metropolitan area in Northeast Ohio, United States of America
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The Akron area is in Ohio.

RegionsEdit

 
Map of Akron Metropolitan Area

Includes Portage County and Summit County

CitiesEdit

  • 1 Akron , the County Seat of Summit County, has made the transition from the America's tire manufacturing hub to its high-tech Polymers Research Center. It is also the home of the All-American Soap Box Derby.
  • 2 Barberton
  • 3 Cuyahoga Falls just north of Akron sits atop the waterfalls of the Cuyahoga River.
  • 4 Fairlawn is the commercial mecca on the northwest side of Akron and was home of many of the pioneers of the rubber industry, such as the Goodyear, Seiberling and Firestone families.
  • 5 Hudson is a picturesque Western Reserve town, located between Cleveland and Akron.
 
Main Street in Hudson
 
The Portage County courthouse in downtown Ravenna
  • 12 Ravenna is the County Seat of Portage County, just east of Kent.
  • 13 Atwater
  • 14 Aurora has a historic town center and the Aurora Farms Outlet Center.
  • 15 Garretsville Village
  • 16 Kent home of Kent State University, is a quaint town with a very diverse community and is home to the annual Folk Music Festival.
  • 17 Streetsboro
  • 18 Sagamore Hills

Other destinationsEdit

  • Portage Lakes State Park, Akron, has fishing, hunting, beach, five miles of hiking trails, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, basketball court, hunting waterfowl..
  • 1 Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • West Branch State Park, Ravenna, has year-round fishing, hunting, a lake, hiking trails, bridle trails, horse camp, playground and volleyball court

UnderstandEdit

 
Summit County Courthouse

Summit County was created by an act of Congress on March 3, 1840. It was formed from Medina County, Portage County, and two townships from Stark County. Summit County is named because the highest elevation on the Ohio and Erie Canal was located here. Summit County is the only of Ohio's 88 counties that has a charter government.

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

Akron-Canton Regional Airport (CAK IATA). Fly into (AKC IATA) if you can - small, easy to navigate, quick in-and-out.

By busEdit

Greyhound in Akron

Get aroundEdit

Summit County is easy to navigate, considering that four of Ohio's major highways run through Summit County.

SeeEdit

  • Soap Box Derby
  • Akron Zoo
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
  • Summit Metro Parks
  • Lock 3
  • Akron Art Museum
  • F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
  • Rubber Ducks Stadium
  • Akron University
  • A total solar eclipse on Monday 8 April 2024 crosses this area from about 3:13PM local time. The track of totality is northeast from Mexico and Texas to Illinois, then across Indiana to Ohio and the Canada–New England border.

DoEdit

 
Skiing in Sagamore Hills

EatEdit

  • Luigi's Pizza
  • Swensons Drive In
  • The Rail
  • Jerzee's Sports Grille

DrinkEdit

Stay safeEdit

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