Howard, Ohio

Top Spots in and near Howard

  • Howard, Ohio

    Photograph Honey Run Waterfall

    4.0
    Getting to Honey Run Falls is incredibly easy! There are two parking lots for the park, one on the west side of the road for the Honey Run Highlands, and one on the east side of the road in the forest for the falls. From the forest parking lot, follow the trail south for roughly 500 ft until you ...
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  • Perrysville, Ohio

    Photograph Clear Fork Gorge

    The hardest part of this adventure is finding parking, especially on a late October afternoon. There's two different observation decks to take photos of the gorge from, and both have excellent views of the overall gorge. Having grown up just up the road from Mohican State Park, "The Gorge" has al...
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  • Perrysville, Ohio

    Hike the Pleasant Hill Lyons Falls Loop

    5.0
    2.75 mi
    To get to this trail you can go to the Dam that is a part of Pleasant Hill Lake and there is a parking area across the street. After you start walking you reach signs that will ask where you want to go, either to the covered bridge or to the Lyons Falls.By going towards the covered bridge first y...
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  • Perrysville, Ohio

    Photograph Mt. Jeez

    3.0
    While it might not seem like much, Mt. Jeez stands 1,310' feet above sea level, making it one of the higher "peaks" in Ohio. Because of that, it's one of the few spots in the Buckeye State that allow for grand, sweeping vistas with a 270 degree view for a few miles in most directions. Originally ...
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  • Heath, Ohio

    Blackhand Trail

    8.6 mi
    Both the eastern and western trailhead have ample parking and access to the Blackhand Trail, which winds its way along the banks of the Licking River for a 4.3 mile one way trip.  While the trail isn't terribly long, it makes up for it in its scenery, staying within eyesight of the Licking River...
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  • Heath, Ohio

    Quarry Rim-Chestnut Trail

    5.0
    6 mi / 400 ft gain
    Starting at the eastern trailhead off of Gratiot Rd, follow the paved Blackhand Trail for 0.2 mile till you arrive at the sign of the Quarry Rim Trail, a 0.9 mile trail that roughly parallels the bike trail, but takes you along the rim of the old sandstone quarry that was in operation in the late...
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  • Lewis Center, Ohio

    Out of Africa Trail

    3.15 mi / 131 ft gain
    Out of Africa Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Galena, Ohio.
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  • Westerville, Ohio

    Hike the Overlook-Hickory Ridge-Brookside Trail

    4.0
    1.6 mi
    This gravel woods path at Blendon Woods Metropark, just over 1.5 miles, is perfect for a quick hike when visiting the city! You may be close to Ohio's capitol city, but you feel far away in the woods of this park.  Come into the main entrance and turn right at the Ranger Station.  Park near the n...
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  • Columbus, Ohio

    Blendon Woods Loop

    1.97 mi / 112 ft gain
    Blendon Woods Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Columbus, Ohio.
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  • Lewis Center, Ohio

    Hike the Overlook-Dripping Rock Loop

    5.0
    4.8 mi / 100 ft gain
    Starting at the nature center near the entrance of the park, the 2.5 mile long Dripping Rock Trail heads off in two directions, to the south and to the west. Either way will take you back to the nature center at the end of the day. Going west takes you past an observation deck and then along a de...
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  • Dublin, Ohio

    Photograph Indian Run Falls

    4.0
    1 mi
    Indian Run Falls is a family friendly destination for the metro lifestyle. Sitting just outside downtown Dublin, the falls are easily accessible from the nearby parking lot, with the roar of the fall audible as soon as you get out of your car. For those seeking a hike, there is a 1/2 mile trail t...
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  • Dublin, Ohio

    Photograph Hayden Run Falls

    2.0
    A great evening getaway while in Columbus, Hayden Run Falls is easy to access. The path to the falls is a well-maintained boardwalk above the floodplain of the Scioto River, just a little over a 0.1 mile in length. The boardwalk takes you right up to the very foot of the 35 foot tall waterfall, a...
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  • Scioto River, Ohio

    Fly Fish the Scioto River in Columbus

    Urban fly fishing, a unique and exciting way to explore any city. Whether it is for bass, trout, carp, or panfish almost every city has a pond or river that offers the chance to connect with nature and experience nearby adventures. The Scioto River in Columbus, Ohio is just one of four major rive...
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  • Plain City, Ohio

    Conquer the Glacier Ridge Challenge Course

    0.25 mi
    This quarter mile course is perfect for those looking for athletic competition, fun challenges, or ninja training. It is located adjacent to the parking lots in the main area of Glacier Ridge Metro Park, so there will always be plenty of parking for your group. There are water fountains at the be...
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  • Plain City, Ohio

    Run the Ironweed Trail in Glacier Ridge Metro Park

    4.0
    2.8 mi
    From the main entrance on the north side of the park, the Ironweed Trail connects the northern, more wooded section of the park with the wetlands to the south. This 2.8 mile one-way trail is paved, making cycling, running, and hiking an easy activity. The topography of the park also makes it easy...
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  • Massillon, Ohio

    Sippo Valley Trail

    9.64 mi / 361 ft gain
    Sippo Valley Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Massillon, Ohio.
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Camping and Lodging in Howard

Butler / Mohican KOA Journey
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Butler / Mohican KOA Journey

Sunbury / Columbus North KOA Holiday
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Sunbury / Columbus North KOA Holiday

Mt. Gilead KOA Holiday
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Mt. Gilead KOA Holiday

Coshocton KOA Holiday
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Coshocton KOA Holiday

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Dillon Lake Group Picnic Shelter

Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA Holiday
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Buckeye Lake / Columbus East KOA Holiday