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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, was formerly known as the Rubber Capital, and has successfully made the transition from the America's tire manufacturing hub to its high-tech Polymers Research Center, now referred to as the Polymer Capital. 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 (particularly on the liberal to conservative scale) and is home to the annual Folk Music Festival. It is the home of the Liquid Crystal Institute where some of the consumer LCD technology was invented.
  • 17 Streetsboro
  • 18 Sagamore Hills

Other destinations[edit]

  • Portage Lakes State Park, 5031 Manchester Rd., Akron. 74 non-electric campsites, 400 horsepower limit on lake, 8 boat launch ramps, boat rentals, fishing, hunting, beach, five miles of hiking trails, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, basketball court, hunting waterfowl in designated areas.
  • 1 Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • West Branch State Park, 5708 Esworthy Road, Ravenna. 29 full service camping sites, 155 camping sites with 50-amp electric hook-ups, 14 non-electric sites, heated showers, flush toilets, laundry facilities, 700-foot sand beach, showerhouse, change booth, snack bar, year-round fishing, hunting, 2,650 acres lake, twelve miles of hiking trails, twenty miles of 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[edit]

By plane[edit]

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

By bus[edit]

Greyhound in Akron

Get around[edit]

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
  • A total solar eclipse on Monday 8 April 2024 crosses this area from about 3:13PM local time. The track of totality is northeast from Mexico and Texas to Illinois, then across Indiana to Ohio and the Canada–New England border.


Skiing in Sagamore Hills


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


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