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The Akron area is in Ohio.


Map of Akron Metropolitan Area

Includes Portage County and Summit County


  • 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 destinations

  • 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


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 in


By plane


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

By bus


Greyhound in Akron

Get around


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


  • 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


Skiing in Sagamore Hills


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



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