Nestled in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, Perry County is full of rich history. In addition to a wide variety of monuments, beautiful scenery, historic locations and hundreds of businesses, Perry County is also home to many yearly events, including the Perry County Fair, Crooksville/Roseville Pottery Festival, Art Walks in Crooksville and Somerset, the Moonshine Festival, and much more.
Tourism is part of the future of economic growth in Perry County and the one of the destinations has been here for more than a millennium. The Glenford Fort is a heart-shaped stone wall built by the Native American tribes who once inhabited the area. Another attraction is the newly renovated Tecumseh Theater in Shawnee. Perry County is home to America’s largest area of clay ground which is located between the village of Crooksville and Roseville. Located off St. Rt. 93 at 7327 Ceramic Road you will find the Clay Center of Ohio, a perfect place to learn about the legacy of pottery in Perry County. Mt. Perry Scenic Train is another destination you may want to check out will visiting here. Check out their facebook page for more information.
If your interested in outdoor activities, Burr Oak State Park is located near Corning. Wayne National Forest offers excellent hiking on the Wildcat Hollow hiking Trail. The Stone Church Hollow Horseback Trail and Burr Oak State Park offer horse trails to the visitor. Buckeye Lake State Park is the largest lake in the region a5 3100 acres. There are several miles of shoreline and it is a popular destination for boating, skiing, fishing and sailing. Fishing, picnic shelters, public beach and playgrounds are some of the amenities. Rush Creek Lake is a quiet retreat for boating and fishing. Access to Rush Creek Lake is available off US 22, 6 miles west of Somerset. Wildcat Hollow offers backpacking trails, Stone church Horse Camp and Trail has 21 miles of scenic riding trail and hiking trails.