From the historic covered bridges, wineries, breweries and small batch bakeries and coffee shops scattered throughout the scenic countryside to the colorful murals, Art Deco theatre, trails and specialty shops, every one-of-a-kind experience, artisanal product, and memory in Union County is authentically and thoughtfully crafted in care from the hearts, minds and hands of the people who live and work here.
So just sit back, relax, and let a seasoned guide navigate the pastoral countryside on a tour of the seven covered bridges of Union County, Ohio. Four of the bridges are historic, having been constructed in the 1800s, and were built by local resident Reuben Partridge, a prolific builder who built well over 100 bridges in Ohio. Immerse yourself in the storytelling about the engineering and architecture of these revered structures. This scenic tour includes expansive views of the Big Darby Plains Scenic Byway which boasts a small, but excellent remnant of the prairie ecosystem that was once nearly a thousand square miles prior to European settlement in the early 1800s.
As your covered bridge tour comes to an end, there is no greater sight after rounding that last bend in the road, than the Pottersburg Covered Bridge. Participate in a truly unique experience of dining on a covered bridge, complete with delicious locally sourced cuisine, folk music, storytelling, lively conversation, and a setting sure to celebrate a slower era. Dining on the picturesque Pottersburg Covered Bridge, built in 1873, is always a delight for the senses.
A group at the Pottersburg Covered Bridge
At Leo Berbee Bulb Company-Dutch Mill Greenhouse, the Berbee family has been shipping millions of flower bulbs – more than 900 varieties – all over the United States for more than 50 years. This Dutch family is proud to offer true Holland bulbs to their customers. Tour the facility, learn more about this family business, and see the hand-painted bulb that is part of the Gildemeesters Bollenstreek Giant Tulip Bulb Project out of Amsterdam. Take home a pack of colorful inspiration for your own garden or participate in one of several workshops offered such as the NEW succulent bar.
Leo Berbee Bulb Company-Dutch Mill Greenhouse
Farming isn’t in their family blood, but first-generation farmers at Ohio Till Farmstead are making a dream a reality. Nothing captures the entrepreneurial spirit of farmers more than growing and harvesting popcorn, sunflower seeds, and bird seed and selling their crop to local specialty stores and regional artisan chefs.
Ohio Till Farmstead
After years of dabbling in winemaking, the owners of Dalton Union Winery & Brewery took their friend’s advice and decided to make it official. Situated amongst the serenity of rolling fields, visitors to Dalton Union Winery & Brewery enjoy a warm spirit of hospitality, delicious wines, and craft brews. Hard ciders, craft sodas and their own cold brew coffee have been added to the menu, ensuring there is something for everyone.
Dalton Union Winery & Brewery
Union County, Ohio’s fresh air, beautiful, bountiful land and naturally crafted treasures remain invaluable and will be carried in your heart long after a visit. Yet, Union County’s most alluring product of all may be its sense of place, preserved in the special moments, feelings, experiences, and memories of those who venture out and spend time here.
Let us help you plan your next tour! Go to UnionCountyOH.com or call April Keiffer today at (937) 642-6279!