Wooster is a quiet town on the edges of Amish Country. The Amish culture is still very much a preserved and practiced way of life in the area, and Wooster is the gateway to Ohio's largest settlement of Amish people. These small settlements that surround Wooster, including Shreve, Orrville and Kidron, each offer different sorts of traditional Amish wares and foods. Shreve Lake and Brown's Lake Bog are two recreational spots for fishing and bird watching.
Wooster is home to the Ohio Light Opera, an international opera company that performs during the summer. Outdoor lovers will take pleasure in Barnes Preserve, which is somewhat new to the area, and covers more than 80 acres. Biking and walking trails run through the preserve and travelers can enjoy the ponds and pastures as they pass through the area. Wooster Memorial Park is a much larger park and picnic area with lovely scenery.
Wooster is about an hour southwest of Cleveland, and U.S. 30 runs east/west through the town as well as Rtes. 3 and 83 running north/south.