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July
6

Museums for Watercolors - Columbus, OH - Cutler Real Estate

No other artistic medium can match the delicate beauty of watercolors. July is Watercolor Month, so what better time to take a closer look at this refined art form? This month, visit these places in Columbus to see some of the most dazzling watercolor pieces made by American artists. You might even get the chance to improve your own watercolor painting skills while you're at it. 

Columbus College of Art and Design

60 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

The Columbus College of Art and Design is one of the most well-regarded private schools for art and design in the country. In addition to its top-class art instruction, the college also maintains several display spaces to showcase its students' work.

Watercolors are a favorite medium among students here, and you'll see many of their works displayed in the school's sprawling galleries. Displays are changed often, so be sure to check back later in the month if you want to see some fresh examples. You may also be able to hone your skills with the medium at the college's Saturday morning art classes, weekly events that are open to all adults in the community. Stop by and see what you can learn!

Cultural Arts Center

139 W. Main St., Columbus, OH 43215

Columbus' Cultural Arts Center offers residents the chance to explore new artistic horizons right here in their hometown. The center's many exhibitions and displays always includes some watercolor works, many of which are done by local artists who you may meet during your time in the building.

Some of the center's painting classes cover watercolor techniques as well, and many are open to beginners. If you've always wanted to try your hand at creating a masterpiece in this medium, now is your chance. Impress the center's curators, and your work might even end up being displayed in the on-site Loft Gallery!

Ohio State University Urban Arts Space

50 W. Town St., Suite 130, Columbus, OH 43210

Ohio State University also houses the Ohio State University Urban Arts Space, a more contemporary gallery featuring special exhibitions from students and prominent members of the community. During a single visit, you might see anything from pottery to performance art. 

Watercolors are less prominent here, but they can still be found among the exhibited works. The space's displays are also rotated frequently, so check back often to catch sight of new and exciting works.

Columbus Museum of Art

480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

The Columbus Museum of Art is one of the biggest and most reputable museums in Ohio. The museum's permanent collection features several pieces by members of the Columbus Watercolor Society, a group of local artists who are masters of this tricky medium. 

You can find more work from many of these watercolor artists in some of the cities surrounding Columbus, making this a must-see stop if you want to continue exploring the world of watercolors beyond the city limits. The museum's staff are also extremely knowledgeable and can help you find the pieces you're looking for if you have trouble finding your way through the building. 

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

1813 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum is part of the Ohio State University Libraries. Since the university is a public institution, anyone can visit this place and explore their massive collection of comics and cartoon-style art. 

The library's collection includes many pieces done in watercolors, a common medium for illustrations and other simplified graphics. It's the perfect place to scope out some pieces that diverge from the usual flowers and landscapes that are often depicted in this medium. Many of the pieces in the library's collection have also been digitized, so you can easily continue exploring their works from the comfort of your home if you run out of time during your trip.

Studios on High Gallery

686 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

The Studios on High Gallery is Columbus's oldest artist-owned and operated art gallery. One of its proprietors is Antonio Gonzalez Garcia, a master watercolor painter whose works cover a diverse range of subjects including landscapes, animals, and even people. You can view his works anytime at the gallery to get a better sense of how versatile this medium can be. 

If you want to learn some of the techniques that make Garcia's approach so special, you can also attend his Saturday classes. These sessions give you the chance to learn directly from the artist himself and help you take your skills to the next level. 

Keny Galleries

300 E. Beck St., Columbus, OH 43206

Located in a quiet part of Columbus' German Village, the Keny Galleries offer a tranquil experience that perfectly suits the serene aesthetic of watercolors. Fittingly, this medium is a major focus of the galleries' exhibition and curation efforts.

The Keny Galleries have exclusive rights to the estate of Alice Schille, one of Ohio's most well-known and masterful watercolor painters. Dozens of Schille's works are available to view in the galleries' permanent collection, as well as the works of other prominent watercolor artists like John Singer Sargent and Childe Hassan. Prints of some of these works are also available for purchase, allowing you to take home a memento of the beauty you've experienced. 

Wake Up Your Wonder for Watercolors

Which one of these destinations will you visit this month?

July
1

Summer Farmers Markets - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Farmers markets are the ideal destinations to buy local produce since what you're purchasing is typically grown nearby, and by the person you're buying it from. Not only will you be getting fresh, healthy food, but you'll also be supporting local farmers and vendors.

Many farmers markets have branched out to also feature live music and activities like cooking demonstrations to further their appeal. In fact, in addition to being local food destinations, they've also become places for the community to gather.

Check out the following nine places to stock up on local produce in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

Frostville Farmers' Market

24101 Cedar Point Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070

You'll find plenty of fresh, local food and handmade goods at Frostville Farmers' Market, located on the grounds of the Frostville Museum. All foods and goods come from within 75 miles of the market, so you know you're supporting local farmers and makers when you shop there. The market has become a destination for families, with music, children's activities, games, cooking demonstrations, and fun happenings such as a visit from a local farm's alpacas. Visit the market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through November and then from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. from November through April.

Crocker Park Market

1800 Crocker Rd., Westlake, OH 44145

Crocker Park Market is in a new location—on the corner of Crocker and Detroit Roads in front of Fidelity Investments—but it still provides the fresh items Northeast Ohio residents love to shop for. You'll find fresh produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, and more at the market, open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sunday from April until mid-December. Local musicians are also sometimes featured.

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Market

Cleveland Clinic Campus, across the street from the Crile Building, 2039 E. 100th St., Cleveland, OH 44106

Going into its 14th year, the Cleveland Clinic farmers market offers goods from over 35 local farmers and producers each week. In addition to buying local food and products, you can listen to live music, watch cooking demonstrations, score free samples, and learn more about your health. Unlike many markets, the Cleveland Clinic market is open during the week rather than on the weekend, with hours from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from June until mid-October.

Markets at Pearl

North Pearl and West Gay Streets, Columbus, OH 43215

Located in downtown Columbus, Markets at Pearl combines three separate markets under one umbrella. Pearl Market dates back to 1992 and is open every Tuesday and Friday from 10:30-2 p.m. from May 20-October. Visit the market to shop for farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, check out artisanal goods, and get some lunch. Sunlight Market is held every third Sunday until December, drawing visitors downtown to shop from pop-up vendors and enjoy music. Moonlight Market is held every second Saturday from April-October.

Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers' Market

Wells Barn parking lot at Franklin Park Conservatory 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203

You'll find plenty you'll want to buy at the Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers' Market, including local produce, baked goods, specialty foods, handmade items, and health and beauty products. Each week brings vendors, live music, food trucks, and special giveaways and activities like a free tote bag or the chance to talk with master gardeners.

Westgate Farmers Market

2925 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43204

Shop for fresh produce, handcrafted goods, gourmet pet treats, baked goods, and more at Westgate Farmers' Market, where everything sold is produced by the vendor. You can enjoy live music while you browse, and food trucks are also onsite if you'd like to grab a meal to enjoy at the market or take home. Visit the market from 9 a.m.-noon on the first and third Saturdays June-October.

Northside Farmers Market

4222 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223

You'll be able to shop year-round at Northside Farmers Market, which provides items produced within 70 miles. In addition to fresh produce, meats, eggs, and bread, you can shop for items like handmade body products and prepared foods at the market. It's become a place for neighbors to gather and kids to learn how to cook. The market is open from 4-7 p.m. April-November and 4-6 p.m. December to March.

Hyde Park Farmers Market

2700 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

You'll find a wide variety of local foods and other items from growers at the Hyde Park Farmers Market, including veggies, fruits, meats, eggs, garden plants, and more. Rare heirloom veggie varieties and heritage breed meats are also sold, and the market's vendors employ regenerative and humane practices. Although the wholesome food is the main attraction, live music helps make the market a popular gathering spot. The market is open Sundays from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May-October.

Sayler Park Farmer's Market

6600 Gracely Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45233

You'll find plenty of local vendors selling everything from fresh produce and honey to candles and home and garden decor at the Sayler Park Farmer's Market. Live music will entertain you while you shop from producers including Two Amigos Salsa, PAWsome Puppy Treats, Sayler Park Coffee, Hippie Pop Kettle Corn, and more. The market is open 4-7 p.m. every Tuesday June-August.

Healthy Happens Here

Which local Ohio farmers' markets do you plan to visit, and what are some of your favorite items to buy? 

June
28

Top Producers - May 2022 - Cutler Real Estate

Since 1947, Cutler Real Estate has been helping people buy and sell homes around Ohio. But we recognize that a real estate company is only as good as its Realtors. It's why we strive to provide the support and business tools our Realtors need to achieve success. 

Each month we recognize those agents who have gone above and beyond to meet and exceed their goals. We congratulate the following Realtors and groups for providing the superior customer service people have come to expect from Cutler Real Estate. Join us in celebrating the top producers, production leaders, and listing leaders for May 2022.

Regions:

Northeast Ohio

Columbus & Central Ohio

Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

Northeast Ohio

May 2022 Top Producers - Alliance, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2022 Top Producers - Canton, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2022 Top Producers - Carrollton, OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2022 Top Producers - Fairlawn OH - Cutler Real Estate

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May 2022 Top Producers - Malvern OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2022 Top Producers - North Canton OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2022 Top Producers - North Wooster OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2022 Top Producers - Stow-Kent OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2022 Top Producers - Wooster OH - Cutler Real Estate

Columbus & Central Ohio

May 2022 Top Producers - Buckeye Lake OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2022 Top Producers - Clintonville-Beechwold OH - Cutler Real Estate

May 2022 Top Producers - Dublin OH - Cutler Real Estate

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Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

May 2022 Top Producers - Florence KY - Cutler Real Estate

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Ready To Help

If you're looking for an experienced real estate professional, we can help. Find out how Cutler Real Estate can assist you with buying or selling a home across Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Find a Realtor today.

June
24

June LoLo Gift Offers - Cutler Real Estate

Poet James Russell Lowell once declared, "And what is so rare as a day in June?" This beautiful month, the gateway to summer, is even more special thanks to the latest lineup of freebies from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

Pick up some tea in Northeast Ohio, olive oil in Columbus, and a sandwich in Cincinnati as you discover the wonderful variety of small local businesses around our region.

June Gifts:

Canton: A Drink

Cleveland: Loose Leaf Tea

Medina: Cookies

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

Akron: A Drink

Columbus: Olive Oil

Wooster: A Drink

Cincinnati: A Wrap or Sandwich

Canton: A Drink

Muggswigz Coffee & Tea

5854 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718

Need a quick pick-me-up? Or maybe you want some time to relax and reflect. Whatever your current mood is, you'll find what you need in a drink from Muggswigz Coffee & Tea.

About Muggswigz Coffee & Tea

Canton native Alex Haas, founder of Muggswigz Coffee & Tea, takes a scientific and global approach to creating the perfect cup. In addition to studying chemistry and biology, Alex has sampled numerous types of coffee and tea during his extensive international travels. It's not surprising that USA Today named Muggswigz one of America's 10 best coffeehouses.

Contact and Hours

330.754.1017

Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Cleveland: Loose Leaf Tea

The Tea Lab

5th Street Arcades, 530 Euclid Ave., Suite 17, Cleveland, OH 44115

High school chemistry was never this much fun! Class is in session at The Tea Lab, where you can choose from more than 150 loose leaf flavors that brew up a great hot or iced drink.

About The Tea Lab

At The Tea Lab, they believe tea is more than just a great-tasting beverage. Their incredible knowledge can help you find blends that promote good health, from fighting heart disease to easing anxiety and depression. Follow them on Facebook for up-to-the-minute info on new products as well as special promotions, such as 10 percent off "Today's Tea Tomorrow."

Contact and Hours

216.650.7017

Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Medina: Cookies

The Honey Bee Bakery

23 Public Square, Medina, OH 44256

Do you believe that a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand? Then run, don't walk, over to The Honey Bee Bakery and fulfill your daily requirement with this month's tasty offer.

About The Honey Bee Bakery

Make any day special with a treat from The Honey Bee Bakery. Everything is made fresh in-house daily, including the from-scratch frosting on their hand-decorated sugar cookies. Send your taste buds to Europe with their delicate French macarons, available in more than two dozen flavors, including cherry Icee and salted caramel.

Contact and Hours

330.725.0912

Tuesday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Kent/Stow: $10 Certificate

McKay Bricker Framing & Black Squirrel Gifts

141 E. Main St. #101, Kent, OH 44240

Everybody has that one person who's difficult to shop for. Problem solved when you use your $10 certificate toward one of the amazing items at McKay Bricker Framing & Black Squirrel Gifts.

About McKay Bricker Framing & Black Squirrel Gifts

For more than 37 years, McKay Bricker Framing & Black Squirrel Gifts has been Kent's go-to source for art and framing needs. Chances are you'll find Cass McKay herself behind the counter, sharing her incredible design expertise with customers wanting to display their beloved prints, photos, and other art pieces.

Contact and Hours

330.673.5058

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Akron: A Drink

Muggswigz Coffee & Tea

373 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311

Fortunately, correct pronunciation or spelling of the shop's name isn't required to redeem this month's offer from Muggswigz Coffee & Tea. Your toughest job will be choosing among the wide range of flavors.

About Muggswigz Coffee & Tea

Other coffee shops may boast about being the best, but Muggswigz Coffee & Tea can back up their claims. Throughout its history, Muggswigz has been recognized with local, regional, and national awards. Accolades include top scores at the North American Tea Championship, Ken Davids Coffee Review, and the SCAA Regional Barista Competitions.

Contact and Hours

330.845.8770

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Columbus: Olive Oil

Green Olive Company

59 Spruce St., Columbus, OH 43215

What's not to love about olive oil? It's a high-quality superfood that packs a punch in both flavor and health benefits. Take your cooking to a new level with olive oil from Green Olive Company.

About Green Olive Company

Not all olive oil is created equal. Green Olive Company sells "early harvest" extra-virgin olive oils made from the first press to maximize taste and healthy qualities. Green Olive also sources from artisan farmers who use sustainable methods to create products that are good for you and the environment.

Contact and Hours

614.512.7124

Sunday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wooster: A Drink

Boba Bowl

127 W. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691

Have you hopped on board the bubble tea bandwagon yet? Use your free offer from Boba Bowl to try this delightful beverage that's as much fun to create and look at as it is to drink.

About Boba Bowl

Variety is the spice of tea at Boba Bowl. With dozens of different flavors available in fruit tea, milk tea, coffee, and boba pearls, the potential combinations are endless. Traditional boba and their signature crema are cooked in-house from the freshest ingredients. Following a special diet? Many of their drinks are gluten-free and vegetarian- or vegan-friendly.

Contact and Hours

330.462.8323

Tuesday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Cincinnati: A Wrap or Sandwich

Dean's Mediterranean Imports

108 W. Elder St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

When you're on the go, a sandwich makes the perfect portable meal. A healthy sandwich or wrap from Dean's Mediterranean Imports keeps you nourished and satisfied.

About Dean's Mediterranean Imports

A native of Lebanon, the namesake of Dean's Mediterranean Imports was inspired by his mother's homestyle cooking and his own entrepreneurial passion. After 30 years, Dean has passed the torch to his daughter Kate, who carries on his legacy of providing tasty Mediterranean dishes and top-quality specialty foods.

Contact and Hours

513.241.8222

Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Let the Sun Shine In

LoLo Gifts for June - Cutler Real Estate

Cutler Real Estate has teamed up with LoLo Gifts to bring a ray of light into everyone's day with our great free offers. It takes only a few minutes to keep the fun going year-round. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to learn more.

June
17

Father's Day Dining - Columbus, OH - Cutler Real Estate

Want to spend some quality time with Dad on Father's Day? Share love and laughter over a delicious meal in comfortable surroundings. Create cherished memories at one of these wonderful restaurants around Columbus.

Polaris Grill

1835 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, OH 43240

Polaris Grill offers an eclectic menu of upscale American cuisine served in an elegant but relaxing dining room. Start your meal with the signature items that keep customers coming back time after time. If Dad likes some heat, the Aztec chicken chowder includes chiles and pepper jack cheese. The "55" house salad is a take on a wedge salad, topped with the restaurant's special dressing. Entrees include a wide range of burgers and sandwiches, steaks, seafood, and pasta. If Dad wants breakfast, Polaris has a great Sunday brunch. Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily except Sunday when doors open at 10 a.m.

Hofbräuhaus Columbus

Grandview Yard, 800 Goodale Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212

Celebrate Dad with a touch of Oktoberfest flair at Hofbräuhaus Columbus. The restaurant is modeled after its legendary namesake in Munich, right down to the authentic decorations and servers in traditional garb. Enjoy a hearty meal of spätzle, jägerschnitzel, or bratwurst paired with a Hopfen Weizen, the seasonal "bier" for June. Dine alfresco in the dog-friendly biergarten, an expansive patio with picnic-style seating. Hofbräuhaus is open 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. - midnight Saturday. Brunch is served on weekends.

DeVine Tastings & Dining

958 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201

At DeVine Tastings & Dining, lunch is truly an interactive event. Treat Dad to the self-serve wine station, where he can sample several different varieties, or go for the wine flight with four pours of house choice. Be sure to ask about the $5 brunch bar specials on Sunday. The Mediterranean-influenced brunch/lunch menu includes creative dishes such as baklava pancakes, shawarma wrap, and garlic lemon chicken. Hours are 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 5 - 10:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.

Milestone 229

229 Civic Center Dr., Columbus, OH 43215

Food tastes even better with the incredible backdrop of scenic Scioto Mile at Milestone 229. The patio directly overlooks the fountains, while the airy indoor dining room features floor-to-ceiling windows for amazing views from every table. Milestone 229 sources fresh ingredients from local seasonal farmers for elevated comfort food such as skillet mac 'n' cheese, turkey melt, and chicken Marsala pasta. With vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options along with a kids' menu, there's something for everyone. Milestone 229 is open for Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 - 9 p.m. The rest of the week is 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. except Friday and Saturday when hours are extended to 10 p.m.

Matt the Miller's Tavern

1436 Gemini Place, Columbus, OH 43240

Honor Dad with the spirit of "craic" personified at Matt the Miller's Tavern. "Craic" is an Irish term meaning "high energy, community, and togetherness," which is a perfect ambiance for a day celebrating family. Matt the Miller's blends traditional steakhouse with contemporary gastropub for an eclectic menu of favorites. Choose from top-quality filet, ribeye, sirloin, or pork chops with customized toppings and classic sides. With several TVs located around the dining room, Dad can keep an eye on the Guardians or Reds game. Hours are 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday, with weekend brunch served from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Rye River Social

955 W. 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

Community is at the heart of the core values at Rye River Social. Located in Grandview Heights, one of the oldest and most vibrant neighborhoods in Columbus, Rye River Social incorporates this history in murals and other features. The menu, centered on seasonal ingredients from local sources, includes dishes like pork belly sliders, black truffle carbonara, and Seoul chicken tower for maximum foodie appeal. In addition to a large selection of craft cocktails, Rye River Social has a specially curated whiskey list with more than 50 brands. Hours are 4 - 10 p.m Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday. Weekend brunch runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Modern Southern Table

Budd Dairy Food Hall, 1086 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43201

Lunch at Modern Southern Table is everything that's good about home cooking without any of the work. Armed with experience in Southern cooking and an MBA in marketing and finance, Daisy Lewis built a successful restaurant and catering business. The menu includes favorite dishes from Daisy's childhood, such as gumbo, fried chicken, and Louisiana blackened fish. Your meal isn't complete without candied yams, collard greens, and other classic side dishes. MST is open 4 - 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday.

Drunch Eatery + Bar

995 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43201

Drunch Eatery + Bar is an idea whose time has come. Why should brunch be relegated to weekends when it can be enjoyed the rest of the week just as well? The menu is loaded with whimsical items such as woahnuts, which are mini-waffle donuts, and Fruity Pebbles cheesecake. But there are also several favorite brunch staples, including chicken & waffles, crab cake benedict, and shrimp & grits. Hours are 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

My Heart Belongs to Dad

What is the best advice you ever received from Dad?

June
15

Nature Photography Destinations - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Did you know that every June 15 is Nature Photography Day? While there's never a bad time to capture the natural beauty of Ohio, this day provides the perfect excuse to explore the scenery of your favorite communities and take some great photos in the process. Whether you're exploring glacial, urban waterfalls in Northeast Ohio, gorgeous gardens around Columbus, or an ancient, world-renowned historic site near Cincinnati, you're sure to capture something special. Start your photography journey with our guide to nine of the best places around Ohio to capture nature for Nature Photography Day.

Berea Falls Scenic Overlook

136 E. Bagley Rd., Berea, OH 44017

One of the cool things about Ohio cities is how opportunities for nature photography are seamlessly integrated into urban landscapes. The Berea Falls Scenic Overlook, located a short drive from the heart of Cleveland, is one great example. After the glaciers receded following the last ice age, melting water formed rivers that reshaped the landscape. The Berea Falls were created by water from the Rocky River, carved through the abundant sandstone around Berea. There's so much natural beauty to capture here, with a different look every season.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

6947 Riverview Rd., Peninsula, OH 44264

Also located a short drive from Cleveland is the vast Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which features some of the most spectacular scenery that you'll find anywhere in Ohio. The park is located around the Cuyahoga River, with a mix of forests, rolling meadows, and farmland, all connected with an extensive, well-maintained trail system. Brandywine Falls is one of the most popular natural sites within the park and a perfect destination to seek out for nature photography. There's a viewing deck near the falls that makes it easy to get a great photo, as well as a nearby trail that allows you to capture images from various angles.

Mill Creek Park

123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, OH 44509

Did you know that Ohio is home to the second-largest metropark in the United States, behind only Central Park in New York City? Mill Creek Park covers more than 2,500 acres, with a diverse selection of attractions located within park borders. There are beautiful gardens, lush wetlands, waterfront scenery, historic structures, and so much more to capture. Spend your day near the historic Lanterman's Mill, the Fellows Riverside Gardens, or the Ford Nature Center. The D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center is the ideal place to start your journey at Mill Creek Park.

Topiary Park

480 E. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215

If you love art just as much as you love nature, then the Topiary Park in Columbus is one destination on our list that you definitely won't want to miss. It's home to one of the world's largest, most impressive topiary gardens, with 80 perfectly maintained life-size topiaries. The topiaries are laid out in a way that recreates a painting from the post-Impressionist era painter Georges Seurat.

Historic Clifton Mill

75 Water St., Clifton, OH 45316

Located less than an hour west of Columbus, you'll find the idyllic, natural setting of Historic Clifton Mill. Home to one of the few working grist mills in Ohio, Historic Clifton Mill is a great destination for blending nature and historical photography. The mill itself is a beautiful structure, which has been preserved to look and work just as it did during its heyday. The natural woodlands, serene creek, and gently flowing waterfalls surrounding the mill provide endless opportunities for capturing the perfect photo.

Schnormeier Gardens

8701 Laymon Rd., Gambier, OH 43022

With more than 50 acres of beautifully manicured gardens to explore, Schnormeir Gardens will keep you coming back again and again for nature photography. Many of the gardens here were created in the Chinese and Japanese styles, with abundant water features blending in with natural scenery. There are lakes, waterfalls, streams, woodlands, bridges, and beautiful, exotic plants to discover. Spring and summer are ideal times to visit for photography, with so many of the plants within the gardens in full bloom.

Loveland Castle

12075 Shore Dr., Loveland, OH 45140

Part historic landmark, part tribute to an order of knights, Loveland Castle is unlike any other destination on our list. It is, after all, a castle that looks like it was plucked straight from the medieval era and dropped into modern-day Ohio. The castle itself is more than worthy of some dedicated time with the camera, and the natural beauty around Loveland Castle makes this a fun destination for nature photography. While you're there, check out the on-site museum to learn more about how and why a stone castle was built in the 1920s around the corner from Cincinnati.

Serpent Mound Historical Site

3850 OH-73, Peebles, OH 45660

Here's another truly unique destination with a history that stretches back thousands of years to a time when Ohio looked very different than it does today. The Serpent Mound was built by the Adena tribe of Native Americans who called the area home thousands of years ago, stretching for 1,300 feet and built in the shape of a serpent. It's the largest effigy mound of its kind in the world and still stands out among the wooded, hilly landscape even after thousands of years. So if you want to capture something unique to Ohio which can't be found anywhere else, this is the perfect place to find it.

Krohn Conservatory

1501 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Cincinnati area is also home to some more conventional locations for nature photography, including some like the Krohn Conservatory, which doesn't even require you to leave the city. Created in 1933, the Krohn Conservatory is home to thousands of plants from around the world, with different "houses" holding plants from different parts of the world. The Palm House replicates a tropical rainforest environment, while the Desert House is attuned to plants that thrive in an arid, hot landscape with minimal rainfall. The Krohn Conservatory is also home to the Orchid House, which showcases orchids from all around the world, and the John Carroll Bonsai Gallery, which highlights the unique techniques used to grow bonsai trees.

Frame Your Next Ohio Adventure

These nine destinations are just the start of what you'll find in Ohio. From limestone caverns deep underground to the rolling, rustic landscape of Amish Country, there's so much to explore. What will you capture next?

June
10

Columbus Yoga Studios - Cutler Real Estate

Calling all yogis and aspiring yogis! June 21 is International Yoga Day. Yoga has been around for thousands of years, and its longevity is a testament to its benefits. A good session can be very relaxing and is also great for your physical health. Whether you've been practicing yoga for many years or are just getting into it now, this is the perfect chance to enjoy a long, relaxing class. Here are some of the top Columbus yoga studios to consider visiting for the occasion.

Heartfelt Yoga Studio

29 E. 5th Ave. #100, Columbus, OH 43201

Heartfelt Yoga Studio is an inclusive yoga studio that offers a diverse selection of classes taught by instructors from various backgrounds. The studio itself is bright and artistic. You can sign up for one yoga class for $18 or purchase an unlimited yoga pass for $99 per month.

If you prefer to do yoga in the morning, you might like Heartfelt's Sunrise Flow classes, held at 6 am. For a more action-packed class, try Dynamic Flow, which incorporates many fluid movements and breathwork.

Yoga on High

1020 Dennison Ave. #202, Columbus, OH 43201

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If you're a more experienced yogi looking for a unique way to celebrate International Yoga Day, then a class at Yoga on High might fit the bill. This is an aerial yoga studio, meaning that many of the routines are performed while suspended off the ground in aerial hammocks. This can help you discover your breath and your sense of balance.

In addition to aerial yoga, Yoga on High also offers specialty classes for those with MS and similar conditions, along with prenatal classes for expecting moms. Or, if you're in the mood for hot yoga, their Hot Flow classes would be a good choice.

Modo Yoga Columbus

1042 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215

Modo Yoga is a community-focused yoga studio that specializes in hot yoga. New members can enjoy an intro month for just $49. You can then attend as many classes as you like during that timeframe. 

Modo Yoga offers several different types of hot yoga classes. Modo is an all-encompassing class that welcomes beginners and experienced students alike. Modo Flow is a more challenging class that incorporates many Vinyasa-style movements and breathwork. And Modo Yin classes incorporate more strength work with many floor exercises meant to restore joints and muscles.

LIT Life + Yoga

999 N. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43201

LIT stands for "Learn, Inspire, Teach." LIT Life + Yoga aims to do all three of those things. This studio is all about allowing your yoga work to transform the rest of your life so you can be a force for good within your community.

The LIT studio has a relaxing atmosphere with heated floors, color therapy lighting, and aromatherapeutic scents. One of their most popular classes is their Half LIT class, which incorporates some Vinyasa yoga and Yin yoga. If you're new to yoga or returning after a long break, the LIT Foundations class would be a good way to learn or re-introduce the basics.

Core Power Yoga

14 Milay Alley, Columbus, OH 43215

Core Power Yoga teaches physically intense yoga sessions that are popular with athletes. No experience is required, but participants should be prepared to work hard. The studio employs experienced teachers that can individually address each participant's needs.

New students at Core Power Yoga get two weeks of membership for free. Members enjoy unlimited access to in-studio classes and access to live and on-demand online classes. This could be the perfect solution if you love yoga but struggle to fit in-person classes into your schedule. 

Rewild Yoga

995 W. 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43212

Do you want to reconnect with your wild side, or maybe discover it for the first time? Rewild Yoga is a place to open your mind to the possibilities and explore your natural self. Their heated power yoga sessions are upbeat and energizing. They also offer power basics classes that are perfect for beginners.

Rewild allows you to book a class online. The fee is just $19 per class. New members can pay $19 and enjoy four classes over the span of a month. Or, you can pay a monthly fee and enjoy as many classes as you like as an unlimited member.

Ashtanga Yoga

4684 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214

Ashtanga yoga teaches an ancient system of yoga created in Mysore, India. This particular practice is wonderful for restoring proper function of the body systems. It focuses on connecting breath to postures, putting participants into a meditation-like mindset.

Ashtanga Yoga offers monthly memberships for $95 per month, including up to three classes per week. You can also buy a one-class pass for $20 or a 10-class pass for $125. If you're brand new to yoga, you might enjoy their four-week beginners' course, which includes introductory classes on the philosophy of the Ashtanga Yoga System.

GIVE Yoga

3520 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214

GIVE Yoga is a welcoming studio with a community atmosphere. Their philosophy is focused on listening to each other and carrying the burdens of one's neighbors. If you're looking for a new yoga studio and a new group of friends, this is the place to be.

GIVE Yoga allows you to register for classes on their website. They have a variety of Hot Yoga, Rise + Shine, and Slow Burn classes, catering to a wide range of preferences.

Yoga-Well-Being

296 W. 4th Ave., Columbus, OH 43201

Yoga-Well-Being is more than a yoga studio. Of course, if you are visiting in honor of International Yoga Day, you will probably want to take a class, and they have plenty of options in that regard, too.

Their Yoga for Well-Being is a good, all-around class for those focused on mind and body health. They also offer virtual Yin Yoga classes, Let's Flow sessions, and Kundalini Yoga, a form of yoga focused on self-realization and overcoming one's limits.

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Where will you celebrate International Yoga Day? Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and ponder your options. 

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Spend the Day on the Water - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

One of the many advantages of living in Ohio is the abundant natural resources and recreational opportunities available throughout the state. You'll find plenty of sparkling lakes where you can go boating, fishing, or swimming, and each has its own uniquely beautiful setting.

If you're looking to spend the day on the water near Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati, the following eight lakes are great destinations.

Portage Lakes

5031 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319

Instead of representing just one lake, Portage Lakes is a system of eight lakes that encompass over 2,000 acres. They're very popular destinations throughout the year, with bass fishing in season and ice fishing in the winter. Two of the Portage Lakes, Rex Lake and Cottage Grove Lake, have a swimming area for boaters, and you can relax on a 900-foot public beach and swim at Turkeyfoot Lake. And when you're ready to take a break from your time out on the water and try some different activities, you'll find hiking trails and picnic areas surrounding the lakes.

Pymatuning Lake

6100 Pymatuning Lake Rd., Andover, OH 44003

Pymatuning Lake is Ohio's largest inland lake, covering just over 17,000 acres. Located on the Ohio/Pennsylvania state line, it's a popular destination for boaters, swimmers, and campers. And if you'd like to fish for walleye, this lake is the perfect destination. Near the causeway, you can enjoy a public swimming beach with amenities like changing facilities, showers, and restaurants, so it's a great place to go with the kids.

Mosquito Creek Lake

2961 Warren Meadville Rd., Cortland, OH 44410

A visit to Mosquito Creek Lake, located near Youngstown, offers plenty of water-based activities like boating and fishing. Crappie, walleye, bluegill, perch, bass, and flathead/channel catfish are abundant. Five launch ramps and boat rentals make fishing on the lake convenient. When you're ready to swim, head to the lake's public swimming beach, complete with a dog swimming area and roomy dog park attached.

Lake Hope

27331 OH-278, McArthur, OH 45651

About an hour's drive from Columbus, Lake Hope is situated in one of the state's most historic and scenic state parks. The area is rugged and beautiful, filled with steep gorges and narrow ridges. The lake is relatively small compared to some others in the state, but it's still ideal for boats, canoes, and rowboats. Stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) are offered on the lake, so you can learn a new skill as you take in the beautiful natural setting. If you'd like to swim, head toward the dam to locate a beach complete with a bathhouse with restrooms, showers, and changing booths, as well as a concession building.

Seneca Lake

22172 Park Rd., Senecaville, OH 43780

Ohio's third-largest inland lake, Seneca Lake is an extremely popular destination for boaters. You'll find ski boats, sailboats, pontoons, canoes, kayaks, jet skis, and other watercraft sharing the lake's 3,550 acres of water. You can even dock your watercraft at The Dockside Restaurant and enjoy a meal before heading back on the water. If you'd like to haul in some fish from the lake, you'll find many species in abundant supply, including crappie, bluegill, bullheads, and largemouth bass. A sandy swimming beach is also available, with a full concession stand on-site.

Tappan Lake

84000 Mallarnee Rd., Deersville, OH 44693

Fishermen and recreational boaters often flock to Tappan Lake's 2,131 acres. It's easily accessible from Stock and Franklin townships, with their roads bordering three long bays on the north side. If you like to fish from the shore, the lake is the perfect spot since it has 47 miles of shoreline, which is the most of any lake in the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District.

Caesar Creek Lake

8570 E. State Route 73, Waynesville, OH 45068

This large lake is just about an hour north of downtown Cincinnati, and it's the perfect spot to spend a day on the water. You'll find plenty of places to go boating, kayaking, and fishing, along with plenty of amenities like a marina, launch ramps, and dock rentals. Fishing for muskellunge draws many visitors to the lake, and it's known to offer some of the best crappie fishing in the state.

Harsha Lake

3294 Elklick Rd., Bethel, OH 45106

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Located about 25 miles from Cincinnati, Harsha Lake is often called East Fork Lake due to its location in East Fork State Park. Seven boating launch ramps are available, and plenty of fishermen head to the lake for crappie, bass, and bluegill. The large lake also has a 1,200-foot public beach and swimming area where you can go when you're ready to relax. If you'd like to enjoy a picnic, you'll also find plenty of areas around the lake where you have a bite to eat before heading back out on the boat.

Miami Whitewater Forest Lake

Mount Hope Road, Harrison, OH 45030

Located only about 30 miles from downtown Cincinnati, Miami Whitewater Forest Lake has a wide variety of watercraft to rent, so you can easily get out on the water. Choose from rowboats, pedal boats, kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards, and motor and pontoon boats; pick up some fishing gear; and head out on the water. Several perfect picnic spots are situated around the lake when you're ready to take a break.

Ready to float your boat?

Which Ohio lakes top the list of the ones you'd most like to visit this season? 

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