Welcome back to our blog series, “5 Things You Didn’t Know About”, where we bring you some interesting and notable information about the members of Adventures in Northeast Ohio!
Our next feature showcases our member Geauga County Tourism!
- While many people associate the flavors of maple as Canadian, the month of March in Geauga County is EVERYTHING maple. As the #1 Producer of Maple Product in the State, Geauga County offers many opportunities to sample at the many pancake breakfasts, Sugar House tours, and tree-tapping demonstrations. Geauga County Tourism even has an entire section of their website dedicated to the area’s sugaring events. (www.tourgeauga.com/maple.aspx)
- Middlefield Village and Township are the center of the fourth largest Amish Community in the world. Back roads and Amish Country tours with set stops can be arranged for tour groups or your may also take a drive-it-yourself route and learn about the local Amish culture.
- Designated as a Silver Tier International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association, the Geauga County Park District’s Observatory Park in Montville Township is one of only eight Dark Sky Parks in the U.S. and the only Dark Sky Park in the state of Ohio. During staffed hours, visitors can take a look at the sky through the Oberle telescope with a naturalist or bring their own telescope during park hours and use one of the many telescope pads. (www.geaugaparkdistrict.org/parks/observatorypark.shtml)
- The Geauga County Historical Society’s Century Village, consists of 22 historic structures, over 20,000 artifacts, and a working farm all resting on 65 acres of land with one of the best views in Geauga County. The Historical Society also provides guided tours of the grounds and hosts numerous festivals throughout the year, such as the Apple Butter Festival in October and the Raccoon County Music Festival in August. (www.centuryvillagemuseum.org)
- Ready to head to Geauga County? There’s an APP for THAT! Geauga County Tourism is making it easier than ever to traverse the beautiful country roads of Geauga County and find all those wonderful small businesses and Amish home based businesses! Simply download the free app for Android or iOS devices and have your own personal tour guide on every visit!
We invite you to include Geauga County, Ohio in your next outing! For more information about these locations and more, contact Geauga County Tourism at 1-800-577-TOUR (8687) or visit www.tourgeauga.com.