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New in 2013 – Overnight Chocolate Trail Packages

For the epicurean explorer, there’s no sweeter adventure than a trek on the Richmond-Wayne County Chocolate Trail.  Wayne County is the perfect territory for the trail because it is so like chocolate!

Just as chocolate is delicious because it’s a perfect combination of fabulous ingredients like butter, sugar, and cocoa,  Wayne County is a wonderful place to spend time because it’s comprised  of especially satisfying towns, people and places.

On the self-guided Chocolate Trail, an adventure awaits to please all the senses.  Flashing a Chocolate Trail passport from one side of Wayne County to the other allows those in pursuit of taste sensations to experience such delights as a legendary chocolate covered caramel at Abbott’s Candy Store abbottsalso.com in Hagerstown, delectable Greek cream from Olympian Candies which has been in downtown Richmond since 1909, and even a glass of chocolate-raspberry wine at J&J Winery jjwinery.com in Richmond.

Warm Glow Candles warmglow.com in Centerville provides a chocolate scented votive that creates a delicious ambiance in any room of the house and there are numerous other trail markers with scrumptious treats and special surprises.  It’s recommended to plan most stops Tuesday through Saturday as a few places are closed Sunday and Monday.

Chocolate Trail overnight packages include:  “Chocolate Daze” at the Quality Inn in Richmond; “For the Love of Chocolate” at Philip W. Smith B&B and Martha E. Parry B&B in Richmond; “For Chocolate Lovers Only” at The Potter’s Wheel B&B in Richmond; “Sweet Chocolate Dreams” at Best Western in Richmond; “The Chocolate Escape” at Country Keep Cabins in Centerville; “For Those Who Love Chocolate” at the Historic Lantz House Inn in Centerville; and “Sweet On Chocolate” at Holiday Inn in Richmond.This year, in addition to the already established chocolate delight destinations on the trail, an overnight feature has been added to accommodate those who want to extend the sweet experience into the evening or use it as the theme for a getaway weekend.

Step off on the Chocolate Trail year round by visiting the Old National Road Welcome Center, 5701 National Road East, Richmond, IN (I-70, Exit 156A), to obtain your FREE chocolate passport.  For more information about the Chocolate Trail and overnight packages, or to learn more about other activities in Richmond-Wayne County Indiana, visit www.VisitRichmond.org or call 800.828.8414.

Quality components are essential whether creating palate-pleasing fare or welcoming communities.  An outing on Richmond-Wayne County’s Chocolate Trail provides ample opportunities to enjoy both.  Get your passport today and forge a trail and a memory you won’t forget.

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Written by : Clare Seffrin Bond, a writer, life coach and marketing specialist, lives and works in Richmond, Indiana. A native of Wayne County, Clare enjoys exploring the historical sites of the area, as well as the many new locations offering excellent cuisine and live music. theroadtoclarity.com