Destination Guide

Destination: Akron

Akron has come a long way from being Tire City, once the home of Goodrich, Goodyear, Firestone and General Tires.

It surged in the 1860s as the Ohio and Erie Canal was being built, and was the source of oat bars that fueled Civil War soldiers. From there grew Quaker Oats.

The city's second boom after the canal days came shortly after the turn of the 20th century as the automotive industry kicked into high gear. All those vehicles needed tires. The population doubled between 1900 and 1910 to churn out tons of tires. You can learn about that era at the Goodyear World of Rubber, which houses Charles Goodyear's workshop, a model of a rubber plantation and other memorabilia.

A quirky place to stay is the Quaker Square Inn at The University of Akron. It's a luxury hotel with round rooms built in the former Quaker Oaks silo. A mall moved into the mill and factory and the University of Akron has claimed portions to serve as dormitories.

If your thirst for vino is acute, hop on the one of the many legs of Ohio's wine trail. The Wines and Vines Trail hugs the shores of Lake Erie, an area surprisingly hospitable to the grape, and the Canal Country Wine Trail centers in Akron.

If you're hungry, sit along the water at The Harbor Inn Seafood Restaurant, which claims to be Akron's Key West. If you're a fan of The Pretenders, go to lead singer Chrissie Hynde's Vegi Terranean restaurant that serves only organic, vegan fare. Don't worry, there are burgers on the menu.

Once you're fed and watered (or wined), hit one of the many public courses around Akron, including two municipal courses. Given four stars by Golf Digest, J.E. Good Park -- "The Park" -- is an 18-hole course with an nice mix of doglegs, slopes, undulations and trees. The nine-hole Mud Run is a great spot for a quick round through wetlands and woods. It's home to the city's First Tee program. Turkeyfoot Lake Golf Links dates back to 1925 and has 27 tree-lined holes. Chenoweth Golf Course is another well maintained course set amid thick forests.

There's much more to Akron than tires.

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Courses

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Quarry Golf Club
Tee Times
Canton $26
Raccoon Hill Golf Club
Tee Times
Kent $12
Paradise Lake Golf Course
Tee Times
Mogadore $14
Chippewa Golf Club
Tee Times
Doylestown $14.35
Windmill Lakes Golf Club
Tee Times
Ravenna $10.95
Raintree Country Club
Tee Times
Uniontown $12.35
Chenoweth Golf Course
Tee Times
Akron $14
Lakes/Valley at Valley View Golf Club Akron $27
Second Nine at Loyal Oak Golf Course Norton $14
South/North at The Legends of Massillon
Tee Times
Massillon $12
Ohio Prestwick Country Club Uniontown $68 - $75
1st/3rd Course at Elms Country Club
Tee Times
North Lawrence $18
Raymond C. Firestone Golf Course
Tee Times
Akron $12
Rosemont Country Club
Tee Times
Fairlawn $30
Valley/River at Valley View Golf Club Akron $27
Barberton Brookside Country Club
Tee Times
Norton $16.95
Middle at Turkeyfoot Lake Golf Links
Tee Times
Akron $17
Maplecrest Golf Club Kent $30
2nd/3rd Course at Elms Country Club
Tee Times
North Lawrence $18
Brookledge Golf Club
Tee Times
Cuyahoga Falls $16
North at Firestone Country Club Akron $90
J. Edward Good Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Akron $17
Kent State University Golf Club Kent $19 - $27
River/Lakes at Valley View Golf Club Akron $27
1st/2nd Course at Elms Country Club
Tee Times
North Lawrence $18
East/South at The Legends of Massillon
Tee Times
Massillon $12
Water Nine at Turkeyfoot Lake Golf Links
Tee Times
Akron $17
Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club
Tee Times
Hudson $24
Roses Run Country Club
Tee Times
Stow $15
Fox Den Golf Course
Tee Times
Stow $16.95
Mulligan Golf Course
Tee Times
Suffield $5
The Sanctuary Golf Club
Tee Times
Canton $20
Long at Turkeyfoot Lake Golf Links
Tee Times
Akron $17
Skyland Pines Golf Club
Tee Times
Canton $15
Mud Run Golf Course
Tee Times
Akron $12
Oak Knolls Golf Club Kent $21
Mayfair Country Club Uniontown $16 - $22
Arrowhead Golf Club
Tee Times
North Canton $12
Edgewater Golf Club
Tee Times
Minerva $12
East/North at The Legends of Massillon
Tee Times
Massillon $12
The Fairways at Twin Lakes
Tee Times
Kent $12
Rolling Green Golf Course Massillon $15 - $23
Glenmoor Country Club Canton $95 - $135
Spring Hills Golf Club Clinton $31 - $40
Shady Hollow Country Club Massillon $65 - $75
Pine Valley Golf Club Wadsworth $18 - $29
Seven Hills Country Club Hartville $23.50 - $34.00
Gold/Maroon at at Sable Creek Golf Course Hartville $18
Clearview Golf Club East Canton $16 - $29
Pleasant View Golf Club Paris $15 - $28
South at Firestone Country Club Akron $110
Riverwood Golf Course Pine Valley Sports Akron $25 - $27
Brookside Country Club Canton $80 - $120
Lakeview Golf Course Hartville $7 - $13
Portage Country Club Akron $50
White/Red at Great Trail Golf Club Minerva $24
Oakwood Country Club North Canton $10
Suffield Springs Golf Club Mogadore $8 - $13
Oak Grove Golf Course Atwater $18 - $21
Gold/Black at Sable Creek Golf Course Hartville $18
Meadowlake Golf & Swim Club Canton $25
First Tee of Canton Canton $5
Alliance Country Club Alliance $45 - $53
Challenge Golf Course At Edwin Shaw Rehab Akron $10
Hills at Tam O'Shanter Golf Course Canton $33
Ravenswood Golf Course Ravenna $25
Silver Lake Country Club Silver Lake $84
Sunnybrook Course at Sunnyhill Golf & Recreation Kent $18 - $24
Middle Course at Sunnyhill Golf & Recreation Kent $11 - $14
Black/Maroon at Sable Creek Golf Course Hartville $18
Dales at Tam O'Shanter Golf Course Canton $33
Copley Greens Golf Course Copley $9
West at Firestone Country Club Akron $75
Sycamore Valley Golf Course Akron $8.50 - $12.75
Fairlawn Country Club Akron $45
Congress Lake Club Hartville $90 - $107
Lyons Den Golf Course Canal Fulton $24
Tannenhauf Golf Club Alliance $22 - $27
Green Hills Golf Course Kent $14
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