Sometimes, a breath of fresh air is just what the doctor ordered. We live in such a fast-paced society that it’s hard to slow down and appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us daily. If you need a nature retreat, head to Ohio’s Amish Country. Our area is flourishing with beautiful flora and fauna that’s just waiting to be discovered. Here are five of our favorite outdoor activities in Danville, Ohio, that you need to experience on your next trip! From a stroll around the botanical garden to kayaking down rushing waters, there’s an outdoor activity for everyone’s inner adventurer.
When you’re ready to start planning your trip, access our Amish Country Travel Guide! This resource is full of local insight to help you curate the perfect itinerary for your interests.
Top 5 Outdoor Activities in Danville, Ohio
1. Honey Run Park and Waterfall
There’s perhaps no more peaceful setting than a waterfall. Get your fix at Honey Run Waterfall! Visitors can access this popular attraction via Prairie Trail in Honey Run Highlands Park. The route itself is low impact, which makes it perfect for hikers of any skill level. Enjoy the sights of lush hemlock trees and stunning rock formations as you make your way toward the falls. Once at Honey Run Waterfall, enjoy the view as water cascades down 25-feet. Don’t forget your camera!
2. Mohican Adventures
Looking for a thrill? Embark on a Mohican Adventure! This tour company offers a variety of outdoor adventures like canoeing, kayaking, rafting, ziplining, mini-golf, and more. It’s the perfect way to channel your inner child while also getting to see some of the area’s most breathtaking sights. Be sure to visit Mohican Adventure’s website to schedule your outing!
3. Kokosing Gap Trail
You’re sure to get all your daily steps in with a visit to the Kokosing Gap Trail. This 14-mile pathway is paved and is suited for walking or biking. We recommend renting a bike from local rental company, Y-Not Cycling & Fitness, to see the most sights.
You can also access the Mohican Valley Trail in Danville, which connects the Kokosing Gap Trail with the Holmes County Trail. The Bridge of Dreams is also on the Mohican Valley Trail!
4. Horseback Riding
Some of the best horseback riding in Ohio is just a 20-minute drive from The White Oak Inn! Head to Camp Mohaven Equine in Danville, Ohio, to spend the afternoon on a trail ride. Be sure to make your reservations in advance, as trail rides are available by appointment only.
5. Schnormeier Gardens
Take it easy with a visit to Schnormeier Gardens. This local botanical garden is filled with Asian-inspired gardens. The green spaces are brimming with bright and bold flora, intricate statues, and more. It’s the perfect destination for an afternoon date in Amish Country, Ohio. Please note that this is a private garden that’s only open to the public in June every year.
Retreat to The White Oak Inn
Rest your muscles at The White Oak Inn after a day of exploring outdoor activities in Danville, Ohio. Our Amish Country B&B offers three tranquil lodging options. Choose from Main Inn Rooms, Guest House Rooms, and Log Cabins.
We recommend a stay in one of our Log Cabins for the ultimate nature retreat. These cabins are tucked away in the woods behind the Inn, so you can wake up to the uninterrupted sights and sounds of nature each morning of your stay. Each cabin has amenities like a king-size bed, a private bathroom with tub and shower, a wood-burning fireplace for seasonal use, a private deck, and more.
Check our availability to start planning your escape to Amish Country!