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Scenic Destinations Near Cincinnati in the Tri-State Area

Kent Lansing
May 22, 2020

Cincinnati is surrounded by plenty of drivable destinations. With low gas prices and plenty of other reasons to maintain a little distance from others, take this opportunity to explore your surroundings and appreciate the beauty the tri-state area has to offer.

If you’re looking to take a scenic drive around Cincinnati, here are some great places to visit!

  • Only 20 miles outside of downtown Cincinnati, Glenwood Gardens is a great getaway when time is a restriction. Located on 335 acres of prairie, forest, and wetland, spend some time in nature with their paved trail and Wetland Loop nature trail. 

  • If you’re looking for a great way to spend a Saturday, there are few better options than Hocking Hills. Roughly two hours away from the Cincinnati Area, Hocking Hills offers a rolling landscape, hiking trails, canoeing, fishing, and a beautiful drive through southern Ohio.


  • For the more avid hikers, Zaleski State Forest is the second-largest forest in the Ohio Park system, located on 26,000 acres. While the main trail is a 23.5-mile loop, Zaleski also has a 10-mile loop for those wanting to take a day hike. While in the area, make sure to stop by the Buckeye Furnace State Memorial.