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Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve: The Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve is a four mile (6 km) long sandstone formation through which the Licking River flows in Licking County, Ohio, United States. Located 12 miles (19 km) east of Newark near the tiny town of Toboso, 1,200 acres (4.9 km2) along the gorge were designated an Ohio Nature Preserve in 1975. The gorge is a capsule of Ohio transportation history, having hosted canal boats, steam railroads, electric interurbans and automobiles through the years. 10 miles of walking trail, 4 miles of biking trail.

Carobeth Berry Farm: Just a few minutes down the dirt road! Pick-Your-Own thornless blackberries, black and red raspberries, and blueberries. Harvest begins late-June with red and black raspberries and ending early September with blackberries and fall red raspberries. Family owned and operated. Open for picking Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. 

Dawes Aboretum 

Dillon Reservoir Wildlife Area:   Dillon is a flood control reservoir and most of the land base is characterized by broad, terraced floodplains, which are frequently flooded during the late winter and spring. Included also are adjacent rolling hills that border the Licking River valley. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife and Division of Parks and Recreation manage 8,200 acres of Dillon Reservoir area for wildlife and general recreational purposes. Hunting and fishing are the major recreational uses, along with nature study, hiking, boating, and bird watching.

Flint Ridge: Flint Ridge is a deposit of flint approximately 3 x 9 miles running in an East-West orientation. The layer is 2 - 10 feet thick. More than 10,000 years ago, Native Americans quarried the flint from pits still visible on the quarry trail. As you walk the beautiful trails, imagine the sights and sounds of hundreds of Native Americans digging the pits and knapping the flint. 

Frazeysburg Homecoming Festival: Three day annual event in August organized by the local fire department. Festival includes rides, food, games, live music, raffles & more.

Heisey Glass Museum: Houses more than 4,500 pieces of glassware produced by the A. H. Heisey & Company in Newark from 1896-1957. Visitors are treated to breathtaking arrangements of Heisey glassware featuring hundreds of patterns and all known colors. Elegant cuttings, etchings and engravings, as well as experimental pieces, can also be seen.

Historic Roscoe Village: A restored 1830's canal town, Roscoe is located along what once was the Ohio-Erie Canal. Each year Roscoe hosts various festivals, special events, and holiday activities that both educate and provide fun entertainment for guests. Historic tours through the Village take guests back in time. While strolling through the restored living history buildings, guests may see actual artisans at work, including a blacksmith, a weaver, a cooper, and a broom maker; observe old-time cooking demonstrations; sit in on a reenactment of an 1800's school lesson; view a full-scale canal boat replica; visit the immaculately groomed gardens displaying an array of colors; or participate in hands-on learning demonstrations like candle dipping, tin punching, or weaving. Ride the canal boat, Monitcello II, and browse your choice of museums, shops and restaurants.

Longaberger Homestead, Basket & Golf Course: The Basket Capital of the world is just minutes away. 

Raven's Glenn Winery: Family-owned and operated local winery and restaurant. Tours available. 

The Wilds: The Wilds is a 10,000 acre private, non-profit safari park and conservation center that combines cutting-edge conservation science and education programs with hands-on experiences and one-of-a-kind adventures. Located in southeast Ohio, the Wilds is home to rare and endangered species from around the globe living in natural, open-range habitats. Adventures include: Mountain Biking, Birding, Fishing Safari, Horseback Safari, Wild Zipline Safari, & Butterflies.

Woodbury Wildlife Area: 14,000+ acre public wildlife area open for hunting, fishing, trapping, shooting range, hiking, wildlife watching & more.

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