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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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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.

Hidden Ridge Holiday Market
Start: Dec 09, 2023 10:00 AM
End: Dec 09, 2023 03:00 PM
Family FriendlyHoliday & Seasonal
Illumination on Main
Every Friday, Saturday,
Start time: 05:00 PM
End time: 11:20 PM
Arts & TheaterFamily FriendlyHoliday & SeasonalMusic & Concerts
Trivia Night at The Porch
Every Wednesday,
Start time: 06:30 PM
End time: 08:30 PM
Leesburg Lions Luminary
Start: Dec 10, 2023 05:00 PM
End: Dec 10, 2023 07:00 PM
Family FriendlyFood & DrinkHoliday & SeasonalOutdoor Adventure

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Bright Local Schools
City of Hillsboro
City of Hillsboro Community Improvement Corporation
Fairfield Local Schools
 Greenfield Exempted Village School District
Grow! Highland County
Highland County Chamber of Commerce
Highland County Ohio
Highland County Economic Development
Highland County Land Bank
Hillsboro City School District
Lynchburg-Clay Local School District
Village of Greenfield
Village of Leesburg