This section of the Ohio Visitors Network
focuses on the beautiful Northwest Ohio region. Northwest or northwestern Ohio consists of multiple counties in the northwestern corner of the United States state of Ohio. This area borders Lake Erie, southern Michigan, and eastern Indiana. Some areas in northwestern Ohio are also considered the Black Swamp area. Toledo is also part of the region. The northwest is a vital farmland, but it is also home to some of Ohio's most popular amusement parks, islands, caverns, and beach front property.
The northwest is home to Ohio's famous islands that have a long history and played an important role in history. On one of the islands there is an international monument recognizing the hard fought battles waged on Lake Erie and the lasting peace between two countries resulting from that conflict. From laid back Kelley's Island to the raucous South Bass Island and its notorious Put-In-Bay Harbor, the North Coast Islands have something for everyone during the warmer days of summer: good food, great entertainment, and a place to escape.
Extreme Northwest Ohio, or Far N'western Ohio, is a portion of Northwest Ohio best known as the Great Black Swamp area due to its natural history. The counties of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, and Williams in the state of Ohio are usually classified as extreme northwest Ohio.