Van Buren was founded in 1833 and was named after the then vice president Martin Van Buren, who would later go on to become the 8th President.
I-75 runs along Van Buren North of Findlay and south of North Baltimore
- 1 Slippery Elm Trail. A trail that goes from North Baltimore to Bowling Green. The trailhead in North Baltimore is 5 mi (8.0 km) north from Van Buren on flat country roads.
As a small village, Van Buren is easy to get around with a car, bike, or on foot.
- 1 Village Square. The historic village square is easily walkable, and has some quaint architecture. Free.
- 1 Van Buren State Park, 12259 Township Road 218. A large public park surrounding a lake with hiking and horse trails, as well as camping sites. Boating and fishing is allowed on the lake with a licence. Bow hunting is permitted with a licence. Free.
- 2 Allen Township Sports Plex, 12829 State Route 613. Has open baseball diamonds and soccer fields for recreation.
- 3 Black Knights, 217 S Main St, ☏ . Van Buren Schools has a variety of sports teams that play as the Black Knights. Sports include Football, Baseball, Soccer, and Basketball.
- Van Buren Lions Club Apple Butter Festival (Apple Butter Festival). Early October. A festival of apple butter, foodstuff from food trucks, crafts, and music.
As a small village, Van Buren does not have many regularly open shopping opportunities.
- 1 Iron Skillet (Petro), 12906 Deshler Rd, North Baltimore, ☏ . In a travel plaza off of I75. It's not fancy but can provide a filling meal on a road trip.
- 1 Dragon's Lair (New York Pizza & Pub), 109 S Main St, ☏ . Typical thin crust pizza place, with a wide variety of toppings.
- 1 Van Buren State Park. Van Buren state park offers a few different lodging options. There's a regular camp, an equestrian camp with special amenities for horses, and handicap accessible cabins.
The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library bookmobile stops in town every Monday from 4:45PM-6:00PM.
- 1 US Post Office, 100 S Main St, ☏ . 24/7. A tiny post office in downtown Van Buren.
- Findlay (Travel south on I-75, or take main street south.). The closest city to Van Buren, and the biggest city in Hancock county.
- Bowling Green (Travel north on I-75). The next closest city, the county seat of the nearby Wood County. Easily reachable by car on I75, or by bicycle on the nearby Slippery Elm Trail.
- Bluffton. A small college town south of Findlay.
|Routes through Van Buren|
|Toledo ← Bowling Green ←||N S||→ Findlay → Dayton|