A small town Main Street, thriving Town Center, craft breweries and wineries, Shaker Woods Festival and Christmas in the Woods, Handel’s Ice Cream, Firestone Park, and more – all combine to make Columbiana, Ohio a wonderful place for out-of-towners to visit.
Columbiana is a city with a small town feel in Northeastern Ohio located approximately 25 minutes south of Youngstown, or 1 hour from Canton. While I grew up nearby and visit frequently, there are still new things for me to explore. If you find yourself in Northeast Ohio, Columbiana is definitely worth a visit for a day or a weekend.
Places to visit in Columbiana, Ohio
Firestone Farms (101 Town Center Avenue)
A brand new development with a 1930’s downtown feel, Firestone Farms has it all. With shops, dining establishments, a golf course community, and regular events around the Clock Tower, it’s a must stop on a visit to Columbiana, and easily accessible at the intersection of State Routes 7 and 14. The outdoor town center features events throughout the year, including Concerts in the Courtyard, Friday Flicks, festivals, and more. With the space and plans to grow, Town Center at Firestone Farms will continue to develop and have new offerings. Bring the kids and grab some fro-yo from Orange Leaf, throw coins in the fountain, and play the giant games in the courtyard – or come with a group of friends or a date to drink or dine at Homestead Kitchen and Cocktails or Sundog Cellars.
Firestone Park (28 West Friend Street, Columbiana)
This 68 acre park has plenty of recreation to enjoy – with walking trails, playgrounds, a swimming pool (with separate baby pool), basketball and tennis courts, lakes, pavilions, and baseball and softball fields. The town (and beyond) gather for 4th of July Fireworks, and take time to drive through the annual Joy of Christmas light show (and visit with Santa) during the busy holiday season. The park is built on land and with funds donated by Harvey S. Firestone.
Main Street (downtown Columbiana)
Known for antiquing, there are plenty of antique and gift shops and establishments to explore on Main Street and surrounding streets. B & B’s Garden of Eatin’ is a food truck lot (15 South Main Street) features food trucks on select days, and you’ll find block parties and other festivals on Main Street through the year. The center of downtown is anchored by the Circle – which has been around looonnng before roundabouts were en vogue.
Eat and Drink in Columbiana
Das Dutch House at Das Dutch Village (14895 South Avenue Extension) Das Dutch Haus, in the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition, serves up hearty, delicious meals to over 10,000 guests each week, including a great breakfast buffet, lunch, and dinner, and bakery. The Village also includes an Inn, shops, and at theatre featuring dinner shows, concerts, and more.
Homestead Kitchen and Cocktails (163 Town Center Ave) An urban restaurant in a rural area at Firestone Farms, Homestead features creative dishes never before seen in the area, including gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, and locally-sourced options. You’ll find craft cocktails, and an extensive beer and wine list.
Birdfish Brewing Co (16 S. Main St. Columbiana and 140 E. Park Ave. Columbiana). This craft brewery splashed on to the scene with huge popularity in 2015 – selling out regularly – and hasn’t slowed down since, though they have upped production to keep up with their fans. Known for great craft beers, beer collaborations, live music, and more, there are 2 locations in town featuring different experiences.
Sundog Cellars Winery & Cidery (18 South Main Street and 164 Carriage Drive) Traditional and small batch craft wines, and unique ciders made from locally-sourced apple juice.
Generations Cafe (31 South Main Street) Coffee, breakfast and lunch options
R Pizza Place (104 S Main Street, Columbiana)
Shellabella’s On Main (http://www.shellabellas.com)
Vineyards at Pine Lake (14101 Market Street, Columbiana) Event center and tasting room offering food, wine and other beverages, and beautiful views, as well as special events.
Sweet stops in Columbiana
Handel’s Ice Cream (310 West State Route 14 Columbiana) Founded in Youngstown, Ohio, this ice cream shop is now found throughout the country with over 100 flavors. I’m a fan of the Chocolate Peanuts and Caramel, Salty Caramel Truffle, and about 50 other flavors. This ice cream shop is located just blocks away from Hippley Gardens.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt (133 Town Center Avenue, Columbiana) Load your cup with fro-yo and a huge bar of toppings, and pay a flat price per cup!
Hogan’s Bakery (113 South Main Street) Highly recommended place for cakes, cupcakes, donuts and more.
Dairy Queen (44844 State Route 14 Columbiana) Not just your standard DQ, this new location features an enclosed splashpad on the patio!
Don’t miss these Festivals
Shaker Woods Festival ((44337 County Line Road, Columbiana) People travel from all over to visit this festival in August over three weekends featuring more than 200 of the best juried craftspeople in the country. Artisans dress in Shaker period clothing while demonstrating and selling their remarkable handmade wares.
Enjoy the free entertainment, delicious food, gardens and more. 2019 dates are August 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 2019. Admission is $8; ages 12 and under are free. Parking is free.
Christmas in the Woods (44337 County Line Road, Columbiana) Old-Fashioned Christmas in the Woods features more than 200 craftspeople and artisans in October (October 12-13 and 19-20, 2019). The vendors decorate their booths with old-fashioned holiday themes in a beautiful wooded setting.
You’ll find both handmade holiday items and traditional crafts for purchase, so it’s a great place to work through your holiday list. You’ll find plenty of food and drink to enjoy through the day. Admission is $8; ages 12 and under are free. Parking is free.
Antiques in the Woods (44337 County Line Road, Columbiana) Top antique dealers selling quality antiques and collectibles on the Beautiful Shaker Woods Grounds. Features include Tractor Pulls- Buckeye Dirt Draggers, Civil War Encampment, Live music, classic car show, and more. Admission is $8; ages 12 and under are free. Parking is free.
Find more information about Columbiana, Ohio via the Columbiana Tourism Board
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