10 Things to Do in McArthur That You Shouldn't Miss

August 8, 2017 Margarita Chappel

McArthur in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Caverns & Caves. Discover best things to do in McArthur with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in McArthur

1. Ash Cave

Hocking Hills State Park, Logan, OH +1 740-385-6842
Excellent
86%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
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5 based on 294 reviews

Ash Cave

Reviewed By sgpjroh - Oberlin, Ohio

Ash cave is wonderful during all seasons. I have visited in the summer as well as recently during the annual winter hike. Each time it takes on a different look and feel. This is easily accessible for all to enjoy

2. Lake Hope State Park

27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220 +1 740-596-4938
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 107 reviews

Lake Hope State Park

Reviewed By Mortgageman9000

Lake hope is small, but the countryside is beautiful and filled with interesting hiking trails. The lake is fairly close to Athens and OU

3. Equestrian Ridge Farm

26711 Pumpkin Ridge Rd, New Plymouth, OH 45654-9000 +1 740-603-2523
Excellent
94%
Good
6%
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5 based on 16 reviews

Equestrian Ridge Farm

Reviewed By Nadia H

We went to Equestrian Ridge with a mix of 11 adults and children. The staff were very friendly, informative, and helpful. You can really tell that they love and take excellent care of their horses. Safety for us and the horses was a top priority. The trail itself was a great mix of open meadows and wooded areas.

4. Zaleski State Forest

S.r 278, Zaleski, OH 45698-0330 +1 740-596-5781
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
9%
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0%
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Zaleski State Forest

Reviewed By TomGrandy - Ashland

Zaleski will test your mountain-goat hiking skills, especially if you are from the flatlands of Ohio like I am. With over 20,000 acres and miles of well-marked and maintained trails, you really can't go wrong. There is wilderness camping available off trails as well as tent, RV and cabins camping available at nearby Lake Hope State Park.

Have done three hiking trips here, two long and one short, and all have been exceptional. Short trails for families with younger kids wanting to get out in the wilderness as well as long trails for the die-hard backpacker looking for a weekend challenge,

Highly recommend.

5. Moonville Tunnel

Hope-Moonville Road, Vinton, OH 45651
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
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33%
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0%
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4 based on 6 reviews

Moonville Tunnel

Reviewed By SteelersFAN72 - Circleville, Ohio

My kids and I visited this place one warmer (& not snowy) day last January 2017. Moonville Tunnel is a huge, unassuming historic site located within Zaleski National Forest in Vinton County near McArthur, Ohio. It was once a magnificent railway tunnel near the site of an old coal mining town, Moonville, that flourished back in the mid-1800s. The drive to get there was a little sketchy, being dirt and gravel roads on the sides of hills in a state park! No real parking lot was available, so we just parked along the side of the road and had a short, but relatively flat, hike up to the tunnel. It's pretty impressive the closer you get to it and you can walk the whole length of it to come out the other side. The entrances are definitely falling apart and succumbing to the elements, as well as lots of graffiti and vandalism. The inside, however was completely intact and we didn't feel it was dangerous at all. The tunnel is said to be haunted due to some accidental deaths nearby in the past, but we didn't see any ghosts, much to my kids' disappointment! It was still really neat to actually see it after reading about its history.

6. Uncle Buck's Riding Stable

73930 Buck Ln, New Marshfield, OH 45766-8900 +1 740-664-2428
Excellent
84%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Uncle Buck's Riding Stable

Hocking Hills area, horseback trails, hay rides

Reviewed By Mkageorge - Angola, Indiana

My Sister and I finished our trip here. We did the 3 hour tour. We have only been horseback riding twice so we obviously are not experts but the staff was very nice and made sure we were comfortable before taking us out on the trail. The trail was exciting it had several steep hills and we went through a river. We also got to see a haunted tunnel. We very much enjoyed it and were sad to go home but hopefully one day soon we will return.

7. Leo Petroglyphs State Memorial

Park Road, Ray, OH 45672 +1 614-297-2300
Excellent
34%
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33%
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33%
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4 based on 9 reviews

Leo Petroglyphs State Memorial

Reviewed By NatureChaser - Knoxville, Tennessee

A large relatively flat rock has 20+ symbols/animals carved into it by Native Americans of long past. The rock is covered by a shelter and there is a trail in a picturesque gorge. Unfortunately, several "modern" people have carved their names into the rock.

8. Buckeye Furnace State Memorial

123 Buckeye Park Rd, Wellston, OH 45692-9511 +1 740-384-3537
Excellent
80%
Good
10%
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10%
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Buckeye Furnace State Memorial

Reviewed By Ben_Theretoo406 - Chevy Chase, Maryland

We took a side trip when visiting the Bob Evans Farm, driving along two lane country roads through pleasing farm land to see this reconstructed charcoal-fired iron furnace. The physical plant is not that large (read no long walks or steep trails) but the history is magnificent. The museum is housed in the reconstructed office and infamous "company store", where the iron workers and their families purchased whatever they needed at whatever prices the company decided to levy, paying with scrip, which is what they were paid in. No good anywhere else.

There is a well done video which tells a world of lore surrounding this furnace and the charcoal smelting era in general. Your hostesses will take great pleasure in showing you around the museum and explaining the various artifacts. They will also invite you to help yourself to a buckeye from the bucket placed there for you. They look so much like the chestnuts from the tree in my front yard that I thought that is what the buckeyes were. CAUTION-- don't leave a buckeye around unsupervised children, as most of it is highly poisonous.

There is no fee for the tour, although donations are graciously accepted. The museum is open only from noon to 4:00PM on Saturdays and Sundays. While you could visit the exteriors and read the various placards, it really wouldn't be worth the trip without seeing the movie and talking with the hosts and hostesses.

9. Rock House

Rt 374, Hocking Hills State Park, Logan, OH
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
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5 based on 393 reviews

Rock House

Reviewed By kmpayton - Madison, Virginia

This hike wasn’t originally on our list while visiting the area. After my husband read the description of the hike, we moved it to our first hike. It ended up being our favorite. Absolutely incredible!! There are no words or pictures to do it justice-just go see with your own eyes. Pretty easy hike, well maintained trail, dog friendly. Need shoes with good grip for slick rocks in the Winter months. You will not be disappointed. The rock house is fascinating!

10. Lake Alma State Park

422 Lake Alma Rd, Wellston, OH 45692-9319 +1 740-384-4474
Excellent
26%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
13%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 15 reviews

Lake Alma State Park

Reviewed By MommaB1992 - Wellston

Growing up in the area, I've never realized until lately how much of a gem we have in our midst. Camping, paddle boats, fishing, swimming, hiking, playgrounds, bike paths.... You name it- it's here! Wonderful small towns with friendly people with many local historic landmarks are close by. Come spend time in southeast Ohio... You won't regret it!

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