Getting to Know Elmore

Getting to Know Elmore

Elmore, Ohio was founded in 1851 and is one of the many villages of Ottawa County. The small town is made up of about 1,500 residents and is home to several local businesses. Elmore’s attractive amenities, active downtown area and great schools make it a wonderful place to live, work and visit. In fact, Elmore offers a quality of life that very few locations can match.

As a part of our Ottawa County It’s All Here campaign, we are excited to help you get to know Elmore and all it has to offer.


Schedel Arboretum and Gardens

The Schedel Arboretum and Gardens is a 17-acre garden estate and a nature experience unlike any other in Northwest Ohio. Since 1991, thousands of people have visited the estate to take in the beauty and serenity that accompanies it. The coming of Schedel Arboretum and Gardens started over 50 years ago when Joe and Marie Schedel developed the dream of building a unique resource for the study and appreciation of Nature.

Today, the mission of Schedel Arboretum and Gardens is to “offer life enhancing experiences, for current and future generations, by providing unique opportunities for the study and appreciation of nature and the arts.”


Elmore Bridge Replacement

This month, Elmore opened its new bridge to the public, three weeks ahead of schedule! A lot of hard work, favorable weather, and a $180,000 incentive for the contractor to kick it in high gear is the reasoning behind the early opening.

While traffic is flowing overhead, crews will continue to work beneath the bridge removing the false decking, which is the wooden framework that keeps debris contained, and removing the stone causeway. Those will be the final two items completed on the project. The final completion date remains early November. For more information on the bridge replacement, click here.


Wine Flight

Wine Flight is your destination for wine and craft beer, and offers both a bar and retail shop. They offer quality, unique, wine and craft beer at affordable prices and strive to make the wine and craft beer buying experience fun, simple, and interactive.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift or bottle of wine, their friendly and trained staff will help you find the perfect wine or craft beer for your occasion, food pairing, and preference. If you consider yourself a wine novice, Wine Flight also has a monthly wine club where you can taste and learn about wine in the comfort of your own home. For more information and to sign up, click here.


Walter Ory Park

Like many of the villages of Ottawa County, Elmore has parks for both visitors and locals to enjoy. Walter Ory Park has a play area for kids to explore, as well as picnic tables, grills, basketball courts and a walking trail. If you’re looking for an outing for the whole family, Walter Ory Park is the spot for you. The park also has a shelter house that you can rent if you plan on hosting a gathering but the weather is not so great.


Elmore Historical Society Barn Rental

The Barn was established in the Elmore community in 1997 and is used for many of the town events such as Grubs & Suds, the Portage River Festival, and the Tombstone Derby. The barn is a ground level building with no stairs, it has air conditioning, heat, chairs & tables to fit a capacity of 118, fully operational kitchen, and indoor bathrooms.

The Barn is the perfect spot for a get-together such as a wedding, graduation party, banquet, anniversary party, reunion or meeting. Graduation season tends to be the busiest time, so book early to reserve your spot!


About Ottawa County It’s All Here

The Business Advisory Counsel of Ottawa County, Ohio is excited to continue our Ottawa County It’s All Here campaign. This campaign focuses on showcasing everything that our region has to offer, with the goal of promoting employment, local businesses, and economic development. The Villages of Ottawa County Campaign is part of this initiative to highlight the places that make our community special. You can learn more by visiting our about page.


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