Allyson Bussey embraces the role of being Stark County’s cheerleader. As the president of Visit Canton, Bussey uses her energetic personality, her love of history, marketing and people, as well as her more than 15 years in the travel and tourism industry, to be Stark County’s megaphone for all places, people and attractions that lure tourists to visit Stark County and may encourage residents to explore more of their hometown.
The music that is piped in daily—seven days a week through all four seasons—reminds you that downtown Massillon is still alive. Well-maintained streets and sidewalks and structures that exhibit a traditional small-town downtown architecture are enhanced by an atmosphere of safety and a steady schedule of concerts and special events.
The task: Pick five of the area’s best and most scenic places to hike. The experts: Jared Shive, Stark County Park District, and Matt Cribbs, avid hiker and former guide who is Wilderness Education Association certified.
In the time it takes you to watch an episode of your favorite television show, you could start and finish a 5K race. And in the weeks between the show’s season premiere and its finale, you could train and be ready for the 3.1-mile race.