Delaware Gazette | Tourism destinations abound in Delaware County – Delaware News

Delaware Gazette | Tourism destinations abound in Delaware County – Delaware News

Delaware County is very a “family oriented and family friendly” place to visit according to Deborah Shatzer, Delaware County Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director.

“I think part of the things that attract people is the quality of life,” she said. “The quality of life happens to be part of what to see and do here. So a lot of our attractions are attractive to families.”

Shatzer said this year’s theme is “Get away, have fun and more.”

“Fortunately for us we have a lot of big attractions,” Shatzer said. “We have the primary tourist attractions which are the Zoo and Zoombezi Bay, the Olentangy Indian Caverns and our two state parks. We have our charming downtowns that people like to visit with destination shopping.”

Shatzer said Delaware, Sunbury, Powell and Shawnee Hills are some great places for destination shopping. She said Shawnee Hills has several garden shops that shoppers can walk between.

Shatzer said for the outdoor lover there is a lot of great water recreation. She said summer is great time for water recreation and that the big trend seems to be kayaking.

“I have a kayak,” she said. “We went kayaking on Alum Creek on Mother’s Day.”

Shatzer said Sunbury is home to several sites for history buffs, including the Fallen Heroes Memorial, the Civil War statue of Gen. William Stark Rosecrans in the town square and the old town hall, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Delaware County has what Shatzer called an agri-tourism market. She said that just about every town in the county has a farmer’s market each Saturday through the summer months…

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