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Things to do in Highland County, Ohio

A favorite destination for day trips, weekend getaways, and extended vacations in the foothills of Appalachia.

Located within 65 miles of Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus, you can enjoy an unforgettable weekend away after just a short drive on any of the five major state roadways.

If you’re looking to do boating, fishing, or kayaking in one of our creeks or lakes in Ohio, then you’re in the perfect place for water activities.

Overnight accommodations in Highland County range from adventurous camping to luxurious bed and breakfast cottages or cabins in remote wooded areas.

With an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients our restaurants offer a wide range of dishes at reasonable prices for every budget. You can also sample the fresh produce at our local farmer’s markets, take a trip to one of the many Amish or Mennonite stores, or bring the kids (young or old) for small town sweet treats.

Shopping options are diverse including everything from handmade crafts to specialty boutique clothing and cosmetics.

Explore everything Highland County has to offer by booking your next hike, day trip or weekend getaway!

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Tri-County Battle of the Bands set for August 10
Tri-County Battle of the Bands set for August 10

Highland, Clinton and Fayette Counties are excited to be collaborating again for the 3rd annual Tri-County Battle of the Bands. The Visitors Bureau of Highland County will serve as the host for the event on Saturday, August 10th at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Park which is located near uptown...

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Hiking In Highland County
Hiking In Highland County

Highland County has an abundance of hiking trails, all ranging from easy and short walks to long and challenging paths. Most of these trails can be found at the county's state parks and nature preserves. Other smaller trails can be found as well such as the Nature...

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Highland County Offers a Variety of Lodging Options
Highland County Offers a Variety of Lodging Options

Yes, we’ve got that! Highland County offers a variety of lodging options
Spend a day or even a weekend exploring the variety of activities in Highland County

Highland County boasts a variety of lodging options for visitors.
Options range from the traditional Mom and Pop hotels to cabins to rentable...

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Explore Rocky Fork State Park
Explore Rocky Fork State Park

If you're looking for a place that offers great outdoor adventure, look no further than Rocky Fork State Park in Highland County. This beautiful park has something for everyone, whether you're looking to hike, fish, camp, play, or just enjoy the great outdoors.

One of the most popular...

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Things to Do At Highland County

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Highland County Attractions

Our Upcoming Events

Highland County is home to a variety of events throughout the year. Check out some of our upcoming events as you plan to experience the Gateway to Getaway.

Frisch's Big Boy Hillsboro Cruise Night
Start: Oct 23, 2024 05:00 PM
End: Oct 23, 2024 09:00 PM
Family FriendlyFood & DrinkMusic & Concerts
Outdoor Play at Paint Creek State Park
Start: Jul 26, 2024 04:00 PM
End: Jul 26, 2024 05:00 PM
Family FriendlyOutdoor Adventure
City of Hillsboro Christmas Parade
Start: Dec 07, 2024 06:00 PM
End: Dec 07, 2024 08:00 PM
Family FriendlyFood & DrinkHistory & HeritageHoliday & Seasonal
Water Fun at Rocky Fork State Park
Start: Aug 24, 2024 11:00 AM
End: Aug 24, 2024 11:59 AM
Family FriendlyOutdoor Adventure

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Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau
City of Hillsboro
Clinton County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Fayette County Travel & Tourism Bureau
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Pike County Visitors Bureau
Portsmouth & Scioto County Visitors Bureau
Ross County Visitors Bureau
Village of Greenfield
Village of Leesburg