As though living on Ohio’s largest inland lake, complete with its own state park and three lighthouses weren’t enough, there’s plenty to do in and outside of the village of St. Marys. Otterbein St. Marys is excellently located for an on-the-go life in attraction-packed northwest Ohio.

You have so much to choose from! The Lima Symphony concerts. Festivals all year long. Historic sites filled with stories of America’s rough and ready past. Nature walks and farm tours. We could go on and on.

Here are just some of the highlights to be found within 25 miles of the St. Marys campus:

Parks & Recreation

The Greater Grand Lake St. Marys Region

Miami and Erie Canal Scenic Byway

Buzzard Baiters R/C Flying Club

St. Marys City Parks

Grand Lake St. Marys State Park

Lake Loramie State Park

Fort Recovery Monument Park

Fort Amanda Monument and Park

Annual Fairs & Festivals

Fort Recovery Harvest Jubilee

Rockford Community Days

Maria Stein Country Fest

Independence Day Celebration

Freedom Days

Summer Moon Festival

Lake Festival

NTPA Tractor Pulls

Auglaize County Fair


Mercer County Banner Fair

Bremenfest, New Bremen

Governor’s Cup Regatta

Civil War at the Fort


Miami Erie Canal Walk with Nature/Fall Festival

Winterfest, St. Marys

Performing & Fine Arts and Museums

Lima Symphony Orchestra

ArtSpace Lima

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

Auglaize County Historical Society Daniel Mooney Museum

Auglaize County Historical Society Wapakoneta Museum

Bicycle Museum of America

New Bremen Historical Museum

Famous Oldtime Music Company

Ft. Recovery State Museum

Land of the Cross-tipped Churches

Maria Stein Heritage Museum and Shrine of Holy Relics

Champaign Aviation Museum


Cridersville Speedway

Eldora Speedway

Northmoor Golf

Grand Lake Mariners Baseball

Waynesfield Motor Sports Park

Medical Centers & Senior Resources

Joint Township District Memorial Hospital

Lima Memorial Hospital

Mercer Community Hospital

St. Rita's Medical Center

Wilson Memorial Hospital

Auglaize County Council on Aging

AARP - American Association of Retired Persons

NCOA - National Council on Aging

LeadingAge Ohio - The Advocate of Not-for-Profit Services for Older Ohioans

Libraries, News and Information

United Methodist News & Events

Auglaize County Public Library

St. Marys Public Library

The Evening Leader newspaper


Cridersville Community

Colleges and Universities

James A. Rhodes State College

Ohio State University - Lima Campus

University of Northwest Ohio

Wright State University - Lake Campus