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Family Attractions in Urbana, Ohio {Day Trip}

snail at cedar bog in urbana One weekday this summer, Lil (age nearly 6), Anna (20 year old Japanese exchange student) and I took a day trip to Urbana, Ohio, approximately fifty miles from central Ohio. A simple drive west on 70 and north on 29 led us first to Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve, park reviewed here.

After a lovely hike in Ohio's largest public fen, we ate lunch in town. The pizza joint we picked was a poor choice - overly salted crust, loud Christian music, and cheap toppings. Next time we visit, I will check out Mumford's Potato Chip & Deli because the bagged chips we picked up were delightfully crispy and fresh.

Next we headed up to Freshwater Farms of Ohio. My farm profile has more details about the farm's petting zoo, store, and Shrimp Fest.

We spontaneously ended our day at the Johnny Appleseed Museum. Read my full museum review for more about the tiny museum packed with fascinating information.

In a short day away from Columbus, Urbana treated us to new perspectives on nature, homegrown tastes, and exciting history. We will surely return to explore more of what this nearby gem of a town has to offer.


Our trip was not paid or otherwise sponsored. We just really enjoyed our visit and wanted to share!