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Adams County's Appalachian beauty
Hiking trails, country inns, covered bridges and Amish shops reward casual explorers in Adams County, which rests on the edge of the Appalachian foothills, 60 miles southeast of Cincinnati.
Among the highlights: Great Serpent Mound, where a quarter-mile trail loops around a fascinating ancient Native American effigy mound, (800) 752-2757; greatserpentmound.com; Edge of Appalachia, a sprawling nature preserve, (614) 717-2770; nature.org/wherewework; and Clothesline of Quilts, a self-guided tour of barns painted with quilt designs. Contact the Adams County Travel and Visitors Bureau. (937) 544-5454; adamscountytravel.org