Ohio Presidential Trail includes Niles stops

TourismOhio, in partnership with the Ohio History Connection, has launched the Ohio Presidential Trail on Trails.Ohio.org.

The 13-stop trail, which includes two sites in Niles, invites travelers to find history in Ohio by highlighting homes, libraries, museums and monuments that tell the life stories of eight U.S. presidents elected from Ohio.

Beth Kotwis Carmichael, director of Trumbull County Tourism Bureau, said “We’re thrilled that our two presidential sites here in Niles have been recognized on the new trail. It presents another opportunity to share our county with new visitors.”

“Given the enthusiasm around Ohio Adventure Trails, we saw an opportunity to partner with the Ohio History Connection to showcase Ohio’s amazing collection of presidential sites,” said Matt MacLaren, director of TourismOhio. “Presidential sites are perfect places to visit with children, friends and family because there is so much history to enjoy and learn together strengthening personal connections across generations.”

Stops on the Ohio Presidential Trail include:

• McKinley Memorial Museum and McKinley Birthplace Home, Niles

• William Henry Harrison Tomb, North Bend

• William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Cincinnati

• Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace, Point Pleasant

• Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home & Schoolhouse, Georgetown

• Warren G. Harding Home & Memorial, Marion

• Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museum, Fremont

• Garfield Memorial at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland

• James A. Garfield National Historic Site

• James A Garfield Birthplace, Moreland Hills

• Hiram College (Garfield and his wife met there), Hiram

• William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, Canton

• National First Ladies’ Library, Canton

“It is exciting to have the Ohio Presidential Trail shared on Trails.Ohio.org to help more people discover and experience Ohio’s presidential history,” said Burt Logan, Ohio History Connection Executive Director & CEO.

The Ohio Presidential Trail is one of more than 65 trails that can be found on the Ohio Adventure Trails map at Ohio.org.

TourismOhio, operating within the Ohio Development Services Agency, works to ensure Ohio is positioned as a destination of choice, enriching lives through authentic travel experiences.

The branding “Ohio. Find It Here.” supports Ohio’s $44 billion tourism industry.

The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection carries out history services for Ohio and its citizens focused on preserving and sharing the state’s history. This includes housing the state historic preservation office, the official state archives, local history office and managing more than 50 historic sites and museums across Ohio.

The Trumbull County Tourism Bureau promotes Trumbull County experiences that attract, educate and encourage visitors to explore all we have to offer and supports an industry that generates over $360 million in business activity annually.