American cities large and small have their glories, enticing crowds to pay homage to their monuments of man, their odes to the ingenuity of our greatest engineers, our cultural vanguards and celebrated innovators. And when you choose hotels near Wilmington, OH you'll be within an hour of three other great cities—Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati. Those urban destinations, though, have a rival in the rich farmlands that blanket their surroundings and define their heritage. Wander beyond the asphalt and into the realm of the humble, hardy cultivators who have always, and always will, feed your appetite and nourish your soul.
Stay in one of the Wilmington, OH hotels in its historic downtown and you'll certainly stroll or drive by a striking public art ode to the city's agricultural background. The Heritage Harvesters Mural, which covers the facade of a four-story building on South Street, depicts local farm folk in a bucolic scene. The painted furrows on the older farmer's face and grin of his boy beckon you to see the contemporary incarnation of a southwest Ohio homestead. Numerous farms in the region invite you to do just that, so make good use of Wilmington rental cars and take to the country roads. Summer's bounty promises brambles bursting with ripe strawberries, blackberries and currants, and you’re welcome to reap the harvest by the punnetful. Spend a few sun-bathed hours picking your fill of berries so plump they yield their nectar under the gentlest pinch off the vine. You’ll conclude that no sweet concoction made by man can compare to nature's own candy. In other seasons orchards full of peaches, neat rows of asparagus, and heady hedgerows of lavender await to inundate your senses. Continue your journey and check in to one of the Cincinnati hotels carrying your yield in juice-stained hands and holding fresh in your memory the earthy scents and quiet serenity of the farm.
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