Exploring Ohio's Edge of Appalachia
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Nature preserves Adams County has six state nature preserves. Davis Memorial's two miles of scenic paths pass by impressive dolomite cliffs. Along the Ohio River, Robert A. Whipple's two-mile loop features views of Kentucky.
Inn trails Private trails at the Murphin Ridge Inn and Rooster's Nest B&B make for convenient, misty morning walks.
Country roads Stroll country lanes on the Buckeye Trail's West Union section, which follows several out-of-the-way backroads.
Covered bridges You can drive through the 1855 Harshaville Covered Bridge (left) or walk on the 1890 Kirker Covered Bridge.
(A version of this story appeared in Midwest Living® March/April 2009. Prices, dates and other details can change; please check specifics before making travel plans.)