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Area Information & Attractions

Area Natural Attractions

The Appalachia Forest Museum (formerly the Seven Caves) is a mere 15 minutes from Bayview and offers 3 breathtaking, family friendly hikes along with an observation deck overlooking the gorge, nature book store, beautiful murals and historical displays.

Fort Hill, just 10 miles from Bayview, is the site of a complex of Hopewell Indian mounds over 1,000 years old. The site includes a museum with multimedia displays.

Serpent Mound, 19 miles from Bayview, is one of the most spectacular Indian earthworks in Ohio. Built by the prehistoric Adena Indians, Serpent Mound is a 1,000-foot snake effigy mound.

Adena State Memorial, 34 miles from Bayview, is one of The Ohio Historical Society's premier sites. It includes the newly-restored 1807 mansion of Thomas Worthington and a 13,000 sq ft Museum & Visitor Center.

Other areas for fishing and hunting close to Bayview that are operated by the Ohio Division of Wildlife are Fallsville State Wildlife area, Oldaker State Wildlife Area, and Hillsboro Reservoir.

Tecumseh Outdoor Drama is approximately 40 miles from Bayview. Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he defends the sacred homelands in the huge outdoor stages of the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre. Call 740-775-0700 for information

Other Activities

Elks Country Club Golf Course in Hillsboro is a nine-hole challenging golf course open to the public seasonally except during club events. A golf pro shop and carts available. Call 937-393-0240

Buckeye Hills Country Club west of Greenfield is an 18 hole course, open to the public with a pro shop and carts available. Call 937-981-4136

Snow Hill Country Club Golf Course, just 10 minutes away from Hillsboro, features a championship Golf Course of 6,449 yards and a Par 70. The golf course has bent grass tees, fairways, and is home to the best greens in southwest Ohio. Tee times are required. Call 937-987-2491

Valley Vista Golf Course, located at 1355 Tong Hollow Road in Bainbridge, Ohio, is spread out over the scenic hills of Paint Valley. This challenging 18 hole public golf course requires the selection of all the clubs in your bag! Valley Vista is open year-round with a pro shop on the premesis, a driving range, picnic area, and enclosed dining area.Tee times not required but recommended. Call 740-634-2221 or 888-883-2994

Magic Waters Theatre is 20 minutes from Bayview in Bainbridge. They offer live "family appropriate" theater presentations in a rustic amphitheatre. Presentations year-round include summer theater, haunted hills, and Christmas at the cabin. Call 937-365-1388 for information and show times.

Magic Waters

The Colony Theater in Hillsboro prides themselves in providing a wide variety of quality musical entertainment sure to satisfy all members of the family. Call 937-840-0500 for information and show times.