Welcome to the first post in our new blog series, “5 Things You Didn’t Know About”, where we bring you some interesting and notable information about the members of Adventures in Northeast Ohio!
Because our organization covers a vast 18-county region in Northeast Ohio, we thought we would pass along some great ideas for your next trip. This first feature showcases our southern-most member, Cambridge/Guernsey County, Ohio!
- Guernsey County is home to the largest state park in Ohio, Salt Fork State Park. Encompassing over 17,000 acres of recreational space, Salt Fork features boating with unlimited horsepower on a 2,952 acre reservoir with two marinas, 14 scenic hiking trails, a 19-mile snowmobiling trail, a 12-mile equestrian bridle trail, dog park, 192 campsites, 54 cottages, and a 148-room lodge and conference center. (http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/saltfork)
- The Living Word Outdoor Drama in Cambridge is Ohio’s only outdoor Passion Play. With performances held Friday and Saturday evenings in late June through September, visitors are drawn into the “Greatest Story Ever Told” on a stunning 400-foot panoramic set. (www.livingworddrama.org)
- The beloved Western Hero, Hopalong Cassidy, called Cambridge home. The Hopalong Cassidy Museum in Cambridge serves a tribute to this beloved cowboy and a festival is held annually in May with Western star appearances as well as a collectibles sale. (www.hoppymuseum.com and www.hopalongcassidyfestival.com)
- The downtown area of Cambridge is transformed into Dickens Victorian Village for 10-weeks during the holiday season. The special event features 90 scenes of 186 lifelike figures representing scenes from Victorian life as well as themed weekends, afternoon teas, carriage rides, and a nightly holiday and music light show at the Guernsey County Courthouse. (www.dickensvictorianvillage.com)
- Cambridge Glass, a highly-collectible near-cut glass, was manufactured in Cambridge. Today, the National Museum of Cambridge Glass offers hands-on experiences and features over 6,000 pieces of glassware, including the popular Rose Point pattern. (www.cambridgeglass.org/museum.php)
We invite you to include Cambridge and Guernsey County, Ohio in your next outing! For more information about these locations and more, contact the Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors and Convention Bureau at 1-800-933-5480 or visit www.visitguernseycounty.com.