We have become the preferred destination for day trips, weekend getaways, and extended vacations in the foothills of Appalachia.

Located within 65 miles of Dayton, Cincinnati or Columbus, your trip is easy to enjoy after a short drive on any of the five major state roadways that meet in the center of the county.

If you are looking for water activities like boating, fishing, or kayaking our creeks and two lakes offer the perfect location for fun.

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Mission Statement

The Visitors Bureau of Highland County’s mission is to attract visitors to Highland County through education, promotion and marketing of attractions and activities in the region.

Board of Directors

Visitors Bureau of Highland County, referred to as “VBHC”, is directed by a volunteer board of ten (10) civic and business leaders and supported by a full-time Director Visitors Bureau of Highland County’s purpose is to educate, promote and provide support to tourism in Highland County.

Jamie Wheeler
Jamie Wheeler

Executive Director

"It is so exciting to promote all the great things that Highland County offers its residents and visitors. You never know what kind of adventure you will find as you explore all we have to offer in Highland County: The Gateway to Getaway."

Casey McIntosh

Casey McIntosh Board Chairman

“I own Batter Up Bakery in Leesburg, and we use locally sourced ingredients to give all of our visitors a true “taste of Highland County” experience.” Casey McIntosh

Heather Hughes

Heather Hughes Board Secretary

"I own Twisted Violet Homestead located in Historic Uptown Hillsboro.  I love working with the community and other small businesses to show off all that Highland County has to offer." Heather Hughes

Julie Bolender

Julie Bolender Board Member - Highland County Chamber of Commerce Representative

Liz Brennfleck

Liz Brennfleck Board Member

“Eastern Highland County is where you’ll find Amish and Mennonite families. A few have home-based businesses to sell baked goods, vegetables, flowers or furniture. Their expertise in training has benefitted two horses I have had trained to drive a buggy. At school benefit auctions, you can sell items you don’t need, or bid on quilts, farm goods, and other treasures." Liz Brennfleck

Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson Board Member

"I love Highland County for its natural beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, and its close-knit family atmosphere. Highland County is a great place to raise a family!" Mike Anderson

Phil Clyburn

Phil Clyburn Board Vice Chairman

“Born and raised in Greenfield, I enjoy all there is to do at Paint Creek waterway. From canoeing to kayaking downstream, to fishing or boating on the lake, to hiking 25 miles of trails. My family and I enjoy the outdoors.” Phil Clyburn

Richard Hiatt

Richard Hiatt Board Treasurer

“I've been surprised at Highland County's smaller lodging choices like the rental cottages at Highland Nature Sanctuary, and Old Days Vintage Campers for rent at the lake." Richard Hiatt

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