25th ann trip

by Amy K.

were should we go?


Tour Stops

  • Woodbury Wildlife Area

    Woodbury Wildlife Area is the largest public hunting and fishing area in Ohio.  Over 19,000 acres is managed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, with the main objective being to maintain the area for wildlife-related recreation.
    Woodbury features a Class A shooting range with 48 shooting benches distributed at 25, 50, 100 and 200-yard backdrops for pistol and rifle users.  Shotgun enthusiasts can choose trap, skeet, hand-thrown or patterning areas.  A walk-through archery trail with 20 targets set at various yardages is also available. Purchase permits for the shooting range where you buy your hunting and fishing licenses, such as at Woodbury Outfitters in Coshocton.

    A primative campgound is also located on the grounds which is free and open year-round.

    Located just seven minutes outside Coshocton on State Route 60. Coshocton was recently named in Midwest Living magazine as 'One of the 100 top towns to visit'.

    • Address: 23371 State Route 60
      Warsaw, Ohio 43844
    • Phone: Local Number: 7408243211
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  • Possum Lodge Cabins - Luxury Cabin on 64 Acres All to Yourself, Pet Friendly, Near Salt Fork, Piedmont Lake & Clendening Lake

    Private luxury log cabin vacation home located on 64 secluded acres in the beautiful Eastern Ohio foothills nestled between Clendening and Piedmont Lakes in Harrison County in Freeport, Ohio. Providing privacy galore. This log home is fully furnished, 1400 sq. ft, full amenities, and will comfortably sleep 8 (2 queen and 4 twin).

    Pet friendly cabin rental.  Easy to reach, Possum Lodge is less than a 2 hr drive from Columbus, Cleveland, Youngstown, Pittsburgh, and only 47 minutes from Wheeling, WV. Come hike our private trails, or enjoy nearby attractions in the area.  You can enjoy fishing, hiking, golf, horseback riding, ATV riding, and more when you stay at Possum Lodge.

    Full bath and laundry, modern kitchen with granite counter tops, woodburning fireplace in great room, DirectTV, DVD/CD player, central heat and air conditioning, private tavern for outdoor dining, fire ring for bonfires, and more.

    We provide all linens, bedding, towels, pillows.  The full kitchen is equipped with pots, pans, dishes, silverware, coffee maker, toaster, blender, slow cooker, and kitchen utensils.  You also have a gas grill located in your private tavern for outdoor dining.

    Nearby attractions include: Salt Fork State Park, Piedmont Lake, Clendening Lake, Boss Bison Ranch, Cabela's, Deerassic Park, Coffee Cake Winery, The Wilds, Faith Ranch, Egypt Valley and Jockey Hollow Wildlife Areas, as well as other wonderful places to see.  See our "Area Info" page of our web site for a list of attractions and links.  Visit us at

    • Address: 76405 McElhaney Rd.
      Freeport, Ohio 43973
    • Phone: Reservations: 440-537-2026
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  • Shawnee State Park

    Shawnee State Park, located in Scioto County near Portsmouth, offers resort facilities nestled in the largest state forest in Ohio, overlooking the beautiful Ohio River. The ruggedness of these hills earned the area the name "Little Smokies."

    Golf on the 18-hole public course. Hike 8 miles of scenic hiking trails in the park, or try the 60 mile backpack trail in nearby Shawnee State Forest.  The State forest also offers 75 miles of bridle trails for horseback riding (bring your own horse) & a horse camp. Learn more about the area's amazing biological diversity at the nature center and naturalist programs. Two small lakes offer sand swimming beaches for campers and park visitors. Boating is limited to non-motorized & boats w/electric motors only. A marina on the Ohio River offers launching, docking & fuel for power boating with no hp limit. Access the river off US Rt. 52. Turkey creek lake is stocked with trout for fishing from shore or on the lake. Hunting is permitted in designated areas.

    The Lodge features guest rooms, restaurant, meeting rooms, lounge, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, and a game room. Two-bdrm. vacation cottages have kitchens, living/dining areas, porches, bathroom, heat & A/C. The campground offers 101 campsites with electric hookups and 6 non-electric sites. Amenities are hot showers & modern restrooms. Pets permitted on designated sites. Try the Camper Cabins for hassle-free camping.

    Camping fees (weekends) range from $19/night to $24/night for non-electric/electric sites. Camper cabins are $45/night. Call 1-866-644-6727 for reservations. 

    For lodge & cottage reservations call 1-800-282-7275.

    • Address: 4404 State Route 125
      West Portsmouth, Ohio 45663
    • Phone: Local Number: 7408586652
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  • Shawnee State Park Lodge & Conference Center

    Nestled in the hills and hollows of the 63,000-acre Shawnee forest, you will find Shawnee Resort & Conference Center. We offer a range of vacation attractions and amenities from golfing along the banks of the Ohio River to taking a dip in the indoor or outdoor pool. There are 65 miles of adjacent hiking trails, ideal for avid hikers or photographers looking to capture wildlife and wildflowers on film or simply relax by a wood burning fire in the lobby or enjoy one of Ohio's finest views of Turkey Creek Lake.

    Shawnee Resort & Conference Center features a cedar and flagstone lodge with 50 rooms, 25 two bedroom cottages, the O-Hee-Yuh Restaurant cocktail lounge and gift shop. As a meeting venue, Shawnee Resort and Conference Center offers seven separate function rooms including a Grand Ballroom holding up to 400.

    Complete your business discussions on the 18-hole championship golf course amidst the beauty of the 'Little Smokies' and the Ohio River. Make reservations today and let the memories begin! For reservations please phone 1-800-AT-A-PARK

    • Address: 4404B SR 125
      Box 189
      West Portsmouth, Ohio 45633
    • Phone: Pro Shop: 7408586681
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