Located at the foothills of Appalachian Mountains, Carroll County offers you small-town charm and those windy, rural routes that draw motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts.
Carroll County offers you a chance to “retreat, relax and rejuvenate” from the hustle and bustle of this technology-heavy world. Located in East Central Ohio, this community invites you to relax and enjoy its rolling hills and scenic vistas.
The public square in Carrollton is surrounded by small shops, including four antique stores that invite you to explore the past Wednesday through Saturday. Bud’s Farm Toys has both antique and new agriculture-related toys to add to your collection. You can purchase your favorite novelty candy and discover something new you just have to have at Ashton’s 5- & 10-Cent Store. The Carroll County Arts Center showcases local artists and offers a variety of classes for adults and children.
If you are in Carroll County on the second Friday of the month, then stop by Minerva’s Discover Downtown. The Market Street Art Spot celebrates a new artist each month with a reception. Experience the local talents of musicians performing at Minerva Music Center. There is also a wine and beer tasting.
Golfers are preparing their clubs for the first opportunity to hit the links at Carroll County’s two golf courses. Featuring 18 holes of premium fairways, Carroll Meadows Golf Course is located just outside of Carrollton. In nearby Minerva, Great Trail Golf Course features 27 holes with rolling hills and beautiful views.
For anyone who enjoying spending time at a lake, Carroll County has two man-made, low-horsepower lakes to experience. Both Atwood and Leesville lakes have public marinas where you can use your own boat, as well as boat rentals.
Leesville Lake is a fisherman’s paradise, offering a variety of fish, including muskies. You will see pontoon boats, sailboats, fishing boats and paddleboards on Atwood Lake.
Atwood Lake Park offers campgrounds and cabin rentals. Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast provides visitors with a view of the lake from their balcony. Geocachers will want to check out the Atwood Lake Region’s Explore the Shore Trail.
Whether you just come for the day or for the week, you can feel the stress melt away. If your idea of a vacation involves a hotel, Carrollton has three, Days Inn, Microtel and Candlewood Suites. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Carroll County has several campgrounds that offer primitive and RV campsites. Atwood Lake Park has cabins available, where you can enjoy Atwood Lake’s beach and sunsets over the lake. Diamond Lake Cabins is off the beaten path, but offers beautiful cabins and a private lake for fishing.
Visit www.carrollcountyohio.com to plan your trip to Carroll County, Ohio.