Hiking, Camping, and Ohio Parks
What Puts Ohio on the Map
- Ohio is the largest producer of Swiss cheese in the US
- 2nd largest egg producer
- 3rd in tomatoes
- Has the largest ketchup production plant in the US located in Fremont and if you like French fried Heinz is a big deal….
How I Lunch
We Are A Swinging State
Alcohol State Park
Are alcoholic beverages allowed in state parks?
Alcohol is prohibited in public areas in every state park. The only exceptions are resort lodge restaurants and lounges, which provide complete beverage service. In addition, the golf course pro shops at Deer Creek, Hueston Woods, Maumee Bay, Punderson, and Salt Fork offer limited beverage service. The State of Ohio legal age for possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is 21 years of age.
If you're discreet and responsible, you can drink at your campsite.
Technically still against the rules, but I've had rangers walk past me when I waved with a beer in my hand because he was on his way to toss out some rowdy kids who weren't discreet or responsible.
Wildwood was my favorite as a kid. I remember it got shut down years ago. I think it was near bankruptcy. Today I looked it up to see what happened to it. It looks like time has made it a quiet neighborhood. Another good one was Dover Lake.
They closed in 2006 for undisclosed reasons.
Brandywine ski resort purchased it and it looks like everything is still there, at least according to this overhead photo from bing, whenever that was taken.
A Dash of Eggnog
My family eggnog recipe includes Myers Dark, a Spicy Bourbon, and a brandy floater. Eggnog is the best if you make it yourself.
Here is our recipe:
1 750ml bottle of Bourbon (We prefer bourbons with a nice strong nose of alcohol)
1 375ml of a dark spiced rum (Myers is the only way to really go here)
grate up some nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice (think Pumpkin Pie seasonings)
Mix it up and stick it in a sealed container in the fridge for at least 24 hours.
Make sure you chill the glasses ahead of time and serve it with a nice thick layer of brandy on top.