Covered bridges and family-run wineries are highlights of two loop drives.

July 26, 2012
Ashtabula County's covered bridges

In fall, frosty whitecaps splash along the Lake Erie shore, sending visitors scuttling inland-just in time for leaf peeping and wine tasting. Make The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake your base camp and the Convention and Visitors Bureau's color-coded map your guide. Two loop drives lead to 18 covered bridges, as well as many of the area's 20 family-run wineries.

Helpful tip If you try to see every bridge, expect to drive a lot and find yourself on a few dirt roads. It's a fun quest, but many visitors stick to the wineries and enjoy whatever bridges happen to be nearby.

Ashtabula County's covered bridges
Netcher Road Bridge in northeast Ohio

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