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  • Wayne County's Ohio Bicentennial Barn
    Wayne County's Ohio Bicentennial Barn
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  • Ashland County's Ohio Bicentennial Barn
    Ashland County's Ohio Bicentennial Barn
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    Historic Ohio Barns

    by tspeegle09 Updated Jun 29, 2008
    Wayne County's Ohio Bicentennial Barn
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    I recommend driving West on Route 250 for about 10-20 miles on a sunny day, stopping periodically to take photos of the rolling landscape and beautiful barns and farmhouses. On Route 250, heading west towards Ashland County, you will find both an Ohio Bicentennial Barn and a Mail Pouch Tobacco Barn, each less than 20 miles outside of the city. If you continue south of Route 250 for about 3 miles once you hit Ashland, you'll find a different Ohio Bicentennial Barn to enjoy at 974 County Road 1600. Take advantage of the local history and scenery!

    This is a good thing to do on your way to Mohican State Park. ;-)

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    Lehman's Old Fashioned Hardware Auction

    by tspeegle09 Written Jun 28, 2008
    Amish family at a Lehman's auction
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    Lehman's Old Fashioned Hardware was established in 1955 and has grown to serve Wayne County's large Amish community. They sell a variety of non-electric hardware items, hand-cranked housewares, oil lamps, recycled goods, USA-made tools and toys, and retro appliances. Since they cater to the Amish, much of Lehman's stock looks as if it was made in the 19th century, and as a result the store has provided props for period Hollywood films such as "Cold Mountain" and "Gangs of New York." Lehman's also bottles its own brand of old-fashioned sodas, including root beer and cream soda.

    On THURSDAYS, Lehman's often hosts livestock auctions for the Amish community. The auction site is packed with Old Order and Swartzentruber Amish, as well as more modern Amish sects. During the auction, the Amish also hold a flea market where they sell homemade crafts and baked goods. This is a great photo AND shopping opportunity. Check the Lehman's website for details.

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    OH-585 Road Trip

    by tspeegle09 Written Jun 28, 2008

    Go ahead and take a road trip to Barberton for a classic Whitehouse Chicken dinner and some homemade ice cream from Durbin Magic Freeze. It will be worth your while, mostly because you'll get to travel down OH-585, which can be quite scenic on a pretty day. The Ohio hills and farmhouses are very photogenic when the sunlight hits them just right.

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    visit Wooster Memorial Park

    by davecallahan Written Jun 23, 2007

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    Hiking and Birding in Wooster Memorial Park are favorite pastimes for locals and visitors.
    The trails are all foot-made with very little additives (planks and paving) and extend in several sections or loops to form a total of 5 miles of walking. The park is noted for its beautiful wooded areas and steep ravines.
    There are many restrictions meant to keep the park free from environmental and noise pollution (no bikes, motor vehicles, horses, alcohol, firearms). Limited camping is allowed with pre-registration (330-263-5207)

    Near the parking area there is a pavilion and some picnic tables with grills for your convenience as well as maintained restrooms. The big advantage this park has is the natural beauty and lack of development. Too many other parks put in skate ramps and ball fields and playgrounds and you lose the connection to flora and fauna that a city park should maintain.
    The park is a carry-out park which means whatever you bring in you carry out.

    A tributary of Little Killbuck Creek (Rathburn Run) runs through the park and provides another layer of diversity for wildlife.

    The park was dedicated as Spangler Park in honor of Paul Spangler who donated the land.

    to get there:
    Silver Rd off route 250

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    Largest Amish-style Buggy

    by davecallahan Updated Feb 19, 2007

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    (this is officially in Berlin, OH which is 10 miles south of Wooster. Take route 83 south out of Wooster to route 39 (Amish Byway) and head east 2 miles to Berlin. I put it in this Travel Guide because more people will see it here).

    The Wendell Austin Forge company created this huge buggy for who-knows-why!
    It is about 10 feet tall and 13 feet long and weighs more than a half-ton.

    Good for a couple of quick pictures and that is about it. (there are also great bakeries and cheese places in Berlin)

    the location of the company is at: 7007 route 62 (off route 39).
    you can take self-guided tours of the company where the buggy is on display.

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