Welcome to Ashtabula County

Welcome to Ashtabula County…Where Our Lake Awaits! With 30 miles of Lake Erie shoreline, 18 picturesque covered bridges—including America’s longest, spanning 613 feet, and shortest, a mere 18 feet—and the largest grape-growing region in the State of Ohio, we have a lot to offer on your next vacation. Experience street festivals in our historic downtowns, take a stroll in our Metroparks or cast your line for a record steelhead trout in one of our two Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Perched atop the remnants of glacial beaches and covered with vines planted over generations, the Lake Erie and Grand River Valley growing regions are second to none. Ashtabula County is home to a microclimate that grows 70% of all grapes in Ohio! Rolling hills lined with Viniferous and French/American Hybrids give this unique growing region the feel of Napa Valley. Enjoy a glass of wine while sitting amongst the vineyards at one of our award winning wineries.

Tour our rolling landscape along country roads and immerse yourself in our Western Reserve Architecture and Midwestern Charm. Mark your calendar for our terrific Fall festivals: The Grape JAMboree on the last full weekend in September in Downtown Geneva; the Covered Bridge Festival, October 14–15, in the village of Jefferson; and the Winegrowers of the Grand River Valley Turkey Trot in November. Visit one of our many farmers markets and take home locally produced food. Buy apples from one of our apple farms and pick your own apples along with your own grapes. If you enjoy a little scare, we have a haunted winery and corn maze with u-pick pumpkins, hayrides, corn cannons and much more! The village of Geneva-on-the-Lake has a Halloween Crawl and hay rides.

Kick back and enjoy a weeklong vacation in one of our lakeshore cottages, State Park lakeshore Lodge with new cottages, finely appointed B&Bs or at one of our 17 campgrounds. Family gatherings along Lake Erie’s southern shoreline are a pastime enjoyed by many. With cool lake breezes, and plenty to do for all ages, Ashtabula County is a great place to connect with family and friends.

For more information, check out the Ashtabula Co. Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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