Welcome to the trail

 Autumn & Barn Quilts in Ashtabula County

The fairgrounds are quiet, the apple orchards open, ironweed blooming and corn stalks high as a man on stilts. Autumn is just a few weeks away, and with it comes great weather and backdrops for visiting Ashtabula County’s Barn Quilt Trail. We are closing in on 100 barn quilts this year, making the trail one of the fastest growing in the United States.  Why not plan your trip today?

Barn Quilts are just the beginning of what we have to offer. Our 19 covered bridges are delightful in any season, but we set aside the second full weekend in October to celebrate them with a festival. Our wineries will be busy harvesting grapes and crushing them for their long slumber in tanks and barrels. And our fruit farms, some of which have barn quilts, offer sweet temptations that are as good for the body as they are the soul. Come visit us!

 

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About the trail

The Ashtabula County Barn Quilt Trail wanders across Ohio’s largest county, taking in working farms, orchards, wineries, historical sites and private property owners proud of their county, businesses and homes.

For visitors,

this site provides a gallery of our barn quilts with driving directions, stories behind each quilt and the barn that hosts it. We also provide links to nearby attractions so you can enjoy our covered bridges, wineries and historical sites.

A map of our covered bridges, barn quilts and wineries is available for download (pdf format, Adobe Acrobat reader required).

For lodging, we recommend The Lodge and Conference Center at Geneva-on-the-Lake, a barn quilt trail partner.

For barn owners

interested in adding a barn quilt to their property, this site offers downloads that include our brochure, application to be on the trail and construction guidelines and standards.

Our trail

is Ashtabula County’s fastest growing tourism attraction. Launched in early 2014, it has already grown to nearly 100 barn quilts, including three on covered bridges. We have accomplished this thanks to a group of very dedicated volunteers, property owners and the Civic Development Corporation of Ashtabula County. Please consider supporting our efforts through a financial donation, sponsoring a quilt or by being part of the trail!

This site was developed and is maintained by the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners, Lodging Tax Administrator. For any concerns or problems with the site, please email the administrator.