History Trails of Ottawa County

Explore Ottawa County using these self-guided driving tours.   Our goal is to provide several themed history tours sharing the County's fascinating stories.

Plans are to prepare tours on various themes.  As the tours are completed we will make them available on the website.  

As of June 2021, the following have been completed:  barn quilt trail.

Click on the photo for one of the trails listed below and specific information on that particular trail will be displayed.  After you have completed the tour, we would love to have any comments by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Happy trails!



Barn Quilts



(under construction)



(under construction)


Railroad Depots

(under construction)


Historical Markers

(under construction)



(under construction)