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Ohio Autumn Adventure

3 Day Getaways
Ohio Autumn Adventure

Northeast Ohio
Ohio Wineries

Day One: Grab Your Passport to Ohio’s Wine Country
Where Lake Erie and Grand River Valley meet is a terrain of rich soil that produces plump grapes. It’s here, in Ashtabula County, where the production of 65 percent of all Ohio grapes in their distinct microclimate gives this region the name “Wine Country.” Stop by Ferrante Winery and Ristorante where 22 family-owned, secret-recipe wines are paired perfectly with the restaurant’s upscale dining menu. The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake offers breathtaking views of Lake Erie and is adjacent to Geneva State Park. Or, if you’re a nature enthusiast, spend the night at the family-friendly Indian Creek Camping Resort. Don’t Miss: Ashtabula County’s 17 covered bridges during a self-guided driving tour. You’ll see the longest covered bridge in the country at 613 feet!

Day Two: Go Lakeside
Not only is Lake County home to some of the best lakeside destinations, it’s home to some of Ohio’s top wineries as well. Directly east of Ashtabula County, Lake County shares the Wine Country title. Stop by Debonne Vineyard, the largest estate-winery in Ohio, for a tour and tasting that bring a Napa Valley feel close to home. In Historic Willoughby, visit the Wine Vault, a restored bank that gave the winery its name and a place to store its selections of white, red and sparkling wines! Lay your head to rest at the Homestead House Bed and Breakfast, a recently restored, 1884 Italianate painted lady-style home with beautiful Victorian charm. Or, if you prefer the great outdoors, Punderson State Park, just south of Lake County, offers spectacular campgrounds and a beautiful resort lodge. Don’t Miss: Holden Arboretum, one of the country’s largest arboretums and Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve and Marina, a 450-acre, award-winning recreation area.

Day Three: Have Some Cheese with your Wine
Everyone knows a good glass of wine deserves a good hunk of cheese, and there’s nowhere in Ohio where this may be more true than in Amish Country. The Broad Run Cheese Factory and Swiss Heritage Winery are known for their exceptional wine and cheese pairings, and entice visitors with tours of the cheese factory and specialty wine tastings. Breitenbach Wine Cellars houses an extensive array of award-winning grape, fresh fruit and berry wines and welcomes visitors into its German deli market, Der Marktplatz. Don’t Miss: Guggisberg Cheese, Inc., home of the original Baby Swiss; The Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center; the Holmes County Amish Flea Market, a 100,000-square-foot facility with handmade goods, foods and quilts; and Heini’s Gourmet Cheese Market where you can experience a cooking demo in a Food Network-quality kitchen or make your own cheese ball.

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