Taste & Explore: Perrysburg, Ohio

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Along the banks of Ohio’s Maumee River, sits the charming city of Perrysburg. A city full of rich history and heritage. From its role in Ohio’s War of 1812 to the architectural history behind the buildings that are now home to unique shops and local restaurants, there is so much to learn and discover in Perrysburg.

Maddie & Bella Coffee Roasters

117 Louisiana Ave

Perrysburg, OH 43551

maddieandbella.com

If you’re starting your day of adventure in Perrysburg you to should definitely start your day at Maddie & Bella Coffee Roasters. Located in Perrysburg’s Historic Downtown District, you will find an amazing selection of caffeinated beverages to get your day started right. “Whether you’re looking for single-origin pour-overs, creative seasonal espresso drinks, or freshly roasted beans to brew at home, [they have] you covered.” I always look forward to their seasonal menus! You can always expect a great experience from their amazing staff to the quality of their drinks.

Currently, purchases can only be made online to walk up or curbside delivery. Since its located in downtown Perrysburg, it’s a great place to grab a cup of coffee and take a nice stroll down Louisiana Ave.

Riverside Park

245 W Front St

Perrysburg, OH 43551

If you enjoy a nice park situation while sipping your coffee, take a very short walk to Riverside Park. Here you can take in the beautiful views of the Maumee River.

The City of Perrysburg received the land as a gift from private individuals in 1915. The park was officially dedicated in 1934 with the “placement of two cannons from the USS Constitution and a bronze plaque commemorating the veterans of World War II.” Since then Riverside Park has been extensively renovated, opening up the area with more scenic views and more accessibility.

Riverfront Candle Co.

105 Louisiana Ave

Perrysburg, OH 43551

riverfrontcandleco.com

When I’m exploring a city, I like to find interesting activities for my daughter to experience. I highly recommend Riverfront Candle Co for a very memorable activity. We recently discovered Riverfront Candle Co on a stroll through The Historic Perrysburg District. My daughter was interested instantly!

In this unique experience, she was invited to pick up to three fragrances from over 100 premium fragrances to make her very own custom candle. This hands-on experience also included her mixing her fragrance exactly how she wanted it her candle to smell then pouring her custom creation into a jar of her choice. She also named the candle and designed a label for it! Once her candle was complete she had to wait 45 minutes to allow the candle to cool and solidify.

The candles at Riverfront Candle Co are made with natural soy wax, cotton wicks, and clean-burning fragrance oils. The experience takes about 30-45 minutes. In addittion to candles, you can create wax tarts, reed diffusers, and room sprays. Riverfront Candle Co provides ample space for social distancing as well as a hand sanitizing station. Currently, reservations are needed for all candle pours with a maximum of 8.

Zingo’s Mediterranean

106 Louisiana Ave

Perrysburg, OH 43551

eatzingos.com

While we waited for the candle to set, we decided to grab some lunch. After looking around and checking the Yelp App, we decided on Zingo’s Mediterranean. They offer a great selection of Mediterranean fare, including sandwiches, salads, and desserts. After looking at their menu I knew I wanted the Falafel Pita. This soft pita was stuffed with toasted falafel, red onion, pickle, tomato, lettuce, and tahini. It was soooo good. My daughter had the Original Gyro, which was very tasty! We also ordered a side order of hummus and pita chips. Lunch was a delicious success!

Hood Park

105 W Front St

Perrysburg, OH 43551

It was such a beautiful day that we took our lunch across the street to Hood Park to eat. This historic park is home to the bronze statue of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who the city of Perrysburg was named after and who outmaneuvered the British naval forces and ultimately defeated them during The Battle of Lake Erie in 1913.

Hood Park overlooks the marina and Maumee River providing beautiful views to look at while eating your lunch or just enjoying the day.

Local Roots Juice Company

306 Elm St

Perrysburg, OH 43551

www.localrootsjuiceco.com

One of my favorite places in Perrysburg is Local Roots Juice Company. This local juice shop is known for their organic cold-pressed juices and superfood smoothies. Take your beverage to go or enjoy on their outside patio. Local Roots also has a creative selection of açaí bowls, toasts, and vegan baked goods.

Fort Meigs

29100 W River Rd

Perrysburg, OH 43551

www.fortmeigs.org

Perrysburg is a city full of history. The most historic landmark in the city is Fort Meigs. Here is where Ohio’s War of 1812 was fought.

“Fort Meigs, named after then Governor of Ohio, Return Jonathan Meigs, Jr., was first built as a reaction to British attacks on American forts in the Northwest Territory during the War of 1812. It was built in what is now Perrysburg, Ohio, on a bluff overlooking the Maumee River rapids. The ground was broken on February 2, 1813, under the orders of General William Henry Harrison, who wanted to fortify the region. Throughout the next three months, professional soldiers and militiamen alike persevered through cold winter weather and mud that would at times be knee-deep. Despite horrid weather and disease in the camp, the American army was able to complete Fort Meigs by the end of April 1813, just in time for a British attack. Fort Meigs successfully withstood two sieges by a combined British, Canadian, and Native American force.”

Fort Meigs has 3,000 square feet of interactive exhibits on Ohio’s role in the War of 1812. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed exploring the grounds and learning about the War of 1812 as did I.

577 Foundation

577 E Front St

Perrysburg, OH 43551

577foundation.org

In 1988, Virginia Secor Stranahan created The 577 Foundation “as a place where the community can experiment, learn, and have fun.” Her vision continues today as guests are given the opportunity to escape and enjoy the outdoors on this beautiful 12-acre site. On our visit there we enjoyed viewing all the beautiful flowers and garden areas. They also have two Storybook trails for a more interactive experience for families with younger children. There’s even a log house that was built in 1803 ready to be explored.

Odd Fodder

26520 N Dixie Hwy

Perrysburg, OH 43551

oddfodder.com

After a long day of exploration, why not end it on a sweet note. Odd Fodder definitely has a sweet note for everyone in your family. Choose from six uniquely fun milkshake creations. I ordered the Oreo Delight, an Oreo and cream milkshake with a brownie, giant Oreo, Oreo & cream bar, whipped cream, and an Oreo rimmed cup. I also added a toasted marshmallow because why not. What a treat!

In addition to their over the top milkshakes, Odd Fodder also offers a full food menu as well. Currently, they are operating as curbside only.

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