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Small Town Tourist – Granville, Ohio

October 14, 2011

Growing up in a small town in Ohio I dreamed of the day that I would move away and become a “city girl”. The day my acceptance letter to Columbus College of Art & Design arrived I started packing my bags… which was about seven months before I actually had to leave. A good job, great actually, lured me to Los Angeles where I lived for two years before coming back to Columbus. All along the way the majority of the friends I made, even those in the heart of Hollywood, were from small towns all over America. Each friend speaks with fondness of the place they grew up, their old stomping grounds, and the characters that made it so special. “Small Town Tourist” was born out of my belief that every small town has it’s own history and charms worth discovering.

Granville, Ohio is a sweet little town, about thirty minutes outside of Columbus. It is perfect in Autumn, with the downtown tree’s ablaze and apple’s ripe for picking.

Where to stay:

The Buxton Inn – it’s haunted!
Orchard House Bed & Breakfast

Things to do:

Bryn Du Mansion – catch a polo match
Denison Museum - Denison campus is so lovely that you will start dreaming of going back to school
Granville Carriage Company – Get acquainted with Granville on a carriage ride
The Granville Historical Society Museum
Granville Orchard - pick your own apples from July to November
Newark-Granville Symphony and Orchestra

Places to shop:

Green Velvet
Reader’s Garden
Wee Antique Gallery
Village Pet Market
(There are rows of quaint shops all along Broadway Street)

Places to Eat:

The Buxton Inn
Elm’s Pizza Parlor
The Soup Loft
The Village Baker
The Village Coffee Company
Whit’s Frozen Custard - this is a must

Resources:

Granville Magazine

If you live in or love a small town that you would like featured please contact me

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Bezdziecki Sue permalink
    October 14, 2011 2:21 pm

    This is a beautiful website! I look forward to enjoying it for a long time. Congrats!

  2. October 14, 2011 6:38 pm

    I love it! We’ll have to make a weekend trip sometime. You should come stay with us in Hudson, OH. It’s very cute, historic and of course you would have a free place to stay. We’d be happy to show you the hot spots.

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