Showcasing Kent, Ohio and the surrounding
Northeastern Ohio Region.


Cuyahoga River, Kent, OH. Photograph by Matt Keffer

Portage Park District

Executive Director of the district for the past 20 years, Christine Craycroft has a lot to say about the beauty of Portage County, “Portage County has tremendous natural resources – clean water, beautiful forests, wetlands and wildlife habitat – it can be easy to take it for granted. But as this region continues to develop, we need to balance it with conservation to protect our vital natural heritage, while we still have the opportunity. Thankfully, the public showed its support for parks and trails voting to pass our first ever levy in 2014 that finally gives us a stable funding base – it’s made all the difference in the world for our future.”

Berlin Lake Trail. Photo by Matt Keffer

Berlin Lake Trail - Berlin Lake lies in the northeastern part of Ohio at the junction of Stark, Portage, and Mahoning counties. The lake is accessible from U. S. Route 224 and State Routes 14 and 225. Read more about this unique and beautiful place in aroundKent Magazine Vol 17

Portage Park District Adventures.

aroundkent Digital Magazine is a local, regional website containing relevant information about Kent, Ohio, Akron and the surrounding area, including all of Northeast Ohio. Thinking about what to do in Kent?, or where to eat in Kent? Our focus is on art, music, food, family and everything in-between. Our content is sent to us by local professionals so it's both accurate and updated regularly. Our goal is simple: to showcase the amazing people, places and things in and around Kent, Ohio. We are also designers and photographers working on the webflow platform.