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Explore the Top Local Attractions in Knox County Ohio

Travelers looking for fun things to do in Knox County, Ohio can also set their sights on the Village of Danville. Often referred to as “The Gateway to Amish Country,” this destination is found 15 miles northeast of Mount Vernon on U.S. 62. In total, Danville has around 1,100 residents. Danville is home to St. Luke’s Catholic Church, founded around 1810, and one of the oldest Catholic churches in the state.   Friendly faces and small-town charm await.

Looking for even more local recommendations? Be sure to request your copy of our Vacation Guide! You’ll find restaurants, festivals, outdoor activities, and more! Who’s ready for an outdoor adventure?

Self-Guided Ohio Tours

For the convenience of our guests, we’ve created several self-guided tours you can enjoy during your stay, each featuring some of our own favorite local destinations and hidden gems. We give you a written itinerary and map, and you get in your own car and explore at your own pace.

Our tours include:

  • Eat Your Way Through Amish Country
  • Pottery, Arts, and Artisans of Central Ohio
  • The Wine and Cheese Trail
  • Antiques, Flea Markets, and Treasures
  • Country Roads and Hidden Gems

Bike Trails in Danville

If you happen to be a cycling enthusiast, a hiker, or someone who is simply looking to get out and enjoy the views on two wheels, a visit to Danville offers up ample opportunity for fun. This destination works as the trailhead and the terminus for the Mohican Valley Trail and the Kokosing Gap Trail. The former extends all the way from Danville to the Bridge of Dreams in Brinkhaven. No matter which trail you choose to explore, you’re in for a treat. If you have time to add them both to the itinerary, even better! The Mohican Valley Trail is a tantalizing route for enjoying horseback riding adventures in addition to cycling or hiking. The hardpacked gravel trail is open to all non-motorized forms of transportation giving visitors a ton of options to choose from as they explore the area between Danville and Holmes County. If you prefer a paved trail, the 14-mile long Kokosing Gap Trail offers plenty of scenic stops on the way to Gambier or Mount Vernon.  A short drive South of Danville, just off highway 62, be sure to check out the waterfall and wooded trails at Honey Run Park.

Delicious Stops to Enjoy

If all this outdoor activity leaves you hungry, Danville has a number of choices.  When it’s sandwiches, burgers, wings and fries that would hit the spot, head over to the Hangout on Market Street.  Just down the block, Jersey Girls offers New Jersey style pizza and sandwiches.   For a farm-to-table taste of locally grown meat, try burgers and kettle chips at the Field Fare Farms food truck on East Main Street.  The Blonde Robin offers lattes and other coffee drinks, which you can enjoy outside on the wrap-around porch, watching Amish buggies go by.  If you’d like to enjoy a picnic lunch by the covered bridge, you can pick up deli sandwiches and Amish baked goods at either Don Leo’s in town, or Weaver’s Farm on Mickley Road.  Raber’s bakery on highway 62 offers delicious donuts, pies and cinnamon rolls made fresh daily.   And no day in Danville would be complete without a stop at Whit’s Frozen Custard where they guarantee you’ll get “a smile in a cup”.

Outdoor enthusiasts can find hunting equipment at Danville Outdoors.   Chic fashion items, accessories and modern farmhouse style home goods are offered at The Blonde Robin.  Antiques and collectibles can be found at A Peace of the Past on Market street, and you never know what treasures you might find at Rizen Thrift.  Don Leo’s sells bulk foods, baking supplies, local produce, Amish jams and jellies, meats and cheeses and seasonal plants and outdoor decorative items.  For Amish furniture, just east of town, Weaver’s farm and furniture and Keim Country Furniture both offer Amish-made indoor and outdoor furniture, along with decorative items and Polish pottery.

Book Your Getaway Today

Now is the time to book your getaway and when you’re looking for inviting, luxurious, and convenient accommodations to top off your trip in style, The White Oak Inn has you covered. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning.