Photos: The Midwest's Coolest Road Trip It's time to exit the turnpike and take a closer look at northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. With a rich sense of tradition and a talent for making things, whether stromboli or specialty steel, this region serves up surprise after surprise. Budget Travel Sunday, Nov 1, 2015, 8:00 AM A beautiful view of Brandywine Falls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Cleveland, Ohio. (Whitney Tressel) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

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Photos: The Midwest's Coolest Road Trip

It's time to exit the turnpike and take a closer look at northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. With a rich sense of tradition and a talent for making things, whether stromboli or specialty steel, this region serves up surprise after surprise.

  • Brandywine Falls Cuyahoga Valley National Park Cleveland Ohio
  • Cuyahoga Falls National Park
  • Columbiana Inn Ohio
  • Shaker Woods Festival Columbiana County Ohio
  • Columbiana Inn Ohio
  • Carnegie Museum Art Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
  • La Prima Espresso Bar Pittsburgh Strip District
  • Sunnyledge Hotel Pittsburgh
  • Duquesne Incline Pittsburgh
  • The Church Brew Works Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh Pennsylvania dusk
  • Market Street Mural Steubenville Ohio
  • Lake Glacier Fellows Riverside Gardens Youngstown Ohio
  • Lantermans Mill Youngstown, Ohio
  • The Butler Institute of American Art Youngstown Ohio
  • Lake Glacier Mill Creek Park
  • Pizza Casseses MVR Youngstown Ohio
  • two generations Cassese’s MVR Youngstown
  • Vendors Brier Hill Italian Festival Youngstown, Ohio

A beautiful view of Brandywine Falls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Cleveland, Ohio.

(Whitney Tressel)

Author C Lee Tressel enjoying golden hour in Cuyahoga Falls National Park.

(Whitney Tressel)

The Loren Wilson Loft at the lovely and quaint Columbiana Inn B&B.

(Whitney Tressel)

One of the 200 artisans and crafters at the Shaker Woods Festival in Columbiana County, Ohio.

(Whitney Tressel)

Paul and Susie Bissell of The Columbiana Inn B&B.

(Whitney Tressel)

The three-story Grand Staircase at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art.

(Whitney Tressel)

The perfect espresso from La Prima Espresso Bar in Pittsburgh's Strip District.

(Whitney Tressel)

The lovely and sophisticated Sunnyledge Hotel in Pittsburgh.

(Whitney Tressel)

A birds-eye view of Pittsburgh's buildings and bridges from the Duquesne Incline.

(Whitney Tressel)

Holy microbrews! Diners enjoy Pipe Organ Pale Ale and unique food at Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh.

(Whitney Tressel)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at dusk.

(Whitney Tressel)

The Market Street Mural, one of 23 murals in Steubenville, Ohio.

(Whitney Tressel)

Looking at Lake Glacier from Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown, Ohio.

(Whitney Tressel)

Lanterman's Mill in Youngstown, Ohio.

(Whitney Tressel)

Larger-than-life art at The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.

(Whitney Tressel)

Taking a leisurely boat ride on Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park.

(Whitney Tressel)

Brier Hill-style pizza is a top pick at Cassese's MVR in Youngstown, Ohio.

(Whitney Tressel)

Frank, Carmine, and Joe, two generations of the Cassese’s MVR in Youngstown.

(Whitney Tressel)

Vendors serve local favorites at the Brier Hill Italian Fest in Youngstown, Ohio.

(Whitney Tressel)
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