Activities & Attractions: Ashtabula County


Harpersfield Covered Bridge
The Harpersfield Covered Bridge is 228 feet long and spans the Grand River in Harpersfield Township in Ashtabula County.

Covered Bridges
Ashtabula County boasts 19 covered bridges including the longest and shortest covered bridges in America! Peak viewing begins in late September with fall foliage. Grab a copy of the covered bridge driving tour and visit all the covered bridges at the annual Covered Bridge Festival, the 2nd week of every October.


Historic Ashtabula Harbor
Home to what was once one of the busiest and most dangerous ports in the world, the Historic Ashtabula Harbor has transformed itself into a robust food scene that is home to chef-inspired and award-winning restaurants. Retail businesses, boutiques and art galleries line the street, giving visitors and regulars alike a year-round shopping opportunity. During the summer, huge freighters arrive at the dock, allowing visitors to the Historic District to look on as these large ships unload their cargo just a few feet from the Bascule Lift Bridge. For more information visit historicashtabulaharbor.com.


Wineries

Wineries
The area is a mecca for grape growing with its proximity to the lake. And grape growing equals wine making! Wineries are populating the area with entertainment options that include wine tasting, tours, and live music. Just a few to check out include: Ferrante Winery offers an upscale fine dining menu, wine tasting and entertainment on weekends. DeBonne Vineyards Inc. & Double Wing Brewing Co. has wine and beer tastings, cellar tours and entertainment on weekends. M Cellars is a young company that has blossomed since opening in 2012. The offerings include a rental venue overlooking the vineyards, tastings and entertainment events. Kosicek offers beautiful views of wine country and is in walking distance of upscale lodging, Vineyard Woods. Visitors can enjoy wine tasting, appetizers, and entertainment on weekends. Red Eagle Distillery offers their own homemade vodka and whiskey in a variety of mixed drinks. Laurello Vineyards, a boutique winery in Geneva, features award-winning handcrafted wines.


Outdoor Recreation
With 27 miles of Lake Erie Shore, the area boasts a number of beaches and parks for all types of outdoor recreation. For example, Ashtabula Township Park-Lake Shore Park offers family fun with a playground, sand beach, boat launch and disc golf. If you’re after season hunting for small game, waterfowl and deer or fishing, Geneva State Park is for you. The state park also offers a hiking trail, picnic pavilions and Ohio’s newest state park resort and conference center.


Western Reserve Greenway Trail / Ashtabula County MetroParks
A 41-mile paved trail that meanders through Ashtabula and Trumbull counties. The Ashtabula trail portion is mostly rural and runs along farms and through wooded areas. Walnut Beach is a city-owned park that features a wildlife preserve, swimming beach, playground, volleyball courts, bocce and a short boardwalk. is within walking distance of the Historic Ashtabula Harbor, the Hubbard House and Maritime Museum, and other community parks. Conneaut Township Park which resembles that of the beach of Normandy France, visit their annual D-Day Re-Enactment which attracts nearly 30,000 spectators each year.


For more information visit co.ashtabula.oh.us.

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