Lakes & Recreation

Tappan Lake

Tappan Lake Park, part of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, is one of Ohio's most scenic outdoor locations. 

Clendening Lake

 Clendening Lake is the largest undeveloped lake in Ohio and is known for its bass fishing and solitude. Camping and boat rentals are also available. 

Piedmont Lake

 Piedmont Lake is considered by many to be the most scenic of all the MWCD lakes. It is set in rough, hilly, unglaciated terrain, most of which is heavily wooded. 

Boss Bison Ranch

45701 Unionvale Rd.

Cadiz, OH 43907

(740) 942-8726

Boss Bison Farm is open for tours, history, hot meals, and meat sales. They also have a gift shop and friendly staff on hand.

Sally Buffalo Park

100 W College St.

Cadiz, OH 43907

(740) 942-3213

Sally Buffalo Park offers Wallace Lodge and a party barn.  They have multiple camp sites, lakes, and activities

Faith Ranch

89500 Jewett-Germano Rd.

Jewett, OH 43986

(740) 946-2255

Non-denominational Christian camp with horse riding stables.  The ranch offers trail rides and lessons, as well as camps and programs.

Interest Points & Museums

Clark Gable Museum & Birthplace

138 Charleston St.

Cadiz, OH 43907

(740) 942-4989
Birth home, gift shop, and museum of The King of Hollywood, Clark Gable.
Items on display include Mr. Gable's boyhood sled and his Cadillac.

Custer Museum, Monument, & Birth Place

New Rumley St. Rt. 646 

(866) 473-0417

Birthplace of famous General George Armstrong Custer. The museum is open by appointment. 

Ourant Schoolhouse

Rt. 328 West of Deersville
The Ouran Schoolhouse is a one room, renovated school house that was built in 1873. National Register of Historic Places and hosts many events and activities.

Jewett Museum

104 E Main St. 

Jewett, OH 43986

(740) 945-5131

Features early 1800's artifacts, business, organization, and personal history. Open by appointment.

Scio Museum

East Main St

Scio, OH 43988

(740) 945-2172

Features the only public display of Scio Pottery, Scio College, oil booms, etc. Open by appointment.

Franklin Museum

187 North Main St.

New Athens, OH 43981

(740) 968-0192

Formerly the Franklin College. Exhibits include Civil War, "College that divided a nation, and more! Open by appointment.

The Coal Museum

200 E. Market St.

Cadiz, OH 43907

(740) 942-2623

The History of Coal Museum includes early and modern day mining displays and equipment. Located behind the Puskarich Library.

Sixteen Sided Barn

75540 Skullfork Rd.

Freeport, OH 43973

(740) 658-3891

Only one of three barns in the Unite States.  This barn has been lovingly restored by it's owners who welcome visitors with or without notice. 

Motorcyclist Memorial

48255 Rabbit Rd.

Hopedale, OH

- Off old route 22 at American Legion Post 682

A monument to riders gone too soon.

250 Raceway

83000 Chapel Hill Rd

Cadiz, OH 43907

(740) 942-2928 

Ohio's Place to Sling Dirt! 3/8 mile dirt track racing.  Season runs from April to Sept.

Lightning Raceway

82585 Craigo Rd

Tippecanoe, OH 44699

(740) 922-1661

Motorcross track and ATV racing. Open daily - Daylight to dark unless a race is scheduled. 

Christmas Card Lane

Come see our life-sized Christmas Cards! Christmas Card Lane runs from November to January at Sally Buffalo Park.  The Cards are lit up to provide a beautiful evening drive through the park!

Trails & Driving Tours

Conotton Creek Trail

Paved, 11.4 miles trail from Bowerston to Jewett through covered bridges and beautiful Harrison County sites.

Buckeye Trail

Bowerston Section: This trail goes over 40 of Ohio's 88 counties.  Marked by blue blazes and includes a scenic path through MWCD lake shore lines

Quilt Barn Driving Tour

Drive the Beautiful, & scenic, Quilt Barn Tour. Each barn consists of an eight-foot square painted replica of quilt squares on barns throughout the county. The barns are promoted as a "drive it yourself" tour of Harrison County. They also serve as a constant reminder of our pioneer and agricultural heritage.  There are 20 barns in all.  

Music & Festivals

Baby Bison Days & Pow Wow

Come celebrate the baby bison every June! This event accepts can food and donations that go to HARCATUS. Event also a Pow Wow, gifts, music, and great food! Location: Boss Bison Ranch

Bluegrass in the Hills

Bluegrass In The Hills is an June event in Hopedale, Ohio that offers the best bluegrass music from the most talented performers.  Camping and great food!

Blues for a Cure

FREE public concert every June at Sally Buffalo Park with all proceeds benefiting the Harrison Community Hospital Foundation and the Harrison County Cancer Crusaders.   

Sally Buffalo Days

Celebrated the end of September, Sally Buffalo Days offers craft vedors, live entertainment, children activities, and great food!

Scio Fall Festival

A staple in Harrison County for over 80 years, Scio Fall Festival is held in August. Events include parade, arm wrestling, car show, 5k run, children rides, 

Harrison County Fair

The Harrison County Fair proudly showcases the youth of the county with their animal and still projects with grand stand events nightly!

Harrison County Christmas Parade

The Harrison County Lighted Christmas parade takes place the first Saturday in December.  With over 70 entries, this parade grows bigger with every year! 

Old Construction & Surface Mining Equipment Show

This show takes place every September. The show features draglines, shovels, trucks, crawlers, dozers, etc demonstrated or on display.

Stumptown Steam Threshers Festival & Reunion

In Sepetember, watch Steam Engines working , with the Saw Mill, Shingle Mill, Threshing and Baling. There are Antique Gas Tractors, Garden Tractors, Hit & Miss Engines and Steam Models in action.