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Nestled in the Appalachian foothills, this region is far from ordinary. With its rolling hills, welcoming faces, & rich history, there’s truly something for everyone along the Appalachian Adventure Trail.

The Arts…
The Appalachian Adventure trail is home to a diverse array of artists who specialize in everything from Appalachian folk art to more modern works. The local artists are passionate about their home & love to share their enthusiasm & talents with visitors.

The Outdoors…
Shaped by the forces of weathering & erosion, the region is characterized by wooded ridge tops & winding river valleys. Known for its natural beauty & surprising diversity, the Appalachian Adventure Trail offers nearly endless outdoor recreation opportunities. From short day hikes to overnight backpacking trips, from fishing & camping to repelling & rock climbing, from encounters with endangered bird species to discoveries of rarely seen wild flowers, outdoor enthusiasts & nature lovers alike find unexpected adventures that will make them want to return time & time again.

The History…
The history of the region is still alive along the Appalachian Adventure Trail! Southeast Ohio was home to Native American cultures for thousands of years before European settlement, evidenced by mounds, petroglyphs, & other artifacts found across the region. Southeast Ohio was the gateway to the Northwest Territory & vital to the expansion of our country. Today, that pioneering spirit lives on in our residents & communities. History explorers will find the Appalachian Adventure Trail a one-of-a-kind window into our nation’s past.

The Shops…
With a wide selection of unique shops, visitors will be sure to find that one-of-a-kind gift or keepsake. Artisan galleries, country boutiques, old time antique emporiums, & distinctive gift shops are just a few of the shopping adventures that can be found here.

The Family Fun…
Fun-filled adventures are around every corner! From water slides to historic train rides, the whole family will enjoy the many activities this region has to offer. You don’t have to be a kid to treasure these adventures. You might just be surprised to see the kid in yourself come to life!

The Festivals & Events…
This region displays its true colors through a variety of festivals & events. Throughout the year visitors can enjoy local culture, arts, food, music & so much more at the many local fairs, festivals, & events in the rolling hills of Southeast Ohio. Come & join the celebration!

Off the Beaten Path...
If you have an adventurous spirit the region has even more to offer! Home to numerous oddities and rarely visited treasures the Adventure Trail has many “Off the Beaten Path” places just waiting to be explored. Some of theses may be a little tricky to find but they are well worth the effort!

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