Most People Don’t Know These 11 Hidden Gems In Ohio Even Exist (Part III)

It turns out that one list — and even a second list — isn’t enough to cover all of the amazing hidden gems in Ohio. From hidden ghost ships to truly epic playgrounds, you never really know what sort of secrets Ohio is keeping until you decide to go out and find them for yourself. The following are 11 of what we consider to be some of the best-kept secrets and hidden gems in Ohio. How many have you visited before?

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Have you discovered all of these destinations for yourself? What other hidden gems in Ohio do you like to explore? Share them with us in the comments below!

Address: Landoll's Mohican Castle - Luxury Hotel in Central Ohio, 561 Township Road 3352, Loudonville, OH 44842, USA
Address: Ohio River, United States
Address: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Address: Preston's H.O.P.E. Playground Park, 26001 S Woodland Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
Address: The Villas at Gervasi Vineyard, 1700 55th St NE, Canton, OH 44721, USA
Address: Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Rd, Tipp City, OH 45371, USA
Address: The Golden Lamb Restaurant & Hotel, 27 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036, USA
Address: Blue Hole, Castalia, OH 44824, USA
Address: Chippewa Lake, OH 44215, USA
Address: Hayden Falls, Columbus, OH, USA
Address: Moonville Tunnel, Hope-Moonville Rd, McArthur, OH 45651, USA
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Hidden gems in Ohio

August 04, 2021

How can I learn about more hidden gems in Ohio?

If you simply can’t get enough hidden gems in Ohio, then you’ll want to check out these 15 hidden places that only the locals know about. In fact, many of these places are *so* under-the-radar that lifelong Buckeyes might not even know of their existence!

Are there any other hidden waterfalls in Ohio?

If happening upon a hidden waterfall while hiking sounds like the perfect day to you, then you’ll definitely want to tackle this hike in Hocking Hills State Park. If you’ve ever heard of “Hidden Falls” along the Old Man’s Cave trails within Hocking Hills State Park, you should know that it does, in fact, exist — and it’s probably a lot easier to find than you think! Located no more than 50 yards from Cedar Falls, a little-known, seasonal (and off the map) waterfall is hidden behind a boulder. It’s absolutely worth the effort to visit, though, as it’s a glorious little cascade in one of the most scenic places in Ohio!

Is Ohio a fun place to explore?

Yes! Between our top-rate attractions and abundance of natural beauty, there is simply so much to see and do in the Buckeye State. If you’re into outdoor recreation, definitely bookmark our Nature Lovers Definitive Guide To Ohio’s Natural Beauty, which will take you to some of the best parks, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and hidden treasures in the state!

Address: Landoll's Mohican Castle - Luxury Hotel in Central Ohio, 561 Township Road 3352, Loudonville, OH 44842, USA
Address: Ohio River, United States
Address: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA
Address: Preston's H.O.P.E. Playground Park, 26001 S Woodland Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
Address: The Villas at Gervasi Vineyard, 1700 55th St NE, Canton, OH 44721, USA
Address: Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Rd, Tipp City, OH 45371, USA
Address: The Golden Lamb Restaurant & Hotel, 27 S Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036, USA
Address: Blue Hole, Castalia, OH 44824, USA
Address: Chippewa Lake, OH 44215, USA
Address: Hayden Falls, Columbus, OH, USA
Address: Moonville Tunnel, Hope-Moonville Rd, McArthur, OH 45651, USA