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Things to do in Highland County, Ohio

A favorite destination for day trips, weekend getaways, and extended vacations in the foothills of Appalachia.

Located within 65 miles of Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus, you can enjoy an unforgettable weekend away after just a short drive on any of the five major state roadways.

If you’re looking to do boating, fishing, or kayaking in one of our creeks or lakes in Ohio, then you’re in the perfect place for water activities.

Overnight accommodations in Highland County range from adventurous camping to luxurious bed and breakfast cottages or cabins in remote wooded areas.

With an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients our restaurants offer a wide range of dishes at reasonable prices for every budget. You can also sample the fresh produce at our local farmer’s markets, take a trip to one of the many Amish or Mennonite stores, or bring the kids (young or old) for small town sweet treats.

Shopping options are diverse including everything from handmade crafts to specialty boutique clothing and cosmetics.

Explore everything Highland County has to offer by booking your next hike, day trip or weekend getaway!

Things to do

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Hiking In Highland County
Hiking In Highland County

Highland County has an abundance of hiking trails, all ranging from easy and short walks to long and challenging paths. Most of these trails can be found at the county's state parks and nature preserves. Other smaller trails can be found as well such as the Nature...

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The Quaint Village Of Mowrystown
The Quaint Village Of Mowrystown

This little village was first established in 1809 by William Mowrys. During this year, William Mowrys built a tavern and became the town's first postmaster. This moment marked the beginning of the settlement of the area.

Ohio was a key state in the Underground Railroad network; a secret system established...

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Come Visit the Historical Town of Lynchburg
Come Visit the Historical Town of Lynchburg

Lynchburg is a quaint rural village located in northwest Highland County Ohio. This little village is proudly surrounded by family-owned farms. In the past, the town was known for its whiskey distillery. Lynchburg is also home of the only covered bridge in the state of Ohio that...

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Ohio's Buckeye Trail Through Sinking Spring
Ohio's Buckeye Trail Through Sinking Spring

Ohio’s Buckeye Trail is the longest looping trail in the country, stretching out to be 1,444 miles. This long hiking trail loops around the entire state and links the “four corners” of Ohio through 47 counties. Parts of the trail can be found along paved roads while other parts...

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Things to Do At Highland County

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Highland County Attractions

Our Upcoming Events

Highland County is home to a variety of events throughout the year. Check out some of our upcoming events as you plan to experience the Gateway to Getaway.

Trivia Night at The Alley Neighborhood Grille
Every Monday,
Start time: 07:00 PM
End time: 09:00 PM
Family FriendlyFood & Drink
Movies Under the Stars
Start: Jun 14, 2024 07:00 PM
End: Jun 14, 2024 10:00 PM
Arts & TheaterFamily FriendlyFood & DrinkOutdoor Adventure
Live Music at The Porch
Every Friday,
Start time: 06:00 PM
End time: 09:00 PM
Family FriendlyFood & DrinkMusic & Concerts
Hillsboro Uptown Wine Walk
Start: May 04, 2024 01:00 PM
End: May 04, 2024 06:00 PM
Family FriendlyHoliday & Seasonal

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Bright Local Schools
City of Hillsboro
City of Hillsboro Community Improvement Corporation
Fairfield Local Schools
 Greenfield Exempted Village School District
Grow! Highland County
Highland County Chamber of Commerce
Highland County Ohio
Highland County Economic Development
Highland County Land Bank
Hillsboro City School District
Lynchburg-Clay Local School District
Village of Greenfield
Village of Leesburg