A trail town provides a destination around which you can plan your outdoor recreation. Head here for a weekend or more and set up your base camp at a local campground, or enjoy creature comforts at one of the local motels or bed and breakfasts. There are hometown restaurants, shops, and other in-town amenities to complement your outdoor forays on the Trail and other outdoor activities along creeks and rivers in your kayak or out on a bike trail on your bike.

Get to know small-town Ohio's backroads, byways, and genuine friendliness as you base your next outdoor expedition from an Ohio Trail Town.

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Located approximately 35 miles east of downtown Cleveland, Chardon is among the early communities in the Western Reserve. Today, Chardon remains a town rich in history and culture, with its square at the heart of the city. Many activities and events are held there throughout the year, including summer concert series, car shows, farmers' market, and most notably, the annual Geauga County Maple Festival, which celebrates the county's maple syrup production industry and kicks off the spring season.

The City of Troy is a beautiful place for activity, recreation, and hiking. We are your hometown city with all of the things you remember. The old-fashioned downtown, the corner bicycle shop, and a place to get ice cream, the kind of city you would feel at home in as you travel the state. 

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