* Clinton County
* Fayette County
* Greene County
* [[Hamilton County (Ohio)|Hamilton County]]
* [[Highland County]]
==='''State Parks and Resort Lodges'''===
*'''A.W. Marion State Park''', [[Pickaway County]], 7317 Warner-Huffer Road, [[Circleville]]. 58 wooded camp sites, tent and trailer camping, 145 acres of water restocked with largemouth bass, muskellunge, bluegill and channel catfish., boat launch ramps and public docks, excellent squirrel hunting.
Caeser Creek State Park''', northeast corner of [[Warren County (Ohio)|Warren County]], I-71 exit 45, Route 73 west, southeast of [[Dayton]]. 285 campsites, electrical hook-ups. The campground offers showers, flush toilets, pet camping, horseman's camp with 30 sites, two camper cabins, one cedar cabin, 2,830-acre lake, unlimited horsepower, boating, water skiing, five launch ramps, forty-three miles of hiking trails, men, thirty-one miles of bridle trail, horsemen's camp, five-mile mountain bike trail, 3.5 -mile novice trail, hunting, fishing, picnic areas, tables, grills, drinking water, nine picnic shelters, day lodge, a meeting room, kitchen, outdoor tables, grills, 1,300-foot beach, concession area, changing booths, nature center, naturalist programs year round, pioneer village with 15 historic buildings depicting life in early 1800s. Playground equipment, basketball court, games and sports equipment. *'''Cowan Lake State Park''', [[Clinton County]], south of [[Wilmington (Ohio)|Wilmington]] , west of SR 68 on SR 350. 237 electric campsites, 17 non-electric sites, are wheelchair accessible, showerhouse, flush toilets, laundry facilities, dump station, camper's beach, boat launch ramp, commissary, pet camping. 27 cottages, heated, air-conditioned, two private bedrooms, rrollaway beds, bath, shower, furnished living area, complete kitchen, dining area, screened porch, linens, towels, cooking, eating utensils are provided. Two premium cottages, gas fireplaces, wooden decks, gas cooking grills. Boats with a ten horsepower limite permitted, marina, concession, boat, canoe and motor rental, fishing and picnic supplies. Launch ramps, fuel, dock rentals, sailing, hunting, fishing. Public beach, bathhouse, showers, snack bar, picnicking, tables, grills, shelterhouse, dance pavilion, one-mile mountain bike trail, four miles of hiking trails, bike rentals, boat rentals, basketball, volleyball, and miniature golf course.*''' Deer Creek State Park and Resort Lodge''', southwest [[Pickaway County]], west of [[Circleville]], northwest of Route 22 on Route 207. 3,100 acre retreat. Lodge: 110 guest rooms, indoor, outdoor pools, sauna, whirlpool, exercise room, restaurant, lounge, and meeting rooms. Cottages: 25 cottages, two bedrooms, bath, shower, living room, sofa bed, complete kitchen, dining area and screened porch. Camping: 227 electric campsites, showers, flush toilets, pet camping, Five Rent-A-Camp units, horsemen's camp with primitive overnight facilities, area for youth groups. Unlimited horsepower boating, 1,277-acre Deer Creek reservoir, two launch ramps, marina, fuel, boat rental and seasonal dock rentals. 1,700-foot swimming beach, concession area, changing booths, boat-swim area, picnicking, nine miles of hiking trails, fourteen miles of bridle trails, fitness trail, 350-acre, 18-hole public golf course, fitness center, volleyball, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, playground, miniature golf, bicycles may be rented, volleyball, basketball courts, playgrounds, baseball field, and tennis courts for lodge guests. *'''East Fork State Park''', [[Clermont County]]. 25 miles east of [[Cincinnati]] and south of SR 32, off of Route 133. 384 electric campsites, 5 full-hookup sites, showers, flush toilets, drinking water, camper's beach, boat ramp, pet camping, 4 spacious Cedar Cabins, 4 camper cabins, horsemen's camp. Backpacker trail, 10 miles of scenic areas, 20-mile round trip. 32-mile perimeter trail circles the park, for hikers, backpackers, and horsemen. Four primitive campsites are these trails. 5-mile mountain bike trail. 2,160 acres of water, unlimited horsepower boating, six launch ramps. Hunting, fishing, picnic areas, tables, grills, drinking water, two picnic shelters, swimming, 1,200-foot beach, change booths, restrooms, vending area, mini-golf course, bike rental, basketball, horseshoe courts, and playgrounds.
*'''Hueston Woods State Park and Resort Lodge''', Southwest corner of [[Preble County]], northwest corner of [[Butler County (Ohio)|Butler County]], north of [[Oxford (Ohio)|Oxford]]. North of SR 27 on Route 732. Located in Butler and Preble counties, nearly 3,000 acres. Lodge: 96-rooms, dining room, snack bar, gift shop, meeting rooms, lounge, indoor, outdoor swimming pools, game room, and lighted tennis court. Cottages: 25 cottages, two bedrooms, bath, kitchen, living room, screened porch. Two Premium Cottages. Ten Efficiency Cottages. All cottages have cooking, eating utensils, towels, and bedding. Camping: 252 campsites, electrical outlets, showers, flush toilets, laundry, trailer waste station, 236 non-electric campsites, with vault-type latrines. Three camper cabins, built-in bunks, air conditioning, and an outdoor gas grill, 28 horseman campsites and pet camping. 10 miles of hiking trails, 18 miles of bridle trails, 12 miles for mountain biking. 18-hole, 7,005-yard, par 72 golf course, driving ranges open from March until November. Acton Lake, boating, launch ramps, public docks, fishing pier, 1,500-foot swimming beach, concession stand, bathhouse, volleyball court, horseshoes, miniature golf, playground, basketball court, Nature Center, fossil hunts and playground.
Bryant State Park''', northern [[Greene County (Ohio|Greene County]], east of [[Dayton]], south of [[Springfield (Ohio)|Springfield]] and north of [[Xenia]]. Route 68 to CR 343 east. Camping: 10 electic campsites, 50 non-electric sites, picnic tables, fire rings, latrines, drinking water, pet camping, 100-person group camp, two adirondack shelters, fishing, hunting, four picnic areas, shelterhouse, tables, grills, drinking water. Nine trails, mountain bikes are permitted on 6.5 miles of multi-use trail, wheelchair accessible trails. Rock climbing and rappelling area. *'''Paint Creek State Park''', western [[Ross County]], between [[Chillicothe]] and Hillsboro, north of SR 50. 183 electric campsites, 14 electric premium campsites, hot showers, flush toilets, laundry facilities, two Deluxe camper Cabins, with beds, TV and VCR, microwave, refrigerator, gas grill, and gas fireplace. Pet campin, primitive horseman's camp, unlimited horsepower boating, launch ramps, boat rentals, fuel, seasonal dock rentals, hunting, or fishing, swimming, 1,000-foot sand beach, bathhouse, restrooms and changing booths. Picnic areas, tables, grills and a reservable picnic shelter. Four hiking trails, .75 miles to 2.5 miles, 25 miles of bridle trails, 14 miles of mountain bike trails. Nature center, minature golf, games, sports equipment, basketball, volleyball, and rock climbing permitted. *'''Rocky Fork State Park''', [[Highland County]], east of [[Hillsboro (Ohio)|Hillsboro]] and southwest of [[Chillicothe]] north of Route 124. 230 campsites, showers, flush toilets, laundry facilities, camp store and campers' beach. Electric available at 89 campsites, an additional 45 campsites offer full-service hookups, 62 premium lakeside non-electric campsites, pet camping, launch ramp, tie-ups, recreation barn also may be rented with meeting space, restrooms, showers, modified kitchen. Unlimited horsepower, sixteen boat launching ramps, rental docks, boat camping, three marinas, fuel, focking space, modern restaurant, boat rentals, snack bar, two large beaches, swimming, changing booths, bathhouses, boat/swim area, fishing, hunting, .5 mile hiking trail, excellent birdwatching, A two-mile mountain bike trail, volleyball, playground equipment, miniature golf course, tetherball, basketball court, horsehoe pits, games, sporting equipment, and a nature center. *'''Stonelick State Park''', [[Clermont County]], northeast of[[Cincinnati]] south of Route 28 on Route 133. 114 campsites 108 electric, showers, flush toilets camp store, laundry facilities, pet camping, Deluxe 14' x 20' camper cabin, launch ramp, hunting, fishing, beach, picnicking, tables, grills, two picnic shelters, five miles of hiking trails, volleyball, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, playground equipment, bike and boat rental, and a basketball court.*'''For camping and getaway rental reservations on any of Ohio's Parks tel. ''1+'' 866-644-6727.'''
The mailing address and actual location of these parks may be two different locations: For more detailed information on these and other Ohio State Parks, contact the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Parks and Recreation. Click here. [http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/default/tabid/80/Default.aspx]
=== By Boat ===
*If you wish to ferry across the Ohio River, there are three remaining commercial passenger ferries, [[Monroe County (Ohio)|Monroe County]] at Fly, to to Sisterville, [[West Virginia]] - Higginsport, Ohio in [[Brown County (Ohio|Brown County]] to Augusta, [[Kentucky]] - [[Cincinnati]], Ohio to [[Constance (Kentucky)|Constance]], Kentucky. All-year,
continous daily service. Weather permitting. Car=about $3.00 or less.
** the [http://www.piquaheritagefestival.com/ Piqua Heritage Festival],
** the [http://www.tippcitymumfestival.org/ Tipp City Mum Festival],
Octoberfest] in Downtown Dayton and
** the [http://www.sauerkrautfestival.com/ Waynesville Sauerkraut Festival].
*'''Ohio Beads and Gems''' [http://www.ohiobeadsandgems.com]. 105 E. Main St., Ste. 102 in [[Mason (Ohio)|Mason]]. 513.770.5564. Specialty Retail Store for Beads, Bulk Jewelry Chain, Jewelry Findings, Tools and Instruction. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 AM to 6 PM; Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM; Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM; Closed Sunday.
*'''OhioBeads.com''' [http://www.ohiobeads.com]. 3116 W. Montgomery Rd., Ste. 300, in [[Maineville (Landen) (Ohio)|Maineville]]. 513.476.5564. Express Your Unique Style with Your Own Beaded Jewelry.
Shop at OhioBeads.com for the jewelry making supplies to make your special jewellery fashion.
*'''Spencer's Antiques & Imports''' [http://www.spencersantiques.com]. 274 South Main Street in [[Waynesville]]. (866) 897-7775. An impressive inventory housed in 5 buildings and over 20,000 square feet. Treasures you will find include collectible toys, original oil paintings, new Fiesta, Tiffany-style lamps, imported mahogany Chippendale furniture, French armoires, and much more.
*'''Arloi Dee Thai Bistro''' [http://www.arloidee.com]. 4920 Socialville-Foster Road in [[Mason (Ohio)|Mason]]. (513) 229-3997. Arloi Dee’s authentic Thai cuisine is flavored with a variety of fresh herbs and distinct spices, which creates a wide range of exotic tastes. The food ranges from mild and subtly flavored dishes to hot and fiery. Arloi Dee has been featured in publications like the Cincinnati Enquirer and Ohio Magazine.
*'''The Breakfast Club Cafe''' [http://www.breakfastclubcafe.com]. 102 North Broadway in [[Lebanon (Ohio)|Lebanon]]. (513) 932-0210. The Breakfast Club Cafe is in the heart of downtown Lebanon. Its staples are freshly roasted coffees, made-to-order foods, and uncompromising service. Try breakfast favorites like Buttermilk Pancakes and the Viva Mexican
omlette or enjoy lunch with a Half-Pound Burger or Baguette Sandwich. Hours are Monday-Sunday, 7:00am to 3:00pm.