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Things to Do in Ashland, Ohio

Ashland, Ohio is a wonderful place to live. Our city is in Ashland County, and we are part of the Ashland City School District. There are many activities and places to visit for every occasion, such as a night out or a quiet day spent with yourself! See what Ashland bucket list items you've already experienced and what you should do next!

Places to Visit in Ashland

The 215-acre park is a great place to go for a walk along one of the trails and hear frogs, see wildlife, and smell wildflowers. Audubon Wetlands Preserve has two half-mile trails and a longer two-mile trail.

The preserve includes a marsh and swamp oak forest with a variety of trees, including swamp white oak and pawpaw. You can have lunch or rest at the picnic pavilion. Visit Audubon Wetlands Preserve to experience nature, feel the sunlight, and smell the fresh air.

  1301 Park Street, Ashland, OH 44805

Honey Haven Farm is a family-owned farm with a market, greenhouse, and seasonal events. Most of the vegetables in the farm market are grown at Honey Heaven. They also have a greenhouse that sells flowers, planters, and flats. The Fall Festival has a pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo, and wagon rides. Honey Haven Farm sells flowers, and they are especially busy on Mother's Day.

  1327 County Road 1475, Ashland, OH 44805

After 20 years, Ashland Regional Ballet (ARB) has a plethora of achievements under its belt. ARB's performing season features a Winter-Into-Spring Gala program of repertory pieces, an annual Spring Ballet at Ashland University's Hugo Young Theatre, an outdoor concert at Brookside Park in Ashland, and The Nutcracker at various locations, including the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield with the accompaniment of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra.

  130 E Main St, Ashland, OH 44805

Grandpa's Cheesebarn is a family-owned store that sells local cheese and other foods. It was opened in 1978 by Grandma and Grandpa Baum (Paul and Vera). The business is a legacy of family cheese making, which started with Vera's father.

The cheesebarn stocks local cheeses and homemade cheese, and Sweeties Chocolates has a variety of sweets, including homemade fudge. The business is currently run by Vera's daughter, Ronda, and her husband. Visit Grandpa's Cheesebarn to experience the iconic landmark!

  • Bucket List: Sample cheese at Grandpa's Cheesebarn

  668 US-250, Ashland, OH 44805

Ashland Golf Club is a fantastic option for your regular golf outings or a new destination when visiting Ashland since it blends an excellent golf experience with the unparalleled beauty of the Ashland, Ohio countryside.

The 18-hole championship course is designed in a classic manner and features rolling terrain, bent grass fairways bordered by trees, fantastic greens, and stunning surroundings. To guarantee that golfers of all ages and ability levels will feel both challenged and competitive at Ashland, they offer a variety of tee lengths.

 1333 Center St, Ashland, OH 44805

Restaurants in Ashland, Ohio

You will work up an appetite in Ashland County whether you are visiting or if you live here. Ashland's restaurant scene offers a variety of cuisines, including steakhouses, Mexican food, barbecue, and bars. Eat some delicious fine dining or crowd-pleasing pub fare. Finding dishes that highlight the bounty of our nearby farms is simple because eating locally has long been a cherished custom in Ashland County.

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The South Street Grille

The South Street Grille is casual dining in the heart of Ashland. Seafood, handmade burgers, vegetarian options, and salads are all available. Local favorite dishes include brisket and walleye. Finish off the meal with their brown butter cake. You can enjoy your dinner in their historic building with outdoor seating.

 121 South St, Ashland, OH 44805

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Lyn-Way Restaurant

Lyn-Way Restaurant is a welcoming, family-run establishment where guests can eat a home-cooked meal. The Ashland Times-Gazette named Lyn-Way the Best Local Restaurant and Best Pie. They are known in the city for their great pies because Lyn-Way pies are lovingly handcrafted from scratch. Along with delicious food, Lyn-Way also provides enjoyable events such as monthly cruise-ins where patrons can display their vintage cars.

  • Bucket List: Pie from Lyn-Way

 1320 Cleveland Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805

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The Green Bistro & Pub

The Green is a restaurant and pub which uses fresh and natural ingredients. They have wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads, soups, and smoothies. The pub offers a wide selection of wines, seasonal cocktails, a small selection of beers, and unique weekly drink specials. You can have lunch with friends on their lovely outdoor patio. The Green Bistro & Pub is in the Wellness & Community Center at Brethren Care Village.

 2130 Center St, Ashland, OH 44805

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Fiesta Charra Mexican Restaurant

Fiesta Charra is a family-owned Mexican restaurant in Ashland, Ohio. This local favorite has more than 1,000 reviews on Google with a 4.4-star rating. Swing by the lunch buffet for a delicious and cheap meal! The restaurant has an outdoor patio and will sometimes have mariachi music.

 1202 E Main St, Ashland, OH 44805

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Uniontown Brewing Co.

Uniontown Brewing is in the center of Ashland's downtown. They are a restaurant and brewery with 12 amazing beers on taps. Uniontown offers seasonal menus with local ingredients. They have an outdoor patio and live music this summer.

 105 West Main Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805