Take US 30 W from Canton through Dalton. Just south of RT 30 on Henry Street, (take Wenger Rd. or RT 94 south off of RT 30 and follow signs) you'll find P. Graham Dunn, maker of laser engraved inspirational carvings. Explore the 20,000 square foot gift shop and take home a personalized gift.
Back on RT 30, or you may want to travel the more scenic and historical Lincoln Highway, (watch for the Red, White and Blue signs with the large "L") you won't want to miss the bigger than life cinnamon rolls at Dutch Kitchen before heading toward Kidron on CR 52. On the corner, stop at Shisler's Cheese for some of the best-tasting cheese you'll ever find. If it's Thursday, you're in for a special treat. It's auction day in Kidron.
After visiting the famous Lehman's, where you will find all the non-electrical appliances and equipment used by the Amish, don't forget the World Crafts store behind Lehman's at the Olde Millstream Plaza. Don't miss the Kidron Community Historical Society, right on the square in Kidron.
Continue your journey by taking Emerson Road (CR 79) west out of Kidron to US 250 W. Watch for slow-moving buggies. Travel through Apple Creek where there are wonderful restaurants, unique shops, and Troyers Home Pantry, an Amish bakery. Continue on US 250 toward Wooster.
A "must see" is the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and the Agricultural Technical Institute. Enter off Madison Avenue at the main entrance to OARDC and drive through the Secrest Arboretum. In the spring the trees are breathtaking.
Follow Madison Avenue north into downtown Wooster. The downtown is a shoppers paradise with the Everything Rubbermaid Store, many unique specialty shops and a variety of wonderful restaurants or coffee shops in the downtown area.
Just a few blocks from downtown are the ever-changing Wayne Center for the Arts and the Wayne County Historical Society, complete with an 1873 schoolhouse, mercantile shop and much more. The Ohio Light Opera performs at the College of Wooster during the summer. A Gilbert & Sullivan operetta may be the perfect finish to an eventful day in Wayne County.
Continue west on Old Lincoln Way to visit our newest winery, Lincoln Way Vineyards.
The southern route takes you south on SR 3 (Columbus Road) to Troutman's Vineyard and Blue Barn Winery. Relax with a picnic and one of their award-winning wines. Return on SR 3 to SR 226. The Pine Tree Barn is just ahead. You'll be treated to a restored 1868 barn housing a year 'round Christmas store, fine furniture, and a gourmet luncheon restaurant. Continue south to visit the shops of Shreve, then enjoy an Amish style meal at Des Dutch Essenhaus, where you can eat in an Amish buggy. Return to US 30 via SR 226 and SR 3.
The northern route follows SR 585 N to Smithville where you can enjoy the Shops at the Barn Complex, featuring a children's entertainment attraction, Jump n' Shout, general store, Oak Cupboard, and a toy and game store, Toyrifix. The adjacent Barn Restaurant is a renovated 1937 dairy barn. You'll love a relaxing stroll around the lake after dinner.
Just up the road is the Smithville Community Historical Society, where you can see cloth being manufactured on a 100-year-old loom at the Mishler Weaving Mill. Continue north to Eastern Road where you will find Silver Run Vineyard and Winery.
Follow SR 585 south to Back Orrville Road into Orrville. The Orrville Railroad Museum is open on Saturdays and has occasional train excursions. Across the street is the Orrville Historical Society. The Toy and Hobby Museum, on Hostetler Road, will bring back fond memories of the toys you had as a child.
Continue on SR 57 S, and just before you reach RT 30, you'll see The J.M. Smucker Company Store & Cafe, the wonderful store brimming with your favorite products and flavors. You'll find gift baskets, gift ideas, and delicious products to sample - all in a beautiful timber frame barn. Enjoy a snack at the cafe. Just north of Smucker's, you'll find Journey in Time, a premier shopping destination including hand made gifts, primitives and much more.
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