Geocaching is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online. Highland County is home to a lot of geocaches, so let the hunt begin! If you and your family are new to geocaching, take two minutes to watch the introductory video below, then follow the link to visit the official geocache website to get started.
Acme Art Factory – 136 West Main Street, Hillsboro – 937-661-5955
Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4pm to 7pm & Saturdays from 9am to Noon.
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Disc golf is a flying disc (frisbee) game in which players throw a flying disc at a target. According to theProfessional Disc Golf Association, “The object of the game is to traverse a course from beginning to end in the fewest number of throws of the disc.” Highland county has two of it’s own Disc Golf Courses for you to enjoy. The best part? It’s free. BYOD – Brind Your Own Discs!
Rocky Fork Lake (South Beach) – Blue Ribbon Road, Hillsboro
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Paint Creek Lake – 280 Taylor Road, Bainbridge
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Highland Lanes – 1086 North High Street, Hillsboro – 937-840-0200
- 20 Lanes
- Kids Bumpers
- Automatic Scoring
- Pro Shop
- Pool Tables
- Arcade Games
- Special Discounts
- On-Site Restaurant
S&K Dairy Cup – 5562 U.S. 50, Hillsboro – 937-393-2448
Come grab your favorite ice cream treat and stay for a game of putt-putt golf. The S&K has been a family favorite for years.
Highlands Nature Sanctuary – 7660 Cave Road, Bainbridge
The sanctuary is a 2000-acre hiking and nature education destination in southern Ohio, in the heart of the scenic Rocky Fork Gorge. There is a museum, overlook deck, and three hiking hiking trails winding their way down into the Rocky Fork Gorge. The sanctuary is open April – October on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30am to 5:00pm.
Fort Hill State Memorial – 13614 Fort Hill Road, Hillsboro
Fort Hill State Memorial is a nature preserve containing one of the best preserved Indian hilltop enclosures in North America. The Hopewell Indians (100 B.C.-A.D. 500) constructed the 1 1/2 mile long earthwork hilltop enclosure as well as at least two ceremonial buildings and probably a village in the Brush creek Valley.
Lying at the western edge of the Allegheny Plateau, immediately south of the glacial boundary, this hilly area contains an impressive diversity of bedrock, soils, flora, and fauna. There are 11 miles of hiking trails at the 1,200 acre preserve as well as a picnic area. The museum reopened in the fall of 2000 after an extensive renovation. New exhibits include a variety of hands-on and interactive, multimedia displays depicting the geology, flora and fauna of Fort Hill.
Liberty Park – Diamond Dr., Hillsboro
Richard Shaffer Park – US 62 North, Hillsboro
Mitchell Park – OH 753 South, Greenfield
Ruth Crampton Memorial Park – Memory Lane, Lynchburg
Roadside Park – OH 28 West, Leesburg
Beech Skate Park – Beech St., Hillsboro
Felson Park & Nature Trail – South McArthur Way Greenfield