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The Barn Artist

Imagine driving through the charming landscapes of Sandusky County, Ohio, and stumbling upon stunning works of art that grace the sides of historic barns. These larger-than-life murals tell captivating stories of the county’s past, celebrating its rich heritage and the hardworking folks who shaped it.

The Sandusky County Visitors Bureau partnered with Scott Hagan, the artist behind these magnificent masterpieces, and he has transformed ordinary barns into living canvases. With his expert brushstrokes and unwavering passion, he has breathed new life into these rustic structures, creating a visual tapestry that showcases the heart and soul of Sandusky County.

As you embark on this trail, prepare to travel across the Sandusky County Countryside covering around 40 miles and passing by 7 barns, with the entire trip taking a little over an hour to complete. Each mural is like a window into history, capturing moments that defined the county’s identity. From scenes of early settlement and agricultural growth to tributes to local heroes, the barn murals will mesmerize you with their vivid colors and attention to detail.

A railroad mural on a barn in Bellvue, Ohio

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, an art lover, or simply seeking a unique adventure, the Barn Trail promises to leave an indelible mark on your heart. The trail’s breathtaking beauty, combined with its profound connection to the past, will make it a highlight of your visit to Sandusky County. So, grab your camera, gather your loved ones, and set off on a journey that blends art, history, and barns into unique canvases.

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