Horseback Riding

There’s nothing quite like horseback riding in the hills. Have a romantic date or take the entire family!

Strouds Run State Park

Strouds Run offers campers a family camp area with sites for tents or trailers with a 150-person capacity. Several mounds and ancient fortifications were found in this area by early settlers telling us that the Adena Indians once lived here.

Wayne National Forest

The Wayne National Forest is located in the hills of southeastern Ohio. In the heart of the heavily populated midwest, this small National Forest covers a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills.

Smoke Rise Ranch Resort

The Ranch is both a working cattle ranch and an all-inclusive resort offering guests a true taste of the cowboy lifestyle. One of the most popular ranches in Ohio, the Smoke Rise Ranch offers a full line-up of activities for the entire family.

Hocking Hills State Park

The scenery is simply dazzling: deep craggy gorges carry hikers down hundreds of feet along gorgeous scenic trails; waterfalls cascade over soaring ledges.

Hocking Hills Adventure Trek

All treks are led by expert guides. Exploring nature with a professional guide is a completely different kind of experience.

Hutchison Horsedrawn Wagon Rides

John Hutchison raises Percheron horses on his farm in Vinton County Ohio. They work the farm together and raise Christmas trees.

Lake Hope State Park

Lake Hope State park is truly a nature lover’s dream; in the forest-draped hills, the observant visitor can discover the abundant natural resources of this wild and scenic park.

Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable and Dance Barn

Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable and Dance Barn is located in New Marshfield, Ohio, just minutes from Athens. Not only can you enjoy breathtaking views of the beautiful Hocking Hills, you can enjoy it all on horseback! Hayrides and private parties are also available by appointment.