Small towns in Ohio with something to offer

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, May 11, 2023 2:56 PM

It's easy to find stuff to do in the bigger cities. What are some things to do in smaller towns around the state?

If you like taking walks in nature and you're close to central Ohio or don't mind a little drive, the Black Hand Gorge in Toboso is pretty awesome. It's a 4-mile paved path (so you can ride bikes as well) with several dirt hiking paths that branch off of it. It runs along the Licking River so you get a lot of great water views with the ability to get down to the river in a few spots. 



Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, May 11, 2023 3:49 PM

Lake Catherine in Jackson is pretty good walking trails.

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Logan has Hocking Hills. Athens has some stuff to offer. Chillicothe has the Adena Mounds. Portsmouth has some stuff. Marietta is cool. Ripley is a hole but the Rankin House and John Parker historical sites are super interesting (Underground tunnel related)

brutus161 The Navy Guy
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Thu, May 11, 2023 4:28 PM

Gallipolis has meth

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
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Thu, May 11, 2023 4:53 PM

Barkcamp state park in Belmont county has some nice walking trails, one even has literary markers that tells a story as you walk through it. I like them because the terrain is varying and it's a decent exercise. This park also has a couple of nice riding trails if you like to take your horses on new adventures.

Also, the lake is a pretty decent place to go bass fishing that has many areas where you have to change your approach and figure out what kind of bait you need to use.
It also has camping sites, including a few small/rustic cabins.

St. Clairsville has an Underground Railroad museum that gives a fairly decent walk-through, for its size. I found it very interesting (I'm a history nerd) just how involved in the UR that Ohio, more specifically Belmont county, actually was!

If you're into the paranormal, perhaps even do some sort of ghost hunting yourself, the Bellaire House has officially made the national circuit of such things. 

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Thu, May 11, 2023 7:29 PM
posted by brutus161

Gallipolis has meth

That just means they're one player in a very large market of Ohio small towns.

majorspark Senior Member
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Thu, May 11, 2023 9:34 PM
posted by Heretic

That just means they're one player in a very large market of Ohio small towns.

Most Ohio small towns have at least one house that has been demolished because it was a meth den.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, May 11, 2023 10:15 PM
posted by majorspark

Most Ohio small towns have at least one house that has been demolished because it was a meth den.

1? Lol


justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, May 12, 2023 4:19 PM
posted by brutus161

Gallipolis has meth

SnotBubbles Master of teh QQ
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Wed, May 17, 2023 10:41 AM

West Liberty has the Country Legends Festival on Labor Day Weekend.  You should all buy tickets and come. www.CLFestival.com


MontyBrunswick Senior Member
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Wed, May 17, 2023 8:05 PM
posted by SnotBubbles

West Liberty has the Country Legends Festival on Labor Day Weekend.  You should all buy tickets and come


justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, May 17, 2023 8:17 PM
posted by SnotBubbles

West Liberty has the Country Legends Festival on Labor Day Weekend.  You should all buy tickets and come. www.CLFestival.com


I like the lineup by I always travel that weekend.

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