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The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Fun in Fairfield County

April 27, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Fun in Fairfield County

Lace up your boots, grab your paddle, or go beyond the ordinary for a unique and heart-pounding experience – whatever you desire, you can find it in Fairfield County! There’s certainly no shortage of ways to get out and stretch your legs this season. But while you’re out and about, why not make some lasting memories too? Check out our ultimate guide to outdoor fun for some of the most exciting adventures Fairfield County has to offer.

Hiking, Biking & Boating

Fairfield County is home to an amazing variety of parks that allows you to get a close look at the area’s wildlife and geological features. Take a hike up to Mt. Pleasant and enjoy the beautiful views of the City of Lancaster, or head to Baltimore and enjoy the 48 acres of Smeck Park, with playgrounds and trails included! Grab your bike and enjoy the scenery along our safe, maintained cycling trails, such as the Lancaster Bike Path, Sycamore Creek Park in Pickerington or the Buckeye Lake Dam – Walking & Biking Trail at Buckeye Lake. Looking to hit the water instead?  Rent a kayak or boat from Buckeye Lake Boat Rentalor schedule a lake tour with Captain Buck’s Pontoon Tours


Grab your binoculars!  Our parks, preserves, and natural areas host a remarkable diversity of bird species.  Fairfield County features a multitude of birding habitats including wetlands, rivers, forests, and more. 

Birders with their binoculars at Pickerington Ponds.
Photo credit: Scott Felker

Disc Golf 

Practice your perfect throw at the variety of disc golf courses in Fairfield County!  Spend a day enjoying nature while hitting the chains at our different parks, including the 7,310 foot Eagle’s Nest Disc Golf Course at Alley Park, the Simsbury Disc Golf Course with multiple tee/pin positions, or the 9-hole course at Howell Park in Bremen. 

A man with long, blonde hair tossing a red and yellow disc golf disc into the chain trap.

Fishing & Swimming

The fish are biting in Fairfield County!  Try your hand at trout fishing at Clear Creek Nature Preserve, chase channel catfish in Rush Creek Lake, throw a relaxing line at Willow Pond Park or find more cool places to go fishing around the county.  Looking to cool off?  Whether it’s a lake, pond, or pool, you’ll find terrific locations to splash, float, and enjoy!  Take a cool dive into Tiki Pool or Miller Pool in Lancaster, or make a splash at Fairfield Beach at Buckeye Lake State Park


Grab your clubs and get ready for a beautiful day at one of our many great golf courses!


Park your RV, pitch a tent, or rent a cabin at one of our beautiful campgrounds – perfect for a fun family trip or a weekend getaway! 


Go beyond the ordinary and get your heart-pounding with experiences like ziplining with Valley Zipline Tours, helicopter rides with Havens Aviation, or fly above the water with Jet Pack Water Adventures!  Did we mention scuba diving at Lakeview RV Park or rock rappelling at Keller-Kirn Park? With exciting, unique adventures like these, you surely won’t leave bored! 

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Whether with friends, family, or your four-legged friend, make memories in Fairfield County and check out our Outdoor Fun Guide for more adventures!  Sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date with new businesses, events, and more happening in Fairfield County, download our app, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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