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Area Attractions


Jeffrey’s Antiques & Collectibles
750 Dealers

Exit 161 on I-75
11326 County Road 99
Findlay, OH 45840
419-423-7500

Mazza Museum & Gift Shop
Specializing in art from children’s picture books

The University of Findlay
Virginia B Gardner Fine Arts Pavillion
1000 North Main St.
Findlay, OH 45840
419-434-5521
www.mazzamuseum.org

Children’s Museum of Findlay
Hands on experience with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics
Findlay Village Mall
1800 Tiffin Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840
567-250-9616
www.cmfindlay.com

K-9 Field of Dreams
Off-leash Dog Park
Riverbend Recreation Area
Meadows Area
16618 Township Rd 208
Findlay, OH  45840
www.hancockparks.com

Dietsch Brothers
Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream
1217 Tiffin Ave (Rte 12)
Findlay, OH 45840
419-422-4474
www.dietschs.com

Hancock Park District
Boat Rentals, Fall Color Hayrides, Cross-Country Skiing, Trails, Bike Routes, Playgrounds, Fishing, Disc Golf & the Old Mill Stream Scenic Byway
1424 East main Cross St.
Findlay, OH 45840
419-425-7275
www.HancockParks.com

Wood County Historical Center & Museum
50 acre park is open all year round
Exit 179 off I-75
Call for museum hours
13660 County Home Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402
419-352-0967
www.woodcountyhistory.org

 

The following information has been provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website.

Van Buren State Park is quietly nestled in a small but valued remnant of woodland surrounded by beautiful corn, wheat and soybean fields in northwest Ohio. 251-acre Van Buren offers a calm, peaceful retreat with camping, fishing, hiking and picnicking opportunities that can be enjoyed year round.

Springville Marsh, a state nature preserve, is located east of Van Buren in Seneca County on Township Road 24. The preserve is one of the largest interior wetlands in the till plains of western Ohio.

The Old Mill Stream Parkway off State Route 37 stretches 23 miles from Riverbend Recreation Area to the restored Blanchard River Village in Gilboa. Canoe access, heritage trail, boat livery and bikeways are offered along this scenic route.

Slippery Elm Bike Trail is a 13-mile asphalt surfaced multi-use trail located 5 miles north of Van Buren State Park. The trail runs from North Baltimore to Bowling Green and is a popular trail for cyclists, in-line skaters and joggers bikeway.

Indian Trail Caverns tours provide an enlightening view of the archeology and geology of the region. Access to the caverns is provided by gentle stairways which have been designed to accommodate both young and old. The Sheriden cave site, which is part of Indian Trail Caverns, is being researched by top specialists from around the world and has been filmed as part of a special on the Discovery Channel about the extinction of certain mammals at the time of the last ice age. Indian Trail Caverns is located near Vanlue about 25 minutes southeast of Van Buren State Park.

Collier State Nature Preserve contains large Beech and Oak trees and spectacular spring wildflowers including sharp-lobed hepatica, Dutchman's breeches, squirrel-corn, three trillium species, twinleaf, white and yellow trout-lily and marsh marigold. This natural area is located on the Sandusky State Scenic River. The trail follows the ridge top and then drops dramatically over the hillside to the floodplain of the Sandusky River. This preserve is located approximately 35 miles southeast of Van Buren State Park near McCutchinville.

Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve is the largest known mature forest in this region and is home to a number of rare plant and animal species. Exceptionally large trees such as oaks, hickories, maples and beech are found in the preserve including excellent spring wildflowers. The preserve is located about 40 miles south of Van Buren State Park in Hardin, County approximately 4 miles south of Kenton.

Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau website or call (419) 422-3315

Ohio Tourism website or call (800) BUCKEYE (800-282-5393)