I wanted to give a little write up about this area because I think it has a lot to offer for pilots especially and it would make for a really cool weekend trip. Maybe I'm just not in the loop enough but this really seems like a hidden gem to me and I'd love to see more people enjoy the area as I have.
I'm not sure who all gets around the northwest Ohio area or has any trips going by but I have really enjoyed stopping by here. I haven't been to a whole lot of airports but this is my favorite one to go to. They have a small museum with a B-25, T-6, Tri motor, TBM Avenger, and various other vehicles. The airport is well run and usually has a decent amount of traffic. The museum has a really nice facility located right on the airport (PCW) and in addition to the museum there is a restaurant about 100 feet of the runway that pilots can tie down at and go get a bite (good food with an aviation theme) while watching other aircrafts come in (they also have a radio tuned in to CTAF kind of on an intercom). It is an old fashioned feel and a really fun place to grab a bite. The area has a lot to offer as well. Its kind of the port town for the lake Erie Islands. Which all have there own airports. Put in Bay (3W2) is the largest of the islands (as far as attractions go) and has a lot to do. I haven't ever flown in there (I've always taken the ferry but that will change now that I have my ticket!) but it is a blast and there are all kinds of bars and restaurants - you will not feel like your in the Midwest. You can rent golf carts to get around the island for the day they have a winery and all kinds of cool stuff regardless of your mood. Cedar Point Amusement park is a few miles from PCW. Cedar Point is one of the top ranked amusement parks in the world with the biggest and most roller coasters basically anywhere. It's fun to fly by and if your into amusement parks it is obviously worth going to.
Sorry I don't have any pictures to share my experiences here but you can check them out through the websites.
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