Ohio Caverns: Ohio's largest and most beautiful cavern! Ohio Caverns is an all-weather attraction and is open all year. Each tour is guided and is a comfortable walk through the cavern. Each tour takes approximately one hour. The temperature remains a constant 54 degrees throughout the year. The tours are educational and provide the public with an opportunity to see the wonderful world of underground beauty. Photography is welcome!
Siegenthaler-Kaestner Esker State Nature Preserve: Geology rules the day at the Siegenthaler-Kaestner State Nature Preserve where a glacial esker emerges from the soggy lowlands. To get there, travel on SR 245 4.7 miles west of West Liberty into Champaign County. Turn south on Church Road for one mile and then west on Coachman Road for 0.6 mile to the Preserve entrance at 5505 Coachman Road. The grass parking lot has no restrooms, potable water, or picnic tables. A kiosk displays a map of the 37 acre Preserve. Pets are prohibited
Kiser Lake State Park: The quiet and relaxing atmosphere of Kiser Lake State Park makes it a favorite Ohio getaway. The rolling wooded hills and diverse wetlands add to the beauty of this scenic lake known for its clean, clear waters. Enjoy camping, swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking trails and fishing.
Rittenhouse Resort: This 40 acre campground is open May through October and features a swimming lake and fishing pond.
Davey Woods State Nature Preserve: This 103 acres mature forest woodland has numerous large tulip trees, sugar maple, ash and oak as well as an excellent array of spring wildflowers. It is one of the best woodlots remaining in this part of Ohio. Named in honor of the Davey Tree Expert Company which, through The Nature Conservancy, provided half the funding to acquire this site in 1989.The terrain, hilly for this part of Ohio, offers pleasant summer hiking (no mosquitoes), nice fall colors and a beautiful winter landscape.
Birch Bark Canoe Livery: Canoe through the unspoiled, cool and clear waters of the Mad River in Champaign County. The Mad River is an excellent river for you to discover the great outdoors by canoe. The river in our section, for the most part, is just 2-3 feet deep, with some very small pools reaching 5 feet. The water is clear enough to see the river bottom your entire trip. It has a light current, based on recent weather, to carry you along, but is not so strong that you can't paddle against it if you want to try your paddling skills. Short shallow rapids along the way provide a pleasurable change of pace.
Cedar Bog Nature Preserve: A National Natural Landmark, Cedar Bog Nature Preserve is the largest and best example of a boreal and prairie fen complex in Ohio. It has many rare plants and animals, as well as excellent orchid, prairie and woodland wildflower displays. In fact, Cedar Bog is home to 40% of Ohio’s rare species, in one location. The almost mile-long boardwalk will guide you through Ohio's recent Ice Age past. Mastodons probably fed here and all of the Indian cultures of Ohio lived around here.