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Backroads Of Wayne County

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Fill Your Picnic Hamper Tour

The Wayne County County Convention and Visitors Bureau, in the heart of Ohio's Amish Country, invites you to grab your picnic basket and cooler before setting out to enjoy the gorgeous spring weather on a Backroads of Wayne County, Fill Your Picnic Hamper Tour.

The Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau suggests your first stop should be at their office at 428 W. Liberty Street in Downtown Wooster. They will be happy to furnish you with maps and information on the area. The office is open Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. You can also visit them online at

While in Downtown Wooster stop by Local Roots Market and Cafe, a year-round indoor local food co-op featuring baked goods, meats, eggs, produce, arts and crafts and seasonal ready- to-go salads and soups. While in Downtown Wooster be sure to visit the JAFB Brewery, featuring freshly made hand-crafted beer. JAFB invites you to enjoy your picnic lunch in their tap room as they make just one, and they do it right. 

Wayne County boasts four award-winning wineries, Troutman Vineyards and Winery and Blue Barn Winery in Wooster, Silver Run Vineyard & Winery and Bent Ladder Cider & Wine, both in Doylestown. These establishments offer tasting rooms with scenic views of the rural Wayne County countryside. 

Take a short drive north on scenic route 94 to the village of Marshallville and the Marshallville Packing Company. This is where you'll be glad you packed the cooler, as they offer a complete line of old--world sausages, smoked meats and cheeses.

A beautiful place to enjoy your culinary finds would be the Secrest Arboretum & Gardens on the Ohio State University's Argricultural College campus in Wooster. Open daily from dusk to dawn offering scenic walking and biking paths and opportunity to explore the diverse landscape theme gardens.