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Naturally Crafted Fun in Union County

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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.

Dinner on a covered bridge

Savor the sights of the rolling hills and vineyard landscape while you sip a naturally crafted lavender-infused lemonade at the Taphouse at Retreat 21. The fragrant and delicious culinary lavender grown and harvested on the Retreat 21 farm is used for lemonade and other specialty cocktails. During your visit, you will create your own dried lavender sachet while you learn more about the farm, cidery and winery.

The Taphouse at Retreat 21

Take a walking tour with owner Rob Phillips as he shares how his talented team breathes new life into old instruments. Known for being a top source for instrument repairs for The Ohio State University Marching Band, these highly skilled musicians will treat you to a brief musical performance of Civil War trumpets and the church’s original organ after the tour. Located in what was once a church, the former sanctuary with beautiful stained-glass windows is the perfect setting for such an experience.

Buckeye Brass & Winds

Known as Kokedama in Japan, the art of moss ball planting inspires rookie and master gardeners alike to think outside the garden pot. Visitors are encouraged to use their imagination working with natural materials while practicing mindfulness. Enjoy creating something truly unique and take home a special creation of your own!

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

Let us help you plan your next tour! Go to or call Karen Eylon today at (937) 642-6279!