The weather is beautiful and the scenery is breathtaking, fall is the perfect time to take a backroad trip through Morgan County, Ohio. There are a plethora of things to do, from outdoor adventures to shopping along our picturesque Main Street, these and much more await you here in Morgan County.
Read on to learn more ways to enjoy your time away in Morgan County. Be sure to sign up for our travel guide for even more sight-seeing information.
5 Wonderful Ways to Spend this Fall in Morgan County
1. The Front Porch to the Great Outdoors
No matter what your pleasure is or what the season is, when it comes to the outdoors, Morgan County has you covered. Here there are over 58,000 acres of land to explore-
Jesse Owens State Park and Wildlife (formerly known as AEP ReCreation Land), Burr Oak State Park and Wolf Creek Wildlife Area. These lands offer some of the finest hunting, trapping, fishing, hiking and nature watching in the state.
These areas offer premier fall foliage with all the millions of trees in the area. Typically, the fall season starts at the end of September, with full peak color in mid-end of October, depending upon the weather. During this time it makes for some great hiking at Burr Oak to see nature’s glorious fall colors.
2. The Wilds
A short beautiful 30 minute drive will get you to The Wilds, where you will experience a safari right in our backyard. Today the once strip-mined land has been turned into a beautiful savannah. They have everything from White Rhinos to Giraffes and Zebras, and these are just a few to name. The great work that they are doing to protect these animals is like nowhere else in the world. A true must see when visiting the area. (Please note that The Wilds now requires a reservation.)
3. Main Street McConnelsville
Right out our front door is the beautiful historic Main Street McConnelsville. If unique shopping is your thing, then we have that covered for you too. Linger a day away by visiting:
And if old theatres are a love, then you must take in a movie or a show at the historic Twin City Opera House.
4. Craft Beer Lovers
Did you know that McConnelsville is home to an Award-Winning Craft Brewery? It certainly is and our friends at The Old Bridge Brewing Company are always serving up premier tasting brews. A must-stop for any craft beer lover.
5. Stay at the Historic Inns at 8th and Main
No matter what brings you to the Morgan County Area, be sure to stop in and see us here at The Inns at 8th and Main and check out our overnight lodging offerings. We are the area’s only premier traditional bed and breakfast with luxurious rooms and amenities, and a hot gourmet homestyle breakfast served each morning, no matter the day of the week. Additionally, we now offer dinner options, and you can enhance your stay with one of our experience packages.
Check our availability and start planning your vacation TODAY!
Join my husband Dan and I as we remodel, cook, host and share an amazing life together in these old historic homes.