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Mar 13, 2013 - Getting away from it all in Ohio

Though a remote vacation might make you think of Arizona or Nevada, the fact is that Ohio also has plenty of out-of-the-way attractions. From scenic parks to small towns to some charter bus destinations that may surprise you, the Buckeye State has a lot to offer, much of it within a few miles of its largest metropolitan areas, and a great way of getting in and around Ohio is with a bus, charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Charter Bus Ohio.

Once an abandoned strip mine, the 10,000-acre park known as The Wilds is North America’s largest endangered species preserve and an unexpected Ohio landmark. Set several miles by charter bus outside the Eastern Ohio town of Cumberland, The Wilds puts you right in deepest Africa with its collection of zebras, giraffes, antelopes, rhinos and gazelles. There are also Asian and North American animals, including exotic deer and wild horses, as well as desert animals like camels, which can be seen roaming the Ohio hills from the comfort of a charter bus.

Take a charter bus twenty miles south of The Wilds to the town of Cambridge, where there is a landmark that is more representative of Ohio. The Degenhart Paperweight & Glass Museum Inc. dates back to a time when Cambridge was an important glass-producing city. The museum occupies the old Cambridge Glass Company, which was opened in 1902, when it was one of the largest glass-making facilities in Guernsey County.

Take your charter bus and head 100 miles east from Cumberland, right on the Pennsylvania border, five miles north of the town of East Liverpool and at the gateway to the Appalachian Mountains, where you will find Beaver Creek State Park. The 3,000-acre park offers natural beauty in the form of pine and fir forests that surround the deep gorges created by Little Beaver Creek. Ohio history is also on display, with the 1834 canal running through the park that connects the Ohio River with the Ohio and Erie Canal. There’s camping and fishing, as well as a reconstructed Pioneer Village, which features the 1830 Gaston’s Mill.

Just a short 10 mile charter bus ride from Cleveland and two miles from the shores of Lake Erie is the 3,400-acre Holden Arboretum, one of the world’s largest. At this beautiful Ohio attraction you’ll find giant tomato plants, geese-filled ponds and many trails. Bird-watching is popular here among the pines, spruces and junipers, as are wildflower walks, on which you can see lilac and rhododendron gardens. Winter means cross-country skiing, and summer means plenty of nature programs for the kids.

Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve and contiguous wetlands comprise some of the last remaining undeveloped stretches of shoreline in the Sandusky Bay region, and is easily reached by charter bus. This preserve is known to attract nearly 300 bird species and provides habitat for many kinds of wildflowers. Spring is one of the best times to visit the marsh. From the middle of April into June, the woodland floor is covered with blooming wildflowers.

Get away from it all in Ohio by giving Charter Bus Ohio a call and letting help you organize your charter bus getaway with a selection from their fleet of charter buses and friendly, personalized service.