village in Hancock County, Ohio, United States

Van Buren is a village in Hancock County in Northwest Ohio. Located next to I-75, it is primarily visited as either a brief stop for travelers on the interstate, or as a destination for those visiting the large state park located there.

Understand edit

Van Buren was founded in 1833 and was named after the then vice president Martin Van Buren, who would later go on to become the 8th President.

Get in edit

Map of Van Buren (Ohio)

By car edit

I-75 runs along Van Buren North of Findlay and south of North Baltimore

By bike edit

  • 1 Slippery Elm Trail. A trail that goes from North Baltimore to Bowling Green. The trailhead in North Baltimore is 5 mi (8.0 km) north from Van Buren on flat country roads.    

Get around edit

As a small village, Van Buren is easy to get around with a car, bike, or on foot.

See edit

  • A total solar eclipse on Monday 8 April 2024 starts at 3:10PM local time and lasts 4 min. The chances of a clear sky are 35%. The track of totality is northeast from Mexico and Texas to Ohio, then along the Canada–New England border.
  • 1 Village Square. The historic village square is easily walkable, and has some quaint architecture. Free.

Do edit

  • 1 Van Buren State Park, 12259 Township Road 218. A large public park surrounding a lake with hiking and horse trails, as well as camping sites. Boating and fishing is allowed on the lake with a licence. Bow hunting is permitted with a licence. Free.    
  • 2 Allen Township Sports Plex, 12829 State Route 613. Has open baseball diamonds and soccer fields for recreation.
  • 3 Black Knights, 217 S Main St, +1 419 299-3384. Van Buren Schools has a variety of sports teams that play as the Black Knights. Sports include Football, Baseball, Soccer, and Basketball.    
  • Van Buren Lions Club Apple Butter Festival (Apple Butter Festival). Early October. A festival of apple butter, foodstuff from food trucks, crafts, and music.

Buy edit

As a small village, Van Buren does not have many regularly open shopping opportunities.

  • 1 Pilot Convenience Store. Has some chain food outlets and basic travel goods.

Eat edit

A picnic site at Van Buren State Park.
  • 1 Iron Skillet (Petro), 12906 Deshler Rd, North Baltimore, +1 419 257-3744. In a travel plaza off of I75. It's not fancy but can provide a filling meal on a road trip.

Drink edit

  • 1 Dragon's Lair (New York Pizza & Pub), 109 S Main St, +1 419 299-3620. Typical thin crust pizza place, with a wide variety of toppings.

Sleep edit

  • 1 Van Buren State Park. The park offers a few different lodging options. There's a regular camp, an equestrian camp with special amenities for horses, and handicap accessible cabins.

Connect edit

The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library bookmobile stops in town every Monday from 4:45PM-6:00PM.

  • 1 US Post Office, 100 S Main St, +1-419-299-3397. 24/7. A tiny post office in downtown Van Buren.

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Go next edit

  • Findlay (Travel south on I-75, or take main street south.). The closest city to Van Buren, and the biggest city in Hancock county.
  • Bowling Green (Travel north on I-75). The next closest city, the county seat of the nearby Wood County. Easily reachable by car on I75, or by bicycle on the nearby Slippery Elm Trail.
  • Bluffton. A small college town south of Findlay.
Routes through Van Buren
ToledoBowling Green  N   S  FindlayDayton

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