Few Ohioans Know That Shawnee State Park Was The First State Park In Ohio
There’s nothing like some quiet time in Ohio nature when you need to relax and recharge.
Few people know that Ohio’s very first state park is also one of the most scenic. Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth features sweeping views of the Appalachian foothills and is home to a rich history. Especially stunning in the autumn months, this underrated state park is worthy of your Ohio bucket list.
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April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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