March 2005 Issue
It's a jungle out there. Together, Ohio's major zoos house more than 17,770 individual animals (not counting invertebrates), and successful breeding programs and research have helped increase local populations and aided in worldwide conservation efforts. Whatever the season, zoos are also a popular family-friendly destination, filled with opportunities to learn about other inhabitants of this planet. If it has fins, fur or feathers, chances are it can be found at an Ohio zoo. Here's what new at the zoos...
Bound for the Beach
Ahhh . . .It's the sound an Ohioan makes as he or she sinks into the sun-warmed sand of a Carolina beach after a particularly long, cold winter. No late-winter/early-spring ice to scrape off the windshield or snow to shovel off the walk here. Just mile after mile of sparkling blue water and emerald-green golf courses punctuated by the occasional shopping mall or theme park. The only question: Which seaside destination to choose? The answer depends on your own definition of vacation nirvana. The good new...
Hot Spots in the Highlands
West Virginia is mountains and much more, as these destinations and activities prove, year after year. Hatfield-McCoy Trail System Located in the Appalachian Mountains of southern West Virginia, the Hatfield-McCoy Trail System encompasses more than 500 miles of trails, and is becoming as popular with out-of-state visitors as the state's ski areas and whitewater resorts. Depending on how adventuresome you are, the trails can be accessed by dirt bike, mountain bike, bicycle, horse or, the old-fashioned wa...
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