Friday, June 11, 2010
Ashtabula County, Ohio
My husband's parents came to town for a visit and while they were here we took a day trip out to Ashtabula County, the largest county in Ohio.
Since Ashtabula county is on the shores of Lake Erie we started our trip at the Conneaut lighthouse. On our way we saw signs for a Railway Museum and since we have a budding locomotive engineer among us, we just had to stop and see what they had in their collection. It is a very nice collection and while you wouldn't necessarily make a trip just for the museum(it is small but well done) it was definitely the highlight of our day!
After the museum we meandered through the countryside looking for covered bridges, at one time there were 53 in the county. There are now 17 covered bridges remaining. We were also looking for round barns and houses that I had mapped out with the bridges so we could meander and hit as many as possible.
If you'd like more info on Ashtabula County, they have a wonderful convention and visitor bureau website: http://www.visitashtabulacounty.com/index.html
They also have a PDF map of the county with the bridges and other points of interest: http://www.visitashtabulacounty.com/maps.htm