Activities & Attractions: Geauga County

Antiques on the Square
It’s the ultimate experience for antique lovers—three full floors of antiques and collectibles, located in a renovated 152-year-old building in historic Chardon Square. The shop features more than 20 dealers offering glassware, clothing, military and sports memorabilia, furniture, linens, prints, jewelry and more. Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm and Sun. 12-5pm. (101 Main Street, Chardon 44024; 440.286.1912;

Burton Log Cabin & Sugar Camp
Visit the Burton Log Cabin & Sugar Camp to buy maple products any time of the year.

Burton Log Cabin & Sugar Camp
The Burton Log Cabin is a working sugar house that produces maple syrup every spring and makes and sells maple candy year-round. It is owned and operated by the Burton Chamber of Commerce and also serves as the information resource center for historic Burton and surrounding areas. Open daily 10:30am-4pm. (14590 E. Park Street, Burton 44021; 440.834.4206;

Camp Hi Canoe & Kayak
Explore the upper Cuyahoga River with a boat rental from Camp Hi Canoe and Kayak. / Photo: Camp Hi Canoe & Kayak

Camp Hi Canoe and Kayak
Experience the Upper Cuyahoga River—a designated American Heritage River—by canoe or kayak, winding through largely undeveloped forest and marsh. Trips range from one to six hours and are suitable for beginners to experienced paddlers. (12274 Abbot Road, Hiram 44234; 330.569.7621;

Century Village Museum
Take a step back in time as you explore an authentic 1800s settlement featuring a schoolhouse, church, library, apothecary, dressmaker shop, train caboose and period homes. Learn about the history of Geauga County’s first official settlement, Burton, established in 1789. Open April-December; call the museum for hours. (14653 E. Park Street, Burton 44021; 440.834.1492;

Golf Course
Chardon Lakes Golf Course earned a four-star rating from Golf Digest.

Chardon Lakes Golf Course
With a four-star rating from Golf Digest, this picturesque, classically designed 18-hole course offers the perfect balance of challenge and relaxation. Several tee options at each hole provide playability for all levels, including pros—Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer played here in the early ’70, and Nicklaus’s score of 67 still stands as the course record. (470 South Street, Chardon 44024; 440.285.4653;

Corner Field Model Railroad Museum and Hobby
You don’t have to be a model train buff to enjoy a visit to this unique attraction. The display, the largest family-owned three-rail layout in the United States, features over 4,500 feet of track, hundreds of freight cars and thousands of lights, automobiles and trees. Open Wed.-Sat. 11am-5pm, Sun. 12-4pm and Mon.-Tues. by appointment. (16720 Pioneer Road, Middlefield 44062; 440.636.5162;

Geauga Park District
Twenty-two parks make up the Geauga Park District, providing multiple options for outdoor adventure and exploration all year long. Hike, bike, camp, kayak, canoe, ski, sled, fish, horseback ride, snowmobile or just “be” in nature at any of the county’s scenic public parks. (440.286.9516;

Heritage Antique Mall
If you’re into antiquing, the Heritage Antique Mall & Gift Shop is a must-stop on the Ohio Antique Trail. You’ll find 4500 square feet of space and 45 different dealers showcasing furniture and collectibles from around the region. Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm. (18548 Nauvoo Road, Middlefield 44062; 440.632.1712;

Hershbergers Housewares
Find all of your household needs and wants at Hershbergers, an Amish-owned business that provides a wide selection of handcrafted products including candles, toys, baby items, kitchen items and much more. Open Mon.-Sat. 8:30am-5pm. (15419 Madison Road, Middlefield 44062; 440.632.9065;

Patterson Fruit Farm
The 50-foot double-slide at Patterson's Fruit Farm offers fun all year long. / Photo: Patterson Fruit Farm

Patterson Fruit Farm
A longtime local favorite for apple picking in the fall, Patterson Fruit Farm sells a variety of fruits fresh from its orchard, plus house-pressed cider, apple butter, maple syrup and more at its year-round Farm Market. Visit the bakery for fresh-baked fruit pies, fritters and other desserts, and take time to have a donut and cider by the huge stone fireplace located in the gift shop. Open daily 9am-6pm. (11414 Caves Road, Chesterland 44026; 440.729.1964;

Pioneer Waterland & Dry Fun Park
Splash down the six-story waterslides or float along the lazy river at Pioneer Waterland. / Photo: Pioneer Waterland

Pioneer Waterland & Dry Fun Park
A waterpark, kids’ fun zone and sports arena all in one, there’s something for everyone at this high-energy complex, including slides that are six stories high, a spring-fed swimming area and obstacle course, paddle boats, golf driving range cages, batting cages, mini-golf, a bank-shot basketball course, an arcade, archery and a Grand Prix Go-Kart supertrack. Open May-September; hours vary by season. (10661 Kile Road, Chardon 44024; 440.285.5200;

Punderson Manor House
Punderson Manor House / Photo: Sam Howzit

Punderson State Park
Punderson State Park is a popular 174-acre recreational area with a natural lake for boating, fishing and swimming, plus a golf course, resort manor house and family campgrounds. The park also features one of the best disc golf courses in the state. (11755 Kinsman Road, Newbury 44065; 440.564.2279; for additional information visit or

Relax and recharge in the area’s only “salt cave” and halotherapy center. Halotherapy is the use of salt vapor to treat respiratory ailments, skin irritations and mental lethargy. Guests lounge in orbital chairs nestled under weighted blankets in the cave’s unique, healing microclimate while ambient music fosters a meditative state. Open daily 10am-5pm, with later hours on Wed., Fri. and Sat. (102 E. Park Street, Chardon 44024; 440.286.7258;

Sharon James Cellars
Enjoy handcrafted wines in a relaxing environment. The winery includes a newly renovated tasting room, wine bar, production facility, outdoor pavilion, small vineyard, crush house and patio. Open Wed.-Fri. 1-9pm and Sat. 1-10pm. (11303 Kinsman Road, Newbury 44065; 440.739.4065;