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Social and Recreational - Day Trips

May 18, 2022

Ability Matters believes that social and recreational activities should include both day trips and vacations.  Getting away from the “everyday” is as important as having a routine.  We strive to have day trips available at least once every other week in March-October.  These trips may involve up to 2.5 hours of travel time from Columbus so compensation for staff travel is an important consideration.  We have found Friday to be the best day for day trips so Festivals and Fairs are open.  During COVID-19, we had to opt for more home-based activities, but we have been happy to phase day trips back in as things have opened back up.  Below are some of the activities that the individuals we serve enjoy annually.

Amusement Parks

Cedar Point 

Kings Island



National Museum of the U.S. Airforce

Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum

Mansfield Reformatory

Newport Aquarium


Professional Sports

Cincinnati Reds

Cleveland Indians

Outdoor Attractions

Hocking Hill State Park

Ohio Caverns

Slate Run Historical Farms

The Wilds

Dawes Arboretum

Lynd’s Fruit Farm


Hall of Fames

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Pro Football Hall of Fame



Der Dutchman Amish Restaurant

Schmidt’s Sausage Haus