Columbus Has a New Trail That Spotlights Local Products

Columbus Has a New Trail That Spotlights Local Products

Visitors to Columbus, Ohio now have a carefully curated trail that focuses on locally made products. Each stop along the new Made in CBUS Trail features the work of Columbus makers that can’t be found in other cities.

The trail features 20 businesses, including top-rated distilleries, freshly cold-pressed juice shops, locally designed fashions and accessories, and artfully created home goods.  Travelers can pick up a Made in CBUS Trail passport at any participating stop or at one of three Experience Columbus Visitors Centers. After purchasing an item at any four of the 20 stops, trail goers can redeem the passport for a free Made in CBUS T-shirt at the Experience Columbus Visitors Centers in the Arena District or Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Participating stops include:
Alchemy Juice – An innovative health food space featuring fresh, cold-pressed juice, superfood smoothies, coffee drinks, acai bowls, sandwiches, salads, toast and snacks
Brothers Drake Meadery – Columbus’ hyper-local meadery, offering tours that show the basics of sustainable mead making using local honey and local ingredients and selling only within a 50-mile radius of the city
Camelot Cellars – An urban, boutique winery handcrafting wines using premium juices sourced from vineyards worldwide and offering tours, tastings, retail and the chance for visitors to make, bottle, cork, cap and custom label their own wine to take home
The Candle Lab – Handcrafted candles and the unique opportunity for travelers to create their very own custom candle blending any of some 150 scents, offering everything from bergamot, bourbon or baked bread to smoke, leather or lilac.
Celebrate Local – A small business incubator and retail store that showcases the best of Columbus-made artisanal goods
Glean – A boutique stocking stylish, eco-friendly luxuries for daily living, such as soaps and bath bombs, that are all handmade and local
Glenn Avenue Soap Company – Handcrafting soaps on-site with natural ingredients and pure essential oils, visitors can tour the workshop, see how real soap is made and sample and purchase products
Helen Winnemore’s – Founded in 1938, it is the nation’s oldest American craft gallery, featuring functional and wearable art from American artisans, including Columbus makers of greeting cards, leather goods and kaleidoscopes
Homage – Clothing and accessories with designs inspired by personalities and eclectic moments in sports, music, politics and popular culture
Igloo Letterpress – A vintage letterpress printer, bookbindery and gift shop with a wide variety of handcrafted items for sale and hands-on classes where visitors can make everything from a custom-crafted journal or greeting cards to art prints and coasters
Middle West Spirits – An award-winning local craft distillery offering visitors a bottle shop, tasting room and tour programs
Native Cold Pressed – 100% organic, raw, cold-pressed juice, smoothies, superfood bowls and other delicious nutrient-dense provisions
Red Giraffe Designs – A jewelry studio and boutique offering handmade and vintage jewelry and other carefully selected accessories
Robert Mason – A curation of creative tools, including fine writing instruments, hand-crafted leather portfolios, bags and sophisticated men’s accessories to inspire a productive and graceful life
The Smithery – A working jewelry studio and artist-made shop featuring the work of resident artists Anne Holman and Jen Townsend and others from around the world, as well as the chance for visitors to make their own creations to take home
State of Devotion – Featuring Columbus and Ohio-inspired t-shirts, jewelry, bags, glassware, home decor and more
Stump Plants – An indoor plant retail shop specializing in curated plants (cacti, succulents, air plants and other tropical houseplants) and a variety of wares from classic terra-cotta to custom in-house artist-made planters
Watershed Distillery – Nationally recognized craft distillery where visitors can learn how to make spirits and stay for a cocktail
Wholly Craft! – A fun, quirky shop in Clintonville with handmade gifts made by more than 400 CBUS crafters and artists
zer0z – Super-skinny, ultra-cool wallets, invented and made in Columbus and shipped around the world

(www.madeincbustrail.com)

Randy Mink

Contributor: Randy Mink

Randy Mink is the Managing Editor of Leisure Group Travel Magazine. He is based in Chicago, IL.

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