GREATER AKRON, OHIO – we raise our glass to you!
Nestled among the rolling hills of the Old Connecticut Western Reserve and along the shores of the Ohio & Erie Canalway, Greater Akron is a community filled with rich heritage, while boasting modern metropolitan amenities. Greater Akron’s unique location is reflected in the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of its residents and visitors. Everyone feels at home in Greater Akron.
Back for its second year (and the second “official path” in Ohio), the Summit Brew Path (SBP) offers craft beer enthusiasts 18 official stops with an eclectic offering of brews are on tap. From award-winning favorites to new, creatively-developed flavor profiles, a journey along the award-winning SBP promises an adventure of discovery for novices and pros. Don’t forget to pair your brewery visits with one or more of the iconic attractions that our community boasts, including: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. founder’s former estate), Akron Art Museum, Hale Farm & Village (Circa. 1850’s village with costumed interpreters), Akron Civic Theatre (One of only five remaining atmospheric theaters in the nation), and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (Runs through the heart of Ohio’s only national park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park).
Greater Akron’s brewery partners have been receiving national attention, including: Food & Wine magazine’s spring 2018 inclusion of Hoppin’ Frog Brewery in “19 Craft Breweries Worth Going Out of Your Way For.” in the U.S. Additionally, Hoppin’ Frog Brewery garnered four (4) 2017 awards from RateBeer.com, including: Top 100 Brewers in the World, Top Brewer in Ohio, Top Tap Room in Ohio, and Top Beer in Ohio (Barrel-Aged T.O.R.I.S. The Tyrant: Triple Imperial Stout). Thirsty Dog Brewing Company was named 2014 U.S.A. Brewery of the Year, and its Bernese Barley Wine Ale earned a double gold medal at the New York International Beer Competition in April 2014. Other brewery standouts include: HiHO Brewing Co., R. Shea Brewing, and Aqueduct Brewing.
For exceptional wine, look no further than Greater Akron – located in the heart of Ohio’s Canal Country Wine Region (CCWR) – one of six regions within the state. Boasting fifty (50) wineries within a one-hour drive, the CCWR has the most locations of any other region in Ohio. Must-visits include: The Winery at Wolf Creek and Sarah’s Vineyard (which is located within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is across the street from Blossom Music Center – summer home of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra).
Easy accessible and equally affordable – begin planning your visit to Greater Akron today. We look forward to welcoming you to this special place we call home.