Logan, OH (Hocking Hills)
Distance from Cleveland: 197 miles, three-hour drive
Why it made our list: Sure, it was recently named the most romantic weekend getaway in Ohio, but you don’t have to be paired up to enjoy the natural splendor of Hocking Hills. This state park offers six major trails, and they're all breathtaking, especially while the leaves are bursting with the reds, oranges, and yellows of autumn. Thrill seekers won't want to miss the multitude of adventure activities in the area, including rock climbing, zip lining, canoeing, and ATV rentals.
Pro tip: Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center also houses the Paul A. Johnson Pencil Sharpener Museum. This quirky collection of more than 3,400 pencil sharpeners is reputed to be the largest collection in America, which is approximately 3,398 more than you thought the largest collection would be.