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Travel along waterways through vast woods and hilly terrain to experience Ohio's Appalachian country. The region stretches from the shores of Lake Erie to the banks of the Ohio River and is home to an eclectic mix of culture, arts, natural wonders and cuisine. Explore these 32 counties to find some of Ohio's earliest settlements, ancient earthwork formations, gorgeous state parks, and more. 

Must See: Learn about Ohio's origins at Schoenbrunn Village, one of the first settlements in the state. Experience daily life in the restored Ohio and Erie Canal town of Roscoe Village in Coshocton. See the Floodwall Murals depicting Ohio history in Portsmouth. Head to Zanesville to learn about one of Ohio's most iconic astronauts at The John and Annie Glenn Museum. Add artistic flair to the trip with a visit to the Zanesville Museum of Art. Journey through the trees at Burr Oak State Park. Traverse scenic Appalachia with the Ohio Art Corridor -- a public art trail featuring murals and sculptures. 

Must Eat: Take flight when you stop by Yellow Butterfly Winery. Enjoy a plate from the "Triple D" featured The Boondocks BBQ & Grill. Indulge with a giant scoop from Tom's Ice Cream Bowl

Where to Stay: Feel like royalty with a stay at Ravenswood Castle. Explore the outdoors at Salt Fork Lodge. Take to rails at with hop into the Train Car Bed and Breakfast at Doolittle Station.

Read Darling Travels' 20 Amazing Things to do in Portsmouth and find one-of-a-kind things to do in this Appalachian city.

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Experience all 32 Appalachian Ohio counties including the northeast region (red), eastern region (blue), central region (green), and western region (yellow).



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