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Go Technology-Free at These 9 Primitive Campgrounds Around Cincinnati

Primitive Camping Around Cincinnati - Cutler Real Estate

Spring is in the air in the Cincinnati area, and you know what that means. It's time to get outside and enjoy it! After being cooped up all winter, we're all eager to see some greenery, unplug and get away from screens for a while. 

The Cincy area offers virtually unlimited potential for adventures in the great outdoors, from hiking and biking to fishing and picnicking. These beautiful rustic campgrounds are perfect places to do all of the above, and they're all within a short drive of the city. That makes them perfect for a weekend getaway.

Lake Isabella Campground

10174 Loveland Madeira Rd., Loveland, OH 45140

Just 20 minutes from Cincinnati, Lake Isabella is a great place to experience rustic camping without straying too far from the city. With 24 primitive tent sites, the campground is by a grove of trees not far from the lake. Each site has a picnic table, and each group of four sites shares a communal fire pit. Lake Isabella offers excellent fishing, and the campground is also within walking distance of a canoe and kayak launch on the Little Miami River. 

Stonelick State Park

2895 Lake Dr., Pleasant Plain, OH 45162

Stonelick State Park sits less than 45 minutes from Cincinnati and offers a 1,058-acre wild getaway on the shores of Stonelick Lake. The park is home to one of the area's best family campgrounds for anyone who wants to get away from it all. Shady and secluded, the campground includes about 100 campsites, with a mix of electric and non-electric sites, including some right on the water. Primitive group sites are available too. Stonelick Lake is known for excellent bass, catfish, and bluegill fishing and also offers a public beach and boating for small craft.

Winton Woods Campground

651 Lakeview Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45231

A beautiful campground within the Cincinnati city limits? Yes, please! Winton Woods Campground is a perfect camping destination for families who don't have the time to travel to a far-flung wilderness. And while this campground may not exactly be "roughing it," they do offer lovely, shaded campsites for tents as well as RVs, with easy access to amenities like electricity, WiFi, and modern restrooms and showers. Its proximity to the city means this campground fills up fast on weekends, so book your site early!

Caesar Creek State Park

8570 OH-73, Waynesville, OH 45068

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One of Southwest Ohio's top destinations for swimming, boating, and water sports, Caesar Creek State Park overlooks the picturesque waters of 2,830-acre Caesar Creek Lake. The park's campground offers nearly 300 sites, including full-hookup RV sites as well as many that are designated tents-only. Each site has a picnic table and campfire ring. Caesar Creek State Park is known for having one of the most beautiful public beaches in the region, but it's also a great place for hiking and bird watching. The park is home to about 25 miles of hiking trails, which explore a diverse habitat rich in plant and animal life. 

Hueston Woods State Park

6301 Park Office Rd., College Corner, OH 45003

Hueston Woods State Park offers more than 300 campsites, including both electric and non-electric sites, and even an equestrian group camp. The campground ranges from shady and secluded to open and spacious, and all campers have access to showers and modern amenities. Hueston Woods State Park offers hiking, fishing, horseback riding, disc golf, and a wide range of other activities. It's especially popular among fossil hunters, and its rich limestone beds yield rich deposits of fossilized marine life. 

East Fork State Park

3294 Elklick Road, Bethel, OH 45106

Offering one of the largest campgrounds in Southwestern Ohio, East Fork State Park is home to more than 400 campsites for tents as well as RVs. Electric hookups are available (a handful of sites also include water and sewer hookups), and all sites include picnic tables and access to drinking water. This spacious campground offers a mix of shady sites, as well as some that are more open. The park itself spans more than 4,000 acres and includes fishing and boating access to William H. Harsha Lake, as well as more than 50 miles of hiking trails.

Buckeye Trail (Terrell Park Trailhead)

130 Longworth St., Milford, OH 45150

Ohio's premier long-distance backpacking route, the Buckeye Trail is for campers who really want to get away from it all. The trail forms a 1,440-mile loop that circles the entire state, with lean-tos and primitive backcountry campsites all along the way for overnight hikers. One of the best places to start exploring the Buckeye Trail is the small town of Milford, Ohio. Just 25 minutes from Cincinnati, Milford is an official "Trail Town," and the Buckeye Trailhead at Jim Terrell Park is one of many prime entrances to the trail. Hikers can also get a permit to camp in the park overnight. 

Cowan Lake State Park

1750 Osborn Rd., Wilmington, OH 45177

With a reputation for being one of Ohio's most beautiful state parks, Cowan Lake is a photographer's dream come true and a great place to spend a few days off the grid. The campground offers electric and non-electric sites, as well as primitive tent-only group camping areas. Several miles of trails meander through the woods and along the shore of Cowan Lake. Keep an eye out for waterfowl and inlets filled with blooming American Lotus water lily as you explore the lakeshore, and bring a fishing rod. The lake is known for excellent catches of Largemouth Bass. 

Miami Whitewater Forest

9001 Mt. Hope Rd., Harrison, OH 45030

Just 25 miles northwest of Cincinnati, Miami Whitewater Forest is a 4,670-acre playground for anyone who enjoys spending time in the great outdoors. The forest offers many miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, along with ample access for fishing and kayaking on 85-acre Miami Whitewater Forest Lake. Campers can choose among 45 campsites, each with a picnic table, fire ring, and electric hookup, and all just footsteps away from the lake. Miami Whitewater Forest also includes an 11-acre dog park where you are welcome to let your dog run off-leash. 

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Pitch a Tent at These Northeast Ohio Campgrounds

Camping Around Northeast Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

There's no doubt that summer vacations will be different this year, but that doesn't mean you can't get out of the house and enjoy some family fun. If you're looking for the ultimate socially-distant vacation, camping is a great idea!

There are a ton of excellent campgrounds in Northeast Ohio, some of them with just as many amenities as a luxury resort. Take a look at a few of our favorite camping getaways.

Timber Ridge Campground 

51900 Portman Road, Amherst, OH 44001

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If you're looking for a full-service campground with plenty to do, Timber Ridge is a great option. They have 30- and 50-amp RV hookups, and you can choose from either shaded and wide-open spaces.

The entertainment options at this campground are virtually endless, from game rooms and playgrounds to an indoor lap pool and a catch-and-release pond. Gather up the family to enjoy some time on the shuffleboard and basketball courts and don't forget to set aside some time for adult activities like cornhole, bingo, and musical entertainment. 

Pier-Lon Campground

5960 Vandemark Road, Medina, OH 44256

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A campground known for its Christian Family Values, Pier-Lon is popular among both overnight and seasonal campers. One of the most popular attractions is the 5-acre lake where you can swim and enjoy catch-and-release fishing.

Other fun things to do here include paddleboard, hayrides, horseshoes, ladder golf, disc golf, baseball, and volleyball. There are also plenty of craft opportunities and planned activities.  The campground offers full hookup sites, water/electric sites, and group camping areas. 

The Lake

2678 S. Hametown Road, Norton, OH 44203

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A favorite among locals since 1955, The Lake is a fun, family-friendly campground where you'll find weekly social events, a gorgeous 6-acre swim lake, a goat petting zoo, batting cage, miniature golf, and an arcade. The campgrounds also offer basketball, tennis, disc golf, and GaGa ball. 

There's no tent camping here, but if you have an RV, you'll enjoy the daily, monthly, or seasonal campsites with both water and electricity. 

Wood's Tall Timber Resort

1921 Tall Timber Road NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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If you want to enjoy the great outdoors, you'll love the 157-acre Wood's Tail Timer Resort. A favorite among locals and visitors, this campground features a 7-acre lake and incredible amenities including miniature golf, ziplining, and a target range. You can also go fishing, boating, or hiking and the kids will love the playground and game room. 

This resort offers a wide variety of camping experiences, including tent camping with no electricity and 30- and 50-amp electric RV hookups. If you're looking for a bit more luxury, you can also rent a house, cottage, mini-cabin, or a camper cottage.

Hickory Lakes Campground

23 Township Road 1300, West Salem, OH 44287

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For a fun and relaxing getaway with your family and friends, you can't go wrong with Hickory Lakes Campground. The grounds feature several private lakes where you can boat, fish, and swim. There's also a swimming pool and bike trails. You'll never have to worry about getting bored — there are plenty of fun planned activities that are guaranteed to keep everyone entertained. 

This campground offers tent camping with water and electric, RV hookups, or cabin rentals. They also have a recreation barn that's perfect for larger activities. 

Lake Wapusun Campground

10787 Molter Road, Shreve, OH 44676

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Located in Ohio's Amish Country, this huge campground is popular among both locals and visitors. They have 300 campsites, most of which are in wooded areas, 30-amp RV hookups, and A-frame and trailer rental cottages. 

You'll love spending your time at the swimming beach, fishing in the five lakes (the largest is 23 acres), and enjoying live entertainment. There's also a game room, tennis and basketball courts, horseshoe pits, and rowboat and paddleboat rentals. 

Atwood Lake Park

9500 Lakeview Road NE, Mineral City, OH 44656

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This campground offers both RV and tent camping, patio cabins, and vacation cabins. It's also known for its incredible amenities including a beach, fishing pier, playgrounds, activity center, basketball court, sand volleyball, shuffleboard, and even a dog park!

If you want to get out and enjoy the area, you can spend some time on the campground's hiking trails or climb up the observation tower to take in the incredible review. 

American Wilderness Campground

17273 Avon Belden Road, Grafton, OH 44044

American Wilderness offers primitive camping, tent and RV camping with electric and water, and cabin rentals. The campsites are all quite large, giving you plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the peace and quiet. 

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You'll never get bored here — there's a swimming lake with a sandy beach, an 11-acre stocked fishing lake, two playgrounds, and a huge game room. You can also try your hand at adventure gem mining, rent a boat, go hiking or biking, play basketball or volleyball, or spend some time at their adventure park! There are plenty of planned activities for campers and pets are also welcome. 

Clay's Park Resort

13190 Patterson St. NW, North Lawrence, OH 44666

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This 500-acre facility gives visitors plenty of space to spread out. They offer cabin rentals, motorhome camping, "glamping" tents, travel trailer camping, and traditional tent camping. Best of all, when you rent a space, you'll also get access to the resort's 10-acre Adventure Water Park. 

This resort also features an indoor heated pool, 18-hole miniature golf, and 20-acre fishing lake. You can also visit John O's Restaurant and Pub, visit the country store, rent a boat, and rent golf carts to get you from place to place.  Looking to get active? Pick up a game of tennis, basketball, or volleyball, or head out to the trails to go hiking or biking.

Akron-Canton Jellystone Park™

12712 Hoover Ave. NW, Uniontown, OH 44685

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Located in Stark County, this campground offers visitors over 80 tent camping and RV sites and 8 luxury cabins. Once you're settled in, there's plenty to do, including an 18-hole miniature golf course, a giant activity barn, a gem mine, and even visits from Yogi Bear! They even have a shop where you can enjoy handmade ice cream and rootbeer.

If you have children, you'll definitely want to consider this exciting family-friendly adventure. 

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A Complete Guide to Being Outdoorsy in the Akron & Canton Area

The Akron and Canton area isn't nationally known as being an outdoor destination — but it should be! We have some truly incredible hiking, biking, running and walking trails along with stunning fishing holes and sprawling campgrounds. Plus, we're only a few miles away from the Cuyahoga National Park, which draws thousands of visitors to the area each year. So, in our quest to put our beloved area on the map of must-visit outdoor destinations in the United States and to help you make the most of your surroundings, we've curated a complete guide to being outdoorsy in the Akron and Canton area. Happy adventuring!


Outdoor Activities in Akron & Canton

Photo courtesy of Denny Williams via Quail Hollow Park

When you need to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, your best bet is to lace up your boots and hit the trails! There are tons of trails and Metro Parks within easy driving distance from the Canton and Akron area, allowing for a quick and easy outdoorsy escape. The trails in our area feature everything from stunning lake views and lush foliage to rolling meadows and unique carnivorous plants. Our favorite hiking trails in the Akron & Canton area include: 1.) Cascade Valley Metropark The Cascade Valley Metropark is one of the most gorgeous parks in the area. The park is complete with several places to camp, fish, bike, picnic and hike. If you're new to hiking, try the Overlook Trail, a half-mile trail that provides spectacular views of the Cuyahoga River. For a more advanced adventure, head out to the Chuckery Trail, a 2.4-mile challenging loop that will allow you to glimpse the famous Indian Signal Tree before passing the river. 2.) Jackson State Nature Preserve Jackson Bog State Nature Preserve is a 58-acre preserve located in northern Stark County and supports over 20 state-listed rare plants. This area is a stunning location for a summer stroll and will give you an opportunity to view and learn about a vast population of flowering and carnivorous plants! 3.) Quail Hollow Park There's no better place to experience Ohio's incredible scenery than Quail Hollow Park in Hartville. The area offers over 700 acres of rolling meadows, marshes, scenic woodland trails and gardens. The lovely, 40-room H.B. Stewart family home is also located in the park and is now used for educational and community programs and events. The park is open from sunrise to sunset and features 5.4 miles of easy to traverse trails, including the Nature for All Trail, which is an asphalt paved trail perfect for any experience level!  


Outdoor Activities in Akron & Canton The Akron and Canton area offers runners an abundance of options for getting in a little extra cardio. A nearby Metro Park would be a great place to start, but there are also some great running groups and clubs in the area that can help point you in the right direction. Consider joining the Second Sole Akrun, a group that meets every Saturday at 8 a.m. and Sunday at 7 a.m. at the North Portage Path. Or, head up to Cuyahoga Falls every Wednesday to participate in the weekly Falls Beer Run 5K and socialize with a pint afterward! Our favorite running trails in the Akron & Canton area include: 1.) Sand Run Metro Park Whether you're looking to practice on-trail or off-trail running, you can do it at the Sand Run Metro Park. The area features both one-mile and two-mile trails along with numbered exercise stations that you can utilize during your workout. Plus, there are multiple hills in the area that you can use to your advantage (and the fantastic views from the top don't hurt).   2.) Middle Branch Trail Hike, bike, walk, run or jog on this 6.4-mile trail that connects neighborhoods with nature from Canton to Plain Township. The trail is mostly limestone and reinforced with asphalt in a few spots so you can count on a smooth workout. The trail runs north along the railroad tracks and meanders through Gervasi Vineyard past Rice's Nursery and then loops around Plain Township's Veterans Community Park — making it the perfect way to see the area on foot!  


Photo courtesy of Tim Fitzwater via the Ohio & Erie Canal Way

There's no better place in Ohio to be a cyclist than Canton and Akron. Not only do we have some of the best bike trails in the state, but we're also incredibly bike-friendly. You can ride your bike almost anywhere in the area. Don't have a bicycle yet? Not to worry, we also happen to be home to a few of the best bike shops around — including Ernie's Bike Shop, a North Canton and Massillon staple since 1978. Our favorite bike trails in the Akron & Canton area include: 1.) The Towpath Trail For bicyclists, the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, which is a trail that extends from Akron to Cleveland, offers 85+ miles to explore. The trail closely parallels the Cuyahoga River and the Tuscarawas River south of Akron. The terrain is smooth, perfect for those with families or for cyclist commuters, and passes through a variety of wooded environments and urban neighborhoods. 2.) Hampton Hills Metro Park Mountain Bike Area The Hampton Hills Metro Park is home to the district's first mountain bike trails that include beginner, moderate and intermediate sections. With about seven miles of rideable trails available, and plans to add more to the course, you won't run out of spots in Hampton Hills to traverse on any time soon. 3.) Freedom Trail Located along an unused railroad corridor, the Freedom Trail starts near Portage Hike and Bike Trail in Kent and extends six miles to Eastwood Avenue in Akron, with current plans to extend it even further to downtown near the University of Akron campus. Freedom Trail is not only a great way for humans to get around — bald eagles, coyotes and white-tailed deer also use the grounds as their home!    


Outdoor Activities in Akron & Canton Sometimes a day in the great outdoors just isn't enough, so why not make a weekend out of it? Gather friends or family, pull the sleeping bags out of the closet, and pitch your tent for a fun night under the stars. There is an abundance of incredible camping destinations around the area and even a few that are just a short drive away. Our favorite camping destinations in the Akron & Canton area include: 1.) Akron Canton Jellystone Park The Akron Canton Jellystone Park is a family-oriented camp and resort that features a water park, miniature golf and gem mining! Join Yogi Bear as you swim in the 500,000-gallon pool or eat homemade ice cream from the Pick-a-Nic Basket. Plus, you can make it a weekend affair by staying in one of their adorable cabins or by setting up a tent and enjoying the great outdoors! 2.) Clay's Park Resort This spacious, 500-acre resort offers an RV park, a campground, an event center and a water park, so no matter how you're looking to spend your evening away, you're sure to have a blast at Clay's Park Resort! Settle into one of their custom-built canvas tents, each featuring one queen bed, one set of bunk beds and a day bed, along with a charcoal grill, a hammock, a fire ring and a picnic table. The area also boasts a stocked fishing lake, kayaks and canoe rentals, miniature golf, and a heated indoor pool. 3.) Cutty's Sunset Camping Resort Nestled near Louisville, this family-owned and -operated resort features full-service facilities and campsites. And, they just happen to be conveniently located near Ohio's Amish Country, the Football Hall of Fame, the Hartville Flea Market and the Maize Valley Farm Market and Winery. Relax at their spacious filtered pool and Spray Park attraction before settling in your RV or tent and enjoying the laid-back atmosphere.  


Outdoor Activities in Akron & Canton

Photo courtesy of Dawn Despoth-Frank via Pier 619

One thing that we don't have a shortage of in Ohio is creeks, lakes and reservoirs! And what better way to explore those incredible waterways than by kayak? Our favorite spots to go kayaking in the Akron & Canton area include: 1.) Portage Lakes With over 400 acres of stunning scenery, Portage Lakes offers a variety of outdoor experiences from boating and swimming to fishing and kayaking! There are several places you can rent kayaks in the area, but we recommend Pier 619, where rentals are just $15 an hour and you can pick up some essential snacks at their convenience store right on the lake. 2.) Gorge Metro Park One of our favorite places to visit any time of the year is the Gorge Metro Park in Cuyahoga Falls. While it's a little bit of a drive from Akron and Canton, we promise it's worth it. The remarkable rock structures and views of the Cuyahoga River are some of the most magnificent sites in Ohio!  


Outdoor Activities in Akron & Canton All of those spectacular water destinations in our area also happen to house plenty of fish! Whether you're a traditional angler or a fly-fishing enthusiast — there are plenty of places to drop your line in Akron and Canton. Our favorite fishing destinations in the Akron & Canton area include: 1.) Berlin Lake Wildlife Area This gorgeous, 8,518-acre wildlife area is situated in Akron on land adjacent to Berlin Lake. The area offers a multitude of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, running and so much more, but we can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon than fishing on Berlin Lake. There, you'll find largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, bluegill, white bass and several other types of fish along with some spectacular views for you to enjoy while you're relaxing. 2.) Petros Lake Park Picnic, play, hike and fish on over 127 acres of water and rolling meadows at Petros Lake Park. When you visit, enjoy using the two covered picnic shelters, a sand volleyball court, a loop trail around the lake and several short nature trails. Fishing aficionados will love settling themselves on the water and bringing out a few of the trout that live under the surface.  


Outdoor Activities in Akron & Canton

Photo courtesy of Thomas Conti via Boston Mills and Brandy Wine Ski Areas

Skiing? In Ohio? You bet! When the weather gets chilly, make your way to one of Ohio's ski areas to get a few laps in. One of our favorite skiing destinations in Ohio is just a hop, skip and jump away in Cuyahoga Falls — the Boston Mills and Brandywine Ski Areas. Boston Mills and Brandywine Ski Areas Boston Mills and Brandywine are sister resorts and are located within a five-minute drive of each other. The resorts' locations make it possible to venture to both in the same day if you wish! Combined, the resorts boast 88 skiable acres, 18 trails, four terrain parks, and several advanced trails. Like most Ohio resorts, Boston Mills and Brandywine offer night skiing, but unlike other resorts, the trails are open until 1 a.m. in January and February. Get ready for some late-night winter adventures!  

Enjoy your adventure!

Did we miss your favorite outdoor destination in the Canton and Akron area? Let us know in the comments!

8 Spectacular Glamping Destinations Near Columbus That You Should Visit This Summer

"Glamping", or glamorous camping, is all the rage these days. There are plenty of people who enjoy the serenity of camping in the wilderness, with nothing but themselves and their trusty pop-up tent. But sometimes it's nice to experience nature without having to rough it! For those who crave that outdoorsy vibe but want to keep a hold on the comforts of home, glamping is the perfect compromise That's why we rounded up some of our favorite glamping destinations only a short drive from Columbus! On this list, you'll find everything from luxurious cabins to #InstaWorthy yurts to rustic tree houses — all ready for your weekend getaway.

Orchard House Bed & Breakfast

4058 Columbus Road, Granville Distance from Columbus: 32 miles Columbus Camping Glamping Cabins

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From April through October, you can enjoy a unique camping experience at the Orchard House. Enjoy sleeping on a comfortable queen-sized bed with a down comforter, a private half-bath in the main manor, and a secluded outdoor solar shower — all set amongst lush forest backdrop. As an added bonus, you'll have full access to all of the best amenities including gourmet breakfasts, an add-on massage, tent-side refreshments and a bonfire at the end of every night. You can make a reservation by visiting this page

Delaware State Park

5202 U.S. Highway 23 N, Delaware Distance from Columbus: 45 miles Delaware State Park is full of dense woodlands, expansive meadows and a shimmering 1,300-acre reservoir. Located just north of Columbus, you can visit this glorious park for camping, swimming, boating, fishing and wildlife viewing! While they offer plenty of normal camping sites, you can also reserve a luxurious yurt any time May through October. These cozy yurts come completely furnished with futon beds, a table and chairs, a cooler and a ceiling fan. Outside, you'll find a charcoal grill and picnic table with a canopy — so you can enjoy both the outdoors and the indoors on your camping trip! You can make a reservation by visiting this page

Arhaven Bed & Breakfast

5250 Goss Road, Sugar Grove Distance from Columbus: 45 miles The quaint Arhaven Bed and Breakfast offers two places for you to rent, the Haven Suite, which is a luxury suite in the main house, and the Feathered Nest, a newly built glamping cottage! This one-of-a-kind cottage offers a bed made from fine linens, flower arrangements, battery packs for your electronics, a darling bathroom and much more. This adorable vacation destination located in the beautiful Hocking Hills is the perfect spot for your weekend getaway! You can make a reservation by visiting this page

The Mohicans Treehouses

23164 Vess Road, Glenmont Distance from Columbus: 77 miles Take your getaway to new heights with a stay at the Mohicans tree houses! Each house is custom designed with sleek interiors, stunning views and cozy amenities. While these beauties are usually reserved on the weekends for wedding guests, you can visit during the week and they are available all winter — perfect for a snowy escape! If you're looking for something more "ground-oriented", the Mohicans also have several grounded cabins on site that you can rent all year long and all of them are just as opulent as their elevated counterparts. You can check their availability here and make a reservation by visiting this page

Nomad Ridge at the Wilds

14000 International Road, Cumberland Distance from Columbus: 80 miles

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We can't think of a more spectacular glamping destination than Nomad Ridge. This awe-inspiring park, created by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, offers private yurts full of unique accent features like bamboo flooring and Asian-inspired decor. Sit on your own personal deck, nestled among the trees next to the animal pasture areas. Or take in the sweeping view of the Wilds from the observation deck where you can see everything from rhinos to red-tailed hawks. And in the evening, relax by the fire and look up at the stars in the open sky! You can make a reservation by visiting this page

Hueston Woods State Park

6301 Park Office Road, College Corner Distance from Columbus: 112 miles Located in College Corner, Ohio, Hueston Woods State Park boasts 3,000 acres of outdoor recreation including hiking, fishing, canoeing and fossil hunting! Glamp in their adorable yurt that offers electricity, a refrigerator, microwave, TV and outdoor grill. Or, spend the weekend in style at one of their rustic cabins at the Resort Lodge. These state-of-the-art cabins are full of everything you could possibly need for a stylish weekend away. Plus, take full advantage of the resort's amenities like the outdoor swimming pools, game room, restaurant and tennis courts. You can make a reservation by visiting this page

Clay's Park Resort

13190 Patterson Street NW, North Lawrence Distance from Columbus: 115 miles Columbus Camping Glamping Cabins

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This spacious, 500-acre resort offers an RV park, a campground, an event center and a water park, so no matter how you're looking to spend your "glamping weekend", you're sure to have a blast at Clay's Park Resort! Settle into one of their custom-built canvas tents, each featuring one queen bed, one set of bunk beds and a day bed, along with a charcoal grill, a hammock, a fire ring and a picnic table. The area also boasts a stocked fishing lake, kayaks and canoe rentals, miniature golf, and a heated indoor pool. You can make a reservation by visiting this page

Columbia Woodlands

6593 McKracken Drive NW, Dover Distance from Columbus: 125 miles Columbia Woodlands combines the height of luxury and the peacefulness of nature in their sprawling 400-acre property that boasts upscale cabins, magnificent glamping tents, and a wedding and event center. Spend the day fishing in one of the nearby ponds, hiking their eight miles of trails, canoeing, swimming or just settle in with a good book in one of their hand-carved rocking chairs. The possibilities are endless at this quaint getaway destination!   You can find a full list of their glamping options and make a reservation by visiting this page  

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