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Geauga County

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Geauga County, Ohio

Geauga County [1] is in Northeast Ohio.


Other destinations

  • Punderson State Park, 11755 Kinsman Rd., Newbury. Natural lake, resort manor house, family cottages, golf course, winter sports park, sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, 196-site campground, showerhouses, flush toilets, electricity, pet camping, twenty-six cottages, manor house features a dining room, meeting rooms, outdoor, indoor swimming pools, championship-rated, 18-hole public golf course, pro shop, boat rentals, fishing, fourteen miles of hiking trails, tennis court, volleyball, basketball courts and cross country ski trails


Geauga County is named for a Native American word meaning "raccoon". You may hear Geauga County being referred to as "Raccoon County".


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Get around


  • Historic Geauga County, 14653 East Park Street, Burton, tel: +1 440-834-1492, (email: mailto:[email protected]), [2]. April 15-November15, F-Su, 1PM and 3PM. Guided tours of several historical places in Geauga County, including a 1789 cabin, a 1846 church, a 1878 train station, and a 1872 schoolhouse. $6/4/Free (Adults/Children 6-12/Children under 6.


  • Geauga County Fair, 14373 N Cheshire St., Burton, tel: +1 440-834-1846, [4]. Held Labor Day Weekend, Th-M, 8AM-12AM.
  • Geauga County Maple Festival, Chardon Square, (email: mailto:[email protected]), [5]. Annually held the weekend after Easter. This event has rides, a parade, a Queen's Pageant, a lumberjack competition, an arts and crafts show, along with several unusual events, such as the beard and mustache contest, bathtub races, and the ceremonial tapping of a maple tree.
  • Geauga Theater, 101 Water Street, Chardon, tel: +1 440-286-2255, [6]. Tickets $10-20. Check website for shows.


Geauga County is known for maple syrup. On Sundays in March when maple syrup is in season, there are pancake breakfasts in Burton, Parkman, and other places, which are reasonably priced and very good.


Stay safe

Geauga County is in the heart of Ohio's "Snowbelt", an area which sees huge amounts of "lake effect" snowfall in winter from Lake Erie. The snowbelt can get pounded with a foot or more of snow, while 20 miles to the south they get nothing. In the snowbelt they're used to the snow, so large snowfalls that cause towns in other places to shut down are normal in Geauga County, and business often continues as usual. Be careful driving in winter, especially if you're not from an area that sees much snow, as the weather can change quickly.

Additionally when driving in Geauga County, keep on the lookout for deer, farm equipment, and Amish buggies. Accidents involving buggies can be fatal, so watch out.

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