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52 Things to Do in Highland County
52 Things to Do in Highland County

Highland County’s representative — Filo Beddoe — was chosen as the winner Friday night in the inaugural Battle of the Bands held on Sugartree Street in downtown Wilmington.

The other bands were Sean Poole & Buckin’ Country representing Fayette County and Reeking Havoc from Clinton County. The event is supposed to...

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Battle Of the Bands
Battle Of the Bands

Highland County’s representative — Filo Beddoe — was chosen as the winner Friday night in the inaugural Battle of the Bands held on Sugartree Street in downtown Wilmington. The other bands were Sean Poole & Buckin’ Country representing Fayette County and Reeking Havoc from Clinton County. The event is supposed...

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Fort Hill
Fort Hill

Located just a few miles South of the Bainbridge Amish Country, JR’s General Store, Country Crust Bakery and Windy Ridge Belgium’s is Fort Hill Earthworks and Nature Preserve. This is a beautiful sanctuary and is well worth your time to visit while you are in the area! It is also...

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Hiking the Highlands Nature Sanctuary
Hiking the Highlands Nature Sanctuary

The Arc of Appalachia Preserve System

www.arcofappalachia.org

The Arc of Appalachia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the beauty, balance & biodiversity of Ohio’s wildlands. Of the Arc’s 20 preserves, the Sanctuary is the oldest and the largest, as 3050 acres. It’s central feature is...

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Hillsboro
Hillsboro

Hillsboro is the county seat and Highland County’s largest community, featuring Ohio’s oldest county courthouse still in operation. The beautiful Greek Revival courthouse dates back to 1834 and is Ohio’s oldest courthouse in continuous operation. The city was plotted with wide streets and the main thoroughfares are adorned with large...

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Paint Creek State Park
Paint Creek State Park

Paint Creek State Park encompasses 5,652 acres with 25 miles of bridle trails and 12 miles of mountain bike trails. There are hiking trails through mature woodlands and open meadows. Fishermen love the 1,148-acre lake that is home to bass, crappie and other species.

Nearby is the community of...

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Rocky Fork Lake
Rocky Fork Lake

Highland County is practically bursting with scenic beauty, memorable characters, historical tales that are stranger than fiction, and attractions worthy of a few days’ stay. This southern Ohio county is truly your Gateway to Getaway.

Active visitors will salivate at the prospect of exploring two state parks in the...

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Time on the Trails
Time on the Trails

Highlands Nature Sanctuary is a beautiful 2,800-acre preserve for some of the most beautiful wildflower displays in the state of Ohio. The sanctuary is noted for the incomparable Rocky Fork Gorge, a 100 foot high canyon with stunning rock formations, ancient white cedars, grottoes, springs and stone arches. An easy...

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You’ll find everything you’re looking for right here in Highland County, Ohio.