The Best Things To Do In Central Portage County, Ohio


Where is Youngstown, Ohio?

Portage County is located in Northeastern Ohio, approximately 30 miles south of Cleveland.

Whether you’re planning a family-friendly vacation, romantic getaway or friends’ retreat, there’s lots of great things to do in Kent and Central Portage County!

Things To Do In Central Portage County, Ohio

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Explore Downtown Kent

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Admire historic buildings, peruse local boutiques and shops, dine at local restaurants, take a self-guided walking tour to learn about the history of industry in Kent and/or to learn about public art throughout town, and stroll along the Cuyahoga River.

The Kent State University Museum houses a wonderfully curated collection of historic dress, fashion, textiles and decorative arts.

Kent State University Museum

This market is a great place to support local farmers and producers by purchasing seasonal produce and specialty products.

Haymaker’s Farmers’ Market

Barrel Run Crossing Winery

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If you’re more of a beer drinker, stop by North Water Brewing to sample some local craft beers. They also have delicious cocktail slushies, canned cocktails and wine.

Late September through October, hundreds of pumpkins, mums, corn stalks and hay bales are available to purchase. Kids of all ages will enjoy a cup of apple cider, caramel apples, kettle corn and to find their way through the corn maze.

Barrel Run Crossing Winery

A bus, ship, plane, and hundreds of other items throughout the restaurant make for a fun scavenger hunt when dining. Allow yourself plenty of time to explore the restaurant and the menu, as the menu is huge with lots of unique creations!

Mike’s Place

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