Oak Harbor Business Spotlight
Oak Harbor has a variety of local businesses. From restaurants to shops to attractions, Oak Harbor is sure to have what you’re looking for. The village of Oak Harbor is unique, as it is located just 25 miles away from Toledo, Ohio and 80 miles south of Detroit, Michigan. Because of it’s prime location, it attracts newcomers often and locals have the opportunity to travel as well.
As part of our Ottawa Country It’s All Here campaign, we are excited to highlight a few local businesses in Oak Harbor in our Local Business Spotlight. Many small manufacturing, commercial, and businesses are happy to call Oak Harbor home.
Live. Love. Paddle. That’s the motto of the Portage River Paddling Company located in Oak Harbor, Ohio. The company is a family-owned and operated business that started because of a passion for canoeing and kayaking the beautiful Ohio rivers.
At the Portage River Paddling Company, they believe there is nothing better way to spend quality family time together than being in a canoe floating down a river and taking in the scenery. They offer a variety of options as far as rentals and have mapped out river trips from you to choose from depending on the level of intensity you’re seeking.
Barnside Creamery is a soft serve ice cream shop located in Oak Harbor, Ohio that is only open during the spring and summer months. They offer a variety of specials for each day of the week and if you’re looking for something other than ice cream, they have that as well. Their menu includes items such as hotdogs, shredded chicken sandwiches, and barbeque beef. Although the ice cream shop is currently closed as the colder months approach, the family-owned business is looking forward to welcoming you in April!
The Oak Harbor Hardware store has been around for four generations now and continues to be a favorite among the village. They are continue to provide their loyal customers with products to help them better meet their home and hardware needs. The store offers a variety of inventory for a wide array of categories, including outdoor living, sporting goods, electronics, office supplies, and more!
Village Creations is a quaint shop in Oak Harbor that specializes in vintage and unique treasures such as antiques, collectibles, jewelry, re-purposed furniture, gifts, and more! Many local creators sell their work at Village Creations. If you’re looking to shop around, or simply browse some amazing creations, this is the perfect spot for you.
You can never go wrong with Pizza, especially if it’s from Porky’s Pizza Trof! This local pizza shop is open for takeout, dine in, and has a new outdoor patio for customers to enjoy as well. They are known for making fresh dough daily and for their signature homemade pizza sauce. If you’re not in the mood for pizza but still want to check them out, Pork’s also offers subs, burgers, pastas, and salads!
Patty Cakes Village Bake Shop has a wide selection of donuts, cookies, cupcakes, breads, pies, and other sweet treats. The cute little bakery is family-owned and operated, and attracts sweet tooths from all around. If you’re looking for a cake for a special occasion or just a quick treat, check them out!
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.