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Day Trips

There are a number of great ways to spend the day visiting the Ohio Fresh Foods Corridor. Click through the fun day trips we’ve put together below.

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NOTE: Please check hours of operation before you go. Some suggested activities are not available on Sundays, and some have seasonal hours.

 

Best for: Adults and older kids
Time Required: ½ day
Travel Time: 1 hour from Columbus; 1.5 hours from Cincinnati
Best Days: Check hours of operation

1. Start your day in Downtown Circleville at the Pickaway County Farmers Market on Franklin Street.

2. Head West from Circleville on S.R. 22, north on S.R. 56, and stop by Honey Run Farm, 9642 Randle Rd in Williamsport, for raw honey, homemade soaps, beeswax candles, fresh flowers and produce.

3. Head Northwest to Deer Creek State Park for a hike through the Marsh Walk or Ridge Trail and lunch at Rafter’s Restaurant.

Best for: Families with younger children
Best Days: Check hours of operation
Time Required: 6-8 hours

1. Visit Rhoads Garden Center to select a container, plants and accessories to make your very own fairy garden (If you have boys, call it a “miniature garden”). 1051 State Route 56 East Circleville, OH 43113

2. Enjoy a diner style lunch of slow-cooked beef brisket or pork at Seven Miles BBQ & Grill, 125 Watt St, Circleville.

3. A short walk to Wittich’s Candy Shop, 117 West High St, Circleville, will help make room for fine handmade candies or ice cream.

4. Return to the car and head north to Canal Winchester to visit Slate Run Historical Farm Park, 1375 Ohio 674, Canal Winchester, where kids will see staff dressed in period attire, farm animals and learn about how food was grown and raised in the 1880s.

Best for: Adults and older kids
Time Required: 2 hours
Travel Time: 1 hour from Columbus; 1.5 hours from Cincinnati
Best Days: Mid to late summer, check hours of operation

*Don’t forget your Ohio Fresh Foods Corridor tote and a cooler for this trip!

1. Start at Rhoads Farm Market on U.S. 23 north of Circleville to pick up sweet corn.

2. Stop by Mast Market, 1443 Northridge Rd, Circleville, for fresh locally grown tomatoes & cantaloupe.

3. Visit Fast Freeze butcher shop, 161 Edison Ave, Circleville for some delicious pork tenderloins, freshly ground hamburger or steaks.

4. Finally, pick up some cupcakes or cookies for dessert at Lindsey’s Bakery, 127 W. Main Street, Circleville.

5. Invite friends over for a cookout and bonfire at home!

Best for: Adults
Time Required: full day
Travel Time: 1 hour from Columbus; 1.5 hours from Cincinnati
Best Days: Saturdays during the summer; Check hours of operation

Notes: Park the car and walk the downtown part of this trip.

1. Start your day with a sweet pastry and coffee at Lindsey’s Bakery, 127 W. Main Street, Circleville.

2. As early as 8:30 a.m. (Saturdays Only), more than 20 farmers convene in Downtown Circleville at the Pickaway County Farmers Market on Franklin Street with a wide variety of fresh produce, bakery items and homemade goods.

3. While you’re downtown, stop by Wittich’s Candy Shop, 117 West High St, Circleville, for a sweet treat or three.

4. Before you head out of town, enjoy lunch and some Jeni’s ice cream at Richie’s New York Corner Deli, 206 South Court Street.

5. Time to return to the car and head southeast for about 20 minutes on S.R. 56 toward Laurelville. This beautiful drive will take you near to the entryway of the Hocking Hills.

You’ll want to be sure to visit Bowers & Daughter’s “Apple House” – the Laurelville Fruit Farm situated in a quaint log cabin. (Open Thursday through Monday in the summer, and Friday through Sunday in the slower seasons.)

6. If time permits, continue your drive into the Hocking Hills, Ohio’s most beautiful and popular natural area.