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About Us

Knox County Convention & Visitors Bureau is the destination marketing organization responsible for promoting Knox County as an attractive travel destination and enhancing its public image as a dynamic place to live and work. Through the impact of travel, our team works diligently to strengthen the local economic position, enrich community development and provide opportunities for people to connect with their passions.

Our staff is versed in our local communities, happenings and attractions. Before, during or after your journey, we invite you to reach out to our knowledgable team to connect yourself with Knox County.

Carol Grubaugh

Executive Director
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"I've lived in Knox county for over 40 years and have seen this county flourish. The development and attractions have grown exponentially and I feel confident visitors will feel a pull to be apart of this excitement and growth."

Favorite Stop: Ariel-Foundation Park
Must-Eat: Fiesta Mexicana
Can't Miss Event: Mount Vernon Music & Arts Festival

Olivia Toth

Marketing Manager
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"Knox County is truly unexpected. Surrounded by pastoral beauty and green space, you can't ignore the peace you can find here. At the same time, there is a buzz. A buzz of innovation, entertainment and arts that begs you to join in. When you visit you become a part of it, you're never on the sidelines."

Favorite Stop: Kokosing Gap Trail
Must-Eat: The Gambier Deli
Can't Miss Event: Rural Society Antique & Garden Sale

Savannah Gilmore

Relations Coordinator
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"I come from a local family businesss that has greeted visitors for over 30 years. From across the state to even further, Knox County is a destination for everyone. There is more than one way to enjoy it; on the trails, along the river, at the shows and the list goes on."

Favorite Stop: Kokosing Valley Camp & Canoe Putt Putt
Must-Eat: Mazza's
Can't Miss Event: Fredericktown Tomato Show

Frequently Asked Questions

Trail-users are encouraged to park at the CA&C Visitor Center (501 South Main Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050) for the day. The CA&C Visitor Center sits in between both the Heart of Ohio Trail and the Kokosing Gap Trail, so it is a great starting point on any adventure. If trail-users are interested in an overnight parking, please reach out to our staff directly, at [email protected], to coordinate your visit.

The CA&C Visitor Center, back parking lot, is available to transient RV/Campers. We ask that guests please reach out to our staff directly, at [email protected], to coordinate your visit. If you're looking for longer stay, check out our RV/Camping accommodations.

The CA&C Visitor Center is open Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM.

There are public restrooms located at the CA&C Visitor Center (501 South Main Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050). Restrooms are open Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM. Also, most trailheads throughout the county, that have parking, will also have a port-a-potty onsite.

The CA&C Visitor Center has a Bike Repair Station on the east side of our building. If you are in need of a part replacement or need more bike supplies, Y-NOT Cycling is located just two blocks from the trail on South Main Street in Downtown Mount Vernon. Other trail gear can be found at the Animal Station and More Space At Your Place along the Heart of Ohio Trail in Centerburg.

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