AAA Editor Notes
Fort Hill is about 14 mi. s.e. at 13614 Fort Hill Rd. The 1,300-acre park encompasses a prehistoric earthwork believed to have been built 2,000 years ago by the Native American Hopewell Culture. Some 1.5 miles of manmade earthen walls averaging 6 to 15 feet in height border Fort Hill's flat ridgetop; these walls define a 35-acre interior ancient ceremonial space. Because the earthwork has been softened by the growth of large trees and centuries of time, it is a subtle feature to the eyes of most visitors. More than 11 miles of hiking trails lead into what is arguably the largest, oldest, healthiest and most diverse forest in Ohio. An interpretive museum is on the site.
Note: Visitors wishing to access the prehistoric earthwork must be prepared to hike 1 to 2 hours and be able to ascend steep hills.
Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Picnicking is permitted.