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A quaint village with a vibrant community, Gambier is known for its institutional ties and natural beauty. Five miles east of Mount Vernon, the village is home to Kenyon College, a private liberal arts institution known for its arts and literary achievements.

Boasting wide open spaces and curious places (like the upside down tree), Gambier is also a popular stop for the 14-mile Kokosing Gap Trail. Start your journey on the trail by visiting the authentic Chesapeake and Ohio Caboose and the 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive, 297 Duff Street, Gambier, Ohio 43022.

Looking for more green space? Gambier has it. Thanks to the Philander Chase Conservancy, over the past 20 years, the conservancy has protected 62 farms and properties totaling 5,500 acres of land. Other must-stops like the Schnormeier Gardens, Kokosing Nature Preserve and the Brown Family Environmental Center, are part of the green initiatives that preserve and enrich the pastoral beauty that surrounds Gambier.

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