Southeast Ohio Attractions

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Hikers from all over Ohio and beyond flock to Hocking Hills State Park for what many consider the most scenic trails in Ohio. The park offers six major hiking areas for various experience levels, each offering unique geographical features. The Ash Cave trail is handicap accessible, and the ½ mile walk through a beautiful gorge is rewarded with a view of the wide recessed Ash Cave. The Cedar Falls trails features moss-covered cliffs, remnants of an old gristmill, and one of the largest waterfalls in the region.

The park’s most popular attraction is Old Man’s Cave, accessed from meandering trail along sheer cliffs and waterfalls. Conkle’s Hollow rim trail is treacherous and circles the top of a rugged gorge, while its lower gorge trail is handicap accessible. Cantwell Cliffs is known for its deep valleys and a narrow passage to the bottom of a gorge. The Rock House trail winds through the forest to a cave that was once the hiding place to thieves. Learn more about these hiking trails at www.explorehockinghills.com.

Several historical attractions can be found in Chillicothe. Adena Mansion and Gardens is the 2,000-acre estate of Ohio’s 6th governor, Thomas Worthington. The 1807 house includes many original family furnishings. Tour the Museum and Education Center, and stroll through the terraced flower and vegetable gardens.

See the earthen mounds built by Native Americans almost 2,000 years ago at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, where you’ll learn all about the ancient Hopewell Indian ways of life. Experience the epic story of a legendary Shawnee leader through the Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama. Live horses and authentic battle scenes featuring live cannon fire will keep you on the edge of your seat. Learn more about the history of Chillicothe and surrounding areas at the Ross County Heritage Center. Additional information about the Chillicothe area can be found at
www.visitchillicotheohio.com.

Discover many unique things to see and do in Belmont County. In Barnesville, see the elegance of an early 1800s estate at the 26-room Victorian Mansion.  Then tour the Dickenson Cattle Company, a Texas Longhorn cattle ranch and retail store. For glass enthusiasts, a visit to the National Imperial Glass Museum in Bellaire is a must.

Enjoy outdoor fun on the hiking and bridle trails at the 1,232-acre Barkcamp State Park near Belmont. In Martins Ferry, take a walking tour of 8 historic churches of various religions. The village of Morristown is on the National Register of Historic Places, with many homes and buildings dating back to the early 1800s.  In St. Clairsville, experience thrills at Adventure Creek challenge course and zipline. See more of what Belmont County has to offer at belmontcountytourism.info.

Belmont County Tourism Council in Ohio

Belmont County Ohio wants you to “Discover the Possibilities”! We are located in Southeastern Ohio nestled in between rolling hills, along the Ohio River. We are just 8 minutes from Wheeling, West Virginia, 70 minutes from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and 120 minutes to Columbus, Ohio. You are invited to come for a visit and stay for awhile. The area offers a variety of things and events.

hocking hills adventuresExperience fun for the entire family at Hocking Hills Adventures. Canoe, kayak, or raft the scenic river, play an exciting of mini-golf, race around the go-cart track, and so much more!

hocking hills canoe liveryHocking Hills Canoe Livery offering visitors to the Hocking Hills a chance to discover the scenic beauty of the region from the unique vantage point inside a canoe, kayak or raft.

HH Canopy Tours_zip 5 alt_cmyk300Hocking Hills Canopy Tours is Ohio’s first world-class zipline attraction, featuring 6 award-winning outdoor adventures.

Hocking Hills Gem Mine 2014Discover the rush of gold mining at Hocking Hills Gem Mine & Gold Rush. It’s fun for all ages to pan for beautiful gems in the spectacular setting of Hocking Hills.

Hocking-Hills-Moonshine-car_cmyk300Take a trip back to the era of prohibition at Hocking Hills Moonshine. Tour the distillery and view the process of making moonshine firsthand, and then sample your favorite flavors.

Hocking-Valley-Scenic-Railway_Chris-B-Photo_cmyk300Enjoy a scenic train ride aboard the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway. Take a one or two hour family-friendly trip through the beautiful southeast Ohio countryside.

2016-ohio-southeast-vinton-county-cvb.jpgDiscover Vinton County. Nestled in the Southeastern Ohio foothills of the Appalachians, Vinton County can offer visitors just that kind of experience. Our natural beauty, pleasant climate, and hometown charm have delighted visitors for generations.

The Ohio Wine Producers Association provides information on everything related to Ohio’s great wine industry, from vineyards to wine tours and special events.

 

Tourism Ohio promotes attractions from every region of the state, for all interests and age groups.