Take a trip to the famous 44444: Six Things to do in Newton Falls
About an hours drive from Cleveland and Pittsburgh lies a must stop village in Trumbull County, Ohio with an impressive claim. Newton Falls is a one of the only places in the U.S. with a zip code in which all five numbers are the same.
As you travel to Newton Falls on Route 5, you’ll see it proclaimed on a sign near one turnoff for the village: Newton Falls has zip 44444. Notably, this sign bears a striking resemblance to the area's other iconic feature - the historic covered bridge. This is just one of the many attractions that you must explore when you visit Newton Falls.
Built in 1831, the covered bridge that connects Bridge Street with Arlington Road crosses one of two branches of the Mahoning River that run through Newton Falls.
The bridge is the second oldest in the state and the last covered bridge in Trumbull County. It’s survived floods, ice jams, a tornado, and continuous use. That’s right – you can still drive across the bridge today, or cross on foot on the covered walkway that was added in the early 1920s.
The lattice truss style bridge is a great spot for photos and a must see if for covered bridge enthusiasts (you know who you are). And, for the history buffs, the bridge was added to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Registrar of Historic Places in 1974.
Why is it called Newton Falls, you ask? Newton Township was created in 1806, though settlers may have come to the area even before that. It is believed that the settlers had spent time in Newtown, Connecticut, and that the name “Newton Falls” references that town – and Newton Falls’ two scenic waterfalls on the Mahoning River.
The West Branch Falls are near the West Broad Street bridge and the Newton Falls Reservoir falls can be found on the east branch of the river north of Ticknor Avenue.
If you’re already on Broad Street checking out the falls, you can head right on into Newton Falls’ historic downtown. It’s is a great place to thrift or seek out antiques, and also the perfect place to eat. The Covered Bridge Inn is a local favorite, but you really can’t go wrong whether you’re getting coffee or Italian, Mexican, or American fare.
While you’re downtown, you can see Newton Falls’ very own Statue of Liberty in (you guessed it) Statue of Liberty Park. The statue that originally sat outside the former Liberty Tax on Route 5 moved to its new home in 2020. Since then, it has become a landmark for residents and visitors alike.
The Newton Falls U.S.O. center at 52 East Quarry Street was built in the early 1940s as the first facility in the country designed to serve military men and women and civilian defense workers.
After the end of World War II, Newton Falls purchased the building and turned it into a community center. The building is believed to be one of four surviving Type “A” U.S.O. buildings in the U.S. and the only one in Ohio. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018.
Newton Falls knows how to party. Folks travel from far and wide for to see the hot rods, classic cars, and bikes at the two-day annual bike and car show in June. The event includes live music, vendors, raffles and, of course, food.
Newton Falls is also known for having one of the best Fourth of July celebrations around. With a parade, a festival with games and food, and a locally celebrated fireworks celebration, Newton Falls it the place to be on Independence Day.
You can also keep an eye out for the annual chili cookoff in the summer and the village tree lighting in the winter.
Enjoying everything Newton Falls has to offer will definitely work up an appetite, and with so many delicious options you won’t have to go far to satisfy your cravings.
Big D's Grille in Newton Falls offers a diverse menu with an assortment of specialty cheeseburgers, including unique creations like the PBJJ, topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, strawberry jam, chunky peanut butter, and deep-fried jalapeños. Sub Stop offers a wide variety of delicious sub sandwiches made with fresh ingredients and known for their generous portions.
Or stay in the heart of Newton Falls visiting Healthy Treasures. A unique shopping experience for health-conscious individuals that features a wide selection of organic and natural products where shoppers can find everything from pantry staples to supplements and personal care items.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Newton Falls, Fieldview Acres Mercantile is brimming with a diverse selection of vintage antiques and collectibles. This family-owned store regularly updates its inventory, showcasing an incredible mix of home decor, vintage toys, old advertising pieces, and much more. Notably, Fieldview Acres has also hosted American Pickers' own Robbie Wolfe. Make sure to visit their Facebook page to stay up to date on all their events and merchandise.