Wanderlust in the Country
Sit back, relax, and let a seasoned guide navigate the pastoral countryside on a tour of the seven covered bridges of Union County. Four of the bridges are historic (constructed in the 1800s) and were built by Reuben Partridge, a prolific builder who built well over 100 bridges in Ohio. This scenic driving tour includes expansive views of the Big Darby Plains Scenic Byway.
NEW! Plein Air Painting on the Lake
Try the classical French-style painting in the fresh air of Richwood Lake. Relax and let the director of the Marysville Art League guide you through this breezy and fun tutorial while you channel your inner artist and enjoy a sweet treat. Consider a leisurely stroll around the sparkling lake and enjoy the gentle breeze, shady trees, and songbirds sure to inspire.
Back by popular demand! A Little Piece of Provence
Soft colors of periwinkle and purple brush across the fields of Purple Plains Lavender Farm, where visitors learn the art of growing, cultivating, and transforming lavender into luxurious home products. Tour the family farm, discover the nutritious benefits of shiitake mushrooms, and sample the unique flavor of hickory syrup.
Enchanted Dining on a Covered Bridge
Union County’s signature group experience stands the test of time against the backdrop of the historic Pottersburg Bridge. Enjoy a delicious lunch or hearty dinner, captivating stories, and lovely folk music under the canopy of a red covered bridge tucked in a rural setting reminiscent of a slower era.
Holland Beauty Blooms at Home
For nearly 50 years, the Berbee family has been sharing the beauty of their trade by cultivating and distributing millions of bulbs across the U.S. and beyond. Their humble beginning sprouted in Holland and grew when the family moved to Marysville in the 1980s. Tour the distribution facility, learn about bulb cultivation, take home a bag of bulbs for your own inspiration and shop at the Dutch Mill Greenhouse!
Kon’nichiwa to Kokedama
Think outside the usual garden pot, as Pam from the Whimsy Bus guides visitors through the beautiful Japanese art of moss ball planting known as Kokedama. Participants are encouraged to use their imagination as they work with natural materials to create a living keepsake, sure to spark conversation and memories!
A Berry Good Time Indeed!
When visitors see the nostalgic 1954 Chevy truck at the entrance of Mitchell’s Berries, they are reminded of a simpler time when friends and neighbors shared the bounty of the growing season. It speaks to the spirit of hospitality and the endearing homey style of the Mitchell family that has been passed down for 200+ years. With more than 23,000 berry plants, the harvests and memories are plentiful. Groups enjoy a variety of experiences from u-pick tours, tastings, and berry-themed meals.
There is so much to discover in Union County! Let us help you plan your next tour. Go to: visitunioncountyohio.org or call Caroline Hardman, our tour services coordinator today at (937) 642-6279.