NEARBY STROUDS RUN STATE PARK
The nearby town of Athens is the home of Ohio University. Tours of the university campus can be arranged by contacting the admissions office. The Anthony G. Trisolini Gallery, located on campus, houses fine art exhibits in an early Athens mansion.
Lake Hope, Hocking Hills and Burr Oak state parks are within a short driving distance offering camping, lodge, cabins, fishing and swimming.
Marie J. Desonier State Nature Preserve is located near Coolville. This preserve is heavily forested and contains a large variety of ferns, wildflowers and songbirds. Portions of Wayne National Forest are scattered through the county offering hiking, hunting and other forest related recreation.