Public hiking trails
Burr Oak State Park
Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail - Wayne National Forest
This trail offers two options; a 17.2-mile loop of scenic trail along ridge tops and stream bottoms, and a short 5-mile loop for day hikes. Both trails will lead through tall pine forests, open meadows, quiet streams, rock outcroppings, and down old roads overlooking miles of beautiful landscape. You will also pass land management activities. Wildflowers are at their peak in the spring but do not pick. The hiker who treads softly can often catch glimpses of the wildlife that calls the forest home. Bring your binoculars and enjoy your visit. This area is one of the recommended wildflower viewing areas in the Forest.
The Buckeye Trail and North Country Trail join near Stockport. The majority of the next 110 miles of trail is located off roads on the Buckeye Trail, in the national forest, and on a variety of state, local, and private lands, and will treat visitors to some of Ohio’s most outstanding scenery. By following the familiar blue blazes hikers will reach Burr Oak State Park. Seventeen miles of the 29-mile Burr Oak Backpack Trail form a scenic loop around Burr Oak Reservoir; one developed and three primitive camping areas are located along the trail, which is closed during Ohio’s December deer season.
Lower Muskingum Conservancy - Luke Chute Conservation Area
Parking area with visible signage, two miles of walking trails, and picnic shelter. Enjoy trails, bird watching, or see the beauty of pollinator habitat at Luke Chute Conservation area. LMC is a land trust committed to conserving and protecting natural areas in the lower Muskingum River Watershed for all to enjoy. LMC contains headwaters, water-filtering plants, and trees to protect water quality. LMC also holds rich biodiversity, including many vital pollinator species which are in decline nationwide.
Jesse Owens State Park
Jesse Owens State Park is a success story in environmental stewardship, conservation, and reclaiming land for outdoor recreation. Located in Morgan County and surrounded by thousands of acres of land open to public use, the park is teeming with wildlife. Twenty-four miles of the Buckeye Trail passes through the park.
Maxwell's Hunting & Fishing
Maxwell's Hunting and Fishing in downtown McConnelsville is the place for all your Hunting and Fishing Supplies while visiting Morgan County the Front Porch to the Great Outdoors. With thousands of acres of public hunting and fishing at Burr Oak State Park, Jesse Owens State Park and Wildlife Area, AEP ReCreation Lands, Wolf Creek Wildlife Area, and Wayne National Forest this shop is just the place to pick up supplies. Why drive all the way to Cabela's when Maxwell's has whatever you need for hunting season? Guns, Ammo, Tree Stands, Clothing, Trail Cams, you name it. Spend the time out in the woods instead of behind the wheel. They also have all your fishing needs.