Rock Climbing and Bouldering

Athens County’s rugged and hilly terrain makes for plenty of boulders and jutting cliffs. As a result rock climbing and bouldering are popular activities for students, locals and visitors.

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.

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.

The Ridges Trails

Trail options include a Ridges Cemeteries Nature Walk, developed by the local chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, which winds through several cemeteries located on the grounds of the former asylum.

Hocking Hills Adventure Trek

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

Sells Park

When you arrive at Sells Park, a small pond greets you after you walk up an easy hill. Benches tucked away in the trees give you the perfect spot to pause for some reflection.

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

For thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike, it’s the perfect adventure for families, couples seeking to escape the fast-paced city, or adults looking for something new.

Earth-Water-Rock Outdoor Adventures

Earth-Water-Rock Outdoor Adventures offers guided rock climbing and rappelling trips, canoe and kayak wildlife tours, and custom mountain biking and pedal and paddle trips.

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.

Tar Hollow State Park

At Tar Hollow State Park, explore the twisting park through 2.5 miles of mountain biking.