Monthly Archives: July 2013



Fun at the OARDC!

Jacki Chamberlain, CTC Marketing Specialist
Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau

If you’re looking for a great place to vacation with the kids this summer you might want to check out all that Wayne County, Ohio has to offer. Enjoy a visit to an old-fashioned hardware store where the Amish shop for nonelectric goods, pick your own fields of seasonal fruits, visit an ice cream dairy, flea market, a rodeo, farmers’ markets, bike paths, or enjoy hometown festivals complete with parades and fireworks.
If your family is partial to outdoor activities, Wayne County is home to many recreation areas such as Johnson Woods State Nature Preserve, Secrest Arboretum and Gardens, Shreve Wildlife Area, Wilderness Center, and Rails to Trails Bike Trails.
Treat your family to live musical theater with Wayne County’s own Ohio Light Opera, who call the College of Wooster home during their summer festival season. The 2013 list of shows includes “The King and I” and “H.M.S. Pinafore.” Children’s ticket prices are just $10.00.
Wayne County is home to thirteen local historical societies who are proud to display the rich history of their communities. Your family might enjoy a train ride with the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society or a tour of the Wayne County Historical Society Campus complete with a one-room school house and a turn- of- the-century firehouse with a beautifully restored 1830’s hand pumper.
We offer restaurants that will fit everyone’s budget featuring home-made foods from local produce, great ice cream fresh from the dairy, Amish family-style restaurants, bakeries, and cafes. For a change of pace, stop by one of our many cheese shops, deli markets, or fresh produce stands for a spur-of-the-moment family picnic.
Spend a night or two without breaking the bank! Our family friendly hotels offer indoor and outdoor pools and spas, free Wi-Fi, great breakfast buffets and free parking.
So, if you thought the family vacation was out of reach this summer, think again. The Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau invites you to visit our website,, for more great low cost vacation ideas or call us at 800-362-6474 to request our free Visitors Guide.