Explore your senses in Whitehouse, Ohio. Just a little out of the city, Whitehouse is known for their beautiful, serene outdoors and delicious food. Although Whitehouse is small, it is mighty and rapidly growing. People are infatuated with the calm, peaceful surrounding combined with a hometown, local vibe.
Begin your morning with a freshly brewed coffee at Share Our Grounds. With a passion for helping others and creating equal opportunities, Share Our Grounds is a training and education center for adults with developmental disabilities. Their staff is known for their friendly personalities and tasty made-to-order brews and breakfast. Visit their Facebook page for more details.
Relax and enjoy your coffee, or take it to go and head over to the enchanting Oak Openings. This park has an adventure for everyone with over 50 miles of trails on over 5,000 acres. Inside the park, you can explore horse and bike trails, go fishing in the large lake, enjoy a bird watchers paradise, spend hours on a large nature-inspired, modern playground, and let your mind wonder in the engulfing tall pines area.
Lunch / Mid Day
After a morning of peaceful bliss in the outdoors, the only thing you’ll be hearing over the chirping birds will be your belly growling. For lunch, we recommend Village Pizza Factory. With a large selection of subs, salads, calzones, and, of course, delicious pizzas, your stomach will thank you after a visit to this local favorite.
Our mid-afternoon adventure varies depending on the time of the year. Wheeler Farms in Whitehouse is a well-known spot for all locals.
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Fall: In the heart of fall (September 15th – October 28th) is the perfect time to get lost in Wheeler Farm’s Corn Maze. With a new jaw-dropping design each year and 4 different levels of mazes, you will never be bored here.
Winter: When visiting in the winter, the Whitehouse Christmas Tree Farm is the perfect spot to get that perfect spruce for your family’s living room. If you are looking for a snowy adventure, head to the infamous sledding hill at the Blue Creek Recreation Area / Nona France Park for family fun! When it is way too cold to explore nature, take some time to pamper yourself at Divine Reflections Salon. Get your nails done, relax with a massage, or freshen up your hair at this local salon. To learn more about their packages and see what customers are saying, visit their Facebook page.
Spring / Summer: If it’s summer and you’re looking for some delicious ice cream to cool you down, stop at General’s Ice Cream and visit their friendly staff and try a flavorful treat. Sit by the lake to enjoy your snack or bike along the trail that runs right next to the ice cream shop. For more information and seasonal hours, visit their Facebook page.
If you are exploring the town during May 1st – October 28, head over to Wheeler Farm’s The Butterfly House where you get up close and personal with over 1,000 beautiful butterflies.
Dinner / Late Night
It’s time for dinner and we know just the place… The Whitehouse Inn. A great place to meet up with friends, have a first date, or a casual family night out, The Whitehouse Inn offers a wide variety of delicious, fresh food such as prime rib, seafood, and steak. Being a family owned business for over 20 years, they know how to keep the locals happy and full. For hours and specials, visit their Facebook page.
Photo Courtesy of Local Thyme’s Facebook
Looking for a late dinner option or just want to continue the fun late into the night? Head to Local Thyme, a popular bar and restaurant in the heart of Whitehouse. Grab a beer and watch the game or enjoy the live music and events they have throughout the week. Either way, you will feel right at home with their delicious entrees, welcoming atmosphere and great entertainment. Their Facebook page has more on upcoming events and their delicious seasonal food and drinks.
What’s your favorite Whitehouse spot? Tell us in the comments below!