Ohio is one of the finest outdoor states and if you are looking for adventure, you will not be disappointed.
Hiking and rock climbing are popular activities and it is easy to see why. One of the infamous hikes is the Grandma Gatewood Trail from Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave. This hike is classified as difficult because of the portions with steep stairs, but the minimal elevation does not make it impossible. You will be able to explore Old Man's Cave and view Cedar Falls, the area's largest waterfall.
Ash Cave is the largest recess cave in the state and when you walk the 10 miles to get there, you will be greeted with a magnificent hemlock forest. There are hundreds of trails and hikes in the state, all with their own unique twist. Talk to an Ohio hiking guide to find out the hotspots that are going to suit your level of ability.
Ohio Fishing Guides
Last year was recording breaking for fishing in the state and this year looks set to be even better. Every month has its own standout lake or reservoir, but here are some of our highlights.
In March, check out the Dow Lake. This 171-acre lake is great for Rainbow Trout during March; the spring stock has just been introduced, so go there while the getting is good.
In July, we advise taking a look at Mosquito Creek Lake and Knox Lake. Mosquito is stocked every year with walleyes and is considered to be just as good as any of the inland walleye potential.
Knox Lake is high up on the list of the best bass waters in Ohio and looks great during the month of July.
Ohio fishing is very involved and the best spots quickly change. Get in touch with one of the Ohio fishing guides to really get in the click.
Ohio Hunting Guides
The turkey population in the state is at an all-time high.
Last year was the second highest harvest in the state's history and this was in part thanks to the high hatch rate of 2008.
If you are looking to hunt turkey, spring season runs from April 18th through to May 15th. Your limit is going to be two birds per hunter and only one per day. You are allowed to hunt with crossbow, longbow, shotgun and muzzleloader. Some of the best turkey hunting in the state can be found in Guernsey County in the Salt Fork Wildlife Area.
The black bear is listed as endangered in the state and you are not permitted to hunt the animal. But it is important to note that the black bear population is on the increase.
Last year there were more than 150 black bear sightings in the state. This is an impressive increase from the 51 confirmed sighting in 2009. The black bear population is being closely monitored and supported by the Wildlife Diversity and Endangered Species Fund. Hopefully this population will continue to rise and provide some interesting opportunities in the future.