Photo courtesy of Yoder's Amish HomeCanton just happens to be the gateway to Ohio's Amish Country. Once you step foot into this idyllic area, you'll experience cozy farm-to-table restaurants, stunning back roads, cheese factories and hospitable inns. While the Amish enjoy a more simple way of life, it's far from boring. There's plenty to do an see in the area, so get lost in Amish country this weekend using our guide! This hidden gem is the perfect way to spend an hour when exploring the Canton area. Visit and peruse model ships handmade from exotic woods by artist Larry Pulka. All of the models you'll get to see are exact duplicates of their full-grown sisters, made using copies of the original blueprint, and crafted without using paints or stains! The Canton Brewing Company has a rich history dating back to 1883. Still a Canton staple, the brewery has remained committed to the historic beers that made them famous over a century ago, while also continuing to craft new and innovative brews. We recommend grabbing a delicious handmade pizza along with your pint of locally brewed beer at the brewhouse when you visit!
Photo courtesy of the McKinley Presidential Library & MuseumFormer president William McKinley spent much of his life in Canton, where he practiced law and married his wife, Ida Saxton. The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum offers everything from a carefully curated museum and library to a hands-on interactive science center and planetarium. This museum honors the life of President McKinley as it tells the story of Stark County and you can visit 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Founded by Ida Saxton McKinley, The National First Ladies' Library is the only museum of its kind showcasing the history of First Ladies in America. The first floor of the historic site features a theater for movies and presentations along with various exhibits. The second floor features the library, which aims to provide unique and historical information to the public. This primarily off-street recreational trail runs from the Ohio River to Lake Erie, spanning the state of Ohio from Cincinnati to Cleveland and following lands formerly occupied by railroads and canals. Currently, the full length of the trail is 326 miles. Head over to the nearest trailhead and ride your bike a few miles north to Canal Fulton or Clinton for some truly spectacular sights! Whether you want to see a movie or a play, you should do so at the historic Canton Palace Theatre. This beautiful theater opened in 1926 and offers some of the most gorgeous architecture in Canton!
This home can be found at 6609 Chatsworth Street, CantonCanton has so much to offer, including amazing events and sites to explore, as well as a myriad of gorgeous homes for sale. Most of the homes in Canton are constructed in the two-story Colonial or Tudor styles and some are even located in registered historic places. When you decide to move to Canton (and you will) we'll be happy to help you in your home search! Sluggers and Putters is located in Canal Fulton and is the area's largest family amusement park. What once started as just mini-golf, a driving range and batting cages has grown into a massive park with an abundance of things to do! Did you know that our area is home to a Guinness World Record holder? Located in Alliance, the Troll Hole Museum, owned by collector Sherry Groom, is home to the largest collection of trolls in the world. With over 20,000 troll items and nearly 3,000 troll dolls alone it is certainly an incredible sight! Check out more Ohio Guinness World Record holders here! Urban and Loft features one of a kind and vintage decor perfect for any type of home design. Whether you're looking to decorate a farmhouse, a mid-century modern home or industrial loft, you've found the right place. We couldn't talk about popular Canton destinations without mentioning Gervasi Vinyard, one of the most famous spots in the area! This destination winery resort offers memorable experiences along with great food and stunning views. Their 55-acre estate is designed for couples seeking romantic dining options, families looking for a weekend of fun, and so much more.
Photo courtesy of Laura Fickley via the Yankee Peddler FestivalFor over 45 years, the Yankee Peddler Festival has been going strong every September in Canal Fulton. At this fun festival, step back in time 200 years and visit pioneer America. Meet master artists and crafters, sample food from colonial days, and enjoy over 75 acres of entertainment for the whole family!
Photo courtesy of Arrowhead Vintage and Handmade GoodsIt's impossible to spend a day in the Arts District without leaving with a new piece of art or a handmade gift from a local artisan. Whether you're looking for a gift for a loved one or just a souvenir to commemorate the day, there are several incredible downtown shops that will have exactly what you need. Arrowhead Vintage and Handmade Goods is run by husband and wife team Melissa and Dave Sherrill and is a go-to Canton destination for retro, vintage, mid-century furnishings and more! Cantonology is a shop to visit if you love our amazing city. It is owned by a mother and daughter team who love Canton and work hard to promote the city through a wide variety of hand-crafted souvenirs and gifts. Next Chapter Bookstore is one of our favorite bookstores in Northeast Ohio and specializes in classic fiction, non-fiction, instructional guides, vintage books along with community building. Artisan Boutique loves local artisans, that's why they support Ohio crafters and makers by offering a uniquely curated line-up of hand-made products in their quaint shop.
Photo courtesy of Street SideAfter all of that excitement, you'll definitely need to refuel in the middle of the day. You can't go wrong with any of the eateries in The Arts District, but here are a few of our favorites: Street Side offers chef-driven Mexican street food, a wide variety of Ohio beers and handcrafted cocktails. From street tacos to burritos — their menu holds a great mix of options everyone will love. Arcade Coneys is a Canton classic with their outdoor seating right next to the courthouse and a beautiful view of the Courthouse Angels. Their coney sauce is legendary and we promise you won't be disappointed when you try it. Deli Ohio features both traditional and adventurous deli sandwiches along with sides, soups and salads that are all made in-house and created using fresh, in-season ingredients.
Photo courtesy of the Canton Museum of ArtThe Canton Arts District is home to seven galleries, 22 artists studios and an abundance of unique public art everywhere you look. While you're in the area, you have to stop by at least one gallery or studio and experience the passion of our artsy city residents. Canton Museum of Art houses some of the most dynamic and original exhibits in the country. From their celebrated national touring exhibits to their original displays that feature incredible artists from around the world — a visit to the museum is an experience you won't want to miss. Juilliard's 3rd Space Gallery is a unique space that has been designed and coordinated by children and features their artwork! This is a great time for the whole family and allows you to see what the next generation of artists are creating. Canton Glass Works offers affordable and functional hand-blown glass along with glass blowing demonstrations. You can even attend one of their workshops to learn how to do it yourself. Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography is one of the country's largest premier galleries dedicated solely to photography. Most of the collection is for sale and holds landmark works by more than 160 lensmen and women. Hub Art Factory is a studio space and art gallery for a variety of celebrated local artists. They often host special events including art shows and art battles, where one artist is pit against another with only a canvas, paint and brushes as their weapons.
Photo Courtesy of Cultured Coffee & WafflesAny good day begins with a cup of coffee or tea. Some of the best coffee shops in the heart of downtown Canton include Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, Cultured Coffee & Waffles, and Muggswigz Coffee & Tea Co. They are located within walking distance of one another near much of the activity in downtown. If you're looking for a hearty meal to accompany your caffeinated drink of choice, consider Cultured Coffee & Waffles, which serves a wide variety of both savory and sweet waffles, from chicken and waffles to the ultra-sweet Scout Waffle (AKA the S'more Waffle) covered in graham cracker bits, marshmallow syrup, chocolate icing, marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles.
Photo Courtesy of the McKinley Presidential Library & MuseumNext, step into the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Former president William McKinley spent much of his life in Canton, where he practiced law and married his wife, Ida Saxton. The hands-on interactive science center, presidential museum, planetarium and historical library takes visitors on a scientific journey through the past, present and future. The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum honors the life of McKinley and tells the story of Stark County, serving as an educational center of history and science for both the local community and a global audience. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Photo Courtesy of Joe Albert via Street SideHead back to the heart of downtown, where you'll be spending the remainder of the day. Downtown Canton has a number of excellent eateries to choose from, whether you're craving seafood, tacos or something in between. Basil Asian Bistro offers delicious dishes inspired by southeastern Asian cuisine in a cozy brick-walled setting. Street Side is an industrial eatery with a delicious assortment of Mexican street food, including tacos, burritos and bowls, plus delicious margaritas. Bender's Tavern is Canton's oldest and most historic restaurant, serving a wide selection of seafood and steak dishes in a vintage, wood-paneled interior.
Photo Courtesy of the Canton Brewing CompanyThere's something special about visiting a local brewery, where the beer you're drinking is brewed just steps from your table. Dating back to 1883, the Canton Brewing Company has a rich history, so be sure to read up on the full story before your visit! The brewery is still committed to the historic beers that made them famous over a century ago, while embracing the new craft traditions of the modern industry. You'll find some core beers, including the Tuscora Pilsner, the Cascade Pale Ale and the Carpe Noctem, in addition to a variety of seasonal and rotational beers, plus barrel-aged and limited release brews.
Photo Courtesy of the Canton Arts DistrictThere is plenty to do, see and experience in the Canton Arts District, home to 30 art galleries, studios, music venues and specialty shops. If you happen to be downtown on the first Friday of the month, you're in luck! The district transforms into a lively creative party, featuring live music, performance and visual arts events, and lots of surprises for all ages. First Friday is from 6–10 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, rain or shine.
Photo Courtesy of Fronimo's DowntownAfter all this activity, it's time to settle down for a nice meal and perhaps a glass of wine. Some of our favorite dinner destinations in downtown Canton include: H2 Huth & Harris Wine Merchants serves contemporary American cuisine accompanied by an exceptional wine program. Lucca Downtown is an upscale restaurant with a Tuscan-inspired menu filled with locally sourced ingredients. Fronimo's Downtown is a relatively new industrial restaurant serving small plates, sandwiches, steaks, and salads, plus craft beer, cocktails and wine.
Photo Courtesy of Escape Room DowntownSolving the mystery in an escape room is a fun and interactive way to spend the evening, especially on a colder or rainy night. Escape Room Downtown offers three themed escape rooms, including The Missing Detective's Office, The Moonlight Gallery, and The Bootlegger's Lair. Work together to solve the clues and escape the room before time runs out! Make your reservation at Escape Room Downtown to book your spot — if you dare...