With many travel plans being postponed you may be finding yourself sticking closer to home this Fourth of July holiday…maybe for the first time in awhile. If you find yourself in this boat, check out some of these suggestions for your Staycation in Findlay!
Play Putt Putt or Foot Golf
Is there anything more indicative of summer than a round of miniature golf? Or, a new favorite, Foot Golf? If you haven’t already tried Foot Golf, this staycation is a good time to try it out – just wear tennis shoes! Hit either course at Shady Grove, and while you’re there treat yourself to an ice cream cone too!
Ice Cream Social
Unfortunately, a lot of our favorite Independence Day traditions have been postponed or cancelled this year. But you can still plan on enjoying ice cream from the Hancock Historical Museum’s Hull House. Learn more here.
Staying in Findlay for the Fourth of July doesn’t mean you can’t have delicious tropical cocktails. The Bourbon Affair have unrolled special vacation-inspired drinks for you to enjoy during the holiday! Enjoy in-house or to-go, put on some sunscreen, sit back, close your eyes and you can *almost* here the sounds of the ocean.
Create a Memory
Painters’ Pottery has extended their hours in July just in time to create an Independence Day weekend memory with your family. Pick a piece to paint together or each pick a piece and show off your skills. Painters’ Pottery will fire the piece and they will be ready to pick up in a couple weeks! If you can’t make a return trip, your piece can be shipped for an additional cost. See what other shops are open this weekend here.
Hit the Water…
Did you know that the Blanchard River was recently named the newest official water trail from ODNR? And what better place to spend the holiday than the water!? Either rent canoes or kayaks or bring your own on the Blanchard River Water Trail. Canoes and Kayak rentals are $5/30 minutes (cash only) and can be rented at Zonta Landing, located inside Riverside Park. Learn more here
… or the Trails
Connect with the great outdoors this weekend and visit one of the great walking and hiking trails in Hancock County. Our guest bloggers have highlighted a few of their favorite spots over the years, including Van Buren State Park, Oakwoods Nature Preserve, and if you’re looking for something not so nature-y, then take in the self-guided Historical Homes walking tour!
Who says you can’t eat a vacation-worthy meal while at home? Many of our local restaurants also enjoy a staycation during the Fourth of July holiday, however make sure to enjoy a meal and drinks from these restaurants and bars who will be open over the Fourth of July weekend, whether you decide to dine in or take out!
Prepare for Weekend Cookout
If a family cook out is part of your Fourth of July plans, make sure to plan ahead and pick up all the necessities locally! Get your fresh produce at the Hancock County Farmers’ Market on Thursday or the Bluffton Farmers’ Market on Saturday and pick up your meat at Miller’s Meats BBQ or The Dough Hook. Need some beer?
No matter how you decide to spend your Fourth of July holiday we hope you have a great one! Check in and see what in-person and virtual events are taking place in Hancock County here, and see some of our suggestions on things to do while at home, as well as updates as attractions begin to reopen here.