Monthly Archives: May 2015


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

Secrest Arboretum
Secrest Arboretum

If you’re looking for a great place to vacation with the kids this summer without having to dip into their college accounts, 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, corn mazes with hayrides, pick your own fields of seasonal fruits, an ice cream dairy, rodeo, farmer’s markets, bike paths, hometown festivals with parades and fireworks just to name a few.
If your family is partial to outdoor activities such as hiking or biking? 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.
Wayne County is home to thirteen local historical societies who are proud to display the rich heritage of their communities. Your family might enjoy a train or track car ride with the Orrville Historical Society or a tour of the Wayne County Historical Society Campus complete with a turn of the century firehouse and an alleged haunted horse-drawn 1869 steam engine.
Treat your family to live musical theater with The Ohio Light Opera, who call the College of Wooster home during their summer festival season. What youngster isn’t crazy about swashbuckling pirates and knights in shining armor? The 2015 list of shows includes “Brigadoon” and “Yeoman of the Guard.” Children’s ticket prices are just $10.00.
We offer restaurants that feature home-made foods from local produce, a tea room, Amish family style restaurants, bakeries, and cafes. How about dining in an Amish buggy or an actual jail cell? Yep, we’ve got that too.
We offer accommodations to fit any budget including hotels, bed and breakfasts, cabins and campgrounds. During the summer season you can stay in a college townhouse apartment complete with kitchen and up to three bedrooms.
The Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau would be happy to offer suggestions for your next family trip. Give us a call at 800-362-6474 to request our latest travel guide or visit us online at