Photos: The Midwest's Coolest Road Trip

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A beautiful view of Brandywine Falls in Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Cleveland, Ohio.
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Author C Lee Tressel enjoying golden hour in Cuyahoga Falls National Park.
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The Loren Wilson Loft at the lovely and quaint Columbiana Inn B&B.
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One of the 200 artisans and crafters at the Shaker Woods Festival in Columbiana County, Ohio.
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Paul and Susie Bissell of The Columbiana Inn B&B.
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The three-story Grand Staircase at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art.
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The perfect espresso from La Prima Espresso Bar in Pittsburgh's Strip District.
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The lovely and sophisticated Sunnyledge Hotel in Pittsburgh.
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A birds-eye view of Pittsburgh's buildings and bridges from the Duquesne Incline.
Holy microbrews! Diners enjoy Pipe Organ Pale Ale and unique food at Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at dusk.
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The Market Street Mural, one of 23 murals in Steubenville, Ohio.
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Looking at Lake Glacier from Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown, Ohio.
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Lanterman's Mill in Youngstown, Ohio.
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Larger-than-life art at The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.
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Taking a leisurely boat ride on Lake Glacier in Mill Creek Park.
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Brier Hill-style pizza is a top pick at Cassese's MVR in Youngstown, Ohio.
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Frank, Carmine, and Joe, two generations of the Cassese’s MVR in Youngstown.
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Vendors serve local favorites at the Brier Hill Italian Fest in Youngstown, Ohio.
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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.

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