Ohio village named among best small towns for summer vacation

Ohio village named among best small towns for summer vacation

(WJW) – It’s that time of year so many start planning to get away. But, you may not have to go far to feel refreshed.

Travel & Leisure Magazine has named the 15 Best U.S. Small Towns for a Summer Vacation and you’ll find an Ohio gem ranks number two on the list.

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The magazine wrote, “You’d be hard-pressed to find a village that embodies classic Americana more than Buckeye Lake.”

The write-up not only acknowledges the “serene lakefront atmosphere and seemingly endless water activities” but notes it’s close proximity to breweries, wineries and restaurants.

Buckeye Lake Village is in Central Ohio and sits on the north side of Buckeye Lake.

The lake is about 3,100-acres with plenty of boating, swimming and fishing opportunities, as well as nearby picnicking, trails, and camping.

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Buckeye Lake State Park is Ohio’s oldest state park, but experts say it is still a “beloved day-use destination.”

Even after the sunny, warm days of summer are long gone, the park attracts visitors even into the cold winter months with ice skating, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and even ice boating.

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