Driving the backroads of Union County’s farmland, road-trippers often experience a refreshing sense of serenity. The lush green fields stretch out endlessly, speckled with charming roadside stands, U-pick orchards, farmhouses, livestock, and barns. Visitors and residents can now delight in discovering the locally grown and handcrafted products and uncommon experiences available in Union County in a new way! The Naturally Crafted Pass,a FREE digital, GPS-based experience makes it easy to explore the fresh finds and natural treasures available at local wineries, breweries, restaurants, bakeries, farmers markets, and more.
Experience Family Farms in Union County
There's something special about being surrounded by nature and the hard work that goes into maintaining the land. The fresh air and open spaces are a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Whether a farmers market offering a multitude of locally grown produce, a u-pick farm or a farm stand, you are bound to find surprises around every corner. Even during the winter months, Union County welcomes jovial friends and family to come cut evergreen trees to grace their homes from the small Christmas tree farms.
Sip Your Way Though the Backroads
For those looking to explore the backroads and enjoy some wineries and breweries, there are plenty of options. One of the best ways to experience the local vineyards and brewhouses is to plan a tour and sip your way through the beautiful countryside. Make sure to plan ahead and research which stops you want to visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.
Tip: Don't forget to bring a designated driver or consider hiring a transportation service to make the most out of your craft beer and wine-tasting experience. Cheers to a memorable adventure!
Make it your mission to try out all the local restaurants on the Naturally Crafted Pass. What you’ll discover are “hidden gems” that use local ingredients in a fresh, new way! From cozy cafes to sit-down dining, there is something for every craving.
Sweet Memory Making
As you wander through the rural Ohio countryside, you’re likely to stumble upon family-owned stops boasting display cases filled with an array of delectable desserts, from classic chocolate chip cookies to more unique treats like mile-high cupcakes or Italian ice. Don’t resist trying a few, and be delighted with the sweet, rich flavors that explode in your mouth with every bite.
Park your car and stop in at some of the local shops that fill the historic storefronts in Marysville, Richwood, and Plain City. Offering unique and one-of-a-kind craftsmanship, you’re sure to find a special item or two that is perfect for gift-giving or a souvenir for yourself!
Dutch Mill Greenhouse
Make a Weekend of It!
Consider savoring your time in Union County, as you explore the naturally crafted treasures and offering. Make a weekend out of it!