Places of Interest

Many groups combine a day or more at the Yankee Peddler Festival with visits to other tourist sites in the general area. We provide a list of the most popular sites here. For further information on these sites and other attractions, we suggest that you call 1-800-BUCKEYE, a service provided by the state of Ohio that furnishes literature on attractions in our state.


Canal Fulton, the city nearest to the Yankee Peddler Festival, is host to many activities. There are restaurants and shops to visit, and the Canal Fulton Heritage Society's Heritage House and Old Canal Days Museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-4pm during all three weekends of the festival and through the end of October. To tour the Oberlin House, prior arrangements must be made by calling the Heritage Society at (330) 854-3808. The Heritage Society maintains ownership of the St. Helena III canal boat; however, the City of Canal Fulton is operating it for the 2009 season. Rides are available on Saturdays & Sundays at 1pm and 2:30pm during all three weekends of the festival and through October 11th. For more information regarding rides on the St. Helena III canal boat, please visit or call (330) 854-6835.


Hale Farm & Village in Bath, Ohio, centrally located between Cleveland and Akron in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area (accessible via the Ohio Turnpike, Interstate 271, and Interstate 77). Time travel to 1848, an era when designer clothes were woven in the parlor, the United States was composed of only 30 states, and gold had just been discovered in the territory of California. Visit a Western Reserve town bustling with activity. From morning sessions in the log school house to a midday meal with residents of the stone house, you share in the daily lives of the townspeople. Talk with residents about the struggles, triumphs, and joys they have endured in the Western Reserve. For more information, check out their website at


Zoar Village in Zoar, Ohio, approximately 15 miles south of Clay's Park Resort. This restored village of the 1800's was originally founded by the Zoarites, a "utopian" religious community that was dedicated to a communal way of life.


Roscoe Village, near Coshocton, Ohio, approximately 50 miles south of the Festival grounds. Another restored village that hosts a number of events during the year, including its famous annual mountain dulcimer contest.


The Professional Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, 10 miles southeast of Clay's Park Resort.


Amish Country. There are a number of Amish communities that receive tourists that are only a few miles from the Festival. Among them are Mount Hope, Berlin, Walnut Creek, and Sugar Creek, Ohio. There are inns, restaurants, shops, stores, and museums for visitors. Kidron, Ohio (home to Lehman's Hardware) is a community that is ideal for those shopping for old-fashioned goods.


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