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Ashtabula County is Ohio's largest county. It is located along Lake Erie and the Pennsylvania border in Northeastern Ohio. Perched atop the remnants of glacial beaches and covered with vines planted over generations, the Lake Erie and Grand River Valley grape growing regions are the largest in Ohio.
Ashtabula County is home to America's longest and shortest covered bridges! The longest, Smolen Gulf Covered Bridge is 613 feet long spanning the Ashtabula River.
The shortest, West Liberty Street Covered Bridge is a mere 18 feet long over Cowles Creek. You Can Experience shopping and street festivals in our historic downtowns, bike ride on our 26 mile Greenway Trail, visit one of our 19 unique museums or cast your line for a record steelhead trout in one of our two Wild and Scenic Rivers. We are the Steelhead capital of Ohio!
In Lake Erie and Pymatuning Lake you are can cast your rods for walleye, musky, bass and other fish. Boating and camping opportunities abound. With a rainbow of cultural, historic and shopping attractions, the City of Ashtabula keeps visitors hopping from place to place.
Ashtabula's Main Avenue winds its way downtown where you can peruse many of the shops, dine at a quality restaurant or see a one-of-a-kind War Memorial. Visitors will also find many restaurants and affordable accommodations along Route 20.
Ashtabula Mall, east of the city limits is also found off Route 20, where you can hunt for bargains and try out the latest fashions in the many shops. Traveling along Lake Avenue and to the west, you'll also find more eateries, a branch of Kent State University, a hospital and the Ashtabula Arts Center.
Those seeking a connection with history will want to visit the historic harbor district. Home to the Hubbard House, the Great Lakes Marine & Coast Guard Museum, and the Finnish American Cultural Center.
The district also features many quaint shops, eateries and taverns. Bed & breakfast accommodations are adjacent to Point Park, which features a lovely view of Lake Erie and Ashtabula Harbor. During the summer the entire area bustles with activity.
Just west of the historic harbor district is Walnut Beach where you can splash in Lake Erie or take a walk along the shoreline. Walnut Beach is also the site of a phenomenal fireworks display annually. Held the Saturday after the Fourth of July.
Lakeshore park is also a great place for fun in the sun, picnics, or disc golf. Trailed watercraft can be launched at the park for a fee. Saybrook is located just west of the city, where visitors will find golf courses, cottages, lakeside condominiums and a popular shopping plaza.