Kinda of a “Staycation“… kinda not. If you live in Ohio (or a surrounding state) THIS needs to be your next getaway! 📍Fairfield County. Know of it? Maybe not on your travel “bucket list“, but it should be if you live nearby. Only a one hour drive from Columbus and under 3 hours from Cleveland. Y’all – this county has got-it-all, especially for fall photos or a winter escape. Go with your BFF, partner or family. With the variety of unique experiences, events and attractions, plus the combo of big adventure with small-town charm, everyone will enjoy the trip!
📍Why Fairfield County?📍
- Cheers to an eclectic beer and wine scene
- such as the Route 33 Brew Trail, featuring 6 craft breweries with unique taprooms
- 12 museums spanning all interests
- Amazing array of outdoor adventures
- 17 original covered bridges (the most in the state of Ohio!)
- Dozens of events and festivals year-round
🍺 BrewDog Brewery & Taproom 🍺
Check out the brand new brew house and taproom, serving up their US-brewed beers AND a range of incredible nom-noms to eat. Yes, HUGE soft-pretzels are on the menu… and they are so good!
- The 42-acre site includes a brewery, taproom and the new Doghouse, a hotel made for beer lovers.
- Beers are brewed right at the brewery.
🍺 Rockmill Brewery 🍺
- Featuring Ohio-made, Belgian inspired brews
- Situated on a previous horse farm
- THE most quaint, chic and cozy brewery I’ve ever seen! With a fireplace!
📍Covered Bridges 📍
Fun Fact: O-H-I-O is second only to Pennsylvania for the state having the largest number of original covered bridges. Too simple chic to pass up… especially now in the fall or with a fresh coating of snow!
- Fairfield County, Ohio has the most covered bridges in the state.
- The majority of Fairfield County’s covered bridges were built ca 1871-1906.
- Original construction began in 1849.
- Photos (below) are of of the GORGEOUS old Rock Mill Bridge
- built in 1901
- stands on its original abutments over a striking gorge just before the falls of the Hocking River
- spanning 37 feet
- one of the last bridge in Fairfield County to carry vehicular traffic.
Literally since 1890, this ale house (located at 151 W. Main St.) has provided spirits and good times to the city of Lancaster. Expanded in 2014, Ale House 1890 continues this community tradition.
- Cheers to 18 beers on tap (along with a full bar)
- Mmmmmmm Menu: Featuring “made-from-scratch” recipes sourced from some of the finest locally bought produce.
🛍️ Shopping 🛍️
Downtown Lancaster features many restaurants, museums, boutiques, antique shops and more. Unless you “shop til you drop”, it will be a challenge to get all of these boutiques in one day! Here are a few faves NOT to miss…
- A Season in Time – 200 W. Main St., open 11AM-5PM
- Paperback Exchange – 201 W. Main St., open 10:30AM-7:30PM
- Tracie Lynn’s Collections – 113 N. Columbus St., open 11AM-5PM
- Rustic Gals Boutique – 81 N. Paint St., open 10AM-5PM
- Old Shoe Factory Antique Mall – 301 Forest Rose Ave., open 9AM-6PM
- Miss Miss Molly’s Mercantile – 117 S. Columbus St., open 9AM-8PM
Love a good vintage find? Found these (below) at the Old Shoe Factory Antique Mall. Add all to cart!
If you’re not planning a road trip JUST yet… PIN the image below so that you can refer back to all this info later on!
Happy Traveling, Friends!
This post was sponsored by Fairfield County, but all opinions are my own.