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Ashland (Ohio)

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Ashland (Ohio)

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A view of downtown Ashland, Ohio on W. Main St. looking east.

Ashland [1] is a city in Northeast Ohio. It is the county seat of Ashland County.

Get in[edit]

By Car[edit]

  • Interstate 71, Ashland can be accessed by I-71 (U.S. Route 250 exit 186) which provides connection to Cleveland to the northeast and Columbus and Cincinnati to the southwest, ultimately running its course into Kentucky southwest to Louisville.
  • U.S. Route 42 goes in and around the southern and eastern outer edges of the city of Ashland. It provides connection to Mansfield to the southwest and Medina to the northeast.
  • U.S. Route 250 can be accessed by Interstate 71 exit 186 just east outside of the city limits of Ashland. The highway goes in and around the eastern and northern outer edges of the city of Ashland. It provides connection to Norwalk and Sandusky to the northwest and Wooster to the southeast.
  • Ohio State Route 58 goes north to the city of Lorain from U.S. Route 250 on the northern edge of the city of Ashland.
  • Ohio State Route 60 goes through Ashland and through the downtown business district. It provides connection to Hayesville to the south and New London to the north.
  • Ohio State Route 96 goes through Ashland and through the downtown business district. It provides connection to U.S. Route 42 and U.S. Route 250 to the east and the city of Shelby to the west.
  • Ohio State Route 511 goes through Ashland and through the downtown business district. It provides connection to Perrysville to the south and Oberlin to the north.

By Air[edit]

  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (IATA:CLE), Tel: (216) 265-6030, [2]. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is Cleveland's main airport, located on the west side of the city. The airport is served by most of the major domestic airlines, and it is one of Continental Airlines' three U.S. hubs as well.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Ashland County Historical Society, 420 Center St., Tel: 1+ 419-289-3111.
  • Ashland University, 401 College Avenue, Tel: (419) 289-4142, [3].
  • Ohio State University, OSU Extension, Ashland County, 804 U.S. Highway 250 East, Tel: (419) 281-8242, [4].

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Ashland BalloonFest, Tel: (419) 281-1144, [5]. Early July of each year. Hot air ballons fill the Ashland skies, event runs until after dark when they "light up" the ballons. Family event, food. Free admission.
  • Ashland County Fair, 2042 Claremont Avenue, [6]. Mid-September each year.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Fin, Feather & Fur Outfitters, 652 U.S. Highway 250 East, Tel: (419) 281-2557, (email: [email protected]), [7]. Sports, camping gear. Very big place, worth the visit.
  • Fitch Pharm Farm, 1591 Township Road 1353, Tel: (419) 281-4407, (email: [email protected]),[8]. Ohio maple syrup producer.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Grocery stores[edit]

  • Walmart Supercenter, 1996 E. Main St., Tel: (419) 281-9537. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. [9]
  • Buehler's Fresh Foods, 1055 Sugarbush Dr., Tel: (419) 282-9800. Mon-Sun 7am-9pm [10]


  • Lyn-Way Restaurant, 1320 Cleveland Ave, Tel: (419) 281-8911. A bit difficult to find, but worth the effort. Reasonable prices, daily until 10PM. [11]
  • Sorellas II, 1505 Claremont Ave, Tel: (419) 289-6778. Italian family restaurant, great food. Reasonable prices.
  • The Dairy Bar, 733 Clark Ave, Tel: (419) 281-3002. One of the greatest greasy spoons in the entire universe. not easy to find, but well worth going out of the way for. you can find their listing here: Dairy Bar Location
  • Denny's, 738 U.S. Highway 250 East, Tel: (419) 281-2939. Was newly renovated in 2010. Located on US 250 just west of Interstate 71 next to Super 8 hotel. Open 24 Hours. [12]
  • Jake's Steak, 1040 Sugarbush Dr, Tel: (419) 281-5253. Mon - Thurs 11am - 10pm; Fri & Sat 11am - 11pm; Sunday 11am - 10pm. [13]
  • Kelly's Deli, 622 Claremont Ave, Tel: (419) 281-1313. Another old school diner that does great breakfast. you get in and out for about six bucks. Lots of homestyle food at cheap prices. Kelly's Deli Location
  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 658 U.S. Highway 250 East, Tel: (419) 281-0666. Located on US 250 just east of Interstate 71. [14]
  • Pumphouse Grille, 400 Orange St, Tel: (419) 207-3900. A nicer upscale restaurant in the middle of the old section of town. Food is reasonably priced, and very good. Not a burger and fries joint. Pumphouse Grille Location

Drink[edit][add listing]

There are plenty of choices for alcohol. Most grocery stores carry it, as well as the gas stations, drive-throughs and convenience stores.

  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 2250 Claremont Ave., Tel: (419) 207-9088, [15].

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Ashland Inn & Suites, 741 U.S. Highway 250 East, Tel: (419) 281-8090 or 1-866-538-6194.
  • Days Inn Ashland, 1423 County Road 1575, Tel: (419) 289-0101, (Fax: (419) 281-7515), [16].
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1392 Enterprise Parkway (Township Road 743), Tel: (419) 281-2900, (Fax: (419) 281-5754), [17].
  • Grandpa's Cheesebarn Bed & Breakfast Suites, 668 U.S. Highway 250 East, Tel: 1-800-745-7091, [18].
  • Mohican Resort & Conference Center, [19]. Location:Southern Ashland County. Surrounded by 6,000 acres of Mohican State Forest and borders Pleasant Hill Lake. Hiking, swimming and boating are nearby. 96 recently renovated guestrooms offering a private balcony. The dining room is also open Sundays with a great buffet for $12.95. A Ohio Department of Natural Resources facility.
  • Super 8 Ashland, 736 U.S. Highway 250 East, Tel/Fax: (419) 281-0567, [20].
  • Surrey Inn Motel, 1065 Claremont Ave, Tel: (419) 289-7700. [21]


  • Ashland Post Office, 530 Claremont Ave., Tel: (419) 289-8307.



  • Samaritan Hospital, 1025 Center St., Tel: (419) 289-0491, [22].


  • Ashland Public Library, 224 Claremont Ave., Tel: (419) 289-8188, (Fax: (419) 281-8552), [23].


  • Ashland Times Gazette, [24] is the only daily newspaper published in the Ashland, Ohio area.

Get out[edit]

  • Charles Mill Lake
  • Loudonville Recreation area.
  • Mohican State Forest
  • Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • Pleasant Hill State Park and Lake
  • Mansfield is about 30 minutes southwest on U.S. Route 42.
  • Wooster is about 35 minutes southeast on U.S. Route 250.
  • Canton is about 1 hour and 10 minutes southeast on U.S. Route 250 and east on U.S. Route 30.
  • Cleveland is about 1 hour and 15 minutes northeast on I-71.
  • Columbus is about 1 hour and 25 minutes southwest on I-71.

Routes through Ashland
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