Make time in your RV camping schedule this year to visit a place where history and nature combine in the perfect RV camping destination. The Canton/Stark County region of Ohio is lushly scenic, blessed with plenty of outdoor recreation spots and towns rich with history. Whether you set up camp in one spot and make side trips of interest to your family or move from town to town on your trip, you’re going to have a great time while you’re here.
The town of Hartville, OH is one such memorable side trip, thanks to intriguing shopping and dining venues and an enormous indoor/outdoor flea market open year-round. Hartville Kitchen, Collectibles, Tools, Gift Shop, Hardware and Marketplace, all owned by the industrious Miller family, offer visitors excellent shopping and dining experiences.
You’ll find the same level of excellence at other shops and restaurants throughout Hartville. Make your stay even more enjoyable by reserving a campsite at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground, a wonderfully entertaining RV campground complete with a waterpark and miniature golf complex four miles away in Uniontown.
Speaking of amazing RV campgrounds, the Canton/Stark County area has them in abundance. Clay’s Park Resort in North Lawrence, Ohio offers so much to do on-site you may be hard-pressed to get the kids to leave the campground. Imagine a beautiful tree lined campground featuring a swimming lake, kayak rentals, water slides, indoor heated pool, skate park and hiking trails. It’s a vacation in itself!
But once you’ve persuaded the family to leave the campground, it’s a short drive to an historic gem of a town called Canal Fulton. Located on the Ohio & Erie Canal, Canal Fulton offers a lesson in history for RV camping families. Visit the town’s dozens of vintage structures, take a ride on a canal boat and put some time in on your bikes along the Ohio & Erie Towpath.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Canton itself. Beloved by sports fans as home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton offers a wide selection of attractions. One often recommended by RV travelers is a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Pack the cameras; the train tour through Cuyahoga Valley National Park is breathtaking!
If you have a golfer or two in your RV, they’re going to fall in love with the Canton region. Area courses such as Edgewood Golf Club will add a layer of outdoor enjoyment to your camping trip; in fact, there are almost two dozen golf courses throughout Canton-Stark County!
Before we finish our RV camping itinerary of Ohio’s Canton-Stark County region, let’s talk about Ohio’s Amish Country. The strong Mennonite and Amish influence is evident everywhere, especially at beloved places like the Amish Door Village in Wilmot. Enjoy a scrumptious meal, shop the gift shop and stay for a concert. It’s a wonderful way to familiarize yourself with regional cuisine and the Amish way of life.
Help your family enjoy life at a little slower pace this vacation. Come to Ohio’s Canton-Stark County area; it’s an RV camping vacation you’ll cherish long after you’ve gone home.