With a vineyard, winery, restaurants, distillery, and luxurious, AAA-rated Four Diamond accommodations, Gervasi Vineyard Resort & Spa is a worthy destination all on its own. Spend a few extra days and venture out to explore more throughout the Canton, Ohio region; wineries and breweries, food tours, festivals, museums, and more.
The newest additions to the 55-acre Gervasi estate are The Spa and The Wine Cave. Receive restorative body treatments, massages, facials, and full glam services in the tranquil spa. Enjoy wine-tasting experiences and tours, discovering more about the wine-making process inside the impressive, underground wine barrel cave and tasting room. Spend evenings listening to live music at The Still House. It’s not only the distillery of Gervasi Spirits, it’s also a coffeehouse offering GV Caffe, a unique Italian roast coffee that is USDA-certified organic, fair trade certified, locally roasted, and delivered fresh each week. Outside on the heated lounge, partake of an incredible selection of cigars. Get fresh air on a walk around the grounds and spring-fed lake, or head onto Middle Branch Trail, the connected Stark Parks walking and bicycling path.
Venture around Stark County and discover more local Ohio wines. In the historic district of downtown Canal Fulton nestled along the Tuscarawas River and Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Dragonfly offers both a winery and tearoom. Visit for high tea or for the signature collection of 11 wines and a full menu of appetizers, flatbread pizzas, and desserts. In Hartville, Maize Valley Winery & Craft Brewery offers the peaceful surround of its family farm. Seasonal events include classic car cruise-ins, hot air balloon lift off, sunflower fields, and fall festival. Head south into Ohio’s Amish Country to continue visiting a selection of 32 wineries on the Ohio Canal Country Wine Trail.
Head to downtown Canton for dinner and entertainment. Catch a movie or live show in the historic, atmospheric Canton Palace Theatre. Tour exhibitions on view at the Canton Museum of Art. Visit local galleries and studios in the arts district. Take in public art, historic sites, and points of interest on a walking tour through the city. Canton Food Tours include a guided tour with stops along the way to sample chef-select small plates and iconic downtown dishes, like turtle soup at Bender’s Tavern. Operating since 1902, the oldest restaurant in Canton is known for its fresh seafood from Foley Fish in Boston and an extensive wine list. The location was frequented by none other than Jim Thorpe, the first president of the NFL, founded in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association in Canton, Ohio. Across the street from the restaurant the “Birth of the NFL” sculpture marks the location where the meeting was held.
Two miles away sits the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Each year a class of pro football’s greats is inducted during the annual Enshrinement Festival, the largest gathering of football legends. Their impressive collection of bronze busts is on display inside the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum year-round. Other exhibits include Super Bowl Theater, the Lombardi Trophy on view inside the Lamar Hunt Super Bowl Gallery, and an inspiring, holographic locker room experience “Game For Life”. Canton is also home to the William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, located beside the President’s monument and final resting place. The Canton Museum Pass provides admission to the Hall, McKinley Museum, Canton Museum of Art, and other area museums, like MAPS Air Museum, with one convenient digital pass.