Highlights of Ashtabula County

Situated along the Lake Erie shoreline on the glaciated terrain of Ohio’s Northcoast, Ashtabula County is home to 4 pristine beaches, 25 wineries, 18 covered bridges (including America’s longest and shortest), 12 campgrounds, 2 lighthouses, world class Great Lakes fishing, three of the tributaries that make up the world famous “Steelhead Alley” and the USOC Olympic training facility SPIRE.

Wineries

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Perched atop the remnants of glacial beaches and covered with vines planted over generations, the Lake Erie and Grand River Valley growing regions are second to none. Explore our country roads and the fragrant smell of the upcoming harvest will consume your senses. Rolling hills lined with Viniferas and French/American Hybrids give this unique growing region the feel of Napa Valley. During the deep freeze of a Northeast Ohio winter, ice wine is created. Picked by moonlight, with a backdrop of snow and stars, the berries are frozen solid then pressed to release the sweet nectar-like juice. Fermented and decoratively bottled, Ashtabula County is fast becoming a premier area in the production of ice wine.

Covered Bridges

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Ashtabula County is Ohio’s Covered Bridge Capital boasting more of these magnificent structures than anywhere else in the state. Home to 18 covered bridges, Ashtabula County is also the home to the longest and shortest covered bridges in America! The intense fall colors that start around the last week in September make Ashtabula County’s covered bridges a must stop for your next fall excursion!

Barn Quilt Trail

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The Ashtabula County Barn Quilt Trail wanders across Ohio’s largest county and takes visitors to orchards, wineries, working farms, historic sites and residences. Ours is the only barn quilt trail in northeast Ohio and has grown to more than 40 Barn Quilts in the first year! Travel our rural countryside and experience all the beauty Ashtabula County has to offer.