Come discover what so many locals already know, that Portage County is home to the best hidden treasures. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway, a day of exploring or a night out, Portage County has something for everyone.
During the warmer months we invite your to explore our three (3) State Parks. Perfect spots to enjoy a hike, picnic, kayaking, or other outdoor recreation. Sample a new craft brew at one of our local breweries, enjoy one of our many unique are festivals like Wizardly World of Kent or the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair.
When the leaves start changing, our three state parks light-up with color. Perfect locations for those who enjoy fall hikes or migratory bird watching. In addition to our fall foliage, visitors from all over head to Portage County to enjoy our apple orchards, farmers markets, corn mazes, and fall festivals.
The fun does not end when the snow begins to fly. During our winter season, Portage County turns into a winter wonderland of adventures. White covered trails to explore, sledding hills and ice fishing. Winter is also a perfect time to step inside and warm-up in any one of our locally owned coffee shops or unique breweries. Sit down at Ray’s Place in Kent and try one of their famous “MoFo Burgers,” one of Chef Michael Symon’s favorite burgers, or slip over to Mike’s Place and be amazed at the décor and the equally crazy menu of food offerings.
If shopping is more your speed, Portage County will not disappoint. Small town main street shopping, unique galleries, local bakeries, and an outlet mall. Want to learn more? Visit centralportagevb.org or call 800.764.8768 for a free travel guide.
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