Things To Do
n town for business, or are
you just craving quiet time away? Area attractions include covered bridges,
wineries, golf courses, restaurants, beaches, boating, fishing -- or just
a walk in the woods. Our links follow this short description of the Ashtabula County area.
Peggy's Bed and Breakfast is located in Saybrook Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio.
Ashtabula County is the largest of Ohio's 88 counties. The nearest incorporated area is the City of
Ashtabula, with a population of about 20,000. Ashtabula city is about five miles from Peggy's Bed and Breakfast.
The City of Ashtabula is a former industrial town that is now a bedroom community serving NE Ohio and
NW Pennsylvania. Ashtabula County itself is mostly rural with agriculture being the leading industry.
A key feature of the Ashtabula County area is a unique micro climate created by Lake Erie
and a geological ridge to the south of the lake. These two features combine to form a climate
that extends the growing season for grapes. As a result, many wineries - currently about 20 -
call Ashtabula County home. Peggy's Bed and Breakfast is positioned within a short drive of most every winery.
In addition, Ashtabula is home to sixteen covered bridges encompassing a wide-range of architectural
styles. Peggy's Bed and Breakfast offers maps that provide driving tour directions so that visitors
can easily find each covered bridge.
Not enough? Lake Erie, along Ashtabula County's northern border, offers some of the best
sport fishing in the United States, with walley and perch being the most prized catches.
Fishing charters are available. Lake Erie also offers summertime fun on our public beaches.
The Ashtabula area is also home to the Grand River, designated in 1974 by the State of
Ohio as the county's first Wild and Scenic River. Local canoe liveries provide canoe rental,
drop-off, and retrieval services for an enjoyable daytrip down the river.
Conneaut Creek is the county's second state designated Wild and Scenic River, and
it's known for its premier steelhead trout fishing. The Creek and the Grand are also
home to bass, walleye, northern pike, and pan fish species.
In recent years, local efforts converted an abandoned rail line into a bike and hike trail
that extends from one end of the county to the other. Bicycling enthusiasts enjoy the many,
many miles of travel offered by the trail. During our beautiful winters, the trail is
open to snowmobiles. Peggy's Bed and Breakfast also offers a sled hill for youngsters.
It is easy to see why Ashtabula is quickly becoming Ohio's featured tourist destination.
Peggy's quiet and cozy cottage along with her famous gourmet breakfast,
adds to the pleasures to be found in Ashtabula County, Ohio. Drop by and see if you don't agree.
- Lake Erie is only 6 miles from the cottage. Our Information Book within the cottage
provides beach access information. Want to take a peek at Lake Erie? Click
here for our Live Lake Erie Webcam.
- Ferrante Winery and Ristorante
Great Italian fare, wine and entertainment. One of the most popular winery destinations within Ashtabula
County. Tell owner Mary Jo that Rich and Peggy sent you.
- Debonne Vineyards
Offers entertainment, a great outdoor venue, and a light menu. Many special events are scheduled on
an ongoing basis. Check their calendar of events.
- Old Firehouse Winery Our friends in
Geneva-on-the-Lake. A casual atmosphere with entertainment most summer nights. Woody and crew are located along the
Strip and along Lake Erie. It's a great place to while away a summer evening. (Shhhh... they have beer, too.)
- Laurello Vineyards Great outdoor patio in the
summer. Great wines, too. Tell Enrique that that Peggy and Rich said hello.
- Grand River Cellars Great place. Great entertainment.
Great food. (Shhhh... they have beer, too.)
- Ashtabula Convention and Visitors Bureau Many
links to area attractions and services. The bureau maintains databases for both special events and area tourism
attractions. Both databases are searchable and always up to date.
- Ashtabula MetroParks' Rails-To-Trails is
ready for your hiking and biking pleasure! How close is the trail to
Peggy's Bed and Breakfast? We could hit it with a rock! Here's a map that helps with understanding
where the trail is located: Trail Map. Peggy's Bed and
Breakfast is located in Section Six
at about the "L" in Munson Hill Road.
By the way, we have bikes available. Not the best bikes, but not the worst either.
- Raccoon Run Canoe Rental Canoe and kayak rentals.
One flat fee includes rental, shuttles, personal flotation device, river maps, litter bags, and
safety instruction. Print this as a coupon, show us your Peggy's B&B key, and get $5 off a canoe rental!
- Maple Ridge Golf Course Nearby
with carts, clubhouse, pro shop, food drink.
- Chapel Hills Golf Course Nearby with
carts, clubhouse, pro shop, food and drink.
- The Gilded Swan Our friends in town.
A Victorian B&B in Ashtabula city.
- Woods Edge BNB and Retreat Center Our friends in the country.
A home away from the city near the Grand River.
- Jackson House B&B For our bycycling friends,
here's a Pennsylvania B&B along the Heritage Rail Trail.
- WebZar.com, Inc. If you get bored or
are proud to be computer geeky -- or if you have an interest in all things Net,
our nearly always available web-everything guru can answer your questions.
- VisitTubac.com My husband is totally infatuated with
the wild west of Arizona. If you are headed that way, here's the site to visit.