If your visit to the area includes an afternoon (or more) of shopping, you’ll find local shops and malls have necessities and unique treats and one-of-a-kind treasures you’re looking for.
BassPro Shops, 10000 Bass Pro Boulevard, Rossford. 419-891-3900. A retail store for outdoor gear and more. The sights and sounds of the outdoors are brought indoors through museum-quality wildlife dioramas, huge murals and chandeliers depicting outdoor scenes, massive log and rock work, waterfalls and other water features, and aquariums stocked with native fish species.
Bench’s Greenhouse & Nursery, 18036 W SR 105 in Elmore features home and garden items, plants, fountains, statuary and much more plus fresh fruits and vegetables. 419-862-3596. www.benchsgreenhouse.com.
Beeker’s General Store, located in downtown Pemberville at 226 E Front St has been around for more than 120 years. It is the place to go for old-time candy and unique gifts. 419-287-3274 or visit www.beekersgeneralstore.com.
Bench Farms, at 9151 Jerusalem Road (SR 2) in Curtice features The Grainary and greenhouse which is open April through October, daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Farm market opens July through October, daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 419-836-9443.
Candy Cane Christmas Shop, three miles north of Archbold, O., on US Route 20-A. Seven rooms, 10,000 square feet in an old renovated school. 419-445-5828. www.candycanechristmas.com.
Chateau Tebeau Vineyard and Winery, 525 SR 35, Helena, one mile south of SR 6. Enjoy the fruits of owners Bob and Mary Tebeau’s labors, plus entertainment, food and special events. 419-638-5411 or www.chateautebeauwinery.com.
Collins & Parker Flowers & Gifts, 2513 Woodville Rd., Oregon. Hallmark, Willowtree, Boyd’s, Esther Price Chocolates, candles and more. 419-693-7260.
The Country Cupboard, 120 West Madison St., Gibsonburg. has country and primitive crafts and home décor. 419-637-3224.
Gladieux Do It Best Home Center, 5120 Navarre Ave., Oregon. Home and building supplies, and one of the area’s largest model train O and O-27 gauge dealers featuring Lionel, K-Line Atlas and other products. 419-693-0601. Glass Factory Outlets: Libbey Glass factory outlet at The Erie Street Market, 237 South Erie St., Toledo. Open year-round. Call 419-254-5000.
Johlin Century Winery, 3935 Corduroy Road, Oregon was founded in 1870 by Jacob M. Johlin. Currently, 12 types of wine are produced and bottled annually. No tours. Closed on Sunday. 419-693-6288.
Levis Commons, at the juncture of SR 25 and I-475, Perrysburg. Featuring fashion and accessories, children’s apparel and toys, books, jewelry, home furnishings and personal services. www.shopleviscommons.com.
Mantiques, 341 Rice St., Elmore. Featuring a wide array of items including rare currency, men’s vintage clothing, artwork, WWII photos, sports memorabilia and more. 419-205-8734.
Mortise & Tenon, 105 W. Main St., Woodville offers Amish-made furniture, candles, art and more. 419-849-3412 or 1-877-857-2909.
Olney Market, corner of Bayshore and Stadium, Oregon. General groceries, fresh meat, beverages, candles, lottery and more. 419-698-8195.
Once Upon A Tyme Antique Mall, 354 Rice St., Elmore. Antiques and much more. 419-862-3808.
Packer Creek Pottery, 103 E. 8th St., Genoa. One-of-a-kind, handmade, colorful Majolica pottery including vases, dinnerware, lamps, jewelry, and more. 419-855-3858 or visit www.packercreekpottery.com.
Pills `N Packages, 364 Rice St., Elmore, features gift items and gourmet foods. 419-862-2982.
Red, White and Brew, 368 Rice St., Elmore. Coffee, ice cream, pastries and other goodies are offered with friendly conversation. 419-862-2220.
Riverbank Antique Market, 140 E. Front St., Pemberville. 419-287-3373.
The Shops at Fallen Timbers, 3100 Main St., Suite 1599, Maumee. JC Penney, Dillard’s, Victoria’s Secret and more. 419-878-6255 or www.theshopsatfallentimbers.com.
Thompson’s Land & Sea Shoppe, 6060 Navarre Ave., Oregon. A large array of nautical items, memorabilia to take you back to the `50s and `60s, the White Hut, Frostop and more. Seven days 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 419-349-3343.
Toledo Farmer’s Market offers bushels full of homegrown vegetables and fruits plus homemade pies, coffeecakes and sweets, Located in the historic Downtown Warehouse District, corner of Market and Huron Streets. Open April through November. 419-255-6765 or visit www.toledofarmersmarket.org.
Variety of Shades, LLC, 111 W. Madison, Gibsonburg. Interior design, gifts, flowers home accents and more. 419-637-7930.
Westfield Franklin Park Mall, the area’s largest shopping mall features anchor stores Macy’s, Dillard’s and JC Penney’s plus more than 100 other specialty shops, an expanded food court and much more. 5001 Monroe St., Toledo. 419-473-3317.
Woodville Mall, on Woodville Road, Northwood features anchors stores The Andersons, and Sears with several more shops plus a four-screen theatre. Nearest mall to Maumee Bay State Park. 419-693-0581.