44223, 330.929.8057, sarahsvineyardwinery.com Located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the original pre-Civil War farmhouse has been transformed into a popular local winery and art gallery. 714 N. Portage Path, Akron 44303, 330.836.5533, stanhywet.org The original estate of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company co-founder F.A. Seiberling, the 65room Tudor Revival manor house and grounds is the nation’s sixth largest private home open to the public. Open April–December.

50 S. Main St., Ste. LL 130, Akron 44308, 330.434.7464, summitchoralsociety.org Summit Choral Society’s mission is to produce and present quality performances of distinguished choral music for the enjoyment and education of our singers, patrons and the Greater Akron community. 229 E. Howe Rd., Tallmadge 44278, 330.633.6200, summitfair.com A year-round agricultural and special event venue, the grounds’ signature event is its annual fair each July.

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HOT GLASS STUDIO AND GALLERY WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

Stow Symphony Orchestra


POINTS OF INTEREST

Explore Stan Hywet

Just a hero from Akron. In 1978, NASA selected Firestone High School graduate Judith Resnik as an astronaut candidate in, and she flew her first mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1984. Sadly, we lost Resnik on the ill-fated flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986.

Experience

Tickets at stanhywet.org

Learn

Play

714 N. Portage Path Akron, OH 44303 330.836.5533

The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio 550 Copley Rd., Akron 44320, 330.535.1120, summithistory.org Founded in 1924, the Society manages the Perkins Stone Mansion, John Brown House and the Old Stone School.

Tuesday Musical Association 1041 W. Market St.,Akron 44313, 330.761.3460, tuesdaymusical.org. World-class musicians grace the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall stage each season.

Weathervane Playhouse

1301 Weathervane Ln., Akron 44313, 330.836.2626, weathervaneplayhouse.com This community playhouse has welcomed audiences to its passionate performances for more than 70 years.

The Western Reserve Playhouse

3326 Everett Rd., Bath 44286, 330.620.7314, westernreserveplayhouse.org Experience dramas, comedies and thought-provoking performances held in an 1886 barn, an intimate setting with 100 seats.

The Winery at Wolf Creek

2637 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Norton 44203, 330.666.9285, wineryatwolfcreek.com This family-owned winery offers wine tastings, cooking classes, tours and other events.

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OUTDOORS

OUTDOOR RECREATION Campgrounds

Please contact the location in advance of your visit to ensure adherence to reservation policies. Akron/Canton Jellystone Park 12712 Hoover Ave. N.W., Uniontown 44685, 330.877.9800, akroncantonjellystone.com

Cherokee Park Co.

3064 St. Rte. 43, Brimfield 44260, 330.673.1964

Clearwater Park

12712 Hoover Ave., Uniontown 44685, 330.877.9800

Countryside Campground

2687 St. Rte. 43, Mogadore 44260, 330.628.1212

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Stanford Backcountry Campsites, 6390 Stanford Rd., Peninsula 44264, 330.657.2909 ext. 119

Good’s Woods Campground 4301 Stow Rd., Stow 44224, 330.738.6792

Hillside Park of Clinton

2534 W. Comet Rd., Clinton 44216, 330.882.5678 5031 Manchester Rd., Akron 44319, 330.644.2220

Silver Springs Campground 5238 Young Rd., Stow 44224, 330.689.5100

Summit Metro Parks

Big Bend Trailhead, Akron Franklin Trailhead, New Franklin, 330.867.5511

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F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

1828 Smith Rd., Akron 44313, 330.865.8065, summitmetroparks.org The 104-acre Nature Realm, named for early Metro Parks commissioner F.A. Seiberling, founder of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., includes gardens, a 10,000-sq.-ft. visitor center, hiking trails, two ponds and observation decks.

7100 Riverview Rd., Peninsula 44264, 800.875.4241, bmbw.com From beginner hills to more advanced slopes and moguls, Boston Mills/ Brandywine serves skiers and snowboarders of all ages and levels.

Burning River Adventures

Lake Anna Park

330.969.2628, paddletheriver.com Enjoy self-guided tours on the Cuyahoga River. Rentals available.

Chippewa Lake Water Ski Show Team

Emerald Lake, 3196 Clark Mill Rd., Norton 44203, 216.374.6719, chippewaskiteam.com Check out Ohio’s only competitive water ski show team. Performing on Wednesdays through August at Emerald Lake and Labor Day weekend at Chippewa Lake Beach. Free.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

15610 Vaughn Rd., Brecksville 44141, 330.657.2752, nps.gov/cuva With 33,000 acres of natural treasures, Ohio’s only national park was the 13th most-visited park in the U.S. in 2019. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway.

Did you know? In 1974, President Gerald Ford signed the bill that established the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area. In the year 2000, Congressman Ralph Regula helped to change the park’s designation to Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Corner of Park Ave. and Sixth St., Barberton 44203, 330.848.6739 Encircling the 10-acre natural lake are 21 acres of parkland with two walking paths, a war memorial and a statue of O.C. Barber, who named the lake after his daughter. A gazebo is the site of concerts and other performances during the summer.

Lake Kim Tam Park

2881 Canton Rd., Uniontown 44685, 330.699.2648 Lake Kim Tam is a local swim park opened by Charles William Patton in 1956 for the community of Uniontown. Surrounded by a sandy beach, the spring-water-fed lake has kiddie slides on one end and a dock with diving boards on the other!

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Nimisila Reservoir Metro Park

Boston Mills/ Brandywine Ski Resort


OUTDOORS

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

WE KEEP IT MOVING

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The story of Akron is the story of moving. Sometimes it’s people moving stuff, sometimes it’s stuff moving people, but History/Culture Akronites are always on the move.

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This fascination with movement goes back before there was actually an Akron, when the area’s native people traveled vast distances by canoe using the rivers.

Summit Metro Parks

Loyal Oak Lake Park

2678 S. Hametown Rd., Norton 44203, 330.825.4343, thelakepark.com Swim, play, picnic, golf and camp at this well-kept family recreation club, which features a playground area, picnic shelters and grills, a refreshment bar, sun deck, sports equipment and facilities, miniature golf and more.

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Muddyfoot Kayak Tours

Multiple locations, 330.776.8065, muddyfootkayaks.com. Tour the Portage Lakes or Ohio & Erie Canalway by kayak on these beginner and family-friendly tours. Instruction and all the necessary gear are provided. Tours run two to three hours on average and can be customized to all skill levels and interests.

Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition 47 W. Exchange St., Akron 44308, 330.374.5657, ohioeriecanal.org Richard Howe House Visitors Center provides information about the Ohio & Erie Canalway and Towpath Trail.

Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area

Summit Metro Parks

Multiple locations, 330.374.5657, ohioanderiecanalway.com Experience culture and heritage and find recreation and natural beauty in the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Travel by Towpath, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad or drive the America’s Byway to explore the NHA.

975 Treaty Line Rd., Akron 44313, 330.867.5511, summitmetroparks.org This 14,300-acre park system features 16 developed parks and several conservation areas, and averages 5 million visits a year. It has more than 125 miles of trails for walking, hiking and biking, including 22.4 miles of the Towpath Trail.

Ohio Veterans’ Memorial Park

Virginia Kendall Park

8005 Cleveland Massillon Rd., Clinton 44216, 330.773.2385, ovmp.org Funded solely by private donations, the memorial park is unlike any other with the longest free-standing memorial in the country.

Peninsula

peninsulaohio.com Charmingly trapped in time, this village gets its name from the sharp bend of the Cuyahoga River. With restaurants, unique shops, the Towpath Trail, Century Cycles and a Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train depot, the town is the perfect place for a full day of fun.

In 1825 work began on the Ohio and Erie Canal. Simon Perkins noticed that there was nothing around the high point of the canal. He was sure a town around that part would do a lot of business selling to the travelers — even as they were moving goods. He began to make plans for a city and Akron was born.

15610 Vaughn Rd., Brecksville 44141, 330.657.2752, nps.gov/cuva A part of the larger Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Virginia Kendall features a series of climbing ledges, including the popular Ritchie Ledges that give visitors a glimpse into the ancient rock history of the area.

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Akron Marathon

SPORTS BASEBALL

Akron RubberDucks

Canal Park, 300 S. Main St., Akron 44308, 330.253.5151, akronrubberducks.com Spend an afternoon or evening watching the Akron RubberDucks, the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Guardians, at Canal Park Stadium.

BOWLING

AMF Riviera Lanes

20 S. Miller Rd., Fairlawn 44333, 330.836.7985, amf.com/rivieralanes 40 lanes. Ellet Eastgate Shopping Plaza, 2544 Wedgewood Dr., Akron 44312, 330.798.9220, eastgatelanesakron.com 20 lanes.

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193 Wooster Rd. N., Lower Level, Barberton 44203, 330.753.6910, thefastlanebowling.com The Fast Lane offers 20 lanes of bowling for leagues, clubs and parties. Three different sized spaces are available for your small or large event with or without a bowling package.

Jednota Lanes

485 Morgan Ave., Akron 44311, 330.773.3550 10 lanes.

Legend Lanes

4190 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls 44223, 330.928.3794, legendlanes.com 24 lanes.

North Woods Lanes

10435 Valley View Rd., Macedonia 44056, 330.467.7925, northwoodslanes.com 24 lanes.

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Did you know? The Professional Bowlers Association was founded in Akron in 1958 by attorney Eddie Elias and the historic AMF Riviera Lanes has hosted dozens of PBA tournaments. Go to visitakronsummit.org for info on local lanes.

Slovene Center Bowling Lanes & Ballroom

70 14th St. N.W., Barberton 44203, 330.825.9639 8 lanes.

Spins Bowl Akron

2911 E. Waterloo Rd., Akron 44312, 330.628.4822, akronlanes.com/bowling 64 lanes.

Stonehedge/Bowling

580 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron 44310, 330.928.2161, stonehedgeakron.com 48 lanes.

Turkeyfoot Lanes

3911 S. Main St., Akron 44319, 330.644.8417, turkeyfootlanes.com 16 lanes.

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Eastgate Lanes

The Fast Lane

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History/Culture

Akron’s love of sports began long before King James took his first steps onto the court at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s gymnasium. FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby

CLIMBING

Kendall Cliffs

60 Kendall Park Rd., Peninsula 44264, 330.655.5444, kendallcliffs.com This rock gym offers a 7,000-sq.-ft., 35-foot-high climbing surface.

Rock Mill Climbing

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677 Carroll St., Akron 44303, 330.222.6419, rockmillclimbing.com This bouldering gym for all ages also offers fitness and yoga.

COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

Akron Zips

888.99.AKRON, gozips.com Show your team spirit for The University of Akron’s sports teams, including basketball, baseball, golf, volleyball, soccer, track and field and the Zips football team, which plays at InfoCision Stadium/Summa Field.

DISC GOLF

Hudson Disc Golf

7095 Stow Rd., Hudson 44224 This 18-hole course is inside Hudson Springs Park.

Portage Lakes Disc Golf Course

5031 Manchester Rd., Akron 44319, 330.644.2220, pldga.com Located within Portage Lakes State Park. Open year-round during park hours.

In the early 1900s, intramural basketball teams from Akron’s rubber factories led to the formation of the National Basketball League (NBL) in the 1930s.

Bridgestone Senior Players Championship

FAMILY

Downview Sports Center

1617 Bailey Rd., Cuyahoga Falls 44221, 330.971.8418, cityofcf.com/play/downview This seasonal golf and family entertainment center features a driving range, 18-hole miniature golf course, batting cages and a skate park.

Fun ‘n’ Stuff Amusement Park

661 E. Highland Rd., Macedonia 44056, 330.467.0820, fun-n-stuff.com Fun ‘n’ Stuff is an indoor/outdoor year-round amusement park with attractions for all ages, including laser tag, roller skating, eurobungy, a rock climbing wall, go-karts and miniature golf.

Springfield Lake Roller Rink 1220 Main St., Lakemore 44250, 330.733.9026, springfieldlakerollerrink.com

Water Works Family Aquatic Center

2025 Munroe Falls Ave., Cuyahoga Falls 44221, 330.971.8299, cityofcf.com/ waterworks The Aquatic Center has something for everyone. Float down the lazy river, shoot down the drop or flume slides, swim laps or sit back and enjoy the zero-depth pool. Check out rentable poolside cabanas.

FOOTBALL

Pro Football Hall of Fame

2121 George Halas Dr. N.W., Canton 44708, 330.456.8207, profootballhof.com The Pro Football Hall of Fame serves to honor, preserve, educate and promote football. Visit permanent exhibits such as the Superbowl Theater and the Pro Football Today Gallery, as well as the new Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center.

GOLF

Bridgestone Senior Players Championship

pgatour.com/champions The golfing world once again descends upon Firestone Country Club.

Brookledge Golf Club

1621 Bailey Rd., Cuyahoga Falls 44221, 330.971.8416, brookledgegc.com 18-hole course.

Challenge Golf at Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute

1596 Flickinger Rd., Akron 44312, 330.784.5400, edwinshaw.org The program offers a supportive atmosphere to encourage persons with disabilities to play golf and build their skills. Classes are taught by PGA professional Ron Tristano and other qualified staff.

Today, Akron is known as the home of LeBron James, but it’s also the birthplace of Stephen Curry and Larry Nance Jr. Professional football’s early history also runs through Akron. In 1920, the Akron Pros joined the American Professional Football Association (APFA). Downtown’s Canal Park opened in 1997 as home of Double-A baseball’s Akron Aeros. In 2013, the name was changed to the RubberDucks as a nod to the rubber and toy industry. Under head coach Caleb Porter, the University of Akron Zips won the 2010 NCAA National Championship in soccer.

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SPORTS

Chenoweth Golf Course

3087 Chenoweth Rd., Akron 44312, 330.644.0058, chenowethgolf.com 18-hole course. Driving range. Banquet hall.

Firestone Country Club

452 E. Warner Rd., Akron 44319, 234.206.3356, clubcorp.com/clubs/ firestone-country-club

Fox Den Golf Course

2770 Call Rd., Stow 44224, 330.673.3443, foxdengc.com 18-hole course.

J.E. Good Park Golf Course

Raintree Country Club

Loyal Oak Golf Course

Raymond C. Firestone Golf Course & Practice Range

530 Nome Ave., Akron 44320, 330.375.2092, golfakroncity.com 18-hole course.

2909 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Norton 44203, 330.825.2904, loyaloakgolf.com 27-hole course

Mud Run Golf Course & Driving Range

2000 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron 44314, 330.375.2728, golfakroncity.com Nine-hole course.

4350 Mayfair Rd., Uniontown 44685, 330.699.3232, golfraintree.com 18-hole course.

600 Swartz Rd., Akron 44319, 330.724.4444, clubcorpgolf.com Nine-hole course.

Riverwoods Golf Course 1870 Akron Peninsula Rd., Akron 44313, 330.928.2669

Rolling Greens Miniature Golf & Driving Range

2929 Edison St. N.W. (St. Rte. 619), Uniontown 44685, 330.699.9900, rollinggreensminiaturegolf.com

Sycamore Valley Golf Course 1651 Akron Peninsula Rd., Akron 44313, 330.928.3329 Nine-hole course.

Turkeyfoot Golf Course

294 W. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., Akron 44319, 330.644.5971, turkeyfootgolf. com 27-hole course.

Westlawn Golf Range

1423 Collier Rd., Akron 44320, 330.836.0011

MARATHON

Akron Marathon Race Series, presented by Summa Health

453 S. High St., Ste. 301, Akron 44311, 330.434.2786, 877.375.2RUN, akronmarathon.org The Akron Marathon is the signature race of the three-race series, now celebrating its 18th year. Details can be found on the website.

RACING

FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby

789 Derby Downs Dr., Akron 44306, 330.733.8723, soapboxderby.org Billed as “The Greatest Amateur Racing Event in the World,” the Derby welcomes the best racers from around the country and across the globe to compete in the world championship.

Gravity Racing Challenge

789 Derby Downs Dr., Akron 44306, 330.733.8723, soapboxderby.org Promoting the S.T.E.M. education initiative, the Challenge is held twice each year at the world-famous Derby Downs Track. Nestled in the Cuyahoga Valley just 10 miles from Akron and 25 miles from Cleveland, Hale Farm & Village is Northeast Ohio’s premier living history museum where historic traditions are brought to life through immersive interpretation. Across 90 acres, explore 32 historic structures, craft & trade demonstrations, heritage breeds, and gardens during our public season starting in June, with signature events, seasonal programs, and workshops year round.

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Native American Cultural Music in the Valley Education Weekend Folk & Wine Festival April 23 & 24 July 9 & 10

Northfield Park

Opening Day! June 1

Civil War Weekend August 13 & 14

10705 Northfield Rd., Northfield 44067, 330.467.4101, northfieldpark.com Enjoy live harness racing more than 200 days a year, and simulcasting year-round.

Sow & Grow Pollinator Festival & Plant Sale June 11 & 12

Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival September 2, 3, & 4

Akron Roller Derby

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DINING

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DINING

The following is a sample of the delicious culinary offerings available throughout Greater Akron! DOWNTOWN — AKRON

Akron Family Restaurant

250 W. Market St., Akron 44303, 330.376.0600, akronfamilyrestaurant.com Enjoy traditional American breakfast and lunch options at this Akron staple.

Barley House

222 S. Main St., Akron 44308, 330.374.0925, barleyhouseakron.com Choose from classic American dishes served in a sports bar atmosphere with occasional live local music.

Baxter’s

205 S. Main St., Akron 44308, 234.678.0761, baxtersbar.com Grab pub-inspired fare and choose from a wide range of beer and cocktail choices.

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Chameleon Café

23 S. Main St., Akron 44308 234.334.3603, chameleoncafeakron.com Unique and delicious soups, salads, sandwiches and sweet treats made fresh.

Chill Ice Cream

209 S. Main St., Akron 44308 chill-icecream.com Fresh, local ingredients are used to make unique, artisan flavors.

Cilantro Thai & Sushi Restaurant

326 S. Main St., Akron 44308, 330.434.2876, cilantrothai.com Thai and Japanese favorites including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Crave

156 S. Main St., Akron 44308, eatdrinkcrave.com Experience a fresh twist on classic American dishes.

DBA

21 Furnace St., Akron 44308, 330.375.5050, danteakron.com Modern American cuisine from Executive Chef Dante Boccuzzi in a music-themed atmosphere.

The Diamond Deli

378 S. Main St., Akron 44311, 330.762.5877, diamonddeli.us Specialty sandwiches with fun names from a family-owned and -operated Akron staple.

Diamond Grille

77 W. Market St., Akron 44308, 330.253.0041, diamondgrille.com Vintage décor takes you back in time to enjoy traditional steak and seafood dishes. *Cash or check only.

El Patron Tequileria & Cuisine

54 E. Mill St., Akron 44308 234.231.1665, elpatrontequileria.com Enjoy the finest Mexican cuisine, tequila and mezcal.

Funny Noodle

209 S. Main St., Akron 44308, 330.805.4770, funnynoodle.com Authentic Vietnamese like pho, ramen, bahn mi and other favorites, simply prepared and playfully inspired.

Hamad’s on Main

Swensons Drive-In

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Did you know? Jacob Paquin started the Norka Beverage company in 1925 as an answer to prohibition. Norka (Akron spelled backward) soda pops were popular in the area and produced until the 1960s. In 2015, Michael Considine — a young Akron entrepreneur — revived the Norka brand as a craft soda, which now sells nationwide.

The Lockview

207 S. Main St., Akron 44308, 330.252.5128, thelockview.com Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, salads and soups to accompany a wide selection of craft beers.

Luigi’s Restaurant

105 N. Main St., Akron 44308, 330.253.2999, luigisrestaurant.com A local favorite, Luigi’s serves pizza and classic Italian dishes until 2 a.m. on the weekends. *Cash only.

Perfect Pour

376 S. Main St., Akron 44308 234.334.4219, perfectpourakron.com Burgers, cocktails and top-shelf bourbons – it’s just that simple!

Rockne’s Pub

7 Merriman Rd., Akron 44303, 330.762.7555, rocknes.com Casual dining with a local sports-bar feel. Sandwiches, salads, burgers and more.

The Spaghetti Warehouse

510 S. Main St., Akron 44311, 330.374.0025, meatballs.com Try traditional Italian dishes served in a welcoming, familiar environment.

The Tea Lady

121 S. Main St., Akron 44308 330.615.7544, hamadsonmain.com Healthy breakfast and lunch made from scratch daily.

137 S. Main St., Ste. 208, Akron 44308 234.200.5806, ohiotealady.com Enjoy morning tea, afternoon tea or high tea at the Tea Room. Treat yourself and your friends to something very special.

Jilly’s Music Room

Totally Baked Pizza

111 N. Main St., Akron 44308, 330.576.5960, jillysmusicroom.com Live music venue with a menu full of creative and shareable small plates.

18 N. High St., Akron 44308 234.678.0421, totallybakedpizza.net Savor pizza’s holy trinity: sauce, cheese and dough in unapologetically delicious combinations. VISITAKRON-SUMMIT.ORG

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Twisted Tomato Pizzeria & Beerwall

A WORLD OF TASTE MAKERS The story of food and drink in Akron is the story of people who immigrated to the area from different parts of the world. As German immigrants moved to the area in the early days of Akron, they opened the first breweries, a tradition that continues on today with breweries such as Thirsty Dog Brewing. While selling concessions at a fair in Hamburg, New York, in 1885, German-descended Akronites Frank and Robert Menches ran out of pork sausage for their sandwiches and switched to ground beef. They named the sandwich after the fair, calling it a “Hamburg.” Bob’s Hamburg opened in 1931, and Swenson’s in 1934. Immigrants from all over the world continue to choose Akron, bringing the flavors of home with them, from Thai to Nepalese and many more. Akron’s palette of flavors continues to expand.

Musketeers Bar & Grill

Kingfish

325 S. Main St., Akron 44308 330.849.5707, twisted-tomato.com Pair your favorite pizza pie with more than 30 beer options.

3027 Brecksville Rd., Richfield 44286, 330.659.4111, musketeersgrill.com A friendly, local, sports-loving environment with great pub grub and a rotating craft beer menu.

Wafa’s

Trattoria Vaccaro

Lanning’s Restaurant

NORTHWEST — COPLEY/ FAIRLAWN/MONTROSE

Melt Bar and Grilled

50 S. Main St., Akron 44308, 330.253.9331, wafas.net Enjoy breakfast and lunch at this Mediterranean-American restaurant. *Closed weekends.

DOWNTOWN — HIGHLAND SQUARE Aladdin’s Eatery

782 W. Market St., Akron 44303, 330.535.0110, aladdinseatery.com Serves healthy Lebanese-American fare with over 70 vegetarian and vegan options.

Angel Falls Coffee Co.

792 W. Market St., Akron 44303, 330.376.5282 Sip a cup of coffee or tea while enjoying a bite to eat from a full lunch menu or a pastry.

Irie Jamaican Kitchen

837 W. Market St., Akron 44303 330.333.9020, iriejakitchen.com Serving up authentic Jamaican and fusion flavors in a fast-casual culinary experience.

Michael Trecaso’s

780 W. Market St., Akron 44303, 330.253.1511, trecasos.com Traditional Italian cuisine served in a vintage diner with handmade candies and Mary Coyle’s ice cream.

Mr. Zub’s

795 W. Market St., Akron 44303, 330.252.0272, mrzubs.com Open late to make sure you have a great sandwich after an evening in Highland Square.

Mustard Seed Market & Café

867 W. Market St., Akron 44303, 330.434.7333, mustardseedmarket.com Creative dishes made with organic ingredients and lots of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Wally Waffle

845 W. Market St., Akron 44303, 330.374.4915, wallywaffle.net Serving made-to-order breakfast and brunch favorites seven days a week.

Aladdin’s Eatery

3895 Medina Rd., Fairlawn 44333, 330.665.3102, aladdinseatery.com Healthy Lebanese-American fare with lots of vegetarian and vegan options.

Beau’s Grille

3180 W. Market St., Fairlawn 44333, 330.867.5218, beausgrille.com Classic breakfast, lunch or dinner dishes in a relaxing, contemporary environment.

Beau’s Market & Deli

1911 N. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Bath 44333, 330.666.9990, kenstewarts.com/trebelle Authentic Italian cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients.

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3885 W. Market St., Akron 44333, 330.666.SEED, mustardseedmarket.com All-natural and organic ingredients with lots of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Rockne’s Pub

3900 Medina Rd., Akron 44333, 330.466.7180, bombatacos.com A unique Cuban, Caribbean, and Central and South American twist on tacos, with a bar serving craft cocktails.

Bombay Grill

117 Merz Blvd., Fairlawn 44333, 330.664.0689, bombaygrilloh.com Flavorful Indian cuisine made with healthy ingredients in a relaxed atmosphere.

Café Bricco West

3150 W. Market St., Fairlawn 44333, 330.835.2203, briccowest.com Enjoy dinner with all-time favorites and modern Italian dishes.

D’Agnese’s

566 White Pond Dr., Akron 44320, 234.678.3612, dagneseswhitepond.com Casual dining with upscale modern and Italian selections.

Dewey’s Pizza

Ken Stewart’s Lodge

Ken Stewart’s Tre Belle

Mustard Seed Market & Café

Bomba Tacos & Rum

4000 Medina Rd., Akron 44333, 330.670.5200, flemingssteakhouse.com A robust selection of wines to accompany small plate, steak and seafood options.

870 N. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Akron 44333, 330.666.2670, gasolinealleyinbath.com Enjoy upscale pub grub in a casual, fun atmosphere featuring a full bar.

3921 Medina Rd., Akron 44333, meltbarandgrilled.com Serving grilled cheese sandwiches with lots of creative options — including Impossible Meat — in a fun and colorful atmosphere.

The Rail

Gasoline Alley

NORTHWEST — BATH

826 N. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Akron 44333, 330.864.2553, lannings-restaurant.com Enjoy beautiful views at this fine-dining, family-owned restaurant.

1275 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd., Akron 44321 234.466.7720, beausmarket.comm Discover specialty foods, deli favorites, wines and regionally-made items in this country-chic market and deli.

3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn 44333 330.873.4444, deweyspizza.com Taking pizza to the next level. Rocking obsessively fresh pizza. Enjoy the best beer, salads, pizza and music.

1911 N. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Bath 44333, 330.666.8881, kenstewarts.com/lodge A cozy atmosphere inspired by a log cabin with a creative, artisan menu.

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1000 Ghent Rd., Akron 44333, 330.666.6158, vactrat.com Take a walk on the wild side with palatepleasing twists on classic Italian cuisine.

115 Montrose W. Ave., Akron, OH 44321 330.777.2005, kingfishakron.com Dine on the freshest seasonal seafood specialties, crafted from regional American techniques.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

House of Hunan

2717 W. Market St., Fairlawn 44333, 330.864.8215, thehouseofhunan.com Asian cuisine with sushi, ramen, poke, Thai and Chinese options.

Ken Stewart’s Grille

1970 W. Market St., Akron 44313, 330.867.2555, kenstewarts.com/grille Fine dining with an award-winning wine list featuring a selection of 400 bottles.

3265 W. Market St., Akron 44333, 330.864.7245, therailburger.com Delicious burgers made with locally raised beef and a selection of sandwiches, salads and desserts. 2914 W. Market St., Fairlawn 44333, 330.836.7662, rocknes.com Casual dining with a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts and an extensive beer list.

Skyway Drive-In

2781 W. Market St., Fairlawn 44333, 330.836.2806, skywayrestaurants.net Classic car-side service offers you delicious burgers and so much more.

Swenson’s Drive-In Restaurant

40 Brookmont Rd., Montrose 44333, 330.665.1858, and 40 S. Hawkins Ave., Akron 44313, 330.864.8416, swensonsdriveins.com Known for its famous Galley Boy burger, meals are served classic drive-in style.

Tito’s Mexican Grill

25 Ghent St., Fairlawn 44333, 330.835.9801, titosmexicangrille.com Enjoy lunch or dinner at this family-friendly authentic Mexican establishment.

SOUTHWEST — NORTON/BARBERTON

Angie’s Italian Restaurant

343 Fourth St. N.W., Barberton 44203, 330.745.6056, angiesbarberton.com This casual Italian-inspired spot highlights appetizers, soups, salads and pizza.

Belgrade Gardens

401 E. State St., Barberton 44203, 330.745.0113, belgradegardenschicken.com Try a local staple: juicy fried chicken with French fries, coleslaw and hot sauce.

Casa Del Mar

3725 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Barberton 44203, 330.825.6000, casadelmarnorton.com Each dish is an experience at this authentic Mexican restaurant featuring fresh ingredients.


DINING

The Coffee Pot Restaurant

205 Second St. N.W., Barberton 44203, 330.745.2596 Grab a coffee or stop in for breakfast or lunch at this family-friendly establishment.

El Jalapenos

1195 Wooster Rd., Barberton 44203, 330.706.9554, eljalapenosmexicanrestaurant.com Pair Mexican dishes of steak, seafood and chicken with a drink from the margarita menu.

Green Diamond Grille & Pub

125 Second St. N.W., Barberton 44203, 330.745.1900, greendiamondgrille.com This award-winning grill and pub features fine dining in a comfortable and casual atmosphere.

Kave Coffee Bar at Nine Muses Art Gallery

584 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton 44203, 234.571.2721, ninemusesart.com/kave Enjoy hot teas, blended treats and classic combinations surrounded by local art.

Sweet Henrie’s

1365 Gardner Blvd., Norton 44203, 330.825.0365, sweethenries.com A quaint and casual eatery serving classic American dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Tomaso’s Italian Villa

3271 Barber Rd., Barberton 44203, 330.745.6063, tomasositalianvilla.com Pasta, pizza, calzones and more at this friendly family-owned and -operated Italian eatery.

Village Inn Chicken

4444 Cleveland Massillon Rd., Norton 44203, 330.825.4553 Satisfy your craving for Barberton’s famous fried chicken.

Wolf Creek Tavern

3044 Wadsworth Rd., Norton 44203, 234.571.4531, wolfcreektavern.com A rustic atmosphere accompanies a menu of fresh American fare and a robust beer and wine selection. *Closed Mondays.

NORTH — NORTHFIELD

Compadres

10333 Northfield Rd., Northfield 44067, 330.467.0567, compadresgrillohio.com Quality Mexican-American cuisine served in a friendly and inviting atmosphere with a selection of signature margaritas.

MGM Northfield Park

10777 Northfield Rd., Northfield 44067, 330.908.7625, mgmnorthfieldpark.com Enjoy a variety of dining options inside the Northfield Park racino, including Kosar’s Wood Fired Grill and TAP Sports Bar.

Scoreboards Sports Grill

10333 Northfield Rd., Northfield 44067, 330.467.4113, scoreboardsgrill.com Cheer on your favorite teams and enjoy signature bar food. Seasonal patio seating available.

Shanghai Wok by B&Y

10424 Northfield Rd., Northfield 44067, 330.467.7020, shanghaiwokbyby.com Excellent service accompanies flavorful Chinese-American classics made with fresh ingredients.

Spennatos

10446 Northfield Rd., Northfield 44067, 330.468.8688, spennatos.com Authentic Italian dishes including pizza, pasta and soups from Chef Egidio Di Paola.

NORTH — PENINSULA

Fisher’s Café & Pub

1607 Main St., Peninsula 44264, 330.657.2651, fisherscafe.com Historic, family-owned restaurant serving brunch, lunch and dinner.

Winking Lizard Tavern

1615 Main St., Peninsula 44264, 330.467.1002, winkinglizard.com Playful bar-and-grill dining with more than 130 draft and bottled beers.

NORTH — CHAPEL HILL/ CUYAHOGA FALLS Beau’s on the River

1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls 44223, 330.920.7530, beausontheriver.com Classic breakfast, lunch and dinner options with views of the Cuyahoga River rapids.

The Blue Door Café & Bakery

1970 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls 44223, 330.926.9774, bluedoorcafebakery.com Fine dining meets fresh, all-natural dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Brick House Tavern & Tap

581 Howe Rd., Cuyahoga Falls 44221, 330.920.6244, brickhousetavernandtap.com Pair a salad, sandwich, burger or entree with a selection from an extensive wine and beer list.

Burntwood Tavern

2291 Riverfront Pkwy., Cuyahoga Falls 44221, 330.794.7085, burntwoodtavern.com Enjoy a rustic dining experience featuring a variety of drink options and traditional American fare, including burgers, sandwiches, seafood and vegetarian options.

The Cashmere Cricket

2235 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls 44221, 330.928.8200, cashmerecricket.com This neighborhood bar serves creative small plates, signature cocktails and craft beers.

The Chowder House

2028 Chestnut Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls 44223, 330.794.7102, thechowderhousecafe.com A colorful and eclectic atmosphere accompanies this seafood restaurant’s creative menu. *Cash and check only.

Craft Social Bar

1846 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls 44221, 330.805.2826, craftsocialbar.com This gastropub pairs bar food with a wide variety of craft beer, wine and uniquely crafted cocktails.

Darby’s on Fifty-Nine

2764 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls 44221, 330.922.7540, darbyson59.com Hip nook for seasonal American pub grub such as sliders and flatbreads, plus craft beer and cocktails.

Dontino’s Fine Italian Cuisine

555 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron 44310, 330.928.9530, dontinos.com A local favorite serving Southern Italian cuisine with homemade pastas and sauces.

Hibachi Japan

1803 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls 44221, 330.928.3333, hibachijapanohio.com Choose from sushi or steak to vegetarian and vegan options.

J Dublin’s Pour House

Lemongrass Grill

20 N. Main St., Munroe Falls 44262, 234.706.6488, eatlemongrass.com This Thai restaurant brings the fresh and unique tastes of Southeast Asia to the area.

Moe’s Restaurant

2385 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls 44221, 330.928.6600, moesrestaurant.com Casual, tavern-style dining featuring a creative menu and chef’s specials for lunch and dinner.

Rockne’s Pub

1203 Bailey Rd., Cuyahoga Falls 44221, 330.922.3663, rocknes.com Casual dining with a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts and an extensive beer list.

Swenson’s Drive-In Restaurant

658 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron 44310, 330.928.8515, swensonsdriveins.com Known for its famous Galley Boy burger, meals are served classic drive-in style.

NORTH — MERRIMAN VALLEY

The Merchant Tavern

1824 Merriman Rd., Akron 44313, 330.865.9510, themerchanttavern.com With both indoor and outdoor seating, this gastropub serves up great food and excellent cocktails, wine and beer.

Papa Joe’s – Iacomini’s

1561 Akron Peninsula Rd., Akron 44313, 330.923.7999, papajoes.com This Italian-American restaurant and wine shop offers fine dining and is known for its house-made lasagna.

Pub Bricco

1841 Merriman Rd., Akron 44313, 330.869.0035, pubbricco.com Quality pub-style grub with a large beverage menu and live jazz on Wednesdays.

Saffron Patch in the Valley

1238 Weathervane Ln., Akron 44313, 330.836.7777, saffronpatchinakron.com Reserve an evening for elegant dining with authentic, spicy Indian cuisine.

SOUTH — PORTAGE LAKES

Pav’s Creamery

3769 Manchester Rd., Akron 44319, 330.644.8524, pavscreamery.com Homemade ice cream, custard and frozen yogurt that has been a local favorite since 1969. *Open seasonally.

Pick’s at Portage Lakes

530 Portage Lakes Dr., Akron 44319, 330.794.5157, picksatplx.com Pick’s is a gorgeous 16,000-sq.-ft. facility that sits on the shore of the West Reservoir in Portage Lakes with a large lake front, four bars and 20+ slips for docking.

Skyway Drive-In

951 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., Akron 44312, 330.896.9350, skywayrestaurants.net Classic car-side service offers you delicious burgers and so much more.

The Upper Deck

357 W. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., New Franklin 44319 234.706.5958, upperdecklakes.com Lakeside patio bar and grille in the heart of Portage Lakes.

1954 Buchholzer Blvd., Akron 44310, 330.633.3000, jdublins.com Grab a pint and a sandwich while you cheer on your favorite sports team at this Irish pub.

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DINING

Lock 15 Brewing Co.

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Waterloo Restaurant

423 E. Waterloo Rd., Akron 44319, 330.773.5158, waterloorestaurant.com Family-owned and -operated and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1957.

SOUTH — GREEN/UNIONTOWN

Belgrade Gardens

3476 Massillon Rd., Uniontown 44315, 330.896.3396, belgradegardenschicken.com Juicy fried chicken served with mashed potatoes, coleslaw and hot sauce.

The Bistro of Green

3459 Massillon Rd., Uniontown 44685, 330.896.1434, thebistroofgreen.com Indulge in classic cuisine, fine wine and decadent desserts in this upscale, casual environment.

Menches Brothers Restaurant

3700 Massillon Rd., Uniontown 44685, 330.896.2288, menchesbros.com This casual, upbeat restaurant offers more than 50 hamburgers served as they were at the turn of the century.

Pav’s Creamery

3875 Massillon Rd., Uniontown 44685, 330.958.1589, pavscreamery.com Homemade ice cream, custard and frozen yogurt that has been a local favorite since 1969.

The Twisted Olive

5430 Massillon Rd., Green 44720, 330.899.0550, thetwistedolive.com Owned and operated by Gervasi Vineyard, this Italian-American kitchen serves classic dishes with an original twist and Gervasi wines.

NORTHEAST — TWINSBURG

8960 Wilcox Dr., Twinsburg 44087, 330.486.2583, bluecanyonrestaurant.com Savor award-winning dishes like lobster linguine and wild mushroom pot pie.

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7995 Darrow Rd., Twinsburg 44087, 330.963.0603, dangelositalian.com Enjoy classic Italian fare at this mom-and-pop restaurant near Firestone Country Club.

NORTHEAST — HUDSON

3 Palms Pizzeria

60 Village Way, Hudson 44236, 330.342.4545, 3palmspizzeria.com Authentic Neapolitan pizza, hand-rolled and cooked in an Italian-built wood-burning oven.

Downtown 140

140 N. Main St., Hudson 44236, 330.655.2940, downtown140.com American cuisine with global culinary influences and award-winning wines for lunch or dinner.

Hudson’s Restaurant

80 N. Main St., Hudson 44236, 330.650.1955, hudsonsrestaurant.com This charming New England-style restaurant is a vibrant breakfast, lunch or dinner destination.

One Red Door

49 Village Way, Hudson 44236, 330.342.3667, onereddoorhudson.com Serving pizza, sandwiches, steak and shrimp with craft cocktails and a diverse wine list.

Rosewood Grill

36 E. Streetsboro St., Hudson 44236, 330.656.2100, rosewoodgrill.com Creative menu and chef specials, irresistible sides and delectable desserts.

Tomato Grill

106 First St., Hudson 44236, 330.342.3771, tomatogrill.com Adult and kids menus feature an array of entrees including filet mignon and rack of lamb.

Zeppe’s Bistro & Pizzeria

5843 Darrow Rd., Hudson 44236, 330.655.9600, hudson.zeppes.com Enjoy Italian-American cuisine or watch the game at the bar with daily drink specials.

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Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern

D’Angelo’s Italian Ristorante


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NORTHEAST — STOW

Pancho & Lefty’s

3254 Kent Rd., Stow 44224, 330.686.6781, pancho-and-leftys.com Authentic Mexican and New American-style lunch or dinner. *Closed Sundays.

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Rockne’s Pub

4240 Hudson Dr., Stow 44224, 330.922.9960, rocknes.com Casual dining with a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts and an extensive beer list.

Swenson’s Drive-In Restaurant

4466 Kent Rd., Stow 44224, 330.678.7775, swensonsdriveins.com Known for its famous Galley Boy burger, meals are served classic drive-in style.

The Wine Mill

4964 Akron Cleveland Rd., Peninsula 44264, 234.571.2594, thewinemill.com Enjoy small plates, signature wines, brews and cocktails in a casual atmosphere with rustic charm.

EAST — TALLMADGE

Delanie’s Gastro Bar

67 West Ave., Tallmadge 44278, 330.630.2888, delaniesgrille.com Quality American food meets sudsy brews at Delanie’s Grille.

Firehouse Grille & Pub

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10 Tallmadge Cr., Tallmadge 44278, 330.634.9967, firehousetallmadge.com Catch a game at this family-friendly joint offering delicious favorites at affordable prices.

Sammie’s Bar & Grill

498 South Ave., Tallmadge 44278, 234.678.8334, sammiesbarandgrill.com Enjoy lunch, dinner or late-night drinks. Large groups welcome.

A Special Message: Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, please check with each business for their current hours of operation.

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SHOPPING

Zeber-Martell Gallery & Clay Studio

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Akron Glass Works

The Bookseller Inc.

Akrona Galleries

Cuyahoga Falls Shopping District

421 Spicer St., Akron 44311, 330.253.5888, akronglassworks.com Explore this hot glass studio in a reclaimed church, including demonstrations and workshops. 1765 W. Market St., Akron 44313, 330.865.0909, akrona.com This gallery boasts the perfect setting for entertaining clients, staff or guests at wine tastings, corporate events and wedding showers. This space specializes in art, sculpture and blown glass.

Appalachian Outfitters/ Kendall Cliffs Rock Gym

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downtowncf.com You’ll find everything from the best in discount, thrift and retail to handcrafted, vintage and much more.

Don Drumm Studios & Gallery

437 Crouse St., Akron 44311, 330.253.6268, dondrummstudios.com This two-building showplace features the work of sculptor Don Drumm, including cast aluminum, pewter, steel and cut aluminum, and functional and decorative art. The gallery also features jewelry, ceramics, glass and graphics by more than 500 American artists.

6050 Riverview Rd., Peninsula 44264, 330.657.2330, heritagefarms.com Today, Heritage Farms is where families gather to buy their Christmas trees in the winter, a pumpkin paradise in the fall and the growers of beautiful and rare day lilies all summer.

Highland Square Just a kid from Akron. Nonbinary trans comedian and Akron native River Butcher got their big break in 2016 when the ground-breaking series “Take My Wife”was picked up for streaming distribution.

Akron 44303, highlandsquare.org This delightful section of West Market Street is home to a diverse array of unique shops, galleries, restaurants and other special finds. Don’t miss Square Records, Highland Throwbacks and more.

Hudson Shopping Area/ First & Main

St. Rtes. 303 and 91, Hudson 44236, merchantsofhudson.com, firstandmainhudson.com From posh boutiques to time-honored toy stores and environmentally conscious “green” shops, there’s something for all ages and interests in historic Hudson.

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60 Kendall Park Rd., Peninsula 44264, 330.655.5444, appalachianoutfitters.com Find all you need for outdoor pursuits, such as climbing, hiking, kayaking or canoeing, made by top-name brands at Peninsula’s leading outdoor gear store. Kendall Cliffs Rock Gym offers a 7,000-sq.-ft. climbing surface rising up to 35 feet high.

Heritage Farms

39 Westgate Cr., Akron 44313, 330.865.5831, thebooksellerinc.com Come browse the old-fashioned way. This used and rare book store carries thousands of books.


SHOPPING

Hudson Shopping Area/First & Main

Macedonia Commons

The Peanut Shoppe

Macedonia Commons Boulevard (I-271 and St. Rte. 82), Macedonia 44056 Shop 40 stores, catch a movie or dine at several nearby restaurants at this shopping center.

203 S. Main St., Akron 44308, 330.376.7020, akronpeanuts.com The best nuts are the freshest, and that’s what The Peanut Shoppe offers to all who have passed through its doors since the 1930s. The store sells a wide selection of healthy snacks, chocolate, candies, fresh peanut butter and sugar-free treats.

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Montrose Shopping Area

Medina Road (St. Rte. 18) (between Cleveland Massillon Rd. and I-77), Akron 44333 Browse discount shops, specialty stores, super stores, restaurants and retail centers.

Mustard Seed Market & Café 3885 W. Market St., Akron 44333, 330.666.7333; 867 W. Market St., Akron 44303, 330.434.7333, mustardseedmarket.com Welcome to Ohio’s largest locally owned health foods market, specializing in fresh, all-natural and organic products.

Northside Marketplace/District & High Street Area northsidemarketplace.com In downtown Akron, you will find the center of commerce and culture where history meets art, music meets fashion and food meets soul.

Just a kid from Akron. While Paul Tazewell was at Buchtel High School in the 1980s, he designed costumes for his school’s production of “The Wiz.” However, Tazewell is probably best known as the Tony Awardwinning designer of the costumes for Broadway musical sensation “Hamilton” and Spielberg’s movie adaptation of “West Side Story.”

Peninsula Shopping Area

Main Street, Peninsula 44264, explorepeninsula.com There’s much to do from antiquing to dining. Explore Yellow Creek Trading Company and more. Get your fill of wings and burgers at Winking Lizard Tavern or Fisher’s Café & Pub.

Akron Glass Works

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SHOPPING

Rubber City Clothing

21 Furnace St., #403, Akron 44308, 330.434.4722, rubbercityclothing.com Shoppers can wear Akron on their sleeves after a visit to this specialty store, which sells Akron-specific apparel and novelty items for guys, girls, babies and even pets. Show off your Akron pride with hoodies, T-shirts or tank tops featuring funny catch phrases from the 330.

Summit Mall

3265 W. Market St., Fairlawn 44333, 330.867.1555, shopsummitmall.com Anchored by Dilliard’s and Macy’s, Summit Mall features several stores, including Ann Taylor, Apple, J. Crew, Pandora and Sephora. Restaurants include P.F. Chang’s, Bravo! Cucina Italiana and First Watch Cafe.

Tomorrow’s Treasures Art Gallery

Gypsy Grace & The Vintage Goat

The Bomb Shelter

333 W. Cedar St., Akron 44307, 330.762.4990, ttpictureframing.com This family-owned picture framing photo restoration business also offers a gallery of original paintings and prints, glassware and framing designs.

Trail Mix Peninsula

1600 W. Mill St., Peninsula 44264, 330.657.2091, explorepeninsula.com Located in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley, Trail Mix Peninsula offers a great selection of National Park apparel, books and gifts, plus unique pieces of jewelry, art, photography and keepsakes from local artisans. Browse the children’s area for train and nature games, plush toys and favorite books.

Zeber-Martell Gallery & Clay Studio

43 Furnace St., Akron 44308, 330.253.3808, zerber-martell.com Nestled in the Northside Marketplace/ District, this eclectic gallery showcases the artwork of its namesakes, as well as other leading national artists.

AREA SHOPPING Aurora Farms Premium Outlets 549 S. Chillicothe Rd., Aurora 44202, 330.562.2000, premiumoutlets.com/aurora

Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market

1289 Edison St. N.W., Hartville 44632, 330.877.9860, hartvillemarketplace.com

Ohio Station Outlets

9911 Avon Lake Rd. (St. Rte. 71), Burbank 44214, 330.948.9929, ohiostationoutlets.com

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Vintage. Antique. Reclaimed. Cool Junk.

Regardless of what you call this category of shopping, our community is chock-full of items you don’t realize you absolutely have to have until you see them. Explore the participating 25 locations to find special gifts for family, friends or (let’s be honest) yourself!

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LODGING

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DOWNTOWN — AKRON

BLU-Tique, Akron, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

1 S. Main St., Akron 44308, 330.252.1190 Located across the street from BLU Jazz+ and Blue Plate Restaurant. On-site restaurant and lounge.

Courtesy Inn

210 W. Market St., Akron 44303, 330.762.9581 Located near The University of Akron.

Courtyard by Marriott Akron Downtown

41 Furnace St., Akron 44308, 330.252.9228, marriott.com/cakdt Wi-Fi, indoor pool, business center, laundry facility and exercise options.

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Hilton Garden Inn Akron

1307 E. Market St., Akron 44305, 330.733.2900, hiltongardeninnakron.com Indoor pool, fitness facility, 4,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, free parking, high-speed internet, complimentary downtown shuttle and business center.

NORTHWEST — RICHFIELD

Hampton Inn Richfield

4860 Brecksville Rd., Richfield 44286, 330.659.6662, 800.HAMPTON, hamptoninn.com Indoor pool, fitness and business centers, coin laundry and room service. Pets allowed.

NORTHWEST — FAIRLAWN/MONTROSE

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Richfield

5171 Brecksville Rd., Richfield 44286, 330.523.5000, 800.315.2621, hiexpress.com/cle-richfield Wheelchair and hearing accessible rooms. Pets allowed.

Baymont Inn & Suites Copley Akron

130 Montrose West Ave., Akron 44321, 330.666.5050, wyndhamhotels.com Fitness center, meeting room, laundry facility, hair dryer and complimentary continental breakfast and Wi-Fi.

Motel 6 Richfield

5171-B Brecksville Rd., Richfield 44286, 330.659.6116, 800.4MOTEL6, motel6.com Continental breakfast, in-room coffee, cable TV, outdoor children’s play area. Restaurant/lounge nearby. Pets allowed.

Quality Inn & Suites Richfield

4742 Brecksville Rd., Richfield 44286, 330.659.6151, choicehotels.com A 42,000-sq.-ft. atrium houses an indoor pool, whirlpool and miniature golf range. Pets allowed in rooms, not suites.

Super 8 by Wyndham Richfield

4845 Brecksville Rd., Richfield 44286, 330.659.6888, 800.800.8000, super8.com Free continental breakfast, heated indoor pool, whirlpool, free Wi-Fi and dog friendly.

Terry Point Motel

3019 Brecksville Rd., Richfield 44286, 330.659.7108, terrypointmotel.com Free high-speed internet, laundry facilities, in-room microwave and refrigerator. Furnished rooms available for extended stay.

Just a kid from Akron. Actor John Lithgow’s family moved to Akron in 1959 when his father became director of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. He got his first exposure to Shakespeare when his father organized a Shakespearean festival on the grounds.

Best Western Plus West Akron Inn & Suites

160 Montrose West Ave., Akron 44321, 330.670.0888, bestwestern.com Indoor pool, free hot breakfast, in-room microwave and fridge, hair dryers, exercise facilities and Jacuzzi rooms. No pets allowed. No smoking.

Copley Inn & Suites

70 Rothrock Loop, Copley 44321, 330.668.2700, copleyinnandsuites.com Business center, fitness center, complimentary high-speed internet, meeting facilities and an outdoor pool.

Courtyard by Marriott Akron/Fairlawn

100 Springside Dr., Akron 44333, 330.668.9090, 800.321.2211, marriott.com/cakmt Includes Starbucks and bistro dining, indoor pool, exercise facility with whirlpool, laundry facilities and complimentary wireless internet.

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Econo Lodge Rothrock

79 Rothrock Rd., Akron 44321, 330.666.8887, econolodge.com/hotel/oh541 High-speed internet, outdoor pool, continental breakfast daily, free parking, 24-hour coffee and tea service in lobby, meeting room and free newspaper. Pets allowed.

Extended Stay America Akron/ Copley East

185 Montrose West Ave., Akron 44321, 330.668.9818, extendedstayamerica.com Full kitchen with full-size refrigerator, two stove-top burners, toaster and coffee maker. Newly remodeled rooms and grab-and-go breakfast. Pets allowed.

Extended Stay America Akron/ Copley West

170 Montrose West Ave., Akron 44321, 330.666.3177, extendedstayamerica.com Outdoor pool, well-equipped kitchens, free local calls, exercise facilities, high-speed wireless internet and free parking. Pets allowed.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Akron/Fairlawn 208 Springside Dr., Akron 44333, 330.665.0641, fairfieldinn.com Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, wireless internet, indoor pool and spa, free parking and fitness center.

Hampton Inn Akron/Fairlawn

80 Springside Dr., Akron 44333, 330.666.7361, akronfairlawn.hamptoninn.com Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi, indoor pool, free parking and fitness and business centers.

Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel & Suites 3180 W. Market St., Akron 44333, 330.867.5000, akronhilton.com LCD TVs with cable stations, wired and wireless internet, full fitness center with indoor and outdoor pools. Room service from Beau’s Grille. Pets allowed.

Holiday Inn Akron West Fairlawn 4073 Medina Rd., Akron 44333, 330.666.4131, holidayinn.com/akron-west Mobility accessible transfer showers.

Holiday Inn Express Akron Fairlawn 3150 W. Market St., Akron 44333, 330.869.9000, akrondoubletree.com Restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, exercise facilities, banquet facilities catered by Café Bricco, complimentary wireless high-speed internet and in-room hair dryers and coffee makers. Free parking.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Akron/Fairlawn

210 Springside Dr., Akron 44333, 330.664.6000, homewoodsuites.hilton.com All suites with full kitchens, high-speed internet, complimentary breakfast, free parking, swimming pool, fitness center and meeting room.

The Ohio Motel

2250 N. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Bath 44210, 330.659.9999, theohiomotel.com Free high-speed internet, laundry facilities, in-room microwave and refrigerator. Furnished rooms available for extended stays.

Radisson Hotel Akron/Fairlawn

200 Montrose West Ave., Akron 44321, 330.666.9300, radisson.com/akronoh Extra living space with pull-out sofas and an array of convenient amenities like pay-per-view movies, room service and free Wi-Fi.

Residence Inn by Marriott Akron/Fairlawn

4080 Embassy Pkwy., Fairlawn 44333, 800.331.3131, residencefairlawn.com Complimentary breakfast, fitness center, business center, high-speed internet, complimentary local shuttle, heated indoor pool and guest laundry. Pets allowed.

Super 8 by Wyndham Copley Akron 130 Montrose West Ave., Akron 44321, 330.576.6683, wyndhamhotels.com Meeting room, laundry facility and complimentary continental breakfast, Wi-Fi and hair dryers. Newly remodeled.

SOUTHWEST — BARBERTON

Berlin’s Motel

334 31st St. N.W., Barberton 44203, 330.825.9984 Outdoor pool, restaurant, king-size beds, telephones, TV with HBO and coffee available in lobby. Pets allowed.

NORTH — CUYAHOGA FALLS/ NORTHFIELD Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Cuyahoga Falls

1420 Main St., Cuyahoga Falls 44221, 330.926.1233, 800.456.4000, countryinns.com Indoor pool, spa, free continental breakfast, business center and high-speed internet.

Economy Inn

1070 Graham Rd., Cuyahoga Falls 44224, 330.929.8200 In-room refrigerator, microwave, 22-inch flat-screen TV, free parking, continental breakfast, military and AARP discounts are available, high-speed internet, close to Blossom Music Center.

Ranch Motel

3608 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls 44223, 330.928.8192, ranchmotelohio.com TV, telephones and free parking. Two miles from Blossom Music Center.

Sagamore Hills Weekly Rental

10230 Northfield Rd., Northfield 44067, 330.467.9112 Refrigerator, microwave and satellite TV. No pets allowed.

Sheraton Suites Akron/ Cuyahoga Falls

1989 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls 44221, 330.929.3000, 800.325.5788, sheratonakron.com Beau’s on the River restaurant, free high-speed internet, indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and fitness center. Pets allowed.

Sunset Motel

10255 Northfield Rd., Northfield 44067, 330.467.7917 Restaurant, HBO and waterbeds.

SOUTH — GREEN

Cambria Hotel Akron-Canton Airport

1787 Thorn Dr., Uniontown 44685, 330.899.1990, 877.424.6423 cambriasuitesakron.com Fitness center, indoor pool, hot tub, coffee bar, 24-hour store, bistro-style restaurant serving breakfast and dinner. Free high-speed internet and local calls.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Akron/South

1025 Interstate Pkwy., Akron 44312, 330.245.0041, marriott.com Complimentary on-site parking, 350-sq.-ft. meeting room, full-service business center, free breakfast, high-speed internet, indoor pool and fitness center.

Firestone Country Club

452 E. Warner Rd., Akron 44319, 330.664.8441, firestonecountryclub.com Three private, 18-hole golf courses. Nine-hole public golf course with driving range. Pool tables in villas, complimentary Wi-Fi, on-site catering and business center.

Hampton Inn Akron/South

880 Arlington Ridge E., Akron 44312, 330.644.6579, 800.HAMPTON, akronsouth.hamptoninn.com Complimentary deluxe breakfast, indoor pool, exercise facility, meeting rooms, free local calls and in-room movie channels.

Hilton Garden Inn Akron-Canton Airport

5251 Landmark Blvd., North Canton 44720, 330.966.4907, 800.782.9444, akroncantonairport.hgi.com Microwave, refrigerator, hair dryers and coffee makers in all rooms, complimentary internet, HD channels, pool, whirlpool, 24/7 fitness center, business center, cooked-to-order breakfast buffet, complimentary airport shuttle service and full-catering menu for meeting facilities.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Akron South

898 Arlington Ridge E., Akron 44312, 330.644.5600, hiexpress.com/akronsouth Free hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool, fitness center and wireless internet. Ideal meeting space with more than 2,300 sq. ft., A/V equipment and 24-hour business center.

AKRON AND SUMMIT COUNTY THROUGH THE YEARS: 1836 Seth Iredell takes office as Akron’s first mayor.

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1886 Thomas Edison marries Mina Miller at 142 King St.

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1904 Frank Menches creates the ice cream cone when he ran out of bowls.

1910 Goodyear begins operating its own bus fleet.

1913 The Ohio & Erie Canal permanently closes due to flood damage.

1922 Fritz Pollard (right) becomes first AfricanAmerican NFL head coach.


Lakeside Motel

Akron Skyline

3529 Manchester Rd., Akron 44319, 330.644.9666 TV with HBO and free parking. Restaurants nearby.

Quality Inn Arlington

2873 S. Arlington Rd., Akron 44312, 330.645.1100, 877.424.6423, choicehotels.com Microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, at least 32-inch flat-screen TVs, hot tub, business and fitness centers and complimentary hot breakfast and Wi-Fi.

Red Roof Akron

2939 S. Arlington Rd., Akron 44312, 330.644.7748, 800.RED.ROOF, redroof.com Free in-lobby coffee, parking and local calls.

Residence Inn by Marriott Akron South/Green

897 Arlington Ridge E., Akron 44312, 330.644.2111, marriott.com/cakri Complimentary breakfast, on-site parking, exercise and meeting rooms, indoor swimming pool and high-speed internet.

Super 8 by Wyndham Akron South/ Green/Uniontown

1605 Corporate Woods Pkwy., Uniontown 44685, 330.899.9888, super8.com Plush bedding, 32-inch HD LCD TVs, free Wi-Fi, refrigerators, microwaves, free truck, bus or RV parking, gym, free SuperStart continental breakfast or coffee available 24 hours. Pets allowed and non-smoking rooms available.

WoodSpring Suites

3325 Fortuna Dr., Akron 44312, 330.245.0600, woodspring.com Extended-stay property with high-speed internet, on-site laundry, vending machines, full-sized refrigerators and dining tables.

NORTHEAST — TWINSBURG

Comfort Suites Twinsburg

2716 Creekside Dr., Twinsburg 44087, 330.963.5909, choicehotels.com Free Wi-Fi, indoor pool, workout room, in-room hair dryers and breakfast buffet. Many restaurants within walking distance. Dogs allowed.

Hilton Garden Inn Twinsburg

8971 Wilcox Dr., Twinsburg 44087, 330.405.4488,clevelandtwinsburg.gardeninn.com Complimentary wired and wireless internet. Refrigerators, microwaves and coffee makers. Large work desk, 32-inch flat-panel TV with HD channels and complimentary HBO.

Super 8 by Wyndham Twinsburg 8848 Twin Hills Dr., Twinsburg 44087, 330.425.2889, 800.800.8000, super8.com Continental breakfast, free local calls, cable TV and internet. Pets allowed.

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Twinsburg Country Inn

11336 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg 44087, 330.425.8040 No pets allowed. 9440 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg 44087, 330.425.1412 Free Wi-Fi, cable TV, microwaves and fridges.

1960 Don Drumm opens his first studio near The University of Akron.

Baymont Inn & Suites Boston Heights/Hudson

6731 Industrial Pkwy., Boston Heights 44236, 330.650.2040, baymontinns.com Business center, complimentary breakfast, fitness center, high-speed internet and indoor pool. Pets allowed.

Budget Inn Hudson

5891 Akron Cleveland Rd., Hudson 44236, 330.650.4341 Restaurant and lounge nearby.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Macedonia

7820 Capital Blvd., Macedonia 44056, 330.908.1700, 800.456.4000, countryinns.com Indoor pool, spa, workout facilities and free continental breakfast and copy of USA Today.

Courtyard by Marriott Akron/Stow

4047 Bridgewater Pkwy., Stow 44224, 330.945.9722, 800.321.2211, stowcourtyard.com Indoor pool, fitness center, restaurant, meeting rooms, on-site laundry, ATM and free internet.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Akron/Stow

4170 Steels Pointe Dr., Stow 44224, 330.422.8050 Indoor pool, meeting room and outdoor patio.

Hampton Inn Stow

4331 Lakepointe Corporate Dr., Stow 44224, 330.945.4160, 800.HAMPTON, stow.hamptoninn.com Complimentary high-speed internet, heated indoor pool and whirlpool, hot breakfast daily. Fitness center and business center on-site.

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Twinsburg Inn Motel

1936 Derby Downs, home of the All-American Soapbox Derby, is built.

NORTHEAST — HUDSON/ MACEDONIA/STOW

1963 Fiesta Pizza opens and is the first pizzeria to offer jojos on the menu.

4097 Bridgewater Pkwy., Stow 44224, 330.835.6400, home2suites3.hilton.com Complimentary Wi-Fi, heated indoor pool and free breakfast daily. Pets allowed. 1980 Devo releases the Freedom of Choice LP with the hit single “Whip It.”

1988 GOJO develops the alcohol-based hand sanitizer, Purell.

Key Inn

311 E. Highland Rd., Macedonia 44056, 330.468.1670 Outdoor pool, free morning coffee, guest laundry, free expanded cable and local calls. Kids stay free. Pets allowed.

Knights Inn Macedonia

240 E. Highland Rd., Macedonia 44056, 330.467.1981, 800.477.0629, knightsinn.com In-room coffee maker, TV with HBO, free daily newspaper, local calls, seasonal outdoor pool and free parking. Restaurants nearby. Pets allowed.

La Quinta Inn of Macedonia

268 E. Highland Rd., Macedonia 44056, 330.468.5400, 800.531.5900, lq.com Indoor heated pool and whirlpool, in-room coffee, irons, hair dryers, free use of nearby gym, free continental breakfast, free highspeed internet. Easy access to highways. Pets allowed.

Staybridge Suites Akron Stow Cuyahoga Falls

4351 Steels Pointe Dr., Stow 44224, 330.945.4180, 800.238.8000, staybridge.com/stowoh Free Wi-Fi, indoor pool, fitness and business centers and breakfast buffet. Pets allowed.

EAST — TALLMADGE

The Royal Inn & Suites

2677 Gilchrist Rd., Akron 44305, 330.794.1050 Complimentary hot breakfast, high-speed wireless internet, weekday newspaper and local calls. Pets allowed.

Tallmadge Motel

1128 East Ave., Tallmadge 44278, 330.633.9916 Cable TV. Golfing nearby.

2011 Deandre Yedlin plays soccer for the UA Zips. He plays for the U.S. National Team.

2016 Mayor Dan Horrigan is sworn in on Jan. 1.

2018 Joseph Arthur and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck release Arthur Buck.

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