W hether you are in this county for visiting state parks or for a sporting event, Ashtabula County is certainly one of the vacation destinations to all those seeking respite from the hustle bustle of city life. A lot of community events take place in this county which will leave an everlasting impression on the visitors.
Never forget to go on a wine trail when in Ashtabula. You can sample wines, indulge in scrumptious appetizers; gather flower themed items at one of the best wineries in Ohio. Explore the vineyards and learn about the state of the art processes. Treat your taste buds to delectable wines. The region has fertile and rich soil which has served as an ideal place for vineyards to grow into flavorful grapes for years. Lose amidst the beauty of picturesque wine estates while you sip on delicious wines. This is one of the events that you shouldn’t give a miss while in Ashtabula.
This is one of the best value entertainment options for families in Ashtabula. It features Go-Karts, adventure golf, batting cages, bumper boats, children’s play area, climbing wall and a lot more. This is open seven days a week. This is a wonderful place for birthday parties, family reunions, and company picnics. Moreover, it is kids friendly. It offers the best value for those seeking family entertainment. There are several snack bars in the adventure location.
This is one of the oldest miniature golf courses in the US which is in continuous play. This golf has 18 holes and has been entertaining thousands of visitors since 1924. The golf course is located on the lake strip and is open seasonally. This is a source of entertainment for visitors and locals alike.
Arlene’s Broadway imparts quality to local entertainment in Ashtabula. This newest venue is known for memorable theatrical performances. If you are into musicals and plays, then you must certainly visit this place while in Ashtabula.
This trail wanders across the picturesque wineries, orchards, historic sites, residences and working farms. This trail was launched during 2014 and has grown massively into more than four dozen barn quilts which include covered bridges of the county as well. Trails have become quite popular when it comes tourism in Ashtabula County. The Bar Quilt Trail includes the historic covered bridges which can barely be found anywhere else. This trail is one of the largest and includes historical sites, wineries, private properties, orchards, businesses and working farms. There is nothing that can take you this closer to witnessing the local life in the county. Guidance is offered and maps are as well provided to those planning to wander across this mesmerizing trail of the county. This offers one of its kind experience, so make sure to explore the county this way.
If there is any community event in the county of Ashtabula that attracts massive public attention, then it is the Covered Bridge Festival that is held annually during the second full weekend in October. The festival is held in the center of the town and includes a Quilt Show, a Parade, Queen’s Pageant, historic engines, vehicles, crafts, official souvenirs, local contests and great food. Tour maps and souvenirs can be obtained from the Old Courthouse in Jefferson. Do not forget to be a part of this amazing festival if you manage to be in the county during October.
This fair is another community event which takes place with great pomp in Ashtabula County. This is more of a family-oriented celebration and includes harness racing, rides, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derbies, horse and livestock shows, arts, photography, crafts, junior fair exhibitions, floral exhibits, needlework and a lot more.
This paved rail trail extends 41 miles through Ashtabula County and other counties located in the north-eastern region of Ohio. The trail runs through several farms and wooded regions. One can soak in the beauty of thick tree canopy that offers cool shade even during hot summer days. The trail is maintained nicely by the dedicated crew of volunteers. It is dotted with several benches, mileage that have been marked well, intersecting road names as well as interpretive signs all along. This offers details about the proud history of Ashtabula County. During summers, one can indulge in activities such as hiking, biking, rollerblading and several other non-motorized activities. The trail is used for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing during winters.
Roller Den is open all-round the year and is a haven for families. It features one of the largest roller skating rink in Northeast region of Ohio. It as well features an Indoor Extreme Skate Park, Soft Play Crazy Maze, large arcade gaming room, Moonwalk Bounce and a lot more. The best thing about this entertainment center is that it is kid friendly. It features a softball and volleyball field as well.
This is open all-round the year and has been developed out of love for delicious food and wines. This tour is offered by the premiere touring company of the county. It shares the vintage history of all the landmarks as well as unique flavors of wine. This is one of the best ways in which you can spend some time in this county.
This park offers over 250 campsites. If you love camping, then you must consider spending some quality time at this park. It has two large ponds of which one is dedicated to fishing and the other for swimming. This park is pet and kid friendly. You are bound to have an amazing time while at the Lake Park.