From parks to some of Ohio’s most unique attractions, these Knox County experiences need a spot on your itinerary.
Larger than Life, Ariel-Foundation Park - Spend the day exploring the 250-acre wonderland. Relax by one of three beautiful lakes, climb the Rastin Observation Tower and explore the ruins of a former glass factory.
Hidden Treasures, Kokosing State Scenic River - Whether on land or water, follow the Kokosing River with your phone in tow for some of Ohio’s Best geocaching. Find treasures along the State Scenic River Geotrail or visit Valley kayak Rentals to “paddlecache” the route.
Dog Days, South Main Plaza Dog Fountain - Peruse the many shops and restaurants in downtown Mount Vernon- and be sure to pose for a picture by the dog fountain. This unique fountain features 18 colorful dog statues, all spitting water as they vie for a golden bone.
Hands On, Harmony Playground at Memorial Park - Fun is fully accessible at this playground decked out with play structures and equipment designed to accommodate children with all abilities.
Step Back in Time, Knox Memorial Theater - Catch a show surrounded by history at the Knox Memorial Theater. The Georgian revival structure built in 1919 is now home to the MTVarts theater company.
Plant Power, Old Mr. Bailiwick’s - Find wellness items and unique gifts inside this modern apothecary specializing in all-natural, plant-powered salves, teas, herb blends, oils, tonics and more.
Throw Down, Pine Row Studio - Roll up your sleeves and take a spin on the pottery wheel. Learn to shape clay into beautiful functional pieces at any one of the many workshops and classes offered.
Sugar Rush, Almost Famous Sweets & Sodas - This delightfully eclectic candy shop serves treats like spicy taffy and cotton candy popcorn alongside more than 100 drink options, including allergen-friendly choices.
Fall in Love, Honey Run Waterfall Park - Bask in the beauty of this 25-foot waterfall, then hike to the Kokosing River, weaving through a gorgeous hemlock gorge and past sandstone cliffs.
See you on the other side, Bridge of Dreams - Walk the nation’s third-longest covered bridge, a revitalization project so ambitious that it was dubbed the “Bridge of Dreams” after completion. At 370 feet long, suspended over the Mohican River, this walk is one you won’t want to miss.
Author: Brianna Long