Regional Interests

Regional Interests

Ohio is rich in diversity with a lakefront region to the north, rural Appalachian communities to the southeast, various areas with Amish populations, and numerous metropolitan areas. This diversity makes Ohio a place that is "too much fun for just one day." The following represent organizations and projects working toward regional cooperation in promoting and preserving Ohio's special places.

Ohio tourism has continued to grow throughout the years because of many businesses and organizations working together to attract visitors and provide exceptional experiences for day trip and overnight travelers. The sections on the "Industry Resources" portion of the Ohio Tourism Toolbox provide resources for many different professionals that come together to make Ohio tourism one of the largest industries in the state. While each section focuses on a specific group of professionals, much can be learned from seeing the industry from various points of view.

Amish Country

Amish Country Byway


Ohio's Appalachian Country
Little Cities of Black Diamonds
Ohio's Hill Country
The Appalachian Regional Commission


Ohio Lincoln Highway
Ohio National Road


Adventures in Northeast Ohio - Western Reserve Tourist Council
Ohio & Erie Canalway
Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition


Lake Erie Firelands Tourist Council
Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor

Ohio Byways

Ohio Byways - Contact Paul Staley, Ohio Department of Transportation
Ohio's National Scenic Byways (Ohio page)


Ohio River Scenic Byway


National Aviation Heritage Area
Ohio's Historic West
Ohio River Scenic Byway