The unique village of Bolivar harkens back to the 1800’s. Bolivar was originally settled as a canal town, and still has the historic buildings downtown to prove it, many of which are being revitalized.
Cute shops and businesses are located downtown, and it’s worth the drive or bike ride around the village to see how the old architecture fits in with newer homes. Bolivar is home to an annual Strawberry Festival each June, and the Bolivar Main Street Renaissance group holds other festivals throughout the year, including Christmas on the Canal in late November.
Fort Laurens, the only revolutionary war fort in the state of Ohio, is located in Bolivar. The museum showcases artifacts from the 1778 fort, and a large park area with picnic facilities is on the grounds. Be sure to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier before picking up the Towpath Trail here!